11/10/2013 6:04PM

Hollywood Park: Shared Belief impresses in Hollywood Prevue Stakes

Benoit & Associates
Shared Belief and jockey Corey Nakatani win the Hollywood Prevue Stakes by 7 3/4 lengths Sunday.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Shared Belief won his stakes debut in Sunday’s $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park as easily as he beat maidens in his first career start at Golden Gate Fields last month.

In the maiden race, Shared Belief won a six-furlong race by seven lengths. In the Grade 3 Prevue Stakes over seven furlongs, Shared Belief ($5) won by 7 3/4 lengths, pulling clear of four rivals in the final furlong.

“You couldn’t expect a horse to be that convincing in his second start,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said.

Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Shared Belief was timed in 1:22.17. He finished clear of Kobe’s Back, who had won his lone start in the Willard Proctor Memorial Stakes here in June. Brother Soldier, a 24-1 outsider, finished third in a field of five.

Shared Belief tracked pacesetter Papa Turf through early fractions of 22.56 and 46.06 seconds. Shared Belief took the lead entering the stretch and was not challenged. Hollendorfer said he was surprised to see Shared Belief that close to the pace.

“I thought he’d be laying farther off the pace,” Hollendorfer said. “It was a good decision on [Nakatani’s] part.”

Shared Belief ran the final furlong in 11.76 seconds.

Shared Belief is a gelding by Candy Ride. When he beat maidens Oct. 19, Shared Belief was owned by breeders Pam and Marty Wygod and trained by Jedd Josephson. In late October, Hollendorfer purchased Shared Belief privately on behalf of a partnership that includes himself, Jim Rome, Alex Solis II, George Todaro, and Jason Litt.

Shared Belief has earned $76,200 from his two wins.

B More than 1 year ago
Very impressive. Here's hoping for one of those great gelding careers.
Geral John Pinault More than 1 year ago
He's a gelding! Man these people are quick to snip. They thought he wasn't going to be as good as he was. Now they'll run him into the ground...
mark oleary More than 1 year ago
I wrote before this race that it could be a precurser to greatness for several of the participants. I still feel the same way, and especially about the winner, Shared Belief, who reminded me of Spectacular Bid,s monster performance going 7F in 1:20 and change as a 2 year old. (My memory betrays me because I cant remmember the name of the race.) Jerry has a real nice one here,and congratulations too to his hard working assistant , Dan Ward.
John Howland More than 1 year ago
Spectacular Bid won The Malibu at 7F,but not as a 2 year old.
Jordan More than 1 year ago
After Bajan won the Moccasin in 1:24 and 1, and this colt goes 1:22 flat, I was thinking we might see a huge Beyer, maybe something like the 108 Beholder got for her sprint allowance win before the BC Juvy Fillies. But Bajan was given a lowly 71, which dampened expectations. Shared Belief got a 99. A very good fig, but about 5-6 lengths slower than a horse like Afternoon Deelites was running in 94', a horse that I too thought about when watching Shared Belief.
Quite A Dude More than 1 year ago
He's not a real big horse but what acceleration. Kind of reminds of Afternoon Deelites acceleration in his heydey..
Quite A Dude More than 1 year ago
Hard to believe Pam and Marty parted with this one. I don't think there is a 2yold who ever broke his maiden on the GGF Tapita in 9 and change.. They must have made a heck of an offer... By Candy Ride out of a Storm Cat mare. That's more than enough pedigree to win the Derby..
GuyFleegman1 More than 1 year ago
Let's see how good this horse is when he beats a full field on DIRT.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
Here we go again. This horse will be nothing until he wins at 2 miles on dirt six times in a row.
Jordan More than 1 year ago
The win on Cushion leaves me not at all worried about dirt. The key will be distance, and #1, remaining healthy. Soundness the most underrated characteristic of good horses.
Quite A Dude More than 1 year ago
There's not a nickels worth of difference between that cushion track and dirt..
Greg More than 1 year ago
Greg More than 1 year ago
These Candy Rides r the real deal if bred proper. He looks like his daddy.
John Pisiona More than 1 year ago
Best exhibition by a two year old in years. That's one fast finish