Quindici Man's trainer,
Craig Lewis, had worried all week that there was no speed in the $75,000
Ralph M. Hinds Pomona Invitational Handicap, which didn't bode well for
his late-running 5-year-old.
And he was exactly right.
Atticus Jack, with Agapito Delgadillo aboard, went right to
the front in the "about" 1 1/8-mile race on closing day at Fairplex Park
and set dawdling fractions of 48.99 for the half-mile and 1:13.21 for
The leisurely pace allowed Atticus Jack to open a two-length
advantage into the stretch en route to a three-quarter length victory
over Norvsky, with El Gato Malo another 1 1/2 lengths back in third.