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Another Affair to prove too good for Eroy

Published:Saturday | October 10, 2020 | 12:12 AMAinsley Walters/Gleaner Writer

ANOTHER AFFAIR is all set to avenge stablemate NIPSTER’s defeat to the imported EROY in this afternoon’s Seymour ‘Foggy’ Mullings Memorial at a mile.

Fresh off her pace-setting role in the September 26 St Leger at 10 furlongs, leading the boys down the backstretch and almost into the lane, ANOTHER AFFAIR should run topweight EROY off his legs and steal home.

ANOTHER AFFAIR, the Oaks runner-up, returns at a mile with the exact weight she had carried on June 27, 110lb, when wiring KING ARTHUR at six and a half furlongs, a near 10-length victory. Though outclassed by ABOVE AND BEYOND in the Guineas a month later, she returned to run a cracker in the Oaks, cutting six lengths off her Guineas defeat.

EROY, with the big weight, could have problems matching a light ANOTHER AFFAIR down the backstretch. When he won at a mile, EROY had topweight, but NIPSTER, who lost by a neck, was only three pounds off the American at 123lb.

EROY got the jump on NIPSTER at the half-mile. Omar Walker stole a march on Robert Halledeen and rallied the American in deep stretch to win a three-way photo involving GREEN GOLD RUSH, charging with 116lb for third.

The splits for that race, an opening quarter of 25.0 and a half-mile in 48.2, enabled EROY to slip NIPSTER and hang tough in the stretch run. However, against ANOTHER AFFAIR, running with 110lb, topweight EROY will be asked to do much more for the first half-mile, which won’t be to his liking when the filly kicks with the featherweight.

Richard Azan has thrown in VOYTEK as a rabbit to unsettle ANOTHER AFFAIR. However, Dick Cardenas is far too smart to fall for that tag-team tactic, nor does he have any need to. VOYTEK should only be taken for what he is, a mere distraction.

ANOTHER AFFAIR has transformed since trainer Gary Subratie fitted the figure eight for her runaway victory against KING ARTHUR, which she again proved in the St Leger, tearing away on the lead down the backstretch, only to be passed by stablemate WOW WOW and MAHOGANY coming off the final turn.

ainsley.walters@gleanerjm.com