The Shorts 2012 – Nominations Announced

Nominations have been released for the 2012 The Shorts, which is set to run at Royal Randwick Racecourse this Saturday September 22, 2012.

Included in the 2012 is Rain Affair, who failed to impress at his first-up start in the Group 3 Concorde Stakes at Warwick Farm racecourse.

Rain Affair placed fourth in the race, which was won by his stable mate Tiger Tees.

Rain Affair

Rain Affair is nominated for the 2012 The Shorts this Saturday at Royal Randwick Racecourse.

The Commands gelding was outright favourite for the race and his defeat shocked trainer Joseph Pride, who had predicted a winning run from the five-year-old.

Rain Affair is out to win his first Group 1 start this spring, after proving himself to be one of the leading gallopers during the autumn racing carnival this year.

He has won multiple Group 2 starts and will look to add another to his race record in the 2012 The Shorts this weekend.

Tiger Tees will also be continuing his spring campaign in the 2012 The Shorts after his unexpected winning performance last start.

The Dubawi gelding has won nine of his 13 race starts and has earned more than $385,000 in prize money during his career.

His Concorde Stakes win last start added to his previous Black Type victories in the Listed Hall Mark Stakes and Group 3 BRC Sprint earlier this year.

Torio’s Quest, Manawanui and Atomic Force are also included in the 2012 The Shorts nominations.

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2012 The Shorts Nominations

No. Horse Trainer Hcp Rating
1 ALBERTON PARK (NZ) John O’Shea 95
2 ALMA’S FURY Paul Murray 92
3 ALTAR Peter Snowden 94
4 APPEARANCE Guy Walter 85
5 ATOMIC FORCE Darren Smith
6 COMBAT KITTY Matthew Smith 85
8 EVER THE SAME Anthony Cummings 90
9 FAMOUS SEAMUS (NZ) Noel Mayfield-Smith 83
10 GALAH Peter Snowden 88
11 HAPPY ZERO Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes
12 HURTLE MYRTLE Matthew Smith 109
13 MALAVIO Steve Englebrecht 90
14 MANAWANUI Ron Leemon 108
15 MCCLINTOCK Mark de Montfort
16 MR ARMSTRONG John P Thompson 83
17 MRS ONASSIS Gerald Ryan
18 NOBBY SNIP Gai Waterhouse 99
19 ONE LAST DANCE Peter G Moody
20 PAMPELONNE Tim Martin
21 RAIN AFFAIR Joseph Pride
22 RENEWED VITALITY John P Thompson 85
23 ROSE OF PEACE Gary Portelli 95
24 RUSHING TO WIN Darren Smith 73
25 SATIN SHOES Clarry Conners
26 SPIRIT OF BOOM Tony Gollan
27 TIGER TEES (NZ) Joseph Pride
28 TORIO’S QUEST David Pfieffer 100
29 TYPEFACE Andre Van Tonder 78