Today's racecards

Haydock Park

  • 15:50 Betfred Temple Stakes 5f

  • Winner £51,039 2nd £19,350 3rd £9,684 4th £4,824
  • Going: Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.25s
  • Off time: 15:53:11
15:50 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kingsgate Native (IRE) 14/1
2nd Swiss Spirit 9/1
3rd Reckless Abandon 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (7) 1-70201 White, Dark Green star, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets Ballista (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 111 16/117.00
3 (8) 7170-40 Beige, dark green cross belts, quartered cap Doc Hay (USA) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 D O'Meara G Gibbons 103 40/141.00
5 (10) 0/7290-2 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Kingsgate Native (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-4 R M H Cowell S W Kelly 110 14/115.00
6 (9) 32825-2 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Masamah (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-4 M Botti L Morris 106 33/134.00
7 (11) 715-241 WHITE, red striped sleeves, check cap Sole Power 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-4 E Lynam F M Berry 113 11/102.10
8 (1) 20-5815 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Spirit Quartz (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 R M H Cowell G Baker 113 11/112.00
9 (4) 10510-7 Dark blue and pink stripes, pink sleeves and cap Swiss Spirit 10
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 J H M Gosden William Buick 107 9/110.00
10 (12) 8800-13 Yellow, Red triple diamond, armlets and cap Tangerine Trees 21
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-4 v B Smart T Eaves 106 14/115.00
11 (5) 11111- Dark blue, light blue spots on sleeves and cap Reckless Abandon 224
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 C G Cox A Kirby 117 3/14.00
12 (2) 141286- YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Morawij 253
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 8-10 R Varian J Doyle 105 33/134.00
Non runners
1 (6)113647-Ballesteros49-4B J MeehanDane O'Neill107
4 (3)96352-0Free Zone49-4B SmartR Ffrench104

Verdict

Group 1 winning sprinters Airwave and Fleeting Spirit both won this as three-year-olds. The unbeaten RECKLESS ABANDON already has that distinction as he landed the Prix Morny at Deauville before ending last season with victory in the Middle Park. With the prospect of more to come this year, Clive Cox's colt looks the one to beat. Sole Power won this in 2011 and arrives in fine form having beaten a host of these in the Palace House at Newmarket last time. Kingsgate Native and Tangerine Trees finished closest to him on that occasion and the Irish raider also beat Masamah at Doncaster last year. The latter found Ballista too good at Chester recently while Morawij is another three-year-old who should be winning a Group class sprint this season.