Twirling Candy Colt Outruns His Odds in Churchill Unveiling

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Candy Landing | Coady Photo

4th-Churchill Downs, $100,000, Msw, 6-11, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 1:03.61, ft, 4 1/2 lengths.
CANDY LANDING (c, 2, Twirling Candy–Pearl Bay, by Rush Bay) hinted at some zip with a :35 4/5 (2/21) breeze from the gate here last Thursday, but was let go at 17-1 for a barn that boasts pretty strong debut numbers. Showing speed from a high draw, the homebred dueled outside of 2-1 second timer Woodline (Gun Runner) through an opening quarter in :21.57. He always seemed to be going a bit easier than his rival, was asked for more from James Graham after a :44.57 half and scampered away from there to post a promising 4 1/2-length victory. The winner has a yearling half-sister by Cross Traffic and a foal half-brother by Classic Empire. He hails from the extended female family of Grade I winners Imaginary Lady, J P's Gusto and Proud Spell. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $57,488. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O/B-Mueller Thoroughbred Stable, LTD. (KY); T-Brendan P. Walsh.

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