2023 Temple Stakes Betting Odds at Haydock Park racecourse

Saturday, 27 May 2023

The Platinum Queen is one of the younger runners in the Temple Stakes and the bookies are showing plenty of respect for a horse who is trained by Roger Varian. The horse seems well-weighted, with Twilight Calls being handled by Henry Candy and the five-year-old should be capable of improving on a ninth position last time out.

Dramatised was able to score a couple of victories as a juvenile, while Live In The Dream has been in the winners’ enclosure more than once this term. Adam West will hope that the horse is able to get a fast start over five furlongs, with Happy Romance being trained by Richard Hannon and there’s also Mitbaahy which is an additional runner for Roger Varian.

2023 Temple Stakes Tips

The Platinum Queen is likely to go off favourite in the Betfred Temple Stakes, with the horse returning to the track after a relatively long absence. The Roger Varian-trained charge was last seen running in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint although the horse didn’t perform particularly well at Keeneland Racecourse in that two-year-old encounter after previously impressing.

However, there was previously a victory in the Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines in early October, with this being on very soft ground over five furlongs. Indeed, there were a spate of wins in 2022 and the filly was able to score wins at York and Goodwood before claiming that victory in France. She could be the one to beat.

Twilight Calls wasn’t particularly impressive when running at Newmarket in early May, with the horse sent off as the 11/4 favourite when finishing ninth in the Howden Palace House Stakes, with the runner looking to now show the sort of form that saw a second-placed finish in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot last summer.

Royal Aclaim was sent off as the 5/2 favourite in the Qatar Prix du Petit Couvert before finishing third in a five furlong contest at Longchamp, with the horse having previously run in the Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes when finishing sixth in a race that also included The Platinum Queen and more improvement is needed here.