Henry Candy has always known how to handle top-class horses, and he’s enjoyed great success with the likes of Airwave, and more recently Twilight Son and Limato.
However, as Candy likes bring his stable to the boil for July and August, we thought it was time to take a look at what he’s got planned this summer for some of his better horses.
The fact that this 4-year-old has only had two runs suggests he is held in high-regard by his trainer. He won the second of those starts at Windsor and, though his trainer thinks he’ll prefer a bit of cut in the ground, he’s one to keep an eye on when he makes the move into handicaps.
CHAIN OF DAISIES
Now a 5-year-old, she is rated 110, and she nearly won a Listed Race on her last start at Newcastle. However, her trainer thinks that the firmer the ground the better for her and, under her optimum conditions, a Group 3 win is a distinct possibility.
A 6-year-old who has only had 8 starts again suggests he is held in high-regard, and he’s rewarded some of his connections’s patience with 4 wins. Beautifully bred individual who could yet take much higher order, and a mark off 99 may not be beyond him when he next lines up in a handicap.
This horse has been the stable star in the last two seasons, but last year’s July Cup winner has yet to scale the same heights this season. Certainly not disgraced in his runs this season though, he is again expected to shine in July, August and September whether it’s over 6 or 7 furlongs.
Won just 3 of her 18 starts, but seemed to find improvement for being in foal to Oasis Dream last time. She is all set to run on Eclipse Day at Sandown in a 5-furlong sprint, and she should not be underestimated before she is retired to the paddocks.
4-year-old sprinter who has two wins om the board, but still looked well enough handicapped to win again when everything goes right for him. Seems to go especially well at Goodwood, and could be one for Glorious Goodwood.
Candy thinks he’s a “typical Kyllachy” in that he wants some give in the ground, and might be worth following when the rains come.
QUEEN OF TIME
Good enough to finish fourth in the Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot, she looks just the type that her trainer gets to keep on improving, and she’s another who may join an impressive raiding party being lined up for Eclipse Day at Sandown. She’s also won at Goodwood, so it will be no surprise if she also runs at the Glorious Goodwood Meeting.