03/11/2013 2:13PM

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.

Nathan More than 1 year ago
wilkes better pray for a torrential downpour before the race.
Nicholas Heaven More than 1 year ago
leave him on the bench Ian wilkes hes too old and too many good sprinters out there now no chance for the cpt
Nathan More than 1 year ago
right on. the good thing is he will take money.