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Bewareofthisaffair Revels In The Goo At Cal Expo
Thursday, January 26, 2012 - by Mark Ratzky, Publicity -- Cal Expo

           
Bewareofthisaffair got an overdue trip to the charmed enclosure when she upset at Cal Expo in last Friday night’s (January 20) opener over a sloppy track for owner/breeder Wendi Weiner, trainer Nathalie Tremblay and regular pilot James Kennedy.
 
Last year was a lean one as far as wins were concerned for Bewareofthisaffair, with just a lone victory to go with 10 second and third-place finishes, but she got the job last time when the conditions were less than ideal.
 
“She loves an off track,” Weiner informed.  “If you recall, she won the Kaycees Doll last year in the slop.  She takes after her mother Sanananna and her brother Cold Affair, who were huge mudders.  I raise my babies outside for the most part, and they all seem to love it when it rains and head for the first mud puddle they can find.”
 
In last week’s score, Kennedy made what proved to be the winning move with Bewareofthisaffair at the quarter, taking the lead for good at that point and showing the way home by a length Scooter Babe.
 
“I have to thank Nat and Dave and Stretchy and Chuck, and special thanks to James who knows her like his own and treats her the best,” Wendi said.  “James fits her like a glove, and I can’t thank everyone enough for taking care of my girl.”
 
The dark-hued daughter of Hi Ho Silverheels is affectionately known as BB Bug and has her own fan club.
 
“She has a group we call her Aunties and they’ve watched her since she was born on my live web cam,” Wendi explained.  “If you listened close Friday night, you could hear the cheers from all across the country.”
 
 
Putoneonnetformom Gets Top Billing On Friday At Call Expo
 
Luke PlanoPutoneonnetformom, who found a sloppy track to his liking in his last outing and romped to a seven and a quarter length victory, looks to keep the momentum going in Friday night’s (January 27) featured $4,000 gathering for the trotters at Cal Expo.
 
An 8-year-old homebred son of Trot For Joy out of the Armbro Goal mare Light The Lamp, Putoneonnetformom carries the banner of Jeff, Gerald and Diana Cimini with Rocky Stidham the conditioner and James Kennedy in his usual spot in the sulky.  He comes into this assignment with $129,000 in the bank and a 1:57.2 mark that was established here last season.
 
The dark-hued trotter prevailed in seven of his 22 trips to the post last year, with a second and a third to kick off 2012 before returning to the winner’s circle following the most recent clash at the top rung.  Off at 7-2 in that affair and taking advantage of an early miscue by his favored stable-mate Shelby County, Putoneonnetformom shot right to the front for Kennedy, set the fractions without challenge and drew off in the stretch.
 
Giles L S Hanover completed the exacta behind Putoneonnetformom last time and will join Franks Best as the uncoupled Bob Johnson stable representatives in the line-up.  Giles L S Hanover is owned by the trainer, Marty Garey and Hank Wieseneck with Steve Wiseman at the controls, while Johnson owns and bred Franks Best and has Lemoyne Svendsen in the sulky.
 
Giles L S Hanover is coming off back-to-back second-place finishes, following Shelby County home two weeks ago and then making some late progress to get the place behind Putoneonnetformom in that last tour.  The 7-year-old son of S Js Photo has a 1:58.1 career standard from three years ago.
 
Franks Best is a multiple stakes-winning son of Armbro Scribe who had his picture taken following nine of his 27 appearances last season, but has had to be happy with minor awards in his three outings this year.  He has $117,000 in the bank and established his 1:57 standard over this layout.
 
Rounding out the field are Cobina, who will have the services of Scott Cisco; Carpathian Hooray with Jim Lackey guiding from the cozy one-hole, and Meringue to be handled by Luke Plano.  A 15-race program is on tap, with the main event going as the second contest on the card.
 
Live racing resumes at Cal Expo on Friday (January 27) & Saturday (January 28) at 6:00 p.m. (PST).  On every live card, Cal Expo offers free parking & free admission after 4:30 p.m.   On Friday, Cal Expo offers Happy Hour from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on which Beer; Well Drinks & Wine are offered at $4 each, while a Burger with fries is offered at $5.
 
Cal Expo now offers a reduced 15 percent takeout rate on all Pick 4’s (Thursday/Friday nights in partnership with the USTA Strategic Wagering Committee).  In addition, all Late Pick 4’s will come with a $10,000-guaranteed pool.  On Saturday night, there will be a 0% takeout on successful Late Pick 4 tickets made at Cal Expo or at Twinspires.com.