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Sole Power Shoots Down Budapest Bullet in Temple Stakes

1 Sole Power 8/1
2 Kingsgate Native 7/2
3 Prohibit 12/1
12 ran Distances: ¾l, ½l, ¾l
TIME 57.67s (fast by 1.33s)

Sole Power bounced back to his best form to land the Temple Stakes at Haydock as the 'Budapest Bullet' Overdose failed to fire.

Keagan Latham was always travelling comfortably in mid-division on Eddie Lynam's Nunthorpe Stakes winner and pounced in the final half a furlong.

2nd - Kingsgate Native

Kingsgate Native
The 8-1 shot won by three-quarters of a length from last year's winner Kingsgate Native, with Prohibit third as early leaders Hamish McGonagall, Overdose and Tangerine Trees faded away.

Latham said: "They went very quick early on. I got a slight knock out of the gates, but I wasn't too worried. They went hard and that worked in our favour. He picked up very nicely."

Lynam added: "Anyone who thought he fluked the Nunthorpe can think again. There were the winners of the last four Nunthorpes in that race today and luckily it was our turn, which is the way with sprinters.

"Keagan gave him a lovely ride and I'm delighted the horse has shown the doubters. Henry Candy's horse (Markab) had a 7lb penalty and we didn't - that helped.

"We are aware of that and he won't run in Ireland this year as horses carry their penalties for about two years. He'll go to the posh place (Royal Ascot) for the King's Stand, but the race we want to win again is the Nunthorpe. We want to go back."

Overdose's rider Andreas Suborics said: "He really needs softer ground. After halfway I felt his legs tire and tire - I didn't feel the horse kick like he usually does.

"He deserves another chance to show the public he is a really good sprinter on softer ground. At halfway I was worried as his action was getting higher and higher.

"It is not the horse's fault as he has had problems - but he has not been able to show his best today. He stumbled out of the gate but he was soon going fast. He just didn't kick."


Starting Price
Beaten Distance
Sole Power
E Lynam
K Latham
9st 4lbs
8 - 1
Kingsgate Native
Sir Michael Stoute
R L Moore
9st 4lbs
7 - 2
3/4 length
R M H Cowell
Jim Crowley
9st 4lbs
12 - 1
1/2 length
R Bastiman
N Callan
9st 4lbs
10 - 1
3/4 length
Group Therapy
T D Barron
J P Spencer
9st 4lbs
20 - 1
1 length
Rose Blossom
R A Fahey
P Hanagan
9st 1lbs
14 - 1
1/2 length
J Roszival
Andreas Suborics
9st 4lbs
9 - 4
1/2 length
Hamish McGonagall
T D Easterby
D Allan
9st 4lbs
20 - 1
1/2 length
Stone Of Folca
J R Best
Freddie Tylicki
8st 10lbs
33 - 1
Short Head
Tangerine Trees
B Smart
T Eaves
9st 4lbs
8 - 1
Short Head
H Candy
P Cosgrave
9st 11lbs
11 - 1
1 1/2 length
New Planet
J J Quinn
Martin Lane
8st 10lbs
25 - 1
2 lengths

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