Cougar II: Fractions help Temple City

Updated: August 9, 2010, 5:41 PM ET
By Steve Andersen | Daily Racing Form

Temple City won his first stakes in Friday's $125,000 Cougar II Handicap at Del Mar, earning an automatic berth to the Breeders' Cup Dirt Marathon at Churchill Downs in November, subject to the payment of entry fees.

Ridden by Joe Talamo, Temple City ($4.40) had a relatively easy race in the Grade 3 Cougar II. Temple City set a slow pace of 25.61 and 50.53 seconds for the first half-mile, ran six furlongs in 1:16.19, and maintained a comfortable lead, winning by 3 1/4 lengths over Unusual ...

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