12/06/2012 4:33PM

Hollywood Park: Gabriel Charles possible for CashCall

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Tom Keyser
Gabriel Charles has won 2 of 4 starts, including the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Preview Stakes.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Gabriel Charles, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Preview Stakes at Santa Anita on Nov. 3, may join the field for the $750,000 CashCall Futurity at Betfair Hollywood Park on Dec. 15, pending a workout this Saturday.

Trainer Jeff Mullins said on Thursday that Gabriel Charles will work on Hollywood Park’s synthetic track to judge how the colt handles the surface.

“We want to get a work in him,” Mullins said. “If he works well, we might try it.”

Mullins intended to work Gabriel Charles at Hollywood Park last Saturday, but wet weather postponed the work here until this weekend.

Instead, Gabriel Charles worked six furlongs in 1:12.40 at Santa Anita that day.

Owned by Michael House and Sam Britt, Gabriel Charles has won 2 of 4 starts. He was sixth in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante and seventh in the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita earlier this year.

The CashCall Futurity over 1 1/16 miles is the last Grade 1 for 2-year-olds of the year, and is expected to have a large field. He’s Had Enough, second to Shanghai Bobby in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 3, is the leading contender.

Trainer Bob Baffert is likely to have several runners from a list of contenders that includes Carving, Den’s Legacy, Really Mr Greely, and Title Contender. He said a decision on runners will be made closer to entries on Wednesday. Other candidates are Dirty Swagg, Fury Kapcori, Little Jerry, Oxbow, and Violence.

Gene More than 1 year ago
Another Steve Andersen faux pas... Del Mar DEBUTANTE Steve???
Amy Hurley More than 1 year ago
Okay, what's wrong with this sentence: "He was sixth in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante"....Could you possibly have meant the Del Mar Futurity?
RunningDog More than 1 year ago
Where are all the good 2 year olds on the West Coast. Other than Goldencents, this crop so far is lacking talent. Sure don't see any serious Derby contender yet out West.