12/11/2012 3:25PM

Hollywood Park: Baffert has quartet ready to go in CashCall Futurity

Benoit & Associates
Den's Legacy is one of four expected starters for Bob Baffert in Saturday's CashCall Futurity.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – The stakes winners Carving, Den’s Legacy, and Really Mr Greely, along with Title Contender, eighth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, will form trainer Bob Baffert’s team for Saturday’s $750,000 CashCall Futurity at Betfair Hollywood Park.

Baffert worked all four colts at Santa Anita on Sunday or Monday and said Tuesday that they are intended runners in the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity, the last major race of the year for 2-year-olds.

The quartet gives Baffert an excellent chance to beat He’s Had Enough, the runner-up in the BC Juvenile at Santa Anita on Nov. 3 and the expected favorite for the CashCall Futurity.

Two of Baffert’s runners have stakes experience on the Cushion Track main track at Hollywood Park.

Carving, who must be supplemented for $30,000, won the Real Quiet Stakes on Nov. 1, his second stakes win of the fall. Owned by Baffert’s wife, Jill, and Olympic skier Bode Miller, Carving also won the C.B. Afflerbaugh Stakes on dirt at Fairplex Park in September.

The Real Quiet Stakes was run over 1 1/16 miles, the same distance as the CashCall Futurity.

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Really Mr Greely won the Grade 3 Hollywood Prevue Stakes over seven furlongs on Nov. 22 in his stakes debut.

Den’s Legacy won the Grade 3 Generous Stakes over a mile on turf Nov. 24 for his first stakes win.

Title Contender, making his stakes debut, was beaten 16 lengths by division leader Shanghai Bobby in the BC Juvenile.

Carving and Den’s Legacy worked five furlongs in 1:00.80 on Monday.

Title Contender and Really Mr Greely worked a half-mile in 47.80 seconds on Sunday.

Other probable starters for the CashCall Futurity are Dirty Swagg, Fury Kapcori, Little Jerry, Oxbow, and Violence, who won the Grade 2 Nashua Stakes at Aqueduct on Nov. 4.


Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
No mention about Rolling Fog anywhere in Baffert juveniles? Has he returned from his "bucked shins" he got in early September? The article said 60 day freshening... been 90. Hope he is okay.
Coniah Boda More than 1 year ago
I'm liking the two Medaglia d'Oro colts in this one, with the edge to Violence. Not a big Pletcher fan, but this kid looks like he could be a darn good horse. If Den's Legacy runs as good as he's been running on turf though, he'll be there in the end. I was hoping for Baffert to send out quality instead of quantity in this one, but I guess he's saving his top horses for a another day.
BrandonLayer More than 1 year ago
3 of Baffert's horses are coming off stakes wins and the other exits the breeders cup.
Mark More than 1 year ago
There are bad stakes fields. Just look at game on dudes competition all of last year minus bc and pacific clasdic. These baffert "stakes" winners were not facing much. Hence the morning line.
BrandonLayer More than 1 year ago
Saving his top horses for another day? Bafferts stable is truly loaded if he's winning these stakes with his "non-quality" horses.
Delrene Sims More than 1 year ago
Not even a mention of He's Had Enough? A safe trip for all but go you beautiful gray!!!! go Team O'Neill !
Ange More than 1 year ago
Who cares about Baffert... Go He's Had Enough and Super Mario!! Hastings is cheering loudly again!
Kim Merrill More than 1 year ago
I care.. Best trainer out there. Has won me tons of money. I'll bet his horses any day
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Gerardo Helguera More than 1 year ago
Don't like Really Mr Greely to win this race but the Prevue is turning out to be a productive race. Heir Kitty and Z Big Apple the fourth and fifth place finishers came back to win allowance races.
BrandonLayer More than 1 year ago
His 98 Beyer from that race towers over this field. Distance, obviously, is the question
Forego137 More than 1 year ago
Anonymous, it sure is clear that the best horses are not on the West Coast anymore, Violence isn't flying across the country for nothing, I'm sure now that the East Coast runners are smelling blood in the water they'll be coming West more offen for Stakes engagements next year since the BC is out West and they are winning more often, it just doesn't bode well for the West Coast runners and trainers who better take heed as to what is going on. Violence is my pick for the Cash Call Futurity. ;-)
John Stevelberg More than 1 year ago
Think if Jay had written this article it would have been more "balanced".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know why you guys are so mad. A 10 horse field with 4 Baffert runners is better than a 7 horse field with one Baffert horse. Plus if you don't like Baffert's horses you'll get better odds on the ones you do like. I'm glad Baffet is entering four. Makes for a better betting race.
Big Jeff More than 1 year ago
It doen't matter to thes guys. If they found out Baffert ate oatmeal for breakfast. they would hate oatmeal. Their comments have crossed into just plain foolish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Betting against Baffert in the Futurity is very risky to say the least. That being said, he got his head handed to him by East Coast shippers on Breeders Cup day. Will Violence continue the trend of East Coat horses winning all these West Coast Grade 1's. It's clear to see that the best horses aren't in California anymore.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
I know it's hard to distinguish one end of Baffert from the other but that was not his head handed to him.
Jordan More than 1 year ago
The locally based 2 year old stakes horses seen so far out West have not impressed. And not one of the 4 Baffert runners is a legit grade 1 horse; at least they haven't come close to proving it yet. In fact, none of the Baffert 4 really represent the elite of his barn. In a fall dominated out West by shippers, I certainly don't disagree with those looking outside the Cali based runners in the Hollywood/CashCall Futurity.