09/28/2003 11:00PM

Fairplex: Chinkapin takes Hinds

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POMONA, Calif. - Chinkapin, claimed two starts back for $50,000 by trainer Mike Mitchell, scored a mild upset at Fairplex Park, where he won the $99,000 Ralph M. Hinds Pomona Invitational Handicap by 1 1/4 lengths over even-money favorite Denied. It was nine lengths farther back to Legendary Weave. Chinkapin ($12.40), ridden by Omar Berrio, pressed the pace set by Denied and edged clear in the stretch to win in 1:48.67.