02/21/2009 12:00AM

Mayor Marv a successful raider


Mayor Marv, a Southern California raider who had faced some of the best of his class, proved too much in Saturday's $100,000 Turf Paradise Derby as the 3-year-old son of Distorted Humor led all the way to win. Owned by Michael Pegram and trained by Bob Baffert, Mayor Marv broke alertly in the 1 1/16-mile event, was able to control the pace under David Flores, and then spurted clear in the lane to win easily by 4 1/2 lengths. Hidden Bounty, the local kingpin of the division, chased throughout to be a game second. While no match for the winner, he finished 5 1/4 lengths clear of third-place finisher Just Jebicah in the field of seven 3-year-olds.

Mayor Marv covered the distance in 1:43.23. He paid $4 as the favorite and the winner's share of $60,000 pushes his career earnings to $119,208 from two wins in seven starts.

Arizona Oaks: Carlsbad crushes field

Carlsbad continued her thorough domination of the local 3-year-old filly ranks with another romping win in the $50,000 Arizona Oaks. Owned by Dennis Weir and trained by Kevin Lewis, the daughter of Rocky Bar bounced right out the lead in the mile contest for 3-year-old fillies and continued to expand her advantage while never really being asked by rider Daniel Vergara. She ended up getting to the wire 13 1/4 lengths clear of runner-up Miss Bodine. It was another 6 1/2 lengths back to third-place finisher Vikkilee in the field of five.

Carlsbad, the heavy 3-5 favorite, covered the mile in 1:35.55 and paid $3.20 to win. The winner's share of $30,000 pushes her career earnings to $95,126 as she has won all four of her starts. Carlsbad has yet to be challenged - she won her maiden by 4 1/2 lengths, the filly division of the Arizona Breeders Futurity by 14 1/4 lengths, and the Arizona Juvenile Fillies by 19 lengths.