Miss Temple City made a stunning stretch run to win the Matriarch Stakes, a Grade I race at Del Mar last Sunday.
DEL MAR, Calif. – The ambitious 2016 campaign of Miss Temple City had the perfect ending on Sunday at Del Mar as she earned her third Grade 1 victory of the year by holding off Roca Rojo in the $302,070 Matriarch Stakes for female grass runners, the featured race here on closing day.
Miss Temple City raced in Kentucky, New York, California, and at Royal Ascot in England this year, and twice earlier in the year defeated males in Grade 1 races. That’s
the kind of resume that usually would get a filly a year-end championship, but Miss Temple City, 4, has the misfortune of being in the same category as Tepin, whose outstanding form – including a victory at Royal Ascot – should bring her a second Eclipse Award.
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“I wish they’d retire Tepin,” Graham Motion, the trainer of Miss Temple City, joked after the race.
“Any other year she’d stand out,” Motion said of Miss Temple City.
I’d say that stretch run was a stand out!
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