02/27/2011 5:51PM

Santa Anita: Stra, Bean provide upset


Jockey Kayla Stra and trainer Bob Bean won their first races of the meeting with Golden Augusto ($131.20) in Sunday's sixth race.

Sent off as the longest shot in a field of seven, Golden Augusto was with the leaders throughout the one-mile race for $20,000 maiden claimers and won by 2 1-4 lengths over Balboa Bay. Preferred Behavior, the 3-2 favorite, could only finish third. Golden Augusto was timed in 1:36.76.

Stra was based in Northern California last year, where she won 54 races. She rode in Southern California in 2009 and returned to this circuit in December. 

Golden Augusto was winless in his first seven starts, but was third last November at Hollywood Park. Sunday's race was his first start around two turns.