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Four trainers will send out eight of the 13 runners entered in the 33rd CashCall Futurity at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Scheduled at 1 1/16 miles
over Cushion Track, the CashCall Futurity, a Grade I for 2-year-olds
with a guaranteed purse of $750,000, headlines the Saturday program. The Futurity goes as the
ninth race.Hall of Fame trainer Jerry
Hollendorfer, winner of the 1988 Futurity with King Glorious and
runner-up – Fury Kapcori (2012) and Rousing Sermon (2011) – the last two
renewals, will be represented Saturday by Shared
Belief and Tamarando.
Owned by a partnership
that includes radio and television personality Jim Rome’s Jungle Racing
LLC, Alex Solis II and Hollendorfer, Shared Belief is perfect in two
starts around one turn with earnings of $76,200.
The gelded son of Candy
Ride and the Storm Cat mare was purchased privately after defeating
maidens by seven lengths in his Oct. 19 debut at Golden Gate Fields.
In his first start for his
new connections, Shared Belief won the Grade III Hollywood Prevue Nov.
10 by 7 ¾ lengths, showing impressive acceleration as he drew away in
A California bred son of
Bertrando and the Dehere mare Tamarack Bay, Tamarando is already a Grade
I winner for Hollendorfer and owner-breeders Larry and Marianne
Williams, capturing the Del Mar Futurity Sept. 4.
After finishing third in a
pair of races at Santa Anita – including the Grade I FrontRunner Stakes
– Tamarando won the Real Quiet Nov. 23 in his return to Betfair
Hollywood Park. The victory was his third in seven
starts and pushed his bankroll to $355,120.
If Tamarando his
successful Saturday, he would become the third horse to win the Real
Quiet and CashCall Futurity, joining Liaison (2011) and the
recently-retired Comma to the Top (2010).
Sheikinator have both been supplemented for $15,000 – with an additional
$15,000 to start – by trainer Ken McPeek.
Owned by McPeek’s family’s
Magdalena Racing, Rankhasprivileges, a son of Einstein and the Mr.
Prospector mare Scrape, has one win in two starts and earnings of
The ridgling finished
third in the Grade III Delta Jackpot Nov. 23 at Delta Downs after
defeating maidens by 1 ¼ lengths Oct. 20 at Keeneland.
A son of Curlin and the
Dixie Union mare Im a Dixie Girl owned by Magic City Thoroughbred
Partners, Sheikinator is also 1-for-2 and has earned $35,800. He was
runner-up Oct. 4 at Keeneland before winning against
seven opponents at the CashCall distance Nov. 16 at Churchill Downs.
Trainer John Sadler will send out the duo of Candy Boy and Kobe’s Back for Lee and Susan Searing’s C R K Stable.
A colt by Candy Ride and
the In Excess mare She’s an Eleven, Candy Ride has one win in four
starts – 8 ¼ lengths over maidens in his BHP debut Nov. 22 – and
earnings of $45,600.
Winner of the Willard L.
Proctor Memorial Stakes in his initiation June 15, Kobe’s Back was
second as the 9-10 favorite in his return in the Prevue. The gray son of
Flatter and the Well Decorated mare Well has banked
The Craig Dollase barn will be represented by Brother Soldier and Karma King.
A son of Brother Derek,
who won the 2005 Futurity, and the Bertrando mare Desert Drama, Brother
Soldier has one win in three starts and earnings of $37,800 for J K
Racing LLC. He was third in the Prevue in his first
Third in the Real Quiet,
Karma King has banked $62,800 while winning once in three outings for J K
Racing LLC, Brewer Racing Stable and Chris Ewing. He’s a son of Pure
Prize and the Unbridled’s Song mare Unbridled
Fifth in the Breeders’ Cup
Juvenile won by stablemate New Year’s Day, Tap It Rich will try to add
to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s record six CashCall Futurity wins.
Owned by Fog City Stable,
the Tapit ridgling and the Mr. Prospector mare Gold Canyon has earned
$88,800 in two starts. He broke his maiden by 4 ¼ lengths Oct. 12 at
Santa Anita prior to the BC Juvenile.
Owner and founder of
CashCall, the consumer loans company which has sponsored the Futurity
since 2007, J. Paul Reddam will have two starters – Bond Holder and
Electric Eddie - in the race.
A Mineshaft colt and the
Conquistador Cielo mare Cielo Girl, Bond Holder has one win in six
starts and earnings of $306,000. His sole victory for trainer Doug
O’Neill came in the FrontRunner.
Electric Eddie is a maiden
after five races for trainer Ben Cecil. Second in both the Golden State
Juvenile for California breds and the Real Quiet, the Square Eddie colt
out of the Gilded Time mare Electric Daze
has earned $65,630.
Poker Player, who was also
supplemented, switches surfaces for owners Gary and Mary West and
trainer Wayne Catalano after finishing eighth in the Breeders’ Cup
Juvenile Turf Nov. 1.
The gray son of Harlan’s Holiday and the Red Bullet mare Revel in the Win has won two of four and earned $145,900.
In his only race over a
synthetic track, Poker Player, who was 23-1, won the Grade III Bourbon
Stakes Oct. 6 – which was originally scheduled for turf - over the
Polytrack at Keeneland.
Owned by trainer Myung
Kwon Cho, Even Echo has failed to hit the board in six starts. The son
of Street Hero, whose best finish was a fifth against maidens, is a son
of Street Hero and the Stephen Got Even mare
Reba Got Even mare. He has banked $2,750.
From inside out, the field
for the CashCall Futurity: Electric Eddie, Agapito Delgadillo rides,
121 pounds; Tamarando, Rafael Bejarano, 121; Bond Holder, Mario
Gutierrez, 121; Candy Boy, Gary Stevens, 121; Tap It
Rich, Mike Smith, 121; Shared Belief, Corey Nakatani, 121; Even Echo,
Felipe Martinez, 121; Brother Soldier, Edwin Maldonado, 121; Karma King,
Joe Talamo, 121; Poker Player, Victor Espinoza, 121; Sheikinator, Robby
Albarado, 121; Rankhasprivileges, Martin
Garcia, 121 and Kobe’s Back, Joel Rosario, 121.