The Sid and Jenny Craig Trust’s Sidney’s Candy, by CANDY RIDE (ARG), stamped himself as one of the favorites for the G1 Kentucky Derby after a dazzling display in the G1 Santa Anita Derby, in which he led home a 1-2-3 finish for Lane’s End sires. Coming off victories in the GII San Vicente S. and GII San Felipe S., Sidney’s Candy was put on the front by jockey Joe Talamo in the nine-furlong Santa Anita Derby and never looked back, sailing home clear by 4 1/2 lengths. With the victory, he became CANDY RIDE’s fourth Grade I winner, along with Capt. Candyman Can, Evita Argentina and Misremembered!
The up-and-coming Setsuko, from the second crop of PLEASANTLY PERFECT, got up for second, with last year’s Champion Juvenile Lookin at Lucky, by SMART STRIKE, finishing a game third after a very rough trip. All three horses could line up on the first Saturday in May. Congratulations to the connections!