Twin Hills Stud’s Denman added a new stakes-winner to his tally on Friday evening when spritely seven year-old gelding Prime Candidate scored a popular win in the Listed ATC Christmas Classic (1200m).
Prepared by Bjorn Baker and ridden by Jason Collett, Prime Candidate led all the way and scored by a length and a quarter taking his overall record to eight wins and seven placings from 26 starts with prizemoney topping $550,000.
Retained to race by his breeder Peter Chudleigh, Prime Candidate is a half-brother to stakes-winner Coolring and is the second stakes-winner among five winners from Group II winning sprinter Coolroom Candidate.
Coolroom Candidate was retired from stud duty in 2020 and her final two foals, a two year-old filly and yearling colt are both by Denman.
Prime Candidate is the 17th stakes-winner for Lonhro’s Group I winning son Denman, who has been based at Twin Hills in recent years after starting his stud career for Darley
Article courtesy of Breednet