04/06/2016 2:36PM

Dakota Candy has look of a good one

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STICKNEY, Ill. – It’s fair to say that vast numbers of hot, young prospects have so far not emerged during the eight racing days at Hawthorne’s winter-spring meet, cards mainly populated by lower-end maidens and claimers. But a 3-year-old gelding named Dakota Candy caught the eye while debuting for trainer Joel Berndt on April 1. Breaking from the rail, Dakota Candy made the lead, was headed partway around the turn of the 5 1/2-furlong maiden race, but quickly got back on terms and drew away to win by more than nine lengths, earning a 74 Beyer Speed Figure.

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