BIG FIELD TO VIE IN CASHCALL FUTURITY
The marquee event of the weekend is Saturday’s $750,000 CashCall Futurity S. (G1) at Hollywood Park, pitting some of the top and up and coming two-year-olds on the West Coast. A huge field is likely for this entertaining event, which promises to be a nice betting feature. Del Mar Futurity (G1) star J P’s Gusto failed in his dirt try at Churchill Downs last out but makes a lot of sense back on his preferred synthetic oval for trainer David Hoffmans. The son of Successful Appeal has trained well in preparation of this and should be in the running from the opening bell.
Surging Grade 3 winner Comma to the Top has run four fields off their feet in succession and could be the one if left alone early. Delta Jackpot S. (G3) third Clubhouse Ride could be a big player if he shows improvement off of his Delta try. Florida invader Gourmet Dinner, who bagged the Delta Jackpot most recently, Generous S. (G3) fifth Boxeur des Rues, the Bob Baffert duo of Awesome Patriot and Prayer for Relief, as well as English import Crimson China, are among the viable options in this wide-open event. Coil, a smart maiden winner for Hall of Fame conditioner Bob Baffert, could be worth watching.