Horse Betting: Temple Stakes (UK)
the two who stand out are Bated Breath and last year's winner Sole Power...
Timeform's runner-by-runner guide to the Temple Stakes at Haydock (UK).
Tangerine Trees is a prolific sprinter that showed further marked improvement in 2011, notably when winning Prix de l'Abbaye on final outing. Won first time out last term but needs to be in top form to defy penalty.
Bated Breath continued progress in 2011, winning twice before second to Dream Ahead in July Cup and Betfred Sprint Cup (beaten a nose). Undone by draw on only previous try at this trip and leading contender.
Borderlescott has been a grand servant over the years. Suffered hairline fracture of pelvis last summer, but showed he's still capable of smart form when second at Chester last time. Probably not as good as he was, however.
Confessional produced solid efforts when placed five times in sprint handicaps last year and had plenty in his favour when winning at Chester May meeting. Up against it in this company.
Elusivity was progressive at 6f/7f last season, winning twice and in frame all nine other starts. Career best on first attempt at this trip when third in Group 3 at Newmarket last time and frame claims.
Masamah is a front runner who progressed from handicaps to lande Group 2 at Glorious Goodwood last term, and good second to Deacon Blues in Group 3 at Newbury on penultimate run. Respected.
Medicean Man was in the form of his life when capturing a couple of 5f Ascot handicaps last summer. Yet to fire this term, however, and easy to oppose in this field.
Monsieur Joe is a smart sprinter that has looked better than ever for this yard this term, winning handicap at Meydan before make frame in Group 1 there. Just failed in Group 3 at Longchamp last time and not ruled out.
Sole Power is not the most consistent, but top class on his day, as showed when winning Nunthorpe in 2010 and this event last year. Runner-up in Group 1 at Meydan last time and bold bid anticipated.
Sprit Quartz is an Italian import who won 6f Group 3 in Rome in 2011. Ran well when fast-finishing fourth in Group 3 at Newmarket last time, but more required in this.
Swiss Dream enjoyed a fruitful 2011 campaign, scoring three times, all over 6f at Newmarket. Made all in listed event at Nottingham on recent return but looks up against it here.
Bapak Chinta justified support on Hamilton debut before winning Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot in style. Shaped as if amiss in Middle Park 4 months later but still unexposed and potential fly in the ointment.
Best Terms won first 4 starts, including Queen Mary and Lowther, before running below best in Cheveley Park. Below form over 7f both starts this term and return to this trip will suit.
A good renewal, and the two who stand out are Bated Breath and last year's winner Sole Power, the latter narrowly preferred. Masamah can make a place if returning at the top of his game.