Hilltop Win

Miss Temple City


Miss Temple City added the Hilltop Stakes at Pimlico today to her resume.  Although it wasn’t Graded and she has previously been Graded Stakes placed, it was her first Stakes win, the race was very competitive and John Velazquez rode her with confidence.  Many congratulations to owners Sagamore Form, Allen Rosenblum and The Club Racing.

Miss Temple City Handy in Hilltop

Miss Temple City ran to her 6-5 favoritism May 15, taking the $100,000 Hilltop Stakes presented by Rams Head Group at Pimlico Race Course and notching her first stakes score.

Rated patiently by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez in second off the pace of frontrunner Lady Zuzu, the 3-year-old filly from the first crop of Temple City   made her move turning for home In the 1 1/16-mile turf test and kicked clear in the final furlong to win by 2 3/4 lengths.

“She was going so well that I was real comfortable with where she was early,” Velazquez said. “She was going at it really easy. Once I passed the horse on the lead, I had to keep her a little busy because before the race she was looking around and not really paying attention. (But) during the race she was a professional.”

“I am really high on this filly,” trainer Graham Motion said. “She just keeps getting better and better. We really felt confident coming into this race because she had just missed in her last two. We’re going to aim her for the Coronation (Eng-I) at Ascot (June 19).”




1 Comment

  1. PattonMay 16, 2015

    Great race and strong finish.

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