07/07/2007 12:00AM

Trickey Trevor catches Barber


PLEASANTON, Calif. - Trickey Trevor ($8.60) couldn't keep up with Barber early but wore him down late to win the $50,930 Sam J. Whiting Handicap at the Alameda County Fair on Saturday.

Breaking from the rail, Trickey Trevor was asked to run early by jockey Russell Baze, but Barber had a little more speed. When Barber, the 3-2 favorite, moved to the rail, Baze took Trickey Trevor back to third.

Trickey Trevor swung outside of Barber and The Pharaoh approaching the quarter pole, and he ran down the stubborn Barber to win the six-furlong race by one length in 1:09.79.

"I wanted to be on the lead," Baze said. "[Barber] put me in a little tight. My horse doesn't like being pinned in, so we took back. As soon as I chirped to him, he picked up the bit. By the quarter pole, I knew I had them."

Barber's rider, David Lopez, said he had no excuses.

"He broke sharp," Lopez said. "I got pressed a little, but he wasn't going too fast. I had horse, and he tried," Lopez said.

Trickey Trevor earned $27,630 for his 20th victory, lifting his career total to $695,221 with 20 wins, 5 seconds and 4 thirds in 44 starts.