Temple Stakes (Group 2) 5f

  • (3yo+, 5f, Class 1, 12 runners)
  • Winner £45,416 2nd £17,216 3rd £8,616 4th £4,296 5th £2,152 6th £1,080
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in places 5f and 6f, 7f and further Good)
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 0m 57.67s
  • Off time: 15:03:36

Full Result

15:00 Haydock Park
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st (5) 8 Sole Power E Lynam 4 9-4 K Latham 8/1
SP 8/1 Towards rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, pushed out opened 9/1 touched 15/2
2nd (12) ¾ 5 Kingsgate Native (IRE) Sir Michael Stoute 6 9-4 R L Moore 7/2
SP 7/2 Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish opened 9/2 £4500-£1000 £1350-£300 £4000-£1000
3rd (11) ½ 7 Prohibit R M H Cowell 6 9-4 p Jim Crowley 12/1
SP 12/1 Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, kept on towards finish
4th (1) ¾ 2 Borderlescott R Bastiman 9 9-4 N Callan 10/1
SP 10/1 Chased leaders, pushed along 2f out, led 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish
5th (8) 1 3 Group Therapy T D Barron 6 9-4 J P Spencer 20/1
SP 20/1 Dwelt, behind, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong
6th (7) ½ 10 Rose Blossom R A Fahey 4 9-1 P Hanagan 14/1
SP 14/1 Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong opened 12/1
7th (6) ½ 6 Overdose J Roszival 6 9-4 Andreas Suborics 9/4f
SP 9/4f Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 5/2 touched 2/1
8th (2) ½ 4 Hamish McGonagall T D Easterby 6 9-4 D Allan 20/1
SP 20/1 Broke well, led 1f, ridden abd every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
9th (4) s.h 12 Stone Of Folca J R Best 3 8-10 F Tylicki 33/1
SP 33/1 Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no headway opened 40/1
10th (9) s.h 9 Tangerine Trees B Smart 6 9-4 v T Eaves 8/1
SP 8/1 Chased leaders, led after 1f, ridden and headed 1f, soon weakened opened 9/1 touched 15/2
11th (10) 1 Markab H Candy 8 9-11 P Cosgrave 11/1
SP 11/1 Mid-division, pushed along and weakened 2f out opened 9/1
12th (3) 2 11 New Planet (IRE) J J Quinn 3 8-10 Martin Lane 25/1
SP 25/1 Slowly into stride, towards rear and pushed along, never dangerous opened 22/1

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £10.00 Tote Place £3.10,£1.60,£4.20 Straight Forecast £35.81 Exacta £37.00 Trifecta £737.00 Swingers 1&2:£5.00 2&3:£10.60 1&3:£18.60

Jackpot £6,995.21 carried forward to Kelso, 22nd May
Placepot £1,087.40, Pool: £154107.12, 103.45 winning tickets
Quadpot £153.10, Pool: £6850.35, 33.1 winning tickets


All eyes were on Overdose here but the 'Budapest Bullet' failed to fire. He was soon towards the head of affairs but could never dominate his field and was beaten approaching the final furlong. Connections blamed the quick ground but it's hard to be positive about his Royal Ascot prospects after this. In contrast SOLE POWER proved his Nunthorpe win of 2010 no fluke, seeing daylight towards the stands' rail but travelling strongly and running out an authoritative winner. He's clearly a Group One performer when given a strong gallop and quick ground. Kingsgate Native made good headway from the rear of the field to hold every chance inside the distance but the winner was going away at the line. It was a pleasing return but Sir Michael Stoute's charge has never been the easiest to predict. Prohibit ran a cracker and is another who needs an strong pace given his hold-up tactics. Borderlescott deserves great credit given he was racing away from the other principals but at nine isn't getting any better. Group Therapy dwelt and lost all chance at the stalls before finishing best of all. He's clearly heading towards peak form and could go well at a price in the King's Stand given his decent track form. This was better from Rose Blossom who travelled kindly in behind the leaders for a long way. Tangerine Trees and Hamish McGonagall both showed blistering speed but paid the price and were soundly beaten.