08/08/2010 6:57PM

Del Mar: Bejarano wins two straight


Valley Cat ($6.60) beat a field of maiden claimers in Sunday's fourth race, the first leg of a pick six that attracted a strong pool of $322,199.

Riddne by Rafael Bejarano, his second consecutive winnner, Valley Cat ran seven furlongs in 1:24.82, outfinishing Royal Import by a head. Valley Cat was making his fourth career start.

Bejarano won Sunday's third race on the promising New Zealand import Late Cuddle, who had an ideal trip and drew off to win an optional claimer over a mile on turf by 6 1-4 lengths. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Late Cuddle ran a mile on turf in 1:33.69.