11/12/2013 1:17PM

Hollywood Park: Shared Belief will try to go distance in CashCall Futurity

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Shared Belief romps in the Prevue Stakes, earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 99.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Shared Belief, unbeaten winner of Sunday’s $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes, will get a distance test in the $750,000 CashCall Futurity at Betfair Hollywood Park on Dec. 14.

Shared Belief may go favored in the Grade 1 race over 1 1/16 miles.

“As long as the horse is good, we’ll try it,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Monday. “I think we’d be foolish not to consider it. He ran a really good race. He likes Hollywood.”

In the Grade 3 Hollywood Prevue Stakes over seven furlongs, Shared Belief ($5) won by 7 3/4 lengths, finishing in 1:22.17. He earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 99.

Shared Belief was always near the front and scooted clear in the final furlong to outrun Kobe’s Back, winner of the Willard Proctor Memorial Stakes in his debut last June.

Shared Belief beat maidens in his debut at Golden Gate Fields on Oct. 19 racing for breeders Pam and Marty Wygod and trainer Jedd Josephson. In the days following that race, Shared Belief was purchased privately by Hollendorfer, Jim Rome, Alex Solis II, Jason Litt, and George Todaro.

The win in the Prevue left Hollendorfer eager to see how Shared Belief will develop.

“It’s hard to predict,” Hollendorfer said. “Any of these horses that do well there is the question: Can they go on to a mile or a mile and an eighth? A young horse that is doing well gets under the microscope. They have to prove they can take the next step. It makes it a lot of fun.”

Hollendorfer has a strong group of 2-year-olds. In September, Tamarando won the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity, and he was third in the Golden State Juvenile for California-breds over a mile at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.

Hollendorfer also is eager to try stakes in coming weeks with the colt Exit Stage Left and filly Rever Du Vous.

Exit Stage Left, who is by Noonmark, won his debut in the Golden Nugget Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday. Rever Du Vous, who is by Distorted Humor, won her debut at Golden Gate Fields on Nov. 2 and could be sent to Southern California this fall, Hollendorfer said. She was nominated to Saturday’s Sharp Cat Stakes but was not entered.

Kobe’s Back also eyes CashCall

The Prevue was the first start for Kobe’s Back since his debut win because of concern over a knee.

Trained by John Sadler, Kobe’s Back was the 4-5 favorite in the Prevue and closed from last in a field of five to be second. He finished 4 3/4 lengths clear of third-place finisher Brother Soldier.

Sadler said that Kobe’s Back will start in the CashCall Futurity.

“I thought he ran well,” Sadler said. “There was no denying the winner. We were still going to run second.

“I didn’t see anything I didn’t like.”

Jd Staton More than 1 year ago
kobes back will never beat shared belief i dont care how much he improves or needed a race. he would need shared belief to start in another zip code. kobes back got hype beating a week bunch that would be no factor in a stakes race
matthew_melton More than 1 year ago
how about in a 2 mile race on a Soft Turf? You still sure about that? Kind of a silly statement.
GuyFleegman1 More than 1 year ago
Just like Tap It Rich...another flavor of the month in Cali
TheRaiderFan More than 1 year ago
New Years Day cetainly represented California nicely in the Breeders Cup
MD23 More than 1 year ago
You have nothing but negative things to say on here.....
Randy Baker More than 1 year ago
Another wa wa mommy said we could have the breeders cup in ny.its not fair
rahman Williams More than 1 year ago
Its funny how you don't have any replys Guy about New Years Day
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
Not his style.
PioneerNile More than 1 year ago
Very promising 2 years old Shared Belief...
GuyFleegman1 More than 1 year ago
Type that again after he beats a full field on DIRT.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
going 2 miles ,pulling a snow plow,up hill, six times in a row.
GuyFleegman1 More than 1 year ago
That would be amazing!! Good call lil Jefe
Doug Guthrie More than 1 year ago
wow a non plus drf article smfh
MD23 More than 1 year ago
Oh it was on DRF+ for a little bit today....they had to think about it before making it for free.
Doug Guthrie More than 1 year ago
I loved DRF and will still buy the form when I handicap races but this site is a total joke anymore
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
Don't say that on Mike Watchmakers blog. I asked him an honest an polite question about the monterous flop, and I have been moderated and deleted ever since. .Funny, never figured him for a nancy boy. Oh well.
James More than 1 year ago
not a nancy boy? he is the writer that wrote a long article on why princess should not run in breeders cup to preserve her eclipse award .. horse players love to watch good races..i don't recall the bettors in this sport lining up to watch the eclipse awards. he and the drf ( drf+) have become the antithesis of what it is about for the fan.
matthew_melton More than 1 year ago
agreed.. I've almost stopped coming to the site. Charge you to see an Entry now.
Lawrence Macselwiney More than 1 year ago
Shared Belief ran like something special. Considering how he accelerated with just a couple of crosses from Nakatani. The final time was quick considering the times this meet have been just average. Too bad Sunday Rules is on the bench.
Jimmy Morales More than 1 year ago
The only thing i saw was Kobes Back struggling to the wire..vs Shared Belief cruising to the wire....
Lawrence Macselwiney More than 1 year ago
He wasn't struggling. He was actually lengthening his stride. He was just outrun.
Jd Staton More than 1 year ago
wasnt no cruising to the wire his tail was flying for a 2yo second time out. looked like a race horse