Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who has won the CashCall
Futurity three times in the last four years, will send out four 2-year-olds in
quest of another victory in the Grade I Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Scheduled at 1 1/16 miles over Cushion Track, the CashCall
Futurity, which offers a guaranteed purse of $750,000, tops a 10-race program
that also features the Grade II, $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup at 1 ½ miles.
The Futurity goes as the ninth race while the Turf Cup is
the seventh. Post time is 12:30 p.m. Track gates at Betfair Hollywood
Park will open at 10 a.m.
Baffert, who has won the Futurity a record six times, will
be represented by Carving
, Den’s Legacy
, Really Mr Greely
and Title Contender
Owned by Baffert’s wife Jill and renowned skier Bode Miller,
Carving, who is being supplemented at a total cost of $30,000, is already a
stakes winner at the meet. The son of Any Given Saturday and the Giant’s Causeway mare In Seconds won the Real Quiet Nov.
The victory was the third in four starts for Carving, who
has earned $129,900.
Den’s Legacy and Really Mr Greely have also won stakes –
both Grade III’s – during the current season at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Owned by Westrock Stables LLC, Den’s Legacy rallied to win
the Generous on turf Nov. 24. The win was the second in seven outings for the
son of Medaglia d’Oro and the War Chant mare Sunshine Song and increased his
earnings to $161,350.
A Horse Greeley colt out of the Forest Camp mare Mattie
Camp, Really Mr Greely won the Hollywood Prevue Nov. 22 as an 11-1 outsider.
The victory was the second in three starts for the dark bay, who is owned by
Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman. He’s earned $85,620 for a
partnership that won the 2009 CashCall Futurity with Lookin At Lucky.
Owned by Gary and Mary West, Title Contender will be making
his Cushion Track debut after finishing eighth of nine in the Grade I Breeders’
Cup Juvenile Nov. 3 at Santa Anita.
A son of the recently deceased Pulpit out of the Roy mare
Winter Garden, Title Contender is 1-for-3 with a bankroll of $36,600.
After missing by a neck to Shanghai Bobby in the Breeders’
Cup Juvenile, He’s Had Enough will make his local debut for Reddam Racing LLC
and trainer Doug O’Neill.
A gray son of Tapit and the Dixieland Band mare Amelia, He’s
Had Enough finished 2 ¼ lengths in front of Capo Bastone when 19-1 in the
Juvenile. He’s Had Enough is 1-for-4 with a bankroll of $403,000.
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who won the first of
his four Futurities with Stalwart in the inaugural running in 1981, will send
out recent maiden winner Oxbow.
Owned by Bluegrass Hall LLC, the son of Awesome Again and
the Cee’s Tizzy mare Tizamazing graduated by 4 ¾ lengths in his fourth start
Nov. 25 at Churchill Downs. Oxbow has banked $37,500.
Lukas’ most recent Futurity success came with Tactical Cat
in 1998. His other winners were Tejano (1987) and Grand
The undefeated Violence
will make his third start for Black
Rock Stables LLP and trainer Todd Pletcher. A Medaglia d’Oro colt out of the
Gone West mare Violent Beauty, Violence followed a debut win at Saratoga Aug. 18 with a
two length triumph in the Grade II Nashua Stakes Nov. 4 at Aqueduct. He’s
Fury Kapcori, Dirty Swagg and Simon Eyes, the 2-3-4
finishers in the Real Quiet, will return in the Futurity.
Owned by a partnership that includes Rick Awtrey, George Todaro
and Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, Fury Kapcori has won two of four
and earned $81,000. The Kentucky
bred is by Tiznow out of the Go for Gin mare Gin Running.
Bred, owned and trained by Myung Kwon Cho, Dirty Swagg is a
son of Street Hero out of the Tabasco Cat mare Diversa. He’s 1-for-6 with a
bankroll of $56,400.
A gelded son of Street Hero out of the Saint Ballado mare
Eastside Ballad, Simon Eyes has one win in four starts for trainer Wesley Ward.
He’s earned $50,532 for Ice Wine Stable.
Dismissed at nearly 26-1 in his debut Nov. 18, Little Jerry
won by a neck at the Futurity distance. The son of Candy Ride and the Storm
Creek mare Missannalouise earned $27,000 for Jaam Racing Inc. and Riley Racing
Stable and trainer Richard Baltas.
From inside out, the field for the 32nd
Futurity: He’s Had Enough, Mario Gutierrez rides, 121 pounds; Den’s Legacy,
Garrett Gomez, 121; Dirty Swagg, Tyler Baze, 121; Carving, Martin Garcia, 121;
Fury Kapcori, Joe Talamo, 121; Violence, Javier Castellano, 121; Simon Eyes,
Victor Espinoza, 121; Really Mr Greely, Mike Smith, 121; Title Contender,
Rafael Bejarano, 121; Little Jerry, Aaron Gryder and Oxbow, Corey Nakatani,