San Vicente S. (gr. II)
(gr. II , 7f ,)
Candy Ride (ARG) Fair Exchange , by Storm Cat
BSidney H. Craig, KY.; OCraig Family Trust (Jenny Craig); TJohn W. Sadler
(DK B/ h,
Roman Ruler Brooklynsangel , by Aggressive Chief
BDestiny Oaks, FL.; OThoroughbred Legends Racing Stable; TBob Baffert
Bernstein Seattle Qui , by Seattle Slew
BJoseph LaCombe Stables, Inc., KY.; OJoseph Lacombe Stable, Inc.; TDoug F. O'Neill
Favored SidneyÕs Candy took control of the seven-furlong San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) from the gate and never looked back, scoring an authoritative 41Ú4-length victory in the PresidentsÕ Day feature at Santa Anita Park Feb. 15.
SidneyÕs Candy, a highly regarded track record-setting 2-year-old, was making the first start of his 3-year-old campaign and his first start in stakes company in the $150,000 San Vicente.
A winner of two of four starts, SidneyÕs Candy has been off the board just once; his final 2009 start resulted in a fourth-place finish behind San Vicente competitor Tiny Woods in a six-furlong allowance event. SidneyÕs Candy avenged that rival in the San Vicente, returning to his front-running style for trainer John Sadler.
SidneyÕs Candy was ridden to victory by Joe Talamo, who has ridden the colt in all four of his starts. SidneyÕs Candy completed the race in a quick 1:20.91.
With the $90,000 winnerÕs share of the San Vicente purse, SidneyÕs Candy has now earned $133,560.
SidneyÕs Candy is a homebred for the Sid and Jenny Craig Trust. He is a Kentucky-bred by Candy Ride out of the Storm Cat mare Fair Exchange.
Fair Exchange, who raced as a homebred for Sid Craig, placed as a 4-year-old in 2001. She is the dam of two winners from two foals to race, her other winner being the Benchmark gelding Market Exchange, who died in 2008.
Sid and Jenny Craig also raced grade I winners Alpride, Different, and Paseana. They also bred 2009 graded stakes winner and grade I-placed Chocolate Candy. Sid Craig died in 2008.
Fair Exchange has never been sold at public auction, nor have any of her foals. Fair Exchange aborted while in foal to Candy Ride in 2008 and produced a colt by that sire in 2009. Fair Exchange was not bred for 2010 and will be bred back to Candy Ride this year. She is boarded at William S. FarishÕs LaneÕs End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Candy Ride is the sire of 10 stakes winners from two crops of racing age. SidneyÕs Candy is his first stakes winner of 2010. His top runners include grade I winners Capt. Candyman Can and Evita Argentina. He is also the sire of Misremembered (gr. II) and Chocolate Candy (gr. III). Candy Ride stands at LaneÕs End Farm. His 2010 fee is $25,000.ÐK.R.