Sunday, January 29 2012
LOVE AND PRIDE THE QUEEN OF THE AFFECTIONATELY
OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Love and Pride took control at the start and never looked back in the $75,000 Affectionately for fillies and mares, running away to a 7 ½-length victory over Bahia Beach on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Leaving from post position 1, Love and Pride quickly secured the lead in the opening strides and was taken in hand by jockey Cornelio Velasquez to set fractions of 24.92, 49.41, and 1:13.54. Bahia Beach moved up to challenge the leader at the quarter pole, but Love and Pride rebuffed that bid and extended her advantage in the stretch.
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