Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who has won the CashCall Futurity three times in the past four years, will send out four 2-year-olds in quest of another victory in the Grade I race Saturday at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif.
The 11⁄16-mile CashCall not only provides a healthy $750,000 purse but offers an early look at who is rounding into form as contenders for the 2013 Kentucky Derby.
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 is already a stakes winner at this meet, having won the Real Quiet on Nov. 10.
The victory was his third in four starts.
Den's Legacy and Really Mr Greely have also won stakes — both Grade III's — during the current season at Hollywood.
Title Contender finished eighth of nine in the Grade I Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Nov. 3 at Santa Anita.
Pushing Baffert's bunch will be Doug O'Neill's He's Had Enough, who was second by a neck to Shanghai Bobby in the Juvenile.
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.
The undefeated Violence will make his third start for Todd Pletcher.