2022 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 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 2022 renewal – this year run on Saturday 21st May 2022 – did you know that 8 of the last 12 winners came from stalls 6 or lower, while 16 of the last 19 successful horses were aged 5 or younger.

Recent Temple Stakes Winners

2021 – LIBERTY BEACH (13/8 fav)
2020 – No Race
2019 – BATTAASH (5/6 fav)
2018 – BATTAASH (10/11 fav)
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

18/19 – Trained in the UK
17/19 – Had won over 5f before
16/19 – Won by a horse aged 5 or younger
12/19 – Raced within the last 2 months
12/19 – Placed third or better last time out
12/19 – Favourites that were placed
12/19 – Had won a Group race before
9/19 – Raced at Newmarket last time out
8/19 – Winning favourites
5/19 – Won their latest race
2/19 – Owned by Qatar Racing (2 of last 7 runnings)
2/19 – Trained by Clive Cox (2 of last 5 runnings)
2/19 – Trained by Charles Hills (2 of the last 3 runnings)
2/19 – Trained by Henry Candy
2/19 – Ridden by Ryan Moore
2/19 – Ridden by Adam Kirby (2 of last 5 runnings)
The average winning SP in the last 16 years is 11/2
8 of the last 12 winners came from stalls 6 or lower

JUICESTORM VERDICT: The main race of the day in the UK is the Temple Stakes from Haydock Park and all eyes will be on the 117-rated WINTER POWER. This Tim Easterby-trained 4 year-old is  back into a Group Two after contesting races the highest level (G1) in his last three runs.

He won the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes at York last term and on that form is the one to beat. Okay, he’s not won a race since but both outings came abroad (Ireland and France) and in high-class G1 races. There is a big chance he’s just a horse that doesn’t travel well – backed up with all 7 of his 15 career wins coming in the UK.

He’s also returning from a break – was last seen in October – but that fine as he won well on his return run at York last season, which also came in May.

Of the others -his biggest challenge looks to come from the likes of Twilight Calls, the Queen’s runner – King’s Lynn and CD winner Came From The Dark. Existent and Moss Gill have place chances too, but of those at bigger odds a chance is also taken on recent York scorer LAST CRUSADER (e/w).

This Karl Burke-trained 3 year-old took a huge leap forward last time to win a Listed race going away by just over 2 lengths and being a 3 year-old gets a useful 8lbs off most and 5lbs off Winter Power. Of course, he’ll need to improve on that again here, but looks a horse that’s starting to click with and it’s no surprise to see his connections taking their chance in this much better contest.

 

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