Rain Affair Heads 2012 Apollo Stakes Field

February 22nd, 2012

In a huge boost for the Australian Turf Club the 2012 Apollo Stakes field has held virtually the same strength it had during the nominations stage.

All of the big names have been accepted for the 1400m Group 2 event and it’s definitely worthy of being the feature event on the Rosehill program this Saturday.

Of course all the focus will be around Rain Affair, the Jo Pride runner looking for his ninth straight victory.

Were it not for his second pacing on debut we’d be talking about this horse as if it were another Black Caviar but that one slip up has somehow kept him under the radar.

Only now are people cottoning onto just how good this horse is and an Apollo Stakes victory will cement that fact.

There’s a heap of class opposing him this Saturday but over the journey he probably has their edge.

Horses like Sacred Choice, Trusting, Rangirangdoo and Shoot Out all have big victories on their resume but none have the fitness Rain Affair does in tackling the 1400m this weekend.

Every horses in this race has a rating above 100 with the exception of Startsmeup but even he sits on 97 and his forward running style will apply plenty of pressure on the rest of the field.

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2012 Apollo Stakes Field & Barriers

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 12221X41X9 RANGIRANGDOO (NZ) Chris Waller Glyn Schofield 11 59kg 118
2 40X95552X3 SHOOT OUT Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 6 59kg 114
3 63X7X5117X TRUSTING John P Thompson Joao Moreira 8 59kg 114
4 976X6688X6 DANLEIGH Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 10 59kg 110
5 2111111X11 RAIN AFFAIR Joseph Pride Corey Brown 12 59kg 110
6 32607X50X2 CENTENNIAL PARK (NZ) David Payne Nathan Berry 9 59kg 109
7 1FX602200X HAWK ISLAND (IRE) Chris Waller Rod Quinn 13 59kg 107
8 81561X976X GATHERING John P Thompson Josh Adams (a) 5 59kg 106
9 21X838320X TULLAMORE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Tommy Berry 4 59kg 105
10 X707X0000X HERCULIAN PRINCE (NZ) Gai Waterhouse Adam Hyeronimus (a) 7 59kg 103
11 850505X348 SNIPER’S BULLET Tracey Bartley Ms Kathy O’Hara 1 59kg 102
12 21362X5525 STARTSMEUP Gillian Heinrich Brenton Avdulla 2 59kg 97
13 12X75892X7 SACRED CHOICE Joseph Pride Peter Robl 3 57kg 115