09/15/2003 12:00AM

Delaware: Paddington romps


Paddington ($6) easily handled the jump from the maiden ranks as he romped to a five-length wire-to-wire victory over six other 2-year-olds in the $58,700 Whirling Ash Stakes.

Ridden by Rodrigal Madrigal Jr. for trainer Michael Dickinson, Paddington covered the mile in 1:37.71 over a sloppy track.