ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Shared Belief collared pacesetter Moreno on the turn for home and went on to win the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap by 4 1/4 lengths.
The 5-year-old gelding ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.67 and paid $2.60, $2.20 and $2.10 as the 1-5 favorite in a field of 13 older horses.
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith earned a record third consecutive Big 'Cap victory, having won the previous two years aboard Game On Dude.
Shared Belief improved to 10-1 in his career, the only blemish being a controversial loss in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic last fall at Santa Anita.
Moreno returned $4.80 and $4.20, while Catch a Flight was another head back in third and paid $4.20 to show.
Crimson Giant, a 6-year-old gelding, finished last in his 67th career start. He has just one win to his credit.