Robert B. Lewis Stakes - Santa Anita, February 8, 2014

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Matt Carter

February 8th, 2014

Robert B. Lewis Stakes Santa Anita February 8, 2014 Race 8, Post Time 7:05 pm ET

CANDY BOY has not started since mid-December, but he is the pick to get the job done in the Grade 2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes. The son of Candy Ride was a dominant winner in his maiden breaker and has run into nothing but top horses in his five career starts. CANDY BOY will have to bring his A game though because this field is solid. MIDNIGHT HAWK is getting support in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool and he should off of his undefeated record and win in the Grade 3 Sham. These two are likely to headline the betting. CHITU is a classic "other Baffert" play. Often Bob will have two in a race and it's always the horse that is not expected to win. CHITU is two-for-two, both sprints, and will go long for the first time. He should be okay with the distance being out of an A.P. Indy mare. COOL SAMURAI could be the upsetter in the field of seven. He is coming off a good maiden win over the track and should get some pace to run into. Trainer John Shirreffs and the Moss's have been in this position before with a late running three-year-old; they know how to win.