06/11/2011 5:27PM

Parx: Bold Affair makes amends for lone career defeat by taking Jostle

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Bold Affair, third in the Miss Preakness three weeks ago, improves to 3-for-4 lifetime by winning her first stakes in the Jostle.

Bold Affair turned the tables on both of the fillies who beat her three weeks earlier in the Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico by scoring a hard-fought victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Jostle Stakes at Parx Racing.

Ridden for the first time by Stewart Elliott, Bold Affair ($10) was in front of only one horse in the field of six 3-year-old fillies after the first quarter-mile of the 6 ½-furlong Jostle, but by the half-mile pole she was among three horses within a half-length of pacesetter Ms. Cruisen’. Elliott took Bold Affair five-wide coming around the turn, dueled with Strike the Moon until the sixteenth pole, then inched her way ahead to prevail by a length. She completed the distance on a fast track in 1:17.07.

Strike the Moon, the slight favorite at 2-1 on the basis of her runner-up finish in the Miss Preakness by a neck, easily was second best by 2 ¾ lengths over 9-1 outsider A Story of Revenge.

R Holiday Mood, the Miss Preakness winner, was used hard early and faded to last at 5-2 odds.

Bold Affair, a daughter of Two Punch based in Maryland with trainer Howard Wolfendale for owners Mike Zanella and Charles Reed,, is now 3 for 4 lifetime. In her lone defeat, she was third in the Miss Preakness, a length behind R Holiday Mood and Strike the Moon