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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