Hoosier Philly gets rider change for upcoming stakes outing

When Hoosier Philly goes postward in Saturday’s $200,000 Dig A Diamond S. at Oaklawn Park, the 4-year-old filly will be ridden for the first time by Rafael Bejarano.

The three-time stakes winner, bred by Candy Meadows LLC, will also race without blinkers for the first time in three starts.

The one-mile Dig A Diamond will be the second start of the year for the Tom Amoss trainee. In her first start of the year, the six-furlong Matron on March 30 at Oaklawn, she was beaten just over two lengths in what was her first outing in nearly five months.

Since the Matron, Hoosier Philly has turned in trio of bullet works at Churchill Downs, signaling her readiness for her first two-turn race of the year. She drew post three in the field of nine for what is the 10th race on the card, with a post time of 6:38 pm ET.

Hoosier Philly is owned by Gold Standard Racing Stable LLC and is 4-1-1 in 11 starts, with earnings of $737,660.