TEMPLEGATE takes on a massive Saturday of racing confident of banging in a fair few winners.
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REAL DREAM (3.35 York, nap)
He looks perfect for the Ebor and has more to offer for Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore. He kicked off the season with a smooth win at Kempton before running a good third at the Dante meeting here in May. Those runs were over 1m4f before he relished stepping up to this distance when winning by more than four lengths at Ascot. He goes on any ground and has a lot more to come.
PUROSANGUE (4.45 York, nb)
He sets a high standard after two good efforts at Group level. After winning his maiden at Haydock, he stepped up for a solid fifth at Newmarket before leaving that form behind with an excellent second in the Molecomb at Glorious Goodwood. He gave Big Evs a real race there and may well have won in a few more yards. It was heavy that day but he handled it much quicker on his first two runs and there should be a lot more to come.
ALHAMBRA PALACE (2.25 York, treble)
He can give William Haggas his third Melrose in the past five seasons. He sneaks in at the bottom of the weights on the back of two excellent wins. His first came over 1m4f at Ascot where he had almost five lengths in hand. He more than matched that form when going in again at Sandown earlier this month. He tanked along there and didn’t have to hit top gear.
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NOSTRUM hated soft ground when a still-fair second at Goodwood last time and is better judged on his excellent comeback win at Newmarket.
This son of Kingman went close in a Group 1 late last season and relished the fast ground when scoring at HQ in July.
These conditions should bring out the best in him.
Jimi Hendrix was awesome when winning the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot but he couldn’t match that in a Group 2 there last time out.
He is another who will be helped by likely quicker conditions and trainer Ralph Beckett has his string in excellent form.
It won’t be easy to give 7lb to his younger rival but he won’t be far away.
El Drama was beaten a neck in a Dubai Group 1 in March and went close to matching that form when second in the Rose Of Lancaster at Haydock latest.
Spirit Dancer is a son of Frankel who has been going well at handicap level but needs more at this level.
Flight Plan was a decent second in a Pontefract Listed race but he’s another who will find this tougher.
Chichester won a Listed race here in June but has struggled when going beyond that grade.
ALHAMBRA PALACE can give William Haggas his third Melrose in the past five seasons.
He sneaks in at the bottom of the weights on the back of two excellent wins.
His first came over 1m4f at Ascot where he had almost five lengths in hand. He more than matched that form when going in again at Sandown earlier this month.
He tanked along there and didn’t have to hit top gear. Despite his low weight, Adam Farragher takes 3lb off which could make the difference in a tight race.
The weight is too low for stable jockey Tom Marquand and he has every chance on the other Haggas hope Lordship.
He has won his past three, including over this distance at Haydock 49 days ago.
He has been hiked 9lb for that but is clearly still improving and likes quick ground.
The Goat loved the mud when winning by 12 lengths at Goodwood and will be a threat if able to repeat that in these quicker conditions.
True Legend is another coming off the back of a good run on the Sussex Downs.
He has crept up another 4lb for that second but Sir Mark Prescott’s hope should have more to offer.
Davideo looked a nice type when scoring at Newmarket and shapes as though he’ll get home upped in distance. He has a chance despite a 7lb rise.
Middle Earth makes his handicap debut having battled to win a Newmarket maiden latest. His opening mark looks fair and he’s another on a long shortlist.
The Gosdens also run Vaguely Royal who looks capable of better after taking a modest contest at Doncaster.
SACRED was impressive when winning the Group 3 Strensall Stakes at Lingfield on comeback in May.
She picked up strongly there and showed a sharp turn of pace over this trip.
She then dropped back to 6f for a tight second in the Group 1 Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
It’s a slight worry that she flopped in this race 12 months ago but she has run well at York before and moving back up to this distance is a plus.
Defending champ Kinross was in sparkling form last season and followed up in a couple of Group 1s.
His form has been solid this season and he battled strongly when taking the Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
He goes on any ground and will go close again under Frankie Dettori.
Al Suhail did well in Dubai this spring with a couple of decent wins before going close in a Group 1.
He’s run once in the UK this season when beaten five lengths in the Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
He is better over this distance but needs his very best to upset the big two.
Isaac Shelby is consistent and was a good neck second in the Lennox last time.
He kicked off the season with an excellent second in the French Guineas and he may be better over a mile.
Mutasaabeq is proven in this grade but has shown his best efforts at longer distances. He has pace though and Ryan Moore will try to run the legs off them.
REAL DREAM looks perfect for the Ebor and has more to offer for Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore.
He kicked off the season with a smooth win at Kempton before running a good third at the Dante meeting here in May.
Those runs were over 1m4f before he relished stepping up to this distance when winning by more than four lengths at Ascot.
He goes on any ground and has a lot more to come. It’s a cliche but he really does look a Group horse in waiting.
Sweet William has been a strong favourite for this since his impressive win in strong company at Goodwood last time.
That built on an excellent effort at Newbury where he looked full of staying power.
A 4lb penalty for his latest success gives him a massive chance.
HMS President is an honest performer at this level and ran another belter when a close second in the Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap at Royal Ascot.
He has possibly lost his winning chance from this higher mark but Alan King’s hope has every chance of making the frame.
Scampi clocked a big personal best when battling to score at Ascot last time. He should be suited by this longer distance and goes on any ground.
Willie Mullins runs Absurde and Jackfinbar and both warrant respect despite being high in the weights.
Adjuvant was within three lengths of Sweet William and has place claims from the same mark.
Live Your Dream has a lot of weight but won well at Newmarket latest.
Paul Mulrennan rides old boy and fan favourite Euchen Glen, who will be flying late for trainer Jim Goldie.
Speaking to Racing TV, where you can become a member for just £9.99 a month by signing up here, said: "I think Euchen Glen might actually sneak in for the race.
"Hopefully I'll sneak in at a low weight as well. He still retains plenty of ability. It is a wide open race, I really hope I can win it.
"The favourite Sweet William looks good and Wille Mullins has a couple in the race so, obviously you can never rule them out."
SUMMERGHAND went agonisingly close for us when beaten a neck in the Great St Wilfrid last week and can match last year’s success in this race.
It’s interesting that trainer David O’Meara puts the visor back on the veteran who likes this trip and goes on any ground.
He’ll need a little bit of luck with his hold-up style but has a big chance again.
The Green Man is in fine form and went close again here last time. He is back from the same mark and should give a good account.
Aberama Gold got the better of him here latest before going on to land a fantastic Stewards’ Cup win.
That means he’s 12lb higher in the weights now but should still be competitive.
Orazio had the worst of the draw at Goodwood last time and is much better than that Stewards’ Cup effort.
He is 8lb higher than his last win but could be open to improvement.
Mr Wagyu is building up a losing run now but he ran his best race for a while when fourth in the Stewards’ Cup and he has won 5lb higher in the weights before so he could run into the frame.
Lethal Levi wasn’t disgraced the last time he tackled this course and distance and is another with place prospects.
Fresh ran well in the Wokingham two starts ago and will be happy back over this trip.
PUROSANGUE sets a high standard after two good efforts at Group level.
After winning his maiden at Haydock, he stepped up for a solid fifth at Newmarket before leaving that form behind with an excellent second in the Molecomb at Glorious Goodwood.
He gave Big Evs a real race there and may well have won in a few more yards.
It was heavy that day but he handled it much quicker on his first two runs and there should be a lot more to come.
Alabama has been knocking on the door in Ireland and was less than half a length away in a Curragh Listed contest just six days ago.
He has plenty of pace for this trip and is likely to take another step forward.
Inquisitively has moved yards since finishing third in the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot.
He needs to take a step forward from that but it’s early days and there should be a lot more to come.
Baheer wasn’t disgraced in the Molecomb where the testing ground may not have been ideal.
He may prefer 6f but can’t be ruled out coming from Richard Hannon.
Mon Na Slieve won on debut here before a solid effort in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot. He is another who can progress on just his third start.
ASTRO KING almost pulled off a 50-1 shock in the John Smith’s Cup here last time, going down by a nose in a photo.
That wasn’t the first time he’d run well at York as he was only a length off the pace in a hot handicap at the Dante meeting.
He is best over this distance and a 3lb rise in the weights gives him every chance with William Buick taking over on board.
Box To Box comes here in cracking form and scored at Chester before running well again on the Roodee and finishing second here last time.
He returns from the same mark and looks right in the mix.
Obelix was a close-up second in decent company at Newmarket over this trip latest.
He likes good ground and should have more to offer with just two handicap runs under his belt.
Innse Gall could be ahead of the handicapper after winning by two lengths at Ayr last time out.
He enjoyed moving up to this distance and should give another account.
Gaassee is interesting dropping back in trip after some decent efforts over 1m4f. He has had a little nudge down the weights which brings him into the reckoning.
Haunted Dream was beaten just a length at Goodwood last time on the back of a close-up third in the John Smith’s Cup.
He is 5lb higher than that effort now but the booking of Ryan Moore is a plus and he should be on the premises.
PRETTY CRYSTAL has been knocking on the door at this level and this looks a good chance.
After winning her maiden at Ripon, she was a good fifth in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot before matching that when second in the Princess Margaret Stakes behind a very useful winner.
She shapes as though this extra furlong will bring improvement and looks the one to beat.
Darnation is already proven at the distance after a barnstorming 10-length victory at Thirsk last time.
There was cut in the ground that day so she should appreciate the bit of juice she’s likely to get here.
Forever Blue had plenty in hand when scoring on debut at Haydock. She ran right away from her rivals in the manner of a useful filly.
Ralph Beckett runners usually improve for their debut so she’s right in this.
Carla’s Way has had a break and a wind op since her modest run when sent off favourite for the Albany Stakes in June.
That could do the trick as she looked talented when winning her Donny debut.
CHARYN has been holding his own in Group 1 contests all season, including when third in the Sussex Stakes here last time.
He was fourth in the Irish 2,000 Guineas before a cracking third in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
This is an easier contest than those and he goes on any ground.
Epictetus needed a drop to Group 3 level to strike again but did it nicely here last time out.
Coming down to this mile was another smart move and he looks the main danger.
Aldaary hasn’t managed to hit top gear this season and was behind the tip in the Sussex.
He prefers some juice in the ground so will need the forecast showers to hit.
William Haggas is in fine form so he could show his true colours here.
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