JUMIRA BRIDGE can keep up his 100% record at Sandown. He’s two from two here including a similar race to this last month. He’s just 2lb higher in the weights today and has title-chasing Oisin Murphy in the saddle.
His past two runs have been on the all-weather at Chelmsford and he had traffic problems each time before coming home well. He has lots of zip and will be in the shake-up.
Justanotherbottle ran a solid race at York last time and likes this trip. He’s had a little help from the handicapper and finished a good fifth in the Steward’s Cup at Goodwood.
Embour comes here in good form after going down in a photo last time. He finished with a rattle there over 6f so dropping back is a slight concern but he’s a contender.
Saaheq ran his best race in ages when second at Doncaster two Saturdays ago and would have every chance if repeating that in these quicker conditions.
Tinto had to come from a long way off the pace at Newmarket last week when the line came too soon. He could have a say if nearer the lead this time.
Only Spoofing is holding his form well and had a little in hand when scoring at Ascot before another solid run at Chelmsford. He won’t be far away.
MIGRATION can run away with this. He has been in cracking form all season and landed his second win of the campaign in good style over course and distance last time.
He was in command from a long way out and can handle this slight hike in grade.
Country is improving with every run and scored at Redcar on his handicap debut last time. He was value for a good bit further than the half-length winning margin and is the danger.
Mordin was a fair third in a similar contest to this at Doncaster last time and has a decent 7lb claimer on board which may help. Trainer Simon Crisford is in a rich vein of form too.
Solid Stone comes from Sir Michael Stoute and he’s been knocking on the door, including when second here two starts ago. He needs more but could provide it.
Ventura Knight came right back to his best when third at York last Saturday. That was another hot handicap and he could be back ahead of the handicapper. You can’t be sure he’ll repeat that effort though.
My Boy Sepoy clocked a good time when winning an amateurs’ race here last time and a 4lb rise in the weights is fair. This is stronger opposition though.
Mutaabeq showed promise for Dermot Weld and is being upped in class here by Marcus Tregoning. He needs more than he showed when second at Bath latest.
JUBILOSO can make up for her Glorious Goodwood disappointment by winning this Group 3.
She should have scored in the Oak Tree but had the door slammed in her face more times than a travelling salesman up the straight. She finished with a rattle but had to settle for third.
That was after an excellent third over this mile in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. This trip suits better and it will take a big effort to lower her colours.
Duneflower is her biggest rival stepping up after winning a Listed race last time. This trip’s ideal and John Gosden and Frankie Dettori are always respected. That said, there’s a lot more on her plate today.
Look Around was a place behind her last time after finishing a solid six lengths off the pace in the 1,000 Guineas. She has few miles on the clock this season and there could be more to come.
Exhort has won a Listed contest over this trip but gives the impression that further would be ideal.
Red Starlight could be a greater danger after a decent second at Haydock last time. She is yet to win this season but has enough talent to hit the frame.
Templegates TV tips
- 1.50 Sandown – Jumira Bridge: ‘Has a superb record at this track and can strike again’ (Bet now)
- 2.05 Beverley – Good Birthday: ‘Break will have done him good and has more to offer’ (Bet now)
- 2.25 Sandown – Migration: ‘Good win over course and distance latest’ (Bet now)
- 2.45 Chester – Stivers: ‘Interesting making his debut for Dermot Weld who knows what he’s doing’ (Bet now)
- 3.00 Sandown – Jubiloso: ‘Was unlucky not to score at Glorious Goodwood last time’ (Bet now)
- 3.15 Beverley – Danzeno: ‘Excellent run at Ascot last time and likes these conditions’ (Bet now)
- 3.35 Sandown – Positive: ‘Good effort behind Pinatubo and he’s not here today’ (Bet now)
BE POSITIVE in the Solario Stakes. Clive Cox has a potential star on his hands here and he showed his potential when chasing home the top-class Pinatubo at Glorious Goodwood last time.
There was a five-length gap to the third horse home so he wasn’t flattered. On just his second start, that was an impressive effort.
Visinari had the dogs barking when winning on debut at Newmarket but hasn’t backed that up twice since. He was well beaten behind the tip but probably didn’t handle the track and could be a fair bit closer today.
Al Suhail didn’t have a lot to beat at Yarmouth 16 days ago but won with the handbrake on after showing promise when second first up at HQ. Expect him to take another step forward.
Kameko is proven over course and distance having won on debut here last month. That was a fair maiden and he’s bred to be above average.
Eshaasy looked in need of more experience when winning at Kempton. He’s nicely bred and comes from top connections but this may be coming a little too soon.
Hector Loza has landed a couple of minor wins on the all-weather but should find this hot.
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GOOD BIRTHDAY is worth celebrating. Andrew Balding has given him a little break since his excellent fifth at Newmarket 50 days ago.
That looks a wise move after four runs earlier this season that all showed improvement. He kicked off with a good win at Doncaster over this trip before stepping up in class for a solid third at Newbury.
He didn’t stay 1m4f at Royal Ascot before another good display at HQ. He goes on any ground and could take another step forward now.
Dark Vision wisely steps up in distance after finding a mile too sharp at York last time. He was a place ahead of the tip on the July course last month and there won’t be a lot between them again.
Desert Icon looks progressive and didn’t mind dropping back to this distance when second at Newmarket. He’s creeping up the weights but William Haggas could get more out of him.
Arctic Fox has lot his way a little but scored with a bit in hand at York in June and has dropped to just 3lb higher than that now.
Victory Command ran well on the Knavesmire latest and saves his best for this distance. He could hit the frame, while Three Comets has not matched his two-year-old form but it’s still early days and first-time blinkers could help.
DANZENO has been threatening to win a big pot all season and today could be the day. He was third in the Wokingham and touched off at the Shergar Cup last time.
In between he scored at Haydock and has also struck at Nottingham this season. He goes on any ground and should be right there again.
Tis Marvellous is the clear form horse in the race after winning a big Ascot handicap over this trip. That was an impressive effort and a repeat would be good enough to take this.
But that was on rattling fast ground and all his wins have been on going with firm in the description. Should it dry out, he’ll be right there but it’s likely to be on the easier side.
Tarboosh came right back to his best when beaten two lengths in a big sprint at York’s Ebor meeting. He was the first home on his side of the track and has a habit of coming good at this time of year.
He hasn’t managed to strike in this class before but has live place claims. A bit of give in the ground will be ideal for Intense Romance.
He hasn’t fired on two outings this season but landed two good Ascot wins in this company last term. This trip is ideal and he can’t be discounted.
Copper Knight will find this easier than the Group 1 Nunthorpe where he finished in the heap hammered by Battaash.
He won the last time he dropped into Listed company. Judicial is another dropping in grade after a fair effort at Glorious Goodwood.
CRACK Irish trainer Dermot Weld doesn’t tilt at windmills so his STIVERS warrants maximum respect on debut for the yard. He’s arrived from Argentina where he went close at Group 1 level and saw out 1m4f well.
He’s joined top connections who don’t mess about and he could take a big step forward given he has more fancy entries later in the season.
Outbox is the clear pick of the home team after seconds at Goodwood and Newmarket. He saw out this trip well on the Downs when just failing to win a big handicap.
He was quickly turned out at HQ when dropping in distance didn’t look ideal so is the main threat.
Tribal Craft shapes like the type to improve for a stamina test after a good second over shorter at Salisbury last time. He has few miles on the clock with more to come.
Persian Moon put in a solid effort at York last week and is another who could find more when asked to tackle this distance. Rain would help as he likes give underfoot.
Stablemate Vivid Diamond has Chester king Franny Norton on board and she is another who looks a marathon runner in the making. She went well enough at the Shergar Cup at Ascot last time on the back of a close second at the queen’s track.
1.50 Jumira Bridge
2.25 MIGRATION (NAP)
4.45 Mountain Rescue
5.20 Loch Ness Monster
2.05 Good Birthday
2.40 High Flying Bird
3.50 Billy Dylan
5.35 Hammy End
2.10 Oh This Is Us
2.45 Stivers (treble)
3.20 Dream Kart
3.55 Angel Alexander
4.30 Wild Edric
5.05 Celestial Force
2.20 Show The Money
4.05 Regal Director
5.15 Chicago Doll
1.55 Dorking Boy
2.30 Bramble Brook
3.05 Sizing Granite
4.15 Stand By Me
4.50 Midnight Magic
4.20 Imperial Act
7.00 Dame Freya Stark (nb)
5.40 Sonnet Rose
6.45 X Force
7.45 Saqqara King
8.15 Sun Cuisine