Affair Overcomes Tricky Run

Oct 03, 2015

Once the split came for Tricky Affair at Bendigo on Thursday the race was over! Always travelling well in the 1400m maiden, the lightly raced four-year-old was briefly held up for runs turning but once into the clear she was brave to the line.

Getting out early in the straight, Tricky Affair dived through the gap when asked by Jye McNeil and she was dominant over the final stages - her one length winning margin a soft one.

And McNeil thinks there is more to come for the daughter of Henrythenavigator.

"She still has a bit to learn," he said, "but she is heading the right way and she is a nice horse in the making."

"We drew a nice barrier today and the plan was to be just behind the leaders - and it was just a matter of waiting for the gap to open and she took it well."

"She sprinted nicely and was strong through the line."

A $60,000 Melbourne Premier graduate, Tricky Affair is raced by the Limerick Lane Syndicate (manager Gerry Ryan), D Thomas, T Tomblin, A Messner, F Finlay, P Spillane, K Spillane, John Gallaher, Lloyd Palmer and Susan Plummer.

Bred on a 3 X 3 cross of Sadler's Wells, Tricky Affair is one of four winners produced by the city winning King Of Kings mare Kusha, a half-sister to the Hobart Cup winner Offenbach from the family of the outstanding gallopers Rock Of Gibraltar and Riverman.