Miss Temple City returned to form with a determined, neck victory over Zipessa in the G3 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf.
The victory was the first for the daughter of Temple City since winning the G1 Matriarch in December. Since that time, she's only run twice, finishing off the board in the G1 Queen Anne at Royal Ascot, and most recently finishing a strong third in the G3 Matchmaker at Monmouth Park.
Sent off as the heavy 4-5 favorite in the field of six, Miss Temple City stalked the leader, Zipessa, from second through the early stages of the eight-furlong contest.
As the field swept through the turn and entered the stretch, Miss Temple City made her move, ranging up to challenge Zipessa with less than a furlong to run. The pair battled the length of the stretch with Miss Temple City finally edging clear to win by a long neck. Linda was another three lengths back in third.
Final time for the mile was 1:36.91.
Bred in Kentucky by Bob Feld Bloodstock, Miss Temple City races for the partnership of The Club Racing, Needle in a Haystack and Sagamore Farm. She is trained by H. Graham Motion and was ridden by Edgar Prado.
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