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Twirling Candy Heads Del Mar Derby

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The undefeated Twirling Candy, another in the line of Candy Ride-sired stakes winners, leads a small but competitive group of 3-year-olds in Sunday's 66th running of the Grade II, $300,000 Del Mar Derby at 1 1/8 miles on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

 

Twirling Candy, trained by John Sadler for the Craig Family Trust, won at will in Del Mar's Oceanside Stakes on opening day, July 21, and has put together a string of five impressive workouts since, including bullet efforts in three of his last four outings. He finished his serious work with a 6-furlong drill in 1:11 flat last Saturday.

 

Expected to offer steepest competition to the colt are Kid Edward, who was second to a runaway win by Sidney's Candy in the Grade II La Jolla Handicap, and Summer Movie, who was fourth in that race.

 

Royal F J is fresh from breaking his maiden in his 11th try, and Fantastic Pick is only two races out of the claiming ranks but has won two in a row. The sixth prospect is the Simon Callaghan-trained Jairzihno, who will be supplemented to the race for $3,000.

 

Twirling Candy will be ridden by Joel Rosario, Fantastic Pick by Corey Nakatani, Kid Edward by David Flores, Royal F J by Rafael Bejarano, Summer Movie by Victor Espinoza, and Jairzihno by Patrick Valenzuela.

 

All will carry 122 pounds.

 

The Derby is the fifth race on the card.

 

 

 

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