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13:50 Haydock

Soft

Betfred Temple Stakes (Group 2)

  • Prize money: £70887.5
  • 0m 5f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 9 runners
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Betfred Temple Stakes (Group 2)

Runners: 9 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Cloudy

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16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.70
  • Place: £3.60

Form: 518-85 C

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Course maiden winner who landed Beverley Listed race (5f, good) last September and was 1l fifth in the Group 3 Palace House at Newmarket three weeks ago (5f, good; behind three of these); has also run well on soft ground; has something to find today but trainer is a dab hand with sprinters and won this in 2016 and 2017 with improving 4yos; not discounted.

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5th

2

(7)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:55 Newmarket

Kerdos

9st 9lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: Clive Cox

Went the right way as a 3yo, showing how well a stiff finish suits him when shooting home to win the Listed Beverley Bullet (5f, good; has form on soft) then not beaten far in the Group 1 Abbaye; has a similar profile to his sire Profitable who won this for the yard in 2016 and although never in the hunt on heavy ground at Bath last month he should come on for the run; looks very likely to do better as a 4yo.

11/2

7/2

  • Place: £2.40

Form: 34144- D

Last run: 203 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Colt

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Front-runner who enjoyed tremendous campaign last season, winning first time up, on soft ground and the Group 1 Nunthorpe at York (5f, good to firm) in August; also finished third in this and was fine fourth at the Breeders' Cup when last seen; key player if fully tuned up on return.

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1st

3

(4)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

15:35 York

Live In The Dream

9st 13lb

J: Sean Kirrane

T: Adam West

Kicked off this season with two all-the-way handicap wins and placed in Group 3 (5f, soft) and Group 2 (5f, good to firm) races next twice; another good run when close Listed fourth at Deauville (5f, very soft) recently; could show up well for a long way but likely to find a few too good.

33/1

14/1

  • Place: £3.90

Form: 3-3771 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 12lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 107

Form & Verdict

In first-time cheekpieces (retained) this 3yo showed improved form for 33-1 win in the Group 3 Palace House at Newmarket (5f, good) three weeks ago in a bunched finish involving a few of these; went close in heavy-ground Group 2 last September; could be in the mix once more.

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1st

8

(9)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:55 Newmarket

Seven Questions

9st 0lb

J: Callum Shepherd

T: George Scott

Handles most ground; triple winner at 5f or 6f as a juvenile, progressing well at the latter trip in a busy first season; couldn't carry on the good work at Meydan this year, though, and others are more likely winners this time; first-time cheekpieces are fitted.

16/1

4/1

Form: 19-204 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 6lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Mare who has won four Group races in Australia, the latest last October (5.5f, good); has won twice on soft ground and was very close fourth in Group 1 at Rosehill in March last time out; Australian sprinters have historically done extremely well in Britain; could play leading role under 3lb penalty.

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No Results Found

Form: 1351-3 D BF

Last run: 21 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 103

Form & Verdict

Ran well in defeat in Group races last term before Listed fillies' win at Ayr in September (5f, good to soft; unraced on softer); returned with close third in Group 3 Palace House at Newmarket, behind Seven Questions and Vadream who had already run this year; open to improvement for trainer who won this with a 3yo filly last season; contender if handling conditions.

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3rd

9

(1)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:55 Newmarket

Beautiful Diamond

8st 11lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

Speedy as a 2yo; confirmed 5f was her trip when making all in an Ayr Listed race (good to soft; second won Listed race next time) in September; has plenty of pace and needs to show she can be as effective on this more demanding finish, but she is one of the more interesting contenders.

4/1

1st

6

(4)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:15 Ayr

Beautiful Diamond

9st 0lb

J: Clifford Lee

T: K R Burke

raced centre, made all, ridden and increased tempo over 1f out, reduced lead final 110yds, unchallenged

11/8

5/1

Form: 91115- D

Last run: 237 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Major improver last year after being gelded, winning two handicaps and a Listed race before close fifth of 18 in the Group 1 Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp (5f, good to soft), where denied a clear run; showed promise on testing ground earlier in career; has changed hands for £1,000,000 since last time (remains in same yard) and he's one to consider on reappearance.

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1st

4

(2)

17th Sep 2023

Soft

0m 5f 3y

Class 1

16:10 Doncaster

Rogue Lightning

9st 12lb

J: Daniel Tudhope

T: Tom Clover

Useful as 2yo; slow start to this campaign but he was gelded in May and hasn't looked back since a hood was added, winning 5f handicaps here and at Ascot (on good or quicker); still on the up but slower ground does ask a different question of him.

15/8

14/1

Form: 30-001 CD

Last run: 34 days

W: 9st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Won Group 3 at Sandown (5f, good) last July and third in Group 1 Flying Five at the Curragh (5f, good to yielding) in September; back to best to defy top weight in Musselburgh handicap (5f, good to soft) latest and this C&D winner is not ruled out back up in grade, but he's unproven on soft/heavy.

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No Results Found

Form: 757-32 D

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Head second to Seven Questions in blanket finish to the Group 3 Palace House at Newmarket (5f, good) three weeks ago; excelled on testing ground last season, winning Doncaster Listed race (6f, heavy) and the Palace House (5f, soft), and she's very much respected with conditions to suit.

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2nd

7

(2)

4th May 2024

Good

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

14:55 Newmarket

Vadream

9st 6lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: Charlie Fellowes

Acts on good ground but nearly all her best form is on slow surfaces and she found the best finish to win this race 12 months ago on her first C&D start; comes here with a satisfactory reappearance under her belt and the more testing the ground the better her chance.

8/1

Form: 61824- D BF

Last run: 225 days

W: 8st 9lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Best 2yo form came on soft ground, including when runner-up in Group 2 Flying Childers at Doncaster in September (5f; albeit no match for Big Evs); she could do without one of her slow starts and others have stronger form, but she's open to improvement in her 3yo campaign and not discounted.

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4th

9

(15)

13th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

0m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket

Flora Of Bermuda

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Andrew Balding

slowly away

7/2

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Payout
Exacta £1359.00
Straight Forecast £1014.90
Tricast £15347.30
Trifecta £11069.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Vadream

RP RATINGS:

Live In The Dream

Daily Mirror:

Asfoora

D Express:

Flora Of Bermuda

POSTDATA:

Equality

Daily Record:

Asfoora

TOPSPEED:

Live In The Dream

NEWMARKET:

Vadream

The Times:

Vadream

Telegraph:

Vadream

The Guardian:

Vadream

Daily Mail:

Vadream

The Star:

Vadream