Great Mills will be shortening up to what may be his best distance when part of a full field of 12 in the $200,000 Oliver at Indiana Downs on Wednesday evening. The Oliver is a mile turf race for 3-year-olds.\r\nTrained by Steve Asmussen, Great Mills will be making his fifth start of the season. A son of War Front, Great Mills won an optional claiming race at Fair Grounds in January and then didn&rsquo;t start again until the 7 1/2-furlong Grindstone on March 12. He led throughout in that $59,000 race to score by a length.\r\nIn his two mosty recent starts, Grerat Mills finished second, beaten a nose, in the Grade 3 Transylvania at Keeneland on April 8 and fourth in the Grade &nbsp;2 American Turf at Churchill Downs on May 6.\r\nScott Blasi, Asmussen&rsquo;s longtime assistant, was plased by Great Mills&rsquo;s effort in the American Turf.\r\n&ldquo;It was a very, very competitive bunch of horses and although he gave up the lead, he stayed on well at the end,&rdquo; Blasi said.\r\nBlasi thinks the Oliver is a good spot for Great Mills to earn his second win of the season.\r\n&ldquo;He came out of that race Derby week great and he has been training great,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I think the mile distance is a perfect spot for him. It is a great race to get him started for the summer.&rdquo;\r\nThere is an abundance of early speed in the Oliver but that is not a concern for Great Mills, according to Blasi.\r\n&ldquo;He has had the lead in most of his races this year, but he can come from off the pace, he did it this winter,&rdquo; Blasi said, referring to December and January victories at Fair Grounds in which he was kept off the pace.\r\nJulien Leparoux will ride.\r\nShould the speed burn itself out, Lil Bit O&rsquo;Fun could pick up the pieces. Trained by Tom Proctor, Lil Bit O&rsquo;Fun finished fourth two races ago in the Transylvania, beaten only a length. The gelded son of Langfuhr finished fourth in his last out at Pimlico on May 21 in the $100,000 James W. Murphy going a mile, but was well back off slow fractions.\r\nLeandro Goncalves will ride once again.\r\nAn earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the sire of Great Mills as War Chant. He is a son of War Front.