2012 Challenge Stakes Odds – All About Rain Affair

March 29, 2012

deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $50
bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

2012 Challenge Stakes Odds – All About Rain Affair

It seems the favourite is going to rain on the rest of the Challenge Stakes 2012 field if the early markets are any indication with the Joe Pride-trained Rain Affair opening odds-on to win the Rosehill Guineas Day feature on Saturday.

Rain Affair

Rain Affair has opened odds-on to win the 2012 Challenge Stakes on Saturday

Due to jump as Rosehill Race 4 at 2:10pm (NSW time), this year’s edition of the $175,000 Group 2 Challenge Stakes (1100m) attracted just seven contenders.

Of those seven the clear cut favourite in the Challenge Stakes odds at bookmaker.com.au is Commands four-year-old Rain Affair paying $1.75 to post career win number 11 from 13.

After winning their three opening assignments in Sydney this season, including the Group 2 Expressway Stakes (1200m) by four lengths and the Group 2 Apollo Stakes (1400m) over subsequent Chipping Norton Stakes winner Shoot Out by two and a half lengths, Rain Affair suffered their worst ever loss last start.

In a big 22-horse Newmarket Handicap field they struggled to find a position and finished two and a half lengths away sixth behind the history-making winner Hay List on March 10.

They return to their favourite track at Rosehill on Saturday and come back to 1100-metres, a distance they won over first-up in the Listed Carrington Stakes at Warwick Farm on January 2.

Rain Affair also won over the Challenge Stakes track and distance last July by an easy three and a half lengths, making it easy to see why they are the top elect.

Following Rain Affair in the Challenge Stakes betting markets at bookmaker.com.au is then unsurprisingly Bel Sprinter at $3.40.

Drawn one outside the favourite in barrier four for Saturday, Jason Warren’s Bel Esprit four-year-old Bel Sprinter comes into the Challenge Stakes on the back of a very similar lead-up to their main rival.

A winner of five of their seven runs, Bel Sprinter was on fire until running sixth in their maiden elite level test last start when one and a half lengths off the winner Woorim in the Oakleigh Plate (1100m) at Caulfield.

They go to Sydney for the first time in the Challenge Stakes, and their clash with Rain Affair has been one punters have long been keen to see.

The two other hopefuls under $10 in the markets are then $7.50 third favourite Elite Falls, John O’Shea’s More Than Ready filly coming off a close first-up second in the Oakleigh Plate, and $9 chance Neeson who is a stablemate of Rain Affair’s.

Rounding out the 2012 Challenge Stakes field and betting are then Clarry Conners’ 2012 The Galaxy-bound filly Satin Shoes ($26), the David Payne-trained Winter King ($26) and their stablemate $41 roughie Cardinal Virtue.

Like the odds-on favourite or fancy an upset? Whatever your Challenge Stakes tips and selections are we can guarantee you’ll like the odds available online at bookmaker.com.au.

Sign up with bookmaker.com.au today and quote the code BONUSBET to also enjoy a juicy $300 Bonus Bet on the house!

2012 Challenge Stakes Odds

Rosehill Race 4 – 2:10pm – 31/03/2012

# Horse (Barrier) Odds*
1 RAIN AFFAIR (3) 1.75 bookmaker.com.au
2 NEESON (2) 9.00 bookmaker.com.au
3 BEL SPRINTER (4) 3.40 bookmaker.com.au
4 WINTER KING (7) 26.00 bookmaker.com.au
5 CARDINAL VIRTUE (6) 41.00 bookmaker.com.au
6 ELITE FALLS (1) 7.50 bookmaker.com.au
7 SATIN SHOES (5) 26.00 bookmaker.com.au

*Fixed Win Odds provided by bookmaker.com.au and subject to change

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Written By Is The 2018 Ladbrok...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal...

The Everest 2018 Ultimate Goal for Magic Millions Sprint Winner Viddora

Young South Australian horseman Lloyd Kennewell has named Sydney’s 2018 The...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field ...

Capacity 2018 Perth Cup Field Released

Ascot Racecourse in W.A. hosts one of the summer’s highlight races on New...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney R...

2018 The Everest Next Sydney Race for Viddora

Ace young South Australian trainer Lloyd Kennewell has confirmed his Group 1...

Vega Magic Injured But Still S...

Vega Magic Injured But Still Scaling The Everest 2018

A freak accident in the paddock last month has ruled the Lindsay Park-trained...

Horse Racing Today

Daysee Doom and Dixie Blossoms...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fan...

2018 Adelaide Cup Results: Fanatic wins for Walker and Lindsay Park

The Group 2 $400,000 Adelaide Cup over 3200m will be run at Morphettville in...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018...

Fanatic Firm favourite in 2018 Adelaide Cup betting

The Lindsay Park trained Fanatic is a firm favourite in the betting for...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Re...

2018 Super Saturday All Day Results at Flemington: Harlem scores upset win in Australian Cup

The Group 1 $1.25m Lexus Newmarket Handicap (1200m) and the Group 1 $1.5m...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbu...

A field of 9 for 2018 Canterbury Stakes

A field of nine will line up in Saturday’s Group 1 $500,000 Bisley...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field