Bargain buy wins second Group 3!
28th August 2022
The Tempus story just keeps gathering momentum with our bargain buy landing a second Group 3 race success inside a month yesterday at Deauville.
The son of Kingman, a 25,000gns acquisition this time last year, came into the race after impressive wins at Ascot and Salisbury and was duly made a short-priced favourite, despite having to concede weight all round.
Tempus settled well just off the pace in the early stages, with Hollie Doyle keeping a close eye on those ahead of her as the race developed.
Hollie asked Tempus for his effort inside the final quarter mile and the response was immediate as Tempus burst to the front, before holding on really well under a typically polished ride.
To have won two Group 3 races with a horse that cost just 25,000gns is the stuff dreams are made of and his horse racing syndicate really are living the dream with this fantastic horse.
This latest Group 3 win represented yet another improved effort from Tempus and strongly suggests this improving horse can mix it in Group 2 company, and, maybe, at the very top level too.
That’s just as well as Tempus is now on course for a step up in grade, with the Group 2 Joel Stakes at Newmarket likely to be on next month’s agenda.
Trainer Archie Watson is then very much planning to send Tempus to the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II over Ascot’s straight mile – a course and distance that suits Tempus well – on Champions Day.
To have such races on the agenda is very exciting for all concerned as Tempus proves himself to be the latest fairy tale success story for his horse racing syndicate.
Hot on the heels of our Group 1 winners Glen Shiel and Outbox, trainer Archie Watson is once again making dreams come true with Tempus.
Reacting to his latest win Archie said "It was great to see Tempus follow up his Group 3 win at Salisbury with a dominant display under a penalty in France. Everything went smoothly and Hollie was very impressed with the way he did it. He is thriving at the moment and his main aim will be the Queen Elizabeth II on Champions Day, possibly with one run beforehand."