Reed & Mike Zanella’s Bold Affair rallied from last to repeat as
the winner of the $95,000 Primonetta Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.
a patient ride by Abel Castellano for trainer Howard Wolfendale, Bold
Affair was notching her ninth stakes victory and her fifth win at
Pimlico, beating a gutsy Irish Exchange by a half-length. The daughter
of Two Punch is a perfect three-for-three in 2013 with earlier victories
in the What A Summer and Conniver Stakes at Laurel Park.
just knows where the wire is,” said Castellano. “Today, she gave me an
extra gear and wanted it so badly. The horse on the inside dug in and my
filly was trying really hard. She gave me everything she’s got.”
Bold Affair paid $3 as the prohibitive 1-2 betting choice. She completed the six furlong distance in 1:12.19.
The 5-year-old mare will look next for a repeat score in the $100,000 Skipat Stakes on Preakness eve.