11/23/2013 7:55PM

Hollywood Park: Tamarando shows he can go long by taking Real Quiet

Benoit & Associates
Tamarando, under Rafael Bejarano, strenthens his credentials for the CashCall Futurity by winning the Real Quiet.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Tamarando proved to jockey Rafael Bejarano on Saturday that he can handle two turns.

Winning for the first time over 1 1/16 miles, Tamarando rallied from last in a field of eight to win the $100,750 Real Quiet Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park, a prep for the $750,000 CashCall Futurity on Dec. 14.

“With more distance, he’ll be tough,” Bejarano said.

Tamarando won the Real Quiet Stakes after making a sustained bid for more than three furlongs. Bejarano said he altered tactics on Tamarando on the backstretch, opting to move earlier than expected to get around a rival who was lugging out.

“I tried to move a little early to get into position,” he said. “I didn’t want to get into trouble.”

Tamarando was four-wide on the turn, racing in seventh, and third with a furlong remaining, a half-length behind stretch leader Karma King. Tamarando pulled away through the final sixteenth to win by 3 1/4 lengths over 21-1 Electric Eddie.

The second choice in the betting, Tamarando ($7.40) was timed in 1:44.22.

Electric Eddie, a maiden, finished three-quarters of a length in front of Karma King. Green Mask, the 6-5 favorite, was fourth, followed by Life Is a Joy, Mr. Splash, Beach Hut, and Better Bet. Green Mask was second on the turn and in early stretch, but could not keep pace in the final furlong.

Electric Eddie and Tamarando were second and third behind Better Bet in the Golden State Juvenile for California-breds over a mile at Santa Anita on Nov. 1. The track favored speed that day, hindering the chances of both Electric Eddie and Tamarando, who race from off the pace.

By Bertrando, Tamarando races for Larry and Marianne Williams. The Real Quiet Stakes was the second stakes win for Tamarando, who won the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity over seven furlongs at Del Mar on Sept. 4.

In late September, Tamarando was third behind Bond Holder in the Grade 1 FrontRunner Stakes over 1 1/16 miles at Santa Anita. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said in October that he was skipping the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile with Tamarando in opposition of the Breeders’ Cup policy of prohibiting the anti-bleeder medication Lasix in Breeders’ Cup-organized races.

The Golden State Juvenile was run on the undercard of the first day of Breeders’ Cup races, but was not part of the Breeders’ Cup program.

Tamarando has won 3 of 7 starts and $355,120.