2018 Temple Stakes Free Tips and Trends

Haydock park horse racing tips and trends

All eyes will be on the sprinters as Haydock Park stages the Betfred Temple Stakes in May. A Group Two contest run over 5f, it’s a race that often attracts the some of the best speedsters around.

Here at JuiceStorm we take a look back at recent winners and highlights the key trends to take into the 2017 renewal – this year run on Saturday 26th May 2018 – did you know that 6 of the last 9 winners came from stalls 6 or lower, while 13 of the last 16 successful horses were aged 5 or younger.

Recent Temple Stakes Winners

2017 – PRICELESS (11/2)
2016 – PROFITABLE (8/1)
2015 – PEARL SECRET (10/1)
2014 – HOT STREAK (9/4 fav)
2013 – KINGSGATE NATIVE (14/1)
2012 – BATED BREATH (2/1 fav)
2011 – SOLE POWER (8/1)
2010 – KINGSGATE NATIVE (3/1 jfav)
2009 – LOOK BUSY (15/2)
2008 – FLEETING SPIRIT (7/2)
2007 – SIERRA VISTA (5/1)
2006 – REVERENCE (9/4 fav)
2005 – CELTIC MILL (16/1)


Temple Stakes Betting Trends

15/16 – Trained in the UK
14/16 – Had won over 5f before
13/16 – Won by a horse aged 5 or younger
12/16 – Raced within the last 2 months
10/16 – Placed third or better last time out
9/16 – Favourites that were placed
9/16 – Had won a Group race before
9/16 – Raced at Newmarket last time out
5/16 – Winning favourites
4/16 – Won their latest race
2/16 – Owned by Qatar Racing (2 of last 4 runnings)
2/16 – Trained by Clive Cox (last 2 runnings)
2/16 – Ridden by Adam Kirby (last 2 runnings)
The average winning SP in the last 13 years is 13/2
6 of the last 9 winners came from stalls 6 or lower

JUICESTORM VERDICT: Kachy was super impressive when winning at Chester earlier this month but the tight turns really suited this 5 yer-old, who we know likes to blast out and win his races in the first few furlongs – things will be a bit different here up the more testing Haydock straight. He’s still a big player though as it was a cracking effort to win by 9 lengths that day but I just think he’s vulnerable on this track. He was only fifth in this race 12 months ago, while his last four runs at this course doesn’t read well 6-10-5-2. Take Cover is another speedball that likes to get on with things. This Dave Griffiths-trained runner is still going strong at 11 years-old and should have more races in him this term – but maybe at Group Three, or Listed level. Havana Grey and Muthmir are consistent sorts at this level and should be thereabouts, but, really, it’s hard to look beyond the classy BATTAASH here. This 123-rated sprinter sets the clear standard on his easy 4 length Abbaye win in France last October and last season his only blot from five runs came at York in the Nunthorpe. He won well first time out last season so the 237 day break isn’t a worry and despite having to give 5lbs away to most of the others he is still rated 10lbs higher than the next best runners – Kachy and Muthmir – so should still have a fair bit in-hand. Those against him might look to him being beaten on his only run here at Haydock (3rd 2016), but he’s a much better horse now and the vibes coming out of the Charlies Hills camp are that he could be even better this season. He’s expected to take this before heading to the other big sprinting targets through the season. Dane O’Neill, who won on the horse twice last season, replaces Jim Crowley, who heads over to Ireland to partner Elarqam in the Irish 2,000 Guineas.




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