• Polar River wins the UAE 1000 Guineas by a pole.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 4 days ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 4 days ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 5 days ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 5 days ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 5 days ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 5 days ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 5 days ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 5 days ago

Twirling Candy Strolls in Strub

26 December 2010: Twirling Candy and Joel Rosario win the Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA
Twirling Candy tracked early leader Indian Firewater and took over without being asked to capture the Grade 2 Strub Stakes by an emphatic 4-1/2 lengths at Santa Anita Park on Feb 5th.

The popular choice returned $3 as the overwhelming 1-2 favorite in the field of seven. Joel Rosario booted home the winner for trainer John Sadler and The Craig Family Trust (Jenny Craig).

Indian Firewater took the field through fractions of :23.44, :46.53, and 1:09.95. At this point Twirling Candy hit his best stride, took command and won under a snug hold, stopping the clock in 1:46.63 for his nine furlong journey.

Tweebster, always well placed under Rafael Bejarano, could not match strides with the winner but was clearly best of the rest for Bob Baffert.

Make Music For Me nipped Indian Firewater for the show and was followed by Oilisblackgold, Honour The Deputy, and Do It All.

Twirling Candy is now the early favorite for the March 5 Santa Anita Handicap, and if today's race was any indication his Big Cap rivals could be in deep trouble.

At Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Giant Oak rallied to win the Grade 1 Donn. Which horse was more impressive in the handicap division, Giant Oak or Twirling Candy? Go to the HRN Power Rankings page for active horses to vote for your favorite. 



comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Twirling Candy Strolls in Strub...

Spectacular Bid would go 1:43.0 at 1 1/8 on that track. for that matter a 30k claimer will do 1:47.0. besides Hollywood in the 60s that's the fastest track ever.BTW now that "humphrey" is gone somebody has to push a button now and then. I actually like TC a lot could go far this year if he stays healthy
Twirling Candy is starting to build "freak" status imo.
Unbiased Canadians opinion. Twirling Candy is a great horse he could win on any track.
ha funny you say that. but twirling candy doesn't have to be on the engine to win. he can run off the pace, he ran 2nd this race and 4th against smiling tiger before taking the win.i guess everyone is running against weak fields to win.
Another California fluke running against weak fields. Come East and prove it.
He's good at SA but happens when he loses the 2 seconds given to him by the speedway when racing at another rack.
I love this horse! He is very telented :)
Talented horse for sure...
That was a very nice effort. He is definitely the Big Cap favorite and they won't beat him if he brings his A game.

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories