Sidney’s Candy delivered a powerhouse victory in the $150,000 Sir
Beaufort Stakes (G3) on Sunday’s opening day card at Santa Anita Park,
setting a torrid pace under Joel Rosario and scooting away in the
stretch to a 7 1/4-length romp.
The three-year-old Candy Ride (Arg) colt flashed an exciting
combination of speed and versatility as he completed the off-the-turf
one-mile race in a blistering 1:33.70 to become a graded stakes winner
on three surfaces.
“He’s a really good horse and he likes to run free and easy,” Rosario
said. “Even though he went fast fractions, he just kept going.”
Sidney’s Candy won the Santa Anita Derby (G1) on the synthetic
Pro-Ride surface at Santa Anita Park in April. He won the Sir Beaufort
on the newly installed dirt track at Santa Anita, which was rated as
fast on Sunday, and rolled to a 5 3/4-length score in the La Jolla
Handicap (G2) on the turf at Del Mar in August.