Fabulous Candy seeks tasty White Clay Creek score

Lewis Mathews Jr.’s Fabulous Candy will get her first two-turn stakes test in the $100,000 White Clay Stakes at Delaware Park October 14. The one-mile affair for 2-year-old fillies has attracted a field of ten. 

Linemaker Chris Sobocinski has installed the daughter of Twirling Candy as the 5-1 third choice in the wide-open field of 10. John Hiraldo has the mount.

In her most recent, Fabulous Candy posted a 10 ½-length triumph going six furlongs at Delaware Park on September 2. Previously, the Kentucky-bred conditioned by Chelsey Moysey closed to finish second beaten a neck in five-and-a-half-furlong maiden at Delaware Park in her career debut on August 10.

“She is an extremely smart filly,” said Moysey. “She has been smart from day one and it shows. She is just the type of filly that everything she does, she does it so easy. She is great to train, she is great to be around, and she is very, very classy.”

Moysey notched her first career stake victory in the White Clay Creek Stakes last year with Red Hot Mess, who was also stretching out to mile and after an impressive maiden victory.

“At this point in her career, I think this filly is a little further along than Red Hot Mess was last year,” said trainer Chelsey Moysey. “I was not sure about Red Hot Mess getting two turns at this point last year, but I have no doubt about Fabulous Candy getting two turns. I think she can get two turns all day long. She has a very versatile pedigree and she can do things the necessary to get the distance.“

The morning line favorite is Beautiful and Bold. The Tonalist filly, 7-2 on the morning line, was a $70,000 auction purchase as a two-year-old in training and is owned by Danny Brown, Charis Brenneman, and her trainer, Greg Compton.

Beautiful and Bold defeated Fabulous Candy in her career debut before running second last time out in an allowance over the strip. Carol Cedeno will ride.

The White Clay Creek is carded as the seventh race on an eight-race Friday program. Post time for the card is 12:30 p.m.