Horse racing tips: Templegate NAP looks really, really hard to beat on handicap bow plus Coral-Eclipse tip at Sandown | The Sun
TEMPLEGATE takes on Saturday's blockbuster action confident of finding you a winner or two.
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CHECKANDCHALLENGE (2.25 Sandown, nap)
Touch of class, not disgraced in the 2,000 Guineas, hard to beat on handicap debut.
HEREDIA (3.00 Sandown, nb)
Smashing filly, slick win in a top handicap at Royal Ascot, looks different class.
TACARIB BAY (4.25 Haydock, treble)
Highly tried this season, drops in class and can outclass his 12 rivals.
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Templegate's race of the day
EXISTENT can cause a minor surprise. He wasn’t at his best in the King’s Stand, but his earlier form at Haydock and Newmarket is very useful.
He’s well drawn in four and can enjoy the perfect tow into the race.
Raasel has been a revelation for new connections — improving well over 30lb in the last year! He travelled like a very good horse when winning at Haydock in May and deserves to be favourite.
Mitbaahy is another who is improving and looked a sprinter going places when easily landing the Scurry Stakes here last month.
Equilateral ran a cracker after a long absence in the King’s Stand, but has to avoid the dreaded bounce factor.
Last year’s runner-up Arecibo demands respect, but he can be hard to win with.
CHECKANDCHALLENGE could be different class on his handicap debut.
The William Knight-trained three-year-old was last seen running in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket and was far from disgraced, only being beaten 10 lengths.
He produced a stylish performance at Newcastle beforehand when beating two proven group performers and should prove himself better than this grade with William Buick taking the ride.
Sinjaari seems to have been around for donkey’s years, but he’s still running to a high level.
His fifth in the Royal Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot is quality form.
Lion Tower may have reached his peak this season, but he found plenty to win a valuable pot at York last time and a 3lb rise is fair.
Escobar is always a contender in these types of races, but needs luck in running given his racing style and Mick Channon’s Trais Fluors is quietly running into form.
He won here last year off a 7lb higher mark under today’s rider Silvestre De Sousa and could be one who goes under the radar.
HEREDIA is a smashing filly who has yet to be beaten. She’s highly regarded by trainer Richard Hannon and proved the hype was real with a taking win in the Sandringham handicap at Royal Ascot.
She looks a Group 1 contender, but connections want to get black type first before reaching for the stars.
The only small doubt is that she suffered a minor setback early in the week, but there is no way Hannon would risk her if she was not at the top of her game.
Grande Dame came up short at the highest level in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot last time.
This is a big drop in class, but a big run is expected with Ryan Moore back in the saddle.
Oscula won well at Carlisle, but this is tougher and she may lack the staying power of some.
Fast Attack is overpriced and she was unlucky not to finish closer in the German 1,000 Guineas.
She’s closely matched with Heredia on their juvenile form. Queen Aminatu looks the best of the rest.
IT’s V for victory in the Coral Eclipse. VADENI has been punted all week and it’s easy to see why.
The exciting French star produced one of the performances of the season when romping home in the French Derby.
The acceleration he produced nearly sent Christophe Soumillion flying out of the saddle and within a matter of strides he put five lengths between himself and Group 1 horses.
He’s done the majority of his racing on soft ground, but his trainer Jean-Claude Rouget says you won’t see the best of him until he gets good ground. He looks the one to beat.
Native Trail was a star juvenile, but this year’s performances have been underwhelming.
He was beaten in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket and was only workman-like in the Irish Guineas.
Given his running style, this trip will suit but he’s not a guaranteed stayer on pedigree.
Sir Michael Stoute’s Bay Bridge rates a bigger danger. He was slightly disappointing in the Prince Of Wales at Royal Ascot, but a tactical contest was never going to bring out the best in him.
He relished a decent gallop when bolting up in the Brigadier Gerard and can go well if the early pace is strong.
Mishriff is fast becoming a forgotten horse, but he’s a top notcher if anywhere near his best.
Alenquer and Lord North complete a cracking field of six, but you get the feeling both would prefer softer ground.
DUTY BOUND can be a Royal winner. The improving three-year-old — owned and bred by Her Majesty The Queen — can continue his progression by winning this valuable pot.
He relished a test of stamina when winning at Sandown last time and softer ground will not be a problem.
He can go well off a lovely racing weight.
Sea King is a worthy favourite. He’s trained by handicap king Sir Mark Prescott and there is no doubt this has been on his agenda ever since winning easily at Doncaster in April.
He looks to have plenty of gears, so would not want this to turn into a slog.
Nathanael Greene represents the powerful Willie Haggas yard and he’s likely to relish this test.
He ran well when second at Goodwood last time despite having to do the donkey work from the front. A big run is expected.
Haggas also runs the lightly-raced Hello Jumeirah and she’s not out of this with the in-form Danny Tudhope taking the ride.
Valsad is not the quickest, but he does stay well.
SEA LA ROSA can continue her progression through the ranks with a win in what is a top class renewal of the Lancashire Oaks.
Trainer William Haggas has a great record with fillies and the selection could be another bound for the top after the way she won the Pinnacle Stakes.
A little fresh early on, she knuckled down well to pull comfortably clear in the final furlong and should relish the extra demands on stamina this Group 2 poses.
Free Wind ran away with last season’s Park Hill at Donny, but the Gosden filly is unlikely to be knocked about on her first start of the season.
Group 1 winner Eshaada has a bit to prove after a bitterly disappointing return at Newbury and Believe In Love needs an extra couple of furlongs.
It’s been a decade since a three-year-old last won, but Kawida is worthy of respect on her Oaks fifth – especially if the ground is softer than advertised!
GAASSEE can stamp his class in the Old Newton Cup. He has been brought along slowly by trainer William Haggas and he regards him as a Group performer in the making.
He was only workmanlike at York on his return, but he had to quicken twice off a slow gallop to win — which suggests a 7lb rise is unlikely to anchor him.
Get Shirty is in the form of his life with three wins out of four starts this season.
He was a stylish winner of a strong handicap at Royal Ascot and his proven stamina will be a huge advantage.
Liverpool Knight has the right profile for this race after bolting up at Windsor and Raymond Tusk is a solid performer, but he could be trapped out wide from stall 17.
Top weight will not be a problem for Fancy Man, who has shown up well at Group level before and On To Victory has been given a chance by the handicapper.
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