Hold for More raced to an effortless 6 ½-length victory in the $60,000 Victor Myers S. Friday at Canterbury Park, the second black-type win for the 3-year-old son of Hold Me Back. With more than $900,000 in progeny earnings to date this season, Hold Me Back is a top-15 Second Crop sire.
Winner of the Northern Lights Futurity S. last year over the same course, Hold for More went from third to first in very quick order at the top of the stretch and then drew off with authority to win in hand under Dean Butler
“I think he figured out what he was supposed to do and he’s been getting stronger and stronger,” winning trainer Francisco Bravo said. “I think he’s a pretty versatile horse.”
Hold for More is owned by Dale Schenian and has now won four of five lifetime starts and $128,900 in purses. He was bred by Wood-Mere Farm and is a half-brother to a trio of stakes winners.