Battaash records back to back to Gr.2 Temple Stakes victory at Haydock 

 

The Charlie Hills trained Battaash again staked a big claim for top sprinting honours as he scorched home in what looked a vintage renewal of the Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes at Haydock.

The  son of Dark Angel and 2017 Prix de l’Abbaye winner has speed to burn and was up against a handful of other fast horses, with no prisoners taken.

Caspian Prince and Kachy flew out of the stalls and made the running towards the far side, with Alpha Delphini in third place towards the near side.

Battaash showed his rivals a clean pair of heels and galloped past the line two and a half lengths clear of Alpha Delphini, with Mabs Cross third, as he became the first horse to land back-to-back victories since Mind Games in 1995 and 1996.

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