08/14/2011 5:17PM

Del Mar: Carava claims winner


Trainer Jack Carava claimed first race winner March Mary for $25,000 after she pulled away in sprint over 6 1-2 furlongs to beat older fillies and mares by 1 3-4 lengths at Del Mar on Sunday.

Ridden by Joe Talamo, March Mary ($6.20) was timed in 1:17.12. She made her only career start for trainer Mike Mitchell on Sunday, having been claimed for $20,000 at Churchill Downs in late May.

Magic Mama, who finished fifth in a field of seven, was claimed in a two-way shake by Steve Knapp.