HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Already a four-time stakes winner, Tracy Pinchin homebred Jackson earned his graded victory on Saturday in the $100,000 World of Trouble Sprint Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park.
Breaking from post 5 under Luis Saez at 13/1 odds, Jackson broke inward into Admiral Lynch, causing a domino effect that ultimately shuffled the 4/5 favorite Lasting Legacy back to last. Admiral Lynch quickly recovered and set the opening pace, posting fractions of :22.52 and :45.15 while Jackson gave closest chase.
Put to a full drive at the top of the stretch, Jackson took his shot at Admiral Lynch and rallied his way to the lead just inside the 1/8 pole. Continuing to run strongly toward the wire, Jackson edged away late before crossing 3/4 of a length in front.
Trained by Tracy’s wife Jose Pinchin, Jackson completed the 6-furlong sprint over the fast main track in a final time of 1:09.55.
“He warmed up so good,” said Saez, who inherited the mount after Admiral Lynch attracted prior rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. “He broke so well, he was right there. When we came to the 3/8 pole, I knew we can fire. We came to the stretch and he did it.”
Admiral Lynch finished 1 1/2 lengths in front of Epic Dreamer, who tracked from third throughout but was unable to improve his position in the stretch. After his terrible luck out of the gate, Lasting Legacy powered his way to fourth, just a 1/2-length behind Epic Dreamer.
Fast Pass nosed out Yorkton for fifth, while Sweetontheladies and a distanced Goldenlion completed the order of finish.
Jackson’s win was his second in his past three starts, having taken the 7-furlong FTBOA Marion County Florida Sire Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on December 14. The Florida-bred 4-year-old son of Kantharos improved his record to 16-6-4-2 with $446,715 earned.
“Hey, he’s a homebred, so we must be happy,” Jose Pinchin said. “I was really pleased. He broke good; he tracked (Admiral Lynch). Luis went around and gave him a great ride.”
Jackson returned $28.20 to win, $8.60 to place, and $6.20 to show. Admiral Lynch brought back $5 to place and $3.60 to show, while Epic Dreamer paid $4.40 to show.