Wave Carver Runners Top Adequan Arapahoe Trials
Finalists will compete for a spot in the Challenge Championships at Prairie Meadows.
May 27, 2012
A pair of Wave Carver 3-year-olds posted the top two qualifying times on Saturday afternoon from three trials contested at Arapahoe Park for the Adequan Arapahoe Derby Challenge.
The 10 fastest qualifiers will return on June 9 to vie for a portion of the $27,500-added purse and an invite to the $150,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G1) at Prairie Meadows on October 27.
Junior Quarter Horses Inc.'s Ultimate Wave defeated Wave Good Bye Baby by a neck in the first of the three trials. Ridden by jockey Russell Vicchrilli, the Wave Carver colt completed the 400 yards in :20.146 to garner the top time.
Chris Gandarilla saddled the 3-year-old out of the Corona Cartel mare Eye For Corona. Keilani Farms bred him in Texas.
Alejandro Luna was aboard Wave Good Bye Baby to get the second-fastest time of :20.274. Also by Wave Carver, the filly is a homebred for Hugo Barron Sierra. Jose Manuel Barron conditions the daughter of Baby La Jolla, by Streakin La Jolla.
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