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Fair Grounds: Patience Pays Off for Afford

Fair Grounds Race Course
Photo: CDI
Jim Tafel’s Afford, away alertly but allowed to trail the field early, commenced a rally outside the leaders when set down for the drive, challenged Gary and Mary West’s Tiz Moe in the final sixteenth and proved best by a nose at the wire in Thursday’s $49,000 allowance and $30,000 optional claiming feature for sophomores at Fair Grounds.

 

Trained by Greg Geier and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, the winner paid mutuels of $6.40, $3 and $2.80, accomplished the mile and 70-yard distance in 1:42.55 and increased his career earnings to $57,800 with his second win in four lifetime starts.

 

Tiz Moe, unhurried early, rallied when set down for the drive, gained the advantage briefly late but could not withstand the winner.  Coupled in the wagering with Gary and Mary West’s Fire Alarm, who finished third two and a quarter lengths behind him, the Bret Calhoun-trained entry paid $2.20 and $2.10.

 

Robert Cartwright’s Alexander Thegreat made the pace with splits of 23.64 and 46.86 before weakening late.

 

Racing resumes Friday at Fair Grounds with a 10-race program beginning with a special late 5 p.m. post time in the third of six Starlight Racing programs of the 2011-2012 New Orleans racing season.

 

 

 

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