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Twirling Candy easily wins Strub Stakes

Updated: February 5, 2011, 10:17 PM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

ARCADIA, Calif. -- His trainer describes him as "the best horse in the country." The jockey calls him "unbelievable."

Those accolades aside, this much is certain: Twirling Candy scored an easy win in Saturday's $200,000 Strub Stakes for 4-year-olds at Santa Anita. Twirling Candy won the Grade 2 race by 4 1/2 lengths over Tweebster, a margin that could have been much greater if jockey Joel Rosario had urged the colt at all in the final furlong.

The win gave Rosario and trainer John ...

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