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Sidney's Candy heads to the lawn for the La Jolla Handicap

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LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 28: Sidney's Candy runs on the track during the morning workouts for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 28, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - APRIL 28: Sidney's Candy runs on the track during the morning workouts for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 28, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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About a month ago I wondered if the connections of Sidney's Candy might think about putting him on the lawn given that he doesn't appear to be a horse suited to the mile and a quarter of the Classic, he's a question mark on dirt, and he's bred to perform well on grass.  Apparently, the connections of Sidney's Candy have also been thinking along those same lines as they have entered him in Saturday's Grade 2 La Jolla Handicap at Del Mar.

If Sidney's Candy performs well on grass this weekend then the connections have a lot more options should they go forward with this colt to the Breeders' Cup.  They could elect to run him in either the Turf Mile, the Dirt Mile, or they could still take a shot in the Classic.  Getting a grass race under his belt in early August should make that decision a lot easier.


Grade 2 La Jolla Handicap
Del Mar
1 1/16 miles (Turf)
Three year olds
Purse: $150,000
Post time: 6:00 PDT

PP

Horse

Jockey

1

Leroy's Dynameaux

Bejarano R

2

Sidney's Candy

Rosario J

3

Macias

Garcia M

4

Summer Movie

Espinoza V

5

Kid Edward (IRE)

Flores D R

6

Face and an Ace

Blanc B

7

Golden Itiz

Valenzuela P A

8

Alphie's Bet

Smith M E