In this series, we ask agents and others who book a lot of mares for their clients which sires might be flying slightly under the radar in this breeding season. Who might be getting overlooked in the rush for the new, hot thing? Read on.
TWIRLING CANDY, Lane’s End, $25,000
When I think of under the radar stallions, I think of value. And when I think of value, I think of Twirling Candy at $25,000.
He’s interesting because he’s so versatile. The mares that I plan matings for have a variety of end goals; breed to race clients, breed to sell in the commercial market. I like Twirling Candy because he can fit all of those bills.
I think he can move up his mares physically and he puts a real athlete out there. They typically have a nice big walk, which is such an important part of the market now. A good physical seems to be the first thing that people want.
He has an interesting pedigree being out of a Chester House mare, with Mr. P close up creating some inbreeding opportunities.
Twirling Candy is very versatile in what type of racehorse he can produce as well. Horses like Gift Box (two turns dirt), Finley’sluckycharm (sprinting dirt), and Concrete Rose (two turns turf).
I just feel a horse like that, with his biggest crops coming through, has a lot of upside. Twirling Candy is a stallion under the radar because of this upside.