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Ultimate Wave Scores in Adequan Derby

Wave Carver colt continues to improve and posts another impressive victory.

October 27, 2012

In late May of this year, Ultimate Wave had made only two career starts and banked less than $500 without hitting the board. Some five months later, the Wave Carver colt is now a multiple stakes winner with a six-figure bankroll after blitzing the field in the $200,000 Adequan Derby Challenge Championship (G1) at Prairie Meadows.

Bet down to be the 6-5 favorite, Ultimate Wave and jockey Esgar Ramirez broke from post five and quickly took command before hitting the wire 1 ¾ lengths in front with a 400-yard time of :19.563. Jorge Miranda trains the Texas-bred for owner Junior’s Quarter Horses Inc. A veteran of only five career starts, Ultimate Wave broke his maiden in a trial to the Adequan Arapahoe Derby Challenge and then came by to win the final by 2 ¼ lengths. His three victories in the Challenge program have earned him more than $115,000.

“He didn’t break that sharp, but 40 yards into the race he really picked it up,” said Ramirez. “I had never ridden him before, but the trainer told me to get a clean trip and that he would try hard for me.”

Bred by Keilani Farms, Ultimate Wave is out of the Grade 1-winning millionaire Eye For Corona. Her four starters are all winners.

Mr Taka B, a 31-1 longshot running for Vanessa Bartoo, rallied to earn second-place money. LMR 2001’s Huckleberry Mojito and Michael Amburn’s A Game Dame finished in a dead heat for third. Fols Jesse, Jess A Comment, Exciting The Planet, Second Painted Sign, Attack The Cartel, Painted Lies and Special Awards completed the order of finish.