09/24/2007 12:00AM

Fairplex: Frank the Barber splashes to a win

EmailAn unusual rainstorm in the typically hot, dry month of September created a rare wet track at Fairplex Park, which was fine for allowance-caliber 3-year-old Frank the Barber. Racing on sloppy going, the gelding won the $99,000 Pomona Derby by a length over Big Bad Leroybrown, with Mr. Nightlinger third. The morning-line favorite, Daytona, was scratched

The meet's leading jockey, Martin Pedroza, rode Frank the Barber ($6.80) to victory for trainer Gary Stute. Frank the Barber ran the 1 1/8 miles in 1:53.07.