Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Betfred.Com Temple Stakes - Haydock - (Group 2) Facts and Figures



History : Has been run at Haydock since 2008 having previously been staged at Sandown between 1965 to 2003 on Whitsun (now Spring) Bank Holiday Monday Holborn, owned by Charles Englehard won the first running. Previous form in the race in recent years has been beneficial.
Draw Record last 5 years :
2012 - 2, 4, 4, 12 (12 ran) Firm
2011 - 5, 12, 11, 1 (12) Good to Firm
2010 - 4, 6, 9, 5 (9) Good to Firm
2009 - 1, 11, 6, 12 (9) Heavy
2008 - 3, 1, 10, 4 (12) Good to Firm
Low numbers favoured
Age of Winner - 5, 4, 5, 4, 3
2012 : 1st Bated Breath, 2nd Sole Power, 3rd Spirit Quartz, 4th Borderlescott
2011 : 1st Sole Power, 2nd Kingsgate Native, 3rd Prohibit, 4th Borderlescott
2010 : 1st Kingsgate Native, 2nd Equiano, 3rd Borderlescott, 4th Spin Cycle
2012 Review : The track record set by Fleeting Spirit was broken by 0.75 secs. The winner travelled very smoothly behind the pace and quickened up to lead before sticking his neck out to repel the runner ups late surge.Suited by fast ground this was the winners second run over 5f (9th in Nunthorpe) and it brought his first Group win. His course record now is 11213 having finished 3rd in the Sprint Cup later in the year.
Going - Firm
Time - 56.39s
12 ran

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