Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes
Group 2, Haydock Park 16:05
£100,000 added,
3yo plus,
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

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A little over 30 minutes after teaming up to land the Sandy Lane Stakes with the hugely impressive Harry Angel, the pair combined with this 11-2 chance in the second Group Two of the day.

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."

Free Racing Tips

Armstrong Aggregates  Temple Stakes (British Champions Series)
£100,000 added, 3yo plus, 5f, Class 1
12 ran
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
B Smart 6
4th (4) Final Venture 20/1 Oisin Murphy
P T Midgley 5
5th (8) ½ Kachy 6/1 R Kingscote
Tom Dascombe 4
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
C Hills 5
12th (2) 5 Thesme 50/1 A Mullen
N Tinkler 5

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