Finnegans Wake won the $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes by a length at Santa Anita.
Finnegans Wake went five-wide turning for home and hung on against a field of eight older horses. The victory, worth $120,000, increased his career earnings to $945,375, with five wins in 26 starts. It was the second straight stakes win for 6-year-old Finnegans Wake, who won the 1 1/2-mile Hollywood Turf Cup by a neck at Del Mar on Nov. 27.
In the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, Seduire won by 2 1/4 lengths for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.
Callback returned $13.40 and $7.40 at 17-1 odds, and Xoxo was another 4 3/4 lengths back in third and paid $7.80 to show.
"Seduire broke sharp from the gate," Bejarano said. "I was hoping she would break sharp because she likes to be on the lead and I had a bad post. She broke well so I took advantage. I got her relaxed and tried to give her a breather. When I felt pressured going into the stretch, I let her go and she showed me a big kick."