Tattersalls Sovereign Stakes
Group 3, Salisbury 16:15
£70,000 guaranteed,
3yo plus,
1m, Class 1   
Thursday 11th August 2022

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1 Tempus 11/4
2 Modern News 11/10F
3 Sinjaari 5/1
4 ran Distances: ¾l, 2½l, 1½l
Time: 1m 41.32s (slow by 1.32s)

There were some special scenes in the winners enclosure at Salisbury today as Tempus ran out a thrilling winner for Hambleton Racing.

Head racing manager Cosmo Charlton reported: "Winning these big races is never easy but unearthing horses with Group race potential on a sensible budget is a challenge we just love to undertake for our owners, and it’s great to see Tempus become our latest Stakes winning performer for his horse racing syndicate.

"During the race, onlookers could be forgiven for thinking the hot favourite Modern News had the race at his mercy, as he scooted into a clear lead after setting his own pace in front, getting a very soft time of things in the process.

"Hollie Doyle never looked unduly worried in behind though and began to make her move over two furlongs out, gradually wearing away at the leader’s advantage until pouncing late on to win decisively close home.

"There were some special scenes in the winners enclosure after the race as Hollie and Tempus received a great reception before Hollie explained just how she and the hero of the hour had recorded their impressive win.

"His proud owners enjoyed every moment as they posed for their winning pictures in the Salisbury sunshine following the win of Tempus in the Group 3 Sovereign Stakes.

"Tempus has some illustrious entries Group race entries and options to consider in the coming months, which suggests his horse racing syndicate may yet have a lot more excitement to look forward to.

Without a doubt, the pick of those options is his entry in the hugely prestigious Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Champions Day at Ascot, a course where Tempus is building a very good record.

A provisional Timeform rating of 120 suggests our latest bargain Group performer will certainly not be out of place if lining up in such illustrious company.

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Sovereign Stakes (Group 3)
£70,000 guaranteed, 3yo plus, 1m, Class 1
4 ran
Going: Good to Firm, Good in places

1 (3)     Tempus 6 9-5 Archie Watson Hollie Doyle 11/4

2 (4) ¾ Modern News 4 9-5 Charlie Appleby William Buick 11/10F
3 (1)
Sinjaari 6 9-5 Harry & Roger Charlton Kieran Shoemark 5/1
4 (2)
Berkshire Shadow 3 8-12 Andrew Balding Jason Watson 6/1