the Goodwood, Twirling Candy will try to become the third 3-year-old in the
last four years – joining Tiago (2007) and Gitano Hernando (2009) - to win the
race. It will be contested at 1 1/8 miles over Cushion Track.
by breeder Jenny Craig’s Craig Family Trust and trained by Sadler, the Candy
Ride colt out of the Chester House mare House of Danzing comes off two turf
victories at Del
most recent was a controversial score in the Del Mar Derby on Sept. 5. Twirling
Candy had to survive a stewards’ inquiry after an incident where he ducked out
sharply while on the lead during the backstretch run.
his pair of grass victories, Twirling Candy had won twice on the Hollywood Park main. He defeated maidens in his
debut last Nov. 14, then made his first start as a 3-year-old with a stylish 7
¾ length win in an optional claimer going 6 ½ furlongs on May 29. He has earned
little more than one month removed from his second consecutive triumph in the
Pacific Classic at Del Mar, Richard’s Kid will
make only his second start at Hollywood
by Zabeel Racing International Corporation and trained by Baffert, the
5-year-old Lemon Drop Kid horse and the Broad Brush mare Tough Broad was third
in the Hollywood Gold Cup on July 10.
has eight wins in 26 races and has banked $1,566,370. Baffert’s only Goodwood
victory came with Silver Charm in 1998.
field also includes Awesome Gem, the upset winner of this year’s Hollywood Gold
Cup, Pacific Classic runner-up Crowded House, Crown of Thorns, second behind El
Brujo in the Pat O’Brien on Aug. 28 at Del Mar, Informed and Dakota Phone.
half-length winner over heavily favored Rail Trip in the Gold Cup, Awesome Gem
has won seven of 37 and earned $2,274,682 for West Point Thoroughbreds and
trainer Craig Dollase.
he has only won two of 15, Crowded House is nearly a millionaire, having earned
$989,452. The 4-year-old Rainbow Quest colt and the Woodman mare Wiener Wald is
owned by a partnership that includes Carmen Burrell and J. Paul Reddam and
trained by Ben Cecil.
of Thorns, who has been runner-up in three consecutive Grade 1’s around a
single turn, is looking for his third win in his eighth starts. The 5-year-old
Repent horse out of the Thunder Gulch mare Crowning Touch is owned by
Spendthrift Farm LLC and trained by Richard Mandella.
his only start beyond seven furlongs, Crown of Thorns won the 2008 Robert B.
Lewis going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Santa Anita.
or better in his last four starts for owners John Carver, Halo Farms and George
Todaro, Dakota Phone has earned five of 30 and banked $703,810. Informed has
six wins in 25 tries while earning $511,149. Three of his victories have come
at Hollywood Park.
inside out, the field for the 29th Goodwood: Informed, Joe Talamo
rides, 124 pounds; Crown of Thorns, Rafael Bejarano, 124; Dakota Phone, Patrick
Valenzuela, 124; Crowded House, Corey Nakatani, 124; Twirling Candy, Mike
Smith, 120; Awesome Gem, David Flores, 124 and Richard’s Kid, Alonso Quinonez,