05/23/2013 4:11PM

Belmont Park: Fever kept Eblouissante out of Ogden Phipps

Shigeki Kikkawa
Eblouissante will miss Monday's Ogden Phipps Handicap because of a fever but might run next in the July 20 Shuvee Handicap.

When John Shirreffs shipped Eblouissante from Southern California to New York last month, he was hoping to have Zenyatta’s younger half-sister ready for Monday’s Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Handicap.

But Eblouissante developed a temperature shortly after her arrival, Shirreffs said Thursday, which is why she didn’t make it back to the work tab until Wednesday.

“She got real dehydrated when she first got here,” Shirreffs said. “She got a temperature about two days after she got here.”

Shirreffs said Eblouissante missed about five days of training. After missing the Phipps, Shirreffs said he doesn’t have “any specific plans” for the filly, though the Shuvee Handicap at Saratoga on July 20 could be a target.

Meanwhile, Shirreffs will start his first horse at the meet Sunday with the 3-year-old maiden filly Poster Girl in a 1 1/16-mile turf race.