09/14/2003 11:00PM

Delaware: Paddington romps

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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.