Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes
|Group 2, Haydock Park 16:05
5f, Class 1
|Saturday 27th May 2017|
1 Priceless 11/2
2 Goldream 10/1
3 Alpha Delphini 14/1
12 ran Distances: ½l, nk, 1½l
Time: 57.55s (fast by 1.45s)
Priceless pounces for Clive Cox and Adam Kirby
Priceless got off to a decent start and tracked the pacesetting veteran Take Cover for much of the five-furlong contest.
Priceless hit the front over a furlong out and while Goldream finished powerfully, Cox's charge held on by half a length.
Alpha Delphini was a close-up third.
Kirby said: "She's very good and I was riding the best filly in the race."
Cox, who won this race 12 months ago with Profitable, said: "She's just getting better and better.
"Since we dropped her back to five furlongs she's just improved and taken a step up.
"She was very green in her younger days and we tried to stretch her out in trip, but bringing her back to five has been the making of her.
"It will be the King's Stand next, along with Profitable.
"Alan (Spence, owner and Chelsea director) is obviously at the Cup Final but I'm delighted to win this for him again as he's been a huge supporter.
"She's making up into a really strong filly and it's uncanny to win the same race again."
Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (British Champions Series)
£100,000 added, 3yo plus, 5f, Class 1
Going: Firm (Good to Firm in places)
|Pos||Dr||D||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||(6)||Priceless 11/2||A Kirby
|C G Cox||4|
|2nd||(9)||½||Goldream 10/1||P Cosgrave
|R M H Cowell||8|
|3rd||(7)||nk||Alpha Delphini 14/1||Connor Beasley
|4th||(4)||1½||Final Venture 20/1||Oisin Murphy
|P T Midgley||5|
|5th||(8)||½||Kachy 6/1||R Kingscote
|6th||(1)||½||Washington Dc (IRE) 3/1f||W M Lordan
|A P O'Brien||4|
|7th||(5)||½||Take Cover 11/1||D Allan
|D C Griffiths||10|
|8th||(3)||½||Encore d'Or 33/1||Harry Bentley
|R M H Cowell||5|
|9th||(11)||nk||Waady (IRE) 14/1||Jim Crowley
|J H M Gosden||5|
|10th||(10)||¾||Quiet Reflection 4/1||M Harley
|K R Burke||4|
|11th||(12)||½||Cotai Glory 10/1||Gavin Lerena
|12th||(2)||5||Thesme 50/1||A Mullen