Template wins at Huntingdon
He cost the Club 8,000 guineas at the Tattersalls horses in training sale just over a year ago and he collected £8,758 for this latest victory in a tight finish with Great Fighter.
It wasn't the plan to make the running but full marks to Liam McKenna for using his initiative on Template who led most of the way and showed character in the way he put down his head and raced to the line when challenged by Great Fighter.
Template found the ground a bit too quick for his liking at Taunton last time and appreciated the slower underfoot conditions on Sunday.
Hopefully he will not go up too much for this latest win. I'll see how the handicapper reacts, but I have the option of running him under a penalty at Exeter a week on Thursday.
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