Saturday, September 2, 2017

Gaffalione on Word of Trouble in Affirmed

Tyler Gaffalione,who is in South Florida because of  wet weather n Kentucky, picked up mounts in two of  today's three stakes races at Gulfstream Park. 

He has been named to ride World of Trouble in the co-feature $200,000 Affirmed.  That race. for males in the  Florida Sire  Stakes series, is the 12th race on the 13-race card.

Gaffalione rode Mizz Money to a second  place finish, behind Bonita,  in the $75,000  Wasted Tears  Stakes.  It was 1 /16 miles on turf for fillies and  mares 3-years-old and up.
Gaffalione was scheduled to ride  at  Kentucky Do\wns  in Franklin, Ky. But last night  offiicials of that track called off the Saturday card due to  rajn.

Pedro Monterrey Jr. was scheduled to  ride Mizz  Money.  Trainer David  Fawkes chose to instead go with the available Gaffalione, who leads jockeys in wins  for  the Gulfstream  summer  meet.

Eduardo  Nunez was scheduled to ride World  of Trouble.  He is a long-time go-to jockey for Kathleen O'Connell, who trains World of  Trouble.
Apparently, O'Connell and/or owner Michael Dubb could not turn away from a  chance to put Gaffalione on their  horse.

In his career debut, on Aug.10 at  Gulfstream, World  of Trouble won by 14  lengths in a $25,000 maiden claiming race at 5 1/2 furlongs om dirt.
World Of Trouble  is  5-1 in the morning line for the seven-furlong Affirmed.
--Jim Freer


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