KY Derby Stepping Stone: Win Win Win is Impressive

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WIN WIN WIN SETS TRACK MARK IN PASCO; 2 OTHER STAKES RECORDS FALL

Win Win Win speeds home in Pasco, setting a track record as the first horse in Oldsmar history to better 1:21 for 7 furlongs; Molto Bella shakes off early speed duel to dominate Gasparilla foes; Tapa Tapa Tapa pretty as a picture in Wayward Lass; Dennis Scott, Jim Tipps finish 1-2 in “High Rollers Handicapping Contest.”

Michael Trombetta, the trainer of 3-year-old colt Win Win Win, had a helpless feeling after Gladiator King broke through the gate as the field for the $125,000 Pasco Stakes was being loaded, delaying the start.

But a horse with the kind of talent Win Win Win displayed in setting a 7-furlong track record has a way of making his connections feel like they’re just along for the ride, anyway.

After breaking slowly from the No. 2 post, Win Win Win was taken in hand for the first part of the race before jockey Julian Pimentel launched his bid from the outside at the ¼-mile pole. Win Win Win surged past Gladiator King and Overdeliver, speeding to a seven-and-a-quarter length victory in track and stakes-record time of 1:20.89.

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