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Wincat All the Way

February 09, 2009 · By · Share

Wincat Impressive in Score

Making his second start off an eleven-month layoff, Wincat lived up to his name with a powerful seven- length score at Philadelphia Park.  Taking control right from the opening bell, Wincat led throughout the six furlong allowance race and stopped the clock in an impressive 1:09.1.  Wincat blistered through an opening quarter mile in :22, and half in :44.4, and turned for home with a commanding lead.  He would be throttled down late en route to the comfortable margin.

Interestingly enough, the final time and final margin were eerily similiar to his first start over thirteen months ago.  On that day in December of 2007, Wincat drilled 11 rivals by almost seven lengths in the exact same time (earning a 90 Beyer Speed Figure in the process).

Jockey Sheldon Russell made the trip to Philadelphia Park a winning one, as he was aboard for Wincat's tour de force performance.  "Man, he was just awesome today.  Artie (assistant trainer Artie Magnuson) told me he had a lot of natural speed and to just see how he goes, and he just carried me around the track today," said Russell.  "He was a pleasure to ride, that's for sure."

For the victory, the 4-year-old Pennsylvania-bred son of Hold That Tiger earned $34,440.  He has now won two of his four career starts, and has earned more than $79,000 during his career.

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