Reed & Mike Zanella’s Bold Affair broke for the front and raced
comfortably on the lead the remainder of the way in defense of her title
in the $100,000 Conniver Stakes this afternoon at Laurel Park.
Affair carried Abel Castellano to a two-length victory beating four
other Maryland-bred fillies and mares. She completed the seven furlong
distance in 1:25.14.
Howard Wolfendale trainee was winning her second stakes in as many
starts this year. She opened her 5-year-old campaign with a victory in
the What A Summer Stakes on January 12.
“I started to hustle her a little bit and she started going so I let her do her own thing,” Castellano said.
fans in Central Maryland and around the country backed the daughter of
Two Punch down to odds of 1-9 (she was an overwhelming favorite in the
show pool) and her win payoff was $2.20. More Than A Cruise rallied to
finish second while Access to Charlie finished third.
did this very easy,” added Castellano, who has been aboard Bold Affair
for 11 straight starts. “She shows up every time and is very
and Zanella indicated the daughter of Two Punch will be pointed towards
the Primonetta Stakes and Skipat Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, races
she won a year ago.
Bold Affair improves to 11-of-18 lifetime with eight stakes scores with earnings of $659,540.