ARCADIA, Calif. -- Top Kisser beat Thermal Nermal by a length to win the $58,000 Hesperia Purse on Thursday at Santa Anita.
Jockey Rafael Bejarano earned his fourth win on the card, guiding Top Kisser over a mile on the turf in 1:34.72. Top Kisser paid $5.80, $3.80 and $2.80 as the 9-5 favorite.
Miss Pippa returned $4.80 and $3.60, while Thermal Nermal was another 1 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $7.40 to show.
The victory, worth $45,240, increased Top Kisser's career earnings to $133,840, with three wins in five starts.
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