Betfred Temple Stakes
Group 2, Haydock Park 15:30
£125,000 guaranteed,
3yo plus,
5f, Class 1    
Saturday 27th May 2023

Mathematician Betting

1 Dramatised 4/1F
2 Equilateral 20/1
3 Live In The Dream 7/1
13 ran NR: Sandbeck Distances: 1l, ½l, ¾l
Time: 58.70s (slow by 0.90s)

Last seen finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, Dramatised was sent off the 4-1 favourite for trainer Karl Burke and jockey William Buick.

The three-year-old was settled off the pace by Buick as both Live In The Dream and The Platinum Queen were eager to make their presence felt early.

However, Buick rode a perfect waiting race and when he gave Dramatised the signal, she quickly made strides up the near side rail, collaring Live In The Dream inside the last of the five furlongs.

Equilateral, a 20-1 shot, did his best to challenge down the middle of the track, but Dramatised was just too good, prevailing by a length, with Live In The Dream keeping on for third ahead of Existent.


Burke said: “I think the rail was an advantage on the day, we knew Live In The Dream was going to go forward and we were just going to tag onto him.

“I told William to try to keep as close to the rail as he could and he rode his luck a little bit, but there was just enough room to force his way through there.

“It was always the plan to start her off here, unless it was very heavy ground, and the plan now is to go for the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot, then to York for the Nunthorpe and then back to America (Breeders’ Cup) hopefully.”

He went on: “She’s always had plenty of speed and it’s been about keeping her lid on her, but she’s a lot more mature this year. A trip to the Breeders’ Cup made her grow up.

“William has never sat on her before, but he said she was a little bit rusty and took a hundred yards to kick into top gear. We haven’t drilled her at home and I’m sure she’ll sharpen up from today.

“She deserves her shot at Group Ones and hopefully we can nick one.

“The owner (Steve Parkin of Clipper Logistics) is in Monaco for Grand Prix. He didn’t need to go over there to see a Formula One, did he?”

Free Racing Tips

Temple Stakes
(British Champions Series)
£125,000 guaranteed, 3yo plus, 5f, Class 1
13 ran
Going: Good to Firm, Good in places

1 (10)
    Dramatised 3 8-9 K R Burke William Buick 4/1F
2 (13) 1 Equilateral 8 9-6 Charles Hills Frankie Dettori 20/1
3 (14)
½ Live In The Dream 4 9-6 Adam West Sean Kirrane 7/1
4 (11)
¾ Existent 5 9-6 Stuart Williams Marco Ghiani 50/1
5 (3)
Mitbaahy 4 9-6 Roger Varian Ray Dawson 14/1
6 (2)
hd Happy Romance 5 9-3 Richard Hannon Sean Levey 9/1
7 (5)
½ Royal Aclaim 4 9-3 James Tate Neil Callan 5/1
8 (9)
½ Annaf 4 9-6 Michael Appleby Jason Watson 16/1
9 (6)
Twilight Calls 5 9-6 Henry Candy Connor Beasley 11/2
10 (4)
¾ Raasel 6 9-6 Michael Appleby Alistair Rawlinson 16/1
11 (1)
¾ Equality 5 9-6 Charles Hills Paul Hanagan 40/1
12 (8) Acklam Express 5 9-6 Nigel Tinkler Ronan Whelan 50/1
13 (7)
The Platinum Queen 3 9-0 Roger Varian Hollie Doyle 11/2
NR 12 (12) Sandbeck 4 9-3 Edward Bethell NON RUNNER

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