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Temple Meads - Newbury 18.09.10

Temple Meads wins the Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket

  PICTURE: MARK CRANHAM 

First Group win for Avonbridge with Temple

Mill Reef Stakes (Group 2), Longchamp, 6f

TEMPLE MEADS (Avonbridge - Harryana by Efisio)

Breeder: Whitsbury Manor Stud

TEMPLE MEADS, winner of the Weatherbys Super Sprint two starts ago, atoned for his defeat in the Gimcrack Stakes last time when a ready winner of the Mill Reef Stakes, providing his sire Avonbridge with a first Group race success.

Avonbridge's first crop hit the track last year, and included a Listed winner, Iver Bridge Lad, winner of the Dragon Stakes at Sandown, while Fifth Ave become the second produce of the Whistbury Manor stallion to achieve black type when placed in the Listed Marygate Fillies' Stakes earlier this year.

John Fretwell purchased the colt for £16,000 form the DBS St Leger Yearling sale, and Temple Meads has already paid his owner back handsomely, collecting almost £100,000 in the Weatherbys Super Sprint.

The chestnut is a half-brother to Sneak Preview, by Monsieur Bond, a 6f juvenile winner who has placed in Group 3 and Listed company and has yet to finish outside the first three in six starts.

 

 

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