VA-BRED BOND HOLDER AMONG DOZEN POINTING FOR $750,000 CASH CALL FUTURITY

As many as a dozen 2-year-olds, including Va-bred Grade 1 winner Bond Holder, could start in the $750,000 CashCall Futurity, to be run Dec. 14 at Betfair Hollywood Park for the 33rd and final time.

A supplementary nominee to the 1 1/16-mile Cushion Track event is Jerry Hollendorfer’s prime contender Shared Belief. A convincing 7 ¾-length winner of the Hollywood Prevue Stakes Nov. 10, Hollendorfer trains and co-owns the son of Candy Ride, co-owned by Jim Rome’s Jungle Racing, Alex Solis II, Joshua Litt, and KMN Racing.

Shared Belief was making his first start for the Hall of Fame trainer in the Prevue after being purchased privately following a handy victory Oct. 19 at Golden Gate Fields. Corey Nakatani will again ride Shared Belief, who will require $30,000 to start.

Hollendorfer also will be represented by Larry and Marianne Williams’ Tamarando, who closed from last Nov. 23 to win the $100,000 Real Quiet Stakes under leading rider Rafael Bejarano. The son of Bertrando displayed his class with a victory in the Del Mar Futurity Sept. 4. Bejarano has the return engagement.

Reddam Racing’s Bond Holder who edged both We Miss Artie and Tap It Rich when he finished fourth in the BC Juvenile. The Mineshaft colt became a Grade 1 winner when he pulled off a 10-1 surprise in the FrontRunner Stakes Sept. 28 at Santa Anita Park. Regular rider Mario Gutierrez has the mount for trainer Doug O’Neill. Bond Holder was bred by Lazy Lane Farms, LLC.

Other likely starters are the John Sadler-trained duo of Kobe’s Back (Joel Rosario) and Candy Boy (Gary Stevens), both owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s C R K Stable; the Ken McPeek-trained pair of Magdelena Racing’s Rankhasprivileges (supplementary nom, no rider) and Magic City Thoroughbred Partner’ Sheikinator (supplementary nom, no rider); J K Racing’s Brother Soldier (Craig Dollase, Edwin Maldonado); Brewster Racing Stable et all’s Karma King (Dollase, Joe Talamo); and Gary and Mary West’s Poker Player (supplementary nom, no rider).

Virginia-bred Blueskiesnrainbows will try the $150,000 Native Diver Handicap earlier on the card and Virginia-bred maiden filly Midnight Dream will try to break her maiden in her seconds start after finishing third in her debut at Santa Anita.

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