Del Mar Times

Sidney's Candy leads the way at Santa Anita

Sidney's Candy, owned by local resident Jenny Craig, raced to an early lead and never looked back as he cruised home to a 4 1/2-length win in the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on April 3.

Ridden by Joe Talamo, the flashy chestnut covered the 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.

Setsuko finished second, while favorite Lookin At Lucky, owned by Del Mar part-timer Mike Pegram, had a troubled trip but still managed to get up for third. After the race, Lookin At Lucky's jockey, Garrett Gomez, had a widely publicized fight with jockey Victor Espinoza, who rode Who's Up, over rough race riding.

According to a Santa Anita news release, Sidney's Candy and Lookin At Lucky are bound for the May 1 Kentucky Derby.

— Kelley Carlson

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