Trombetta Still Weighing Options For ‘Valiant’ Win Win Win

by | 03.22.2019 | 2:38pm
Win Win Win takes the Pasco Stakes

Live Oak Plantation homebred Win Win Win, who finished third in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby in his most recent start, will target either the Grade 2 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets or the Grade 2 Blue Grass at Keeneland for his next start.

Conditioner Michael Trombetta said that a decision will be not be made until after Win Win Win's scheduled breeze on Saturday morning at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland.

“Well, it's either between New York or the Blue Grass,” said Trombetta. “We'll make a decision soon, but we definitely want to see how he looks tomorrow morning following his breeze.”

Sired by Hat Trick, a son of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Sunday Silence, Win Win Win won his debut sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs on November 3 at Laurel Park. The dark bay colt followed up with an impressive optional-claiming victory by 6 ½ lengths on December 7 at Laurel in his next start and closed out his 2-year-old campaign with a second-place finish in the Heft on December 29.

Win Win Win kicked off his 3-year-old season with a 7 ¼ length victory in the Pasco on January 19 at Tampa Bay Downs before entering the Tampa Bay Derby where he picked up 10 Derby qualifying points, completing the trifecta behind Tacitus and Outshine.

Trombetta said he was still assessing the colt's ability but reported that Win Win Win is training well heading into his next assignment.

“He's done everything right so far,” said Trombetta. “I haven't really worked with this sire before so we're still figuring things out with him as far as how long he might want to go. He didn't have the best of trips in the Tampa Bay Derby and it was his first time racing at two turns, but I still thought he gave a valiant effort. Certainly, enough to warrant taking another shot at a Derby prep.”

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