Rex Wells’ Bigg Dee (pictured, white cap) and Cavenaugh Quarter Horses Inc.’s Woodys Gold are among the 23 state-bred 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 400-yard New Mexico State Fair Derby (R) trials at Albuquerque Downs.

The 10 fastest qualifiers will meet in the $200,000-est. final on September 19.

Bigg Dee is coming off of a nose victory in the 400-yard, $203,000 Zia Derby (G2) at Ruidoso Downs on July 31. A $30,000 yearling purchase at the 2019 New Mexico-Bred Sale, the Big Daddy Cartel gelding has won six of 11 starts, including two stakes, and he has earned $200,708.

Bigg Dee drew post 4 and will be ridden by Mario Delgado for trainer James Gonzales II in the second of three trials.

Woodys Gold is a gelded son of Woodbridge acquired for $10,000 at the 2019 New Mexico-Bred Sale. Trained by Clint Crawford, Woodys Gold has banked $362,247 from 10 outs, and his three wins include a 1 1/4-length victory in last year’s 400-yard, $387,000 New Mexico State Fair Futurity (RG3) at Albuquerque Downs.

Woodys Gold was a finalist in the May 29, $361,000 Heritage Place Derby (G2) at Remington Park. The gelding drew post 6 and will be ridden by Mario Delgado in the first heat.