Templegate’s betting preview for all ITV races on Day 1

1.10

Today’s the day for TOMORROW’S DREAM.

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William Haggas has hit a rich seam of form and this three-year-old should really have won at Newbury earlier this month. She had to sit and suffer when not getting a clear run before finishing well to take second. That means her handicap mark hasn’t been hammered and there’s more to come over a trip that suits.

Wasaayef is interesting for John Gosden. She ran a couple of nice races at Newmarket last season with a win followed by a second when upped to this distance. She’s bred to be high-class and she will be fit enough to do herself justice under Jim Crowley.

Vividly won her maiden on debut here and looked in need of her return when fifth at Ascot 17 days ago. She is capable of taking a step forward from that.

Angel Power went close at Haydock last time when seeing out this trip strongly. There was still some greenness there which is fair enough after three runs.

Declared Interest has shown her best on the all-weather so far with an impressive comeback win at Chelmsford. She has run well enough at Ascot twice since then and has had a little help from the handicapper.

Separate has her sights lowered after a couple of Listed outings. She hasn’t been up to that level but has a Group 3 place on her CV and Richard Hannon has a good record at this meeting.

1.45

DEREVO was a couple of lengths behind Fifth Position when they clashed at Doncaster in June but Sir Michael Stoute’s hopeful was rustier than old gate on comeback. He went well until the final furlong when Ryan Moore accepted his fate against a much fitter rival. He can turn the tables today. The Town Moor form has been boosted by Fifth Position running well to finish third in the John Smith’s Cup at York. He’ll run well again but has had just ten days off since that hot contest on the Knavesmire so this may come too soon.

Cape Cavalli scorched home to win as he liked at York earlier this month. He didn’t get the clearest of runs so it was an even more impressive effort. That ability to pick his way through will be a major asset in this big field. In-form Cieren Fallon’s claim takes off some of his 8lb rise.

Yuri Gagarin could be ahead of the handicapper on just his fourth outing. He was backed off the boards before a disappointing effort at Newmarket last time where he travelled well so may have needed that turf debut.

Maydanny ran well in the Silver Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot but was another to flop at HQ. He’s better than that and this big field should help.

Bell Rock was sixth in the Hunt Cup and looks capable of improvement stepping up from that mile.

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2.15

BATTLEGROUND looked an exciting prospect when winning the Chesham Stakes over this trip at Royal Ascot last time. That was just his second run but he quickly put that Listed contest to bed and should take another major step forward.

Devious Company stepped up to this Group 2 level at Newmarket for the Superlative Stakes after winning a couple of minor events at Haydock. He looked right at home in finishing second and can give my fancy the most to think about.

King Zain was well off the pace in the Superlative where he was still pretty green under Frankie. He’s bred to be a superstar and looks the part so should take a step forward from that.

Youth Spirit took a big step forward when losing his maiden tag at HQ earlier this month. He didn’t have a lot to beat but Oisin Murphy didn’t have to get serious in the saddle. There’s plenty to build on there for Andrew Balding.

Dark Lion gave a good account of himself when fourth in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot. He didn’t have to hit top gear when winning an egg-and-spoon race at Wolverhampton and has more to offer over this trip.

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2.45

DUKE OF HAZZARD can rule in the Lennox. Paul and Oliver Cole send the four-year-old to his favourite track where he has won on all three starts. Two of those were classy affairs too as he won the Thoroughbred Stakes at last year’s Glorious meeting before stepping into this Group 2 class to win the Celebration Mile. He drops back a furlong from that trip today but that’s not an issue and shaped well when third at Ascot last time.

Sir Dancealot has every chance of winning this race for the third year on the spin. He has had a couple of solid prep runs at Newmarket but will be much happier back at his favourite course.

Space Blues has enough quality to figure after landing a couple of victories since going back over this distance. This is a hotter contest than the Group 3 he took at Longchamp but he gives the impression that there’s more to come.

Pierre Lapin is interesting coming back from a little break. He looked right out of the top drawer when winning the Mill Reef at Newbury last season. His comeback down the field at Royal Ascot was too bad to be true and the extra furlong should suit.

Safe Voyage enjoyed himself when winning at Epsom on Derby day so will have no issues with Goodwood’s undulations. He has placed form in hot company and won’t be far away.

Glorious Journey won a Dubai Group 2 earlier this year and saves his best for this trip.

3.15

STRADIVARIUS will leave them all fiddling for place money as he lands a brilliant fourth Goodwood Cup. His performance in winning the Ascot Gold Cup by a breathtaking ten lengths last time was as good as anything he’s produced. He’s had a nice 40-day break since then and we know this trip and track are right up his street. One of the others needs to take a massive leap forward to spoil the party.

Santiago is the only one seemingly capable of that after he battled well to take the Irish Derby at The Curragh last time. It was close at the line but it was an excellent effort for a horse who clearly needs further than the Classic trip. He showed that was a bloodless success in the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot over 1m6f. The Aidan O’Brien hopeful is capable of winning races like this as he matures.

Nayef Road saw the backside of Stradivarius at the Royal meeting after winning the Group 3 Sagaro Stakes at Newcastle on comeback. There’s no reason why he’ll get closer to Frankie this time but should be good enough for third.

Eagles By Day improved to win the Silver Cup at York last week. He enjoyed going up in distance on the Knavesmire and should appreciate this extra stamina test.

Who Dares Wins won the marathon Queen Alexandra Stakes last time and is smart but this is another level again.

Spanish Mission was a solid second over this trip at Sandown but needs to improve.

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3.45

ACCLAIM THE NATION has been knocking on the door and went down fighting at York last time out. He burst out of the stalls and almost made all against some quality opposition. He’s at his best over this trip and going from the front can pay dividends at Goodwood.

Celsius runs his races the opposite way and will need some luck as he usually comes from the back. He won at last year’s meeting so clearly enjoys the track and even an extra 12lb compared to then won’t put the brakes on.

Recon Mission has been running over further including when a close third at Newbury nine days ago. This trip suits just as well and he’s dropped to his last winning mark which gives him a chance.

A Momentofmadness hasn’t got going this season but there were some positive signs with a midfield effort at York latest. He’s the type to bounce back but hasn’t won for almost two years now.

Count D’Orsay is coming down the weights and started this season with a good third at Newmarket over this trip. He’s not matched that twice since but can’t be dismissed from this mark.

Final Venture is on a 26-run losing streak but hasn’t been disgraced on both starts this season and could sneak into the places.

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4.20

ALKUMAIT was green as grass when fourth on debut at Newbury nine days ago. He wandered about in the early stages but finished off well to be beaten less than a length in what looked a fair race. He should learn plenty from the experience. He’s one of three in the blue silks of Hamdan Al Makhtoum with Tawleed looking the pick of the other two. He is nicely bred and should know his job coming from John Gosden.

Mark Johnston runs Majd Al Arab who didn’t show a lot on debut before putting in an improved effort when beaten a neck at Newmarket last month. He showed signs of inexperience there and has much more to offer.

Skibo Castle makes his debut for Andrew Balding and has plenty of speed in his pedigree. A market move would be telling with no form to go on. Richard Hannon runners are always respected at this level and his newcomer Riffaa Wonder is bred for this sort of trip as a juvenile.

Both Imperial Dawn and Danzart showed little on debut and need to take a leap forward to figure.

4.55

ASIAAF lost her maiden tag here last season when winning nicely over 1m2f. She shapes as though stepping up to this distance will pay dividends and she finished her campaign with another good effort at Sandown. The handicapper has been fair with her mark and there’s scope for plenty of improvement.

Believe In Love has done well on the all-weather with a game win at Kempton when last seen in March. This is her first run on turf since a solid Newmarket debut and there’s more to come over this sort of distance.

Tulip Fields won the last time he tackled this trip and is likely to make a bold bid from the front for Mark Johnston. She wasn’t disgraced in Listed company at Hamilton latest when the drop in distance didn’t suit.

Dancing Approach is gunning for a hat-trick after two convincing successes at Haydock. An 8lb rise in the weights is a little on the sharp side but it’s still early days and trainer Roger Charlton is in decent nick.

Sashenka has been running well without looking like winning. She drops back to her favourite distance today after a fair effort at Sandown last week.

Au Clair De Lune has had just three runs and followed a Doncaster victory with a close Leicester second. She stays well and has more to offer.

 

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