02/26/2011 5:28PM

Santa Anita: Carava claims 'Sparrow'


Trainer Jack Carava won Saturday's second race with Belo Purse ($3.40) and claimed third-place finisher Capt. Sparrow, who was part of his barn briefly last summer.

Belo Purse ran down Lemon to win the $8,000 claimer for nonwinners in a year, by 1 1-4 lengths, finishing six furlongs in 1:09.53. Capt. Sparrow was third, followed by Scotty Jones in the field of four. There is one other four-horse field today, the $100,000 Valentine Dancer Handicap, the seventh race.

Capt. Sparrow, who was trained by Steve Knapp for Saturday's race, started twice for Carava last summer, finishing second and third.