05/22/2010 12:00AM

Affluence makes it 2 for 2


Affluence followed up his maiden win earlier in the month at Delaware Park with an impressive 6 1/2-length victory there in Saturday s $50,700 Par Four Stakes.

Ridden by Jose Valdivia for trainer Ron Potts, Affluence tracked the pacesetting Happytheman through an opening quarter-mile in 22.14 seconds in the 4 1/2-furlong Par Four, took over leaving the turn, and pulled away from his rivals. The favored Speed Demon bobbled at the start and wound up second, a neck in front of third-place Firepole in the field of eight 2-year-olds.

A Kentucky-bred son of Zavata, Affluence covered the distance in 51.97 seconds on a fast track, paying $23.80 to win.