Co-favored Mountain Bear drew clear in midstretch and held off Justicara Thursday to win the $48,000 feature race at Santa Anita.
Ridden by Rafael Meza, Mountain Bear finished 1 3/4 lengths in front of Justicara, the other co-favorite, ridden by Laffit Pincay. La Mimosa, ridden by Eddie Delahoussaye, was third.
Mountain Bear, a 5-year-old mare trained by Darrell Vienna, was timed in 1:49 3 5 for 1 1/8 miles over a firm turf course.
Mountain Bear paid $5.40, $3.20 and $3.