Temple City, a top-three sire on the First Crop sires earnings list, raised his list of stakes horses to five Saturday when Triple Strike stormed from last of 10 to nab the third spot in the $150,000 Juvenile S. at Belterra Park in southern Ohio and Infiltration finished a solid second in the $100,000 El Joven S. at Retama Park.
With his two newest black type horses, Temple City is tied for the top spot among all freshman sires in the stakes horses category.
Triple Strike was left with plenty of work to do early, but responded with plenty of energy in the last three furlongs, advancing steadily to earn black type in the 1 1/16-mile contest on the main track.
Triple Strike, bred in Ohio by Sheltowee Farm, comes from the same family as Banshee Breeze, a five-time Grade 1 winner of $2.7 million and champion 3-year-old filly of 1998.
Infiltration campaigns in the colors of Ben Marek III, who purchased the bay colt at the OBS Open Horses of Racing Age Sale this past June. Infiltration is a half-brother to the multiple stakes-placed King Coral.