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.