Bubba Carver Rolls To Top Qualifying Mark In Retama Park Derby Trials
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Bubba Carver, under jockey Francisco Calderon, gets a 107 speed index and the top qualifying mark in Saturday's Retama Park Derby(G3) trials.

SELMA, TXJULY 13, 2013Bubba Carver rolled to impressive daylight win Saturday night to set the top qualifying mark for the Retama Park Derby(G3).

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 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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