Sise: “Post 10 Would Be Perfect” for Danzing Candy

Sise: “Post 10 Would Be Perfect” for Danzing Candy

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Danzing Candy schooling in the Churchill Downs paddock on May 4th - Coady Photography
Danzing Candy schooling in the Churchill Downs paddock on May 4th – Coady Photography

San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) winner Kentucky Derby contender Danzing Candy has a busy morning at Churchill Downs on May 4th. On the day that post positions will be drawn for the Derby, Danzing Candy galloped over the main track and visited both the starting gate and the paddock in what could be considered a rehearsal for Kentucky Derby day.

According to a Churchill Downs press release, trainer Cliff Sise Jr. was pleased with how Danzing Candy handled his morning training session. Now, Sise is just hoping that Danzing Candy draws an ideal post position.

“The draw is very important,” Sise said. “[Post] 10 would be perfect; that way he loads second-to-last, and if the other speed in the race drew inside of us that also would be perfect. Every post he has drawn, he has drawn inside of a speed horse, so we’ve had to send him. He will (go to the lead) on his own, but we’ve never had the opportunity to draw outside and lope around and lay second.”

In his most recent race, Danzing Candy finished fourth in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) after setting a very fast pace over a sloppy track.

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J. Keeler Johnson is a writer, blogger, videographer, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin’s quest to become North America’s richest racehorse. A great fan of racing history, he considers Dr. Fager to be the greatest racehorse ever produced in America, but counts Zenyatta as his all-time favorite. He lives in Wisconsin and also writes for the Bloodhorse.com blog Unlocking Winners.

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