08/20/2010 8:12PM

Del Mar: Looking for Candy is lucky


Looking for Candy was fortunate to win a maiden claimer over 5 1-2 furlongs in Friday's sixth race, finishing a half-length ahead of Single Shot, who had a troubled trip.

Ridden by Rafael Bejarano for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, Looking for Candy ($4) rallied wide, while Single Shot was stuck in traffic at a pivital point in the stretch before moving off the rail and finishing well in the final furlong.

Looking for Candy was the first favorite in Friday's pick six sequence.

Looking for Candy was claimed in a four-way shake by trainer Steve Knapp. A 3-year-old colt by Candy Ride, Looking for Candy was making his first start for a claiming price, and 2010 debut, having finished fourth and second in maiden special weight races last year.