The concept of "diet," then, is larger than the components on the plate because the French culinary affaire d'amour
also embraces the manners of civilized eating.
The 7-1 shot, who has passed the pounds 45,000 prize-money mark since being claimed, was given a fine ride by Luke Fletcher, who set a steady pace and kept on well to hold Affaire d'Amour
off by a length.
GEORGE DUFFIELD and Sir Mark Prescott rolled back the years at Musselburgh yesterday when racing's oldest partnership took the Showcase Handicap with Affaire D'Amour
The pounds 25,000 Tote Bookmakers Stakes (Showcase Handicap) attracted a competitive-looking field, but it was won in decisive fashion by the Sir Mark Prescott-trained Affaire D'Amour
who was brought with a well-timed run to lead inside the final furlong and go a length and threequarters clear of Clarinche Claymore.
Her best run came when finishing second to Affaire D'Amour
in a two-mile event at Folkestone back in August and although she has disappointed twice since this race should not be too far out of her reach.
Later in the afternoon John Gosden's Saltrio will be hoping to reverse Maisons-Laffitte placings with Roman Saddle in the Listed Prix Denisy, in which John Dunlop's Arundel stable will be represented by Screaming Eagle, and Sir Mark Prescott saddles Affaire d'Amour.
Affaire d'Amour has been running well in handicaps this season.
Other highlights include Thursday's Doncaster Cup, in which Cover Up, a workmate of Balakheri's meets Sir Mark Prescott's improving filly Affaire d'Amour
, who attempts to follow the stable's Alleluia in taking advantage of the weight-for-age and sex allowances.
Sir Mark Prescott took the race last year with Alleluia and has entered two similar types this year - Affaire d'Amour
APPRENTICE Mark Worrell, who has survived nearly seven years with Sir Mark Prescott, enjoyed a career-first double when scoring on Alter Ego and Affaire d'Amour, two well-bred fillies who are trained by his boss and owned by Kirsten Rausing.
However, he fully expected his two-mile handicap success on Affaire d'Amour, who he had already won on at Wolverhampton and who was bidding for a hat-trick, although the 1-2 chance rather scrambled home in the end.
A winner at Bath on Monday, the Sylvester Kirk-trained top weight cut down favourite Affaire d'Amour
close home to win by a length and a half under Pat Dobbs.