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Twirling Candy Works for Big Cap

Twirling Candy, an emerging star in the handicap ranks from John Sadler's barn, worked seven furlongs on Santa Anita's main track Feb. 27 for the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 5.

Under regular rider Joel Rosario, Twirling Candy, the likely Big 'Cap favorite, was timed in 1:25 flat.

“It was a very nice work,” said Sadler, who has eight graded stakes wins this meet and is cautiously confident he can win his first Big ’Cap. The 54-year-old Long Beach native finished fifth with his only other starter, Zappa, in 2008.

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