Do you remember Ollie’s Candy? Last summer, she was a multi-surface star for trainer Bill Morey. Ollie’s Candy won twice on synthetic at Golden Gate Fields, scored a Grade 2 upset on dirt at Santa Anita, and finished second in two graded stakes on turf at Del Mar including the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks in August.
And then, Ollie’s Candy disappeared. This spring, so did her trainer. Morey reportedly disbanded his stable in advance of a May 2 hearing before stewards at Santa Anita. (Daily Racing Form story: https://bit.ly/2Pj3ih4)
While the Morey saga unfolds, Ollie’s Candy nears a comeback. She worked five furlongs on April 11 at Golden Gate, and is nominated to the $75,000 Golden Poppy Stakes on April 27 at Golden Gate.
According to the Golden Gate nominations list, Ollie’s Candy is now trained by Brendan Galvin. His career training record is five starters, one win. Galvin has not had a starter since 2012, but he is no latecomer. Galvin is former assistant trainer to Bill Morey.