Northern California's first major race for 3-year-olds who have aspirations of getting on the Triple Crown trail, the California Derby will be run Saturday. Entries for the 1 1/16-miles test will be taken Wednesday morning.
Chocolate Candy is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and owned by The Craig Family Trust. The bay colt has two wins, a second and a third in six career starts and $202,500 in earnings.
Adriatic Moon, Axel Foley, and Merus Miami are also listed as definite starters in the California Derby. Gallant Son is listed as "90 percent" probable for the race while Frumious is listed as a possible starter.