Sign in to your account
Forgot / Reset Password? Click here
Not registered with The Irish Field? Register now to read 5 Field+ articles for FREE
Just one final step...
You must confirm your email address by clicking on the link we’ve sent to your email address.
You are only one short step away from reading 5 free Field+ articles.
Battaash and Mabs Cross could clash at Haydock
Register now to read five Field + articles
for free per month.
Only takes a second!
Already registered with The Irish Field? Sign in
By registering an account you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
Battaash and Mabs Cross could clash at Haydock
on 20 May 2019
The two Prix de l'Abbaye winners are among eight entries for the Temple Stakes

Mabs Cross and Battaash are among only eight remaining entries for next Saturday's Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock.

The Michael Dods-trained Mabs Cross, who is owned by the race sponsor David Armstrong, finished only fourth in the Group 2 12 months ago – but then her career really took off. She went close at Royal Ascot and the Curragh before being beaten a nose by Alpha Delphini in the Nunthorpe, but finally gained a Group 1 win in the Prix de l’Abbaye.

On her return to action this season, she defied a big penalty in the Palace House Stakes, and on Saturday is set to be giving 2lb away.

Winner of the 2017 Prix de l'Abbaye, Battaash won the Temple last year but finished only fourth in the Nunthorpe and the Abbaye, and has something to prove this season.

Another leading player is Tom Dascombe’s Kachy, who proved he has no peers on the all-weather when winning on finals day.

Aidan O’Brien could run the three-year-old Sergei Prokofiev, while Robert Cowell has also left in Pocket Dynamo from the same age group.

Bryan Smart's Alpha Delphini, Mick Appleby’s veteran Caspian Prince and Paul Midgley’s Tarboosh are also entered.

SUBSCRIBE TO THE IRISH FIELD & READ ALL OUR PREMIUM CONTENT

Related tags
Classifieds
Get full unlimited access to our content and archive.
Subscribe to The Irish Field
Unlimited access to The Irish Field via your computer, mobile device, tablet or newspaper delivered to your door.
Already a subscriber? Sign in