TEMPLEGATE has proven himself the top tipster in the land and returns here with his bets for day two of Royal Ascot.
Read on to find out who our man thinks will land the spoils.
ASTRO KING (5.00 Royal Ascot, nap)
He took a big step forward when a close-up third in the Thirsk Hunt Cup last time.
He did well to get so close after hitting traffic problems. He picked up strongly when in the clear and he’ll get a breakneck pace to aim at here.
LOVE (4.20 Royal Ascot, nb)
She was simply awesome last season when winning the 1,000 Guineas and the Oaks without seeing another rival. She had a fantastic nine lengths in hand when scoring at Epsom and showed that was no fluke by cruising home in the Yorkshire Oaks. She takes on the boys for the first time here on the back of a break. That’s not a huge worry as she won the Guineas after eight months of
WORDSWORTH (3.05 Royal Ascot, treble)
He is a full brother to St Leger winner Kew Gardens so should relish stepping up to this trip. He won a big-field Curragh maiden before a good second in a Navan Listed race when his inexperience may have told. Plenty will have been learned from that and there’s much more to come.
Templegate has a pick in every race on Wednesday.
2.30 Twilight Gleaming
Easy win in America last time and has too much speed.
3.05 Wordsworth (treble)
Good effort at Navan and full brother to St Leger winner.
3.40 Lady Bowthorpe
Went close in a Group 1 last time and won on last Ascot run.
4.20 Love (nb)
Dual Classic winner who can strike on this comeback.
5.00 Astro King (nap)
Improved effort at Thirsk last time and fast pace will suit.
American flyer who was impressive winner last time out.
Has good record here and was a solid second last time.
1.10 I’m So Busy
Should find this easier than his Carlisle run last time out.
1.45 Pepper Street
Good run on the level at Wetherby latest.
2.15 Pretty Stranger
Went close in better race than this at Ffos Las.
2.50 Black Kraken
Down in class over hurdles after chase tumble last time.
3.25 Generation Gap
Plenty in hand when scoring at Exeter latest.
4.00 Brief Ambition
Good novice win at Worcester and off fair mark today.
Has shown best form over this sort of distance.
5.05 Always Able
Back to best when scoring at Stratford last time out.
1.30 Jilly Cooper
Good start when third at Beverley and more to come.
2.05 Ninky Nonk
Solid effort at Carlisle and this longer trip should suit.
Knocking on the door and drop in trip may help.
3.15 Cosmos Raj
Good effort at York latest and this looks a bit easier.
3.50 Celtic Empress
Had a bit in hand when scoring at Hamilton last time out.
4.25 Temper Trap
Dropping down weights and likes this trip and track.
4.55 Out Of Breath
Good win in similar race at Catterick last time out.
Fair bit in hand when scoring at Windsor last time.
6.23 Must Be An Angel
Showed improved form back on the AW at Wolver.
6.53 Perfect Winter
Back from two years off but has plenty of class at this level.
Good effort in strong contest at Goodwood last time.
Back from break but showed lots of promise last season.
Relished this trip when scoring at Kempton seven days ago.
8.53 Carbon Positive
Improved to land gutsy success at Brighton latest.
6.00 Between The Sheets
Has shown promise on both runs so far.
6.30 Sim Card
Has run with credit in much stronger races than this.
Didn’t take to Chester after a good win at Beverley.
7.30 Excel Power
Upset in stalls last time after landing hat-trick of wins.
Back on winning mark and sees out this trip well.
Well bred and yard has been sending out lots of winners.
9.00 Cool Spirit
Has good draw and has shown best over this distance.
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