Updated on 09/17/2011 10:20AM

Frankel stakes exacta

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Megahertz ($4.60) rallies to win the $250,000 Grade 2 Santa Barbara Handicap at Santa Anita.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Stakes wins at Santa Anita have led to big things in the past for Megahertz.

In early 2002, she won three stakes races on the Santa Anita turf course and later won two lucrative stakes races at Hollywood Park.

Saturday, Megahertz ended a four-race losing streak in the $250,000 , winning in a fashion that suggests the 4-year-old filly could play an important role in the upcoming stakes races at Hollywood Park.

Scoring her sixth stakes win since arriving from France 18 months ago, Megahertz ($4.60) rallied from the back of a small field to win the Grade 2 Santa Barbara Handicap at 1 1/4 miles on turf by three-quarters of a length over stablemate Trekking.

The first two fillies are trained by Bobby Frankel, but Megahertz is owned by Michael Bello and Trekking races for Juddmonte Farms.

Megahertz was favored in the field of five and was confidently ridden by Alex Solis.

Last on the backstretch, Solis kept Megahertz behind the leaders on the final turn, rallied her between Notting Hill and Noches de Rosa in early stretch and hand rode his mount to the finish. Megahertz completed the distance in 2:00.08.

"With her turn of foot, I knew she'd be okay," Solis said. "She won very easily."

Trekking, who was making her graded stakes debut, set the pace through modest fractions of 24.49 and 48.22 seconds. She led by a length at the eighth- pole, but could not hold off Megahertz.

Trekking finished 1 1/2 lengths in front of Noches de Rosa, who was followed by Notting Hill and Garden in the Rain.

Noches de Rosa beat Garden in the Rain and Megahertz in the Santa Ana Handicap at Santa Anita last month, but never threatened the first two in the Santa Barbara.

Garden in the Rain might have been closer in the Santa Barbara with a better trip. She was on the inside turning for home and made no impression in the stretch.

"She couldn't get out," trainer Jeff Mullins said. "She was trapped the whole way."

Megahertz has won 7 of 18 starts and $822,646. The victory in the Santa Barbara ended a losing streak that included a nose loss in the Del Mar Oaks and a close second in the San Gorgonio Handicap here in January.