The 10 fastest 3-year-olds from five trial races conducted over 400 yards will return Saturday July 27 and vie for the winner's share of a $75,000-added purse.
Coming off a win in the Ben E. Keith Stakes June 22, Bubba Carver bounced to an impressive 1 ½ length win and the top qualifying mark in the second trial for trainer Judd Kearl. Under jockey Francisco Calderon the WAVE CARVER gelding completed the 400 yards in a quick :19.568 seconds, 107 speed index.
It was the fifth win in10 starts for the Texas-bred gelding owned by Douglas Traylor and bred by Bob and Jerry Gaston. A half-brother to 2012 Texas Classic Futurity(G1) winner Valiant Lil Lady, he is out of the Fredricksburg mare Rustys Lil Lady. He has earned $46,905.
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