Premiere Stakes 2012 Field – Rain Affair Takes on the Girls

October 3, 2012

Premiere Stakes 2012 Field – Rain Affair Takes on the Girls

Rain Affair is one of just three male horses in Saturday’s Group 2 2012 Premiere Stakes (1200m) at Flemingtonon Saturday where the Joe Pride-trained sprinter will attempt to get his spring back on track.

Rain Affair

Rain Affair will be out to get his spring back on track in the Premiere Stakes

The five-year-old was one of the most hyped sprinters heading into the spring but struggled first-up when an odds-on favourite in the Group 3 Concorde Stakes.

He was beaten 4 1/2 lengths by stablemate Tiger Tees when finishing fourth but recently showed he may still be a force this spring when winning a trial in promising style.

Pride was pleased with the trial performance of the Commands gelding and is hoping for a favourable soft track this weekend.

“I’d just love some rain. I love seeing him on wet tracks, he’s almost unbeatable,” Pride said.

A winner of 11 of 16 starts, Rain Affair is part of a 10-horse field that is dominated by mares.

Satin Shoes has been in terrific form this spring with place finishes in both the Concorde Stakes and The Shorts but will have to overcome an outside barrier 10 draw this weekend.

Multiple Group 1 winner Streama will be out build on her first-up third to More Joyous in the Sheraco Stakes while 2011 Myer Classic winner Hurtle Myrtle will be out to bounce back from a first-up ninth in the How Now Stakes.

Two quality mares kicking off their spring campaigns in the Premiere Stakes are Pear Tart and Red Tracer who are both resuming after excellent winter preparations.

Pear Tart will be chasing a fifth consecutive victory this weekend and was last seen taking out the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara at Eagle Farm.

Red Tracer was also impressive during the Queensland winter, winning the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes and finishing fourth in the Tatt’s Tiara.

Other Premiere Stakes contenders include Jason Coyle-trained mare Emotional Circus and Patinack gelding Renewed Vitality.

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Premiere Stakes 2012 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 x1116122x4 RAIN AFFAIR Joseph Pride Corey Brown 3 58.5kg 111
2 31221023×8 RENEWED VITALITY John P Thompson James McDonald 9 58.5kg 85
3 x251x940x9 HURTLE MYRTLE Matthew Smith Glyn Schofield 1 56.5kg 108
4 30x319514x RED TRACER Chris Waller Nash Rawiller 4 56.5kg 108
5 11x21521x3 STREAMA Guy Walter Hugh Bowman 2 56.5kg 108
6 115x71111x PEAR TART John P Thompson Christian Reith 8 56.5kg 104
7 5x02200x32 SATIN SHOES Clarry Conners Jim Cassidy 10 56.5kg 104
8 x491x7542x SHANNARA Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy 6 56.5kg 101
9 138x1314x0 EVER THE SAME Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 7 56.5kg 90
10 x16115x147 EMOTIONAL CIRCUS Jason Coyle Blake Shinn 5 56.5kg 86

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