2013 CashCall Futurity

CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park

CashCall FuturityOn Saturday, December 14th, we have the Grade 1 $750,000 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park. This major event has produced some serious champion horses. 17 winners of this race went on to compete in the Kentucky Derby. It has produced 4 Preakness Winners including Snow Chief, Real Quiet, Point Given and Lookin at Lucky, as well as 2 Belmont winners including A P Indy and Point Given. Not to mention 2nd place finishers in this race that went on to win the Derby like Thunder Gulch and Giacomo. Probably the most notable is Real Quiet who went on to win the ’98 Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and ran 2nd in the Belmont, missing the Triple Crown by a nose to Victory Gallop.  Needless to say, the CashCall Futurity can offer us a glimpse into the future, highlighting up and coming champion thoroughbreds. Last year’s 4th place finisher was Oxbow, so you can see how this race can be an important one. This year should be no different, so let’s take a look at the contenders.

CashCall Futurity

Bond HolderThe Grade 1 $750,000 CashCall Futurity is the 9th race on the card at Hollywood Park on Saturday and will feature a field of 13 two year olds set to travel 1 1/16 mile. Shared Belief is the 7/2 morning line favorite. Shared Belief is undefeated in 2 starts including his 7 ¾ length romp in the Grade 3 Hollywood Prevue. No other horse in this field can touch the speed figure he put up in that race, so the only real question for this son of Candy Ride is if he can get the distance. It never seemed to be a problem for his sire, so I’m almost positive that he can and will be tough to beat. For value, I think that Tamarando has a good shot at getting this one done at 4 to 1 on the ML. He recently won the Real Quiet Stakes at Hollywood with a nice speed figure at this distance, and his come from behind style will suit him here if Shared Belief is contested on the lead. Karma King and possibly Candy Boy (another son of Candy Ride) should fight Shared Belief for the early lead and that should give Tamarando an opportunity to strike late. I have 2 longshots that I like in this bunch as well, the first being Bond Holder at 8-1 on the morning line. Bond Holder was making a strong move in the Grade 1 BC Juvenile and gained ground and horses from 1st call to finish. He has beaten Tamarando in the past and I feel he will come back strong in this one. My big longshot play is going to be Rankhasprivileges at 15 to 1 on the ML. He made a decent rally in the Grade 3 Delta Downs Jackpot to come up for 3rd and he is a horse that should show some improvement in the CashCall. Good luck everybody!




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Mike Jr, eldest son of Mike Lane Sr, is co-lead author at and was raised on thoroughbred horse racing and handicapping. Although father and son often butt heads on their selections, they both have much love and admiration for the sport. Mike Jr. brings a new, fresh perspective to horse racing and is often in search of new angles to try.

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  1. yeah Rankhasitsprivileges let us both down

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