01/28/2011 6:46PM

Santa Anita: Bejarano triples


Leading jockey Rafael Bejarano has won three races for the second consecutive day - and has time for more success on Friday.

Bejarano won with his first three mounts on Friday - Temp ($4.80) in the first, Marquet Rebel ($17.20) in the third and Lisa Cozzene ($19) in the fourth. He won the third race by a nose and the fourth by a neck, catching horses ridden by Joe Talamo in each race.

Marquet Rebel and Lisa Cozzene won the first two legs of a pick six that had a small pool of $111,681.

Later on Friday, Bejarano rides Gumption in the seventh race and Long Legged Lovely in the eighth race.

Through Friday's fourth race, he leads all riders at this meeting with 37 wins, 11 in front of runner-up Joel Rosario.