04/28/2012 7:57PM

Hollywood Park: Bejarano caps five-win day aboard Mobilized in Tiznow

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Benoit & Associates
A day after becoming a U.S. citizen, Rafael Bejarano is all smiles after winning his fifth race of the day aboard Mobilized in the Tiznow Stakes.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A whip was optional equipment for jockey Rafael Bejarano by the end of a memorable day of five wins at Betfair Hollywood Park on Saturday.

Bejarano had already won four times when he guided Mobilized to a last-to-first win in the $125,000 Tiznow Stakes for California-breds in Saturday’s ninth race. Midway on the turn, while rallying wide, Bejarano lost control of his whip, which flew into the center of the track.

It did not matter. Continuing with a wide rally, Mobilized caught pacesetter M One Rifle to win the Tiznow Stakes by a comfortable 7 1/4 lengths. Trained by Gary Mandella for a partnership, Mobilized ($7.80) ran 7 1/2 furlongs in 1:29.47, winning his first stakes.

Earlier in the day, Bejarano won the $300,000 Snow Chief Stakes with Unusual Heatwave, the $125,000 B. Thoughtful Stakes with Warren’s Jitterbug, the $70,000 Grey Memo Stakes for allowance horses on Gatheratthealter, and a claimer for turf sprinters with Streakin Mohican.

Bejarano, 29, a native of Peru, was already having a memorable weekend.

Friday in Louisville, Ky., Bejarano was sworn in as a United States citizen.

Bejarano gave Mobilized a confident ride.

“He doesn’t have good acceleration from the gate,” he said. “I knew it because I’d watched his replays. When he came running, he was flying.”

Italian Rules, the 2-1 favorite, finished second, a half-length in front of 15-1 Kingpin Ryno, who was always near the front in the field of eight.

Mobilized, a 6-year-old horse by Soul of the Matter races for Double JH Stakes and the estate of Robert Reseigne. Third in the 2011 Tiznow, Mobilized has won 6 of 22 starts and $360,080.

 

 

Rubi Corodado More than 1 year ago
CONGRATULATIONS THE LORD BLESS YOU. . FOR EVER AND EVER.
David N More than 1 year ago
Don't ever overlook this guy even if he is on a mule in a horse race.
Arlene D More than 1 year ago
I agree, disregard El Padrino!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OK, now I know that the racing Gods will not allow a headline that says jockey who had won 5 races this week wins Derby. Second?