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Rain Affair Wins Gr3 Missile Stakes
At Randwick, Gr3-winning & multiple Gr1-placed Darley stallion Commands (Danehill-Cotehele House, by My Swanee) added a group success when 6YO gelding Rain Affair (Commands-I Believe, by Octagonal) scored impressively by 5.5-lengths for trainer Joe Pride in the $100,000 Gr3 Missile Stakes (1200m) for 3YOs+, over 8YO gelding Mic Mac (Statue of Liberty-Amandine, by Tertian) & 7YO gelding Title (Honours List-Claudia, by Al Jaasi). This was Rain Affair's second Missile Stakes victory (2011) and took his record to 12 wins (including the Gr2 Expressway Stakes, Gr2 Apollo Stakes, Gr2 Challenge Stakes) & 5 placings (including the Gr1 TJ Smith Stakes, Gr1 All Aged Stakes - twice, & Gr1 BTC Cup) from 23 starts for $1,402,450 earnings.