Royal Ascot day two tips: Red-hot Templegate backs huge 9-1 NAP to stun them all on Prince of Wales’ Stakes day


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.

5.35     Ruthin 

American flyer who was impressive winner last time out.

6.10 Dreamloper

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.

4.30     Alminar           

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.

2.40     Taylored          

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.


5.50     Sanitiser          

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.

7.23     Pistoletto        

Good effort in strong contest at Goodwood last time.

7.53     Montather      

Back from break but showed lots of promise last season.

8.23     Conscious        

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.

7.00     Khezaana        

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.

8.00     Mukhayyam    

Back on winning mark and sees out this trip well.

8.30     Monhammer   

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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