03/11/2013 1:13PM

Gulfstream Park: Capt. Candyman Can may try another stakes


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – One of the horses trainer Ian Wilkes plans to run here at Gulfstream Park before the end of the meet is Capt. Candyman Can, a Grade 1 winner, who could make his next start in the Sir Shackelton Handicap on March 30.

Capt. Candyman Can, winner of the Grade 1 King’s Bishop at 3, is coming off a disappointing performance in Tampa Bay Downs’s Super Stakes on Feb. 23, when he made his first start in nearly 11 months.

“He got a little too close to the pace then got real tired in Tampa, but that was his first start since Keeneland in April, and I guess it takes him a little longer to get fit as he gets older,” Wilkes reasoned.

Capt. Candyman Can, now 7, is winless since capturing the Sir Shackelton here during the winter of 2011.