Racing tips: Templegate NAPS 4-1 unlucky Royal Ascot horse on day one of Newmarket July Festival

TEMPLEGATE goes in search of yet more winners on Thursday – and it's Ladies' Day at Newmarket for the opening day of the July Festival.

Read on to find out our man's top tips.

ELDRICKJONES (2.25 Newmarket, nap)

He caught the eye when finishing quickly to nab second in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot.

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AKKERINGA (3.00 Newmarket, nb)

He has his sights raised here but he was impressive when scoring over course and distance 14 days ago.

He goes on any ground and has scope for more improvement in an open race.

VELOCISTAR (2.05 Carlisle, treble)

She went close in decent company at Newbury last week. She sees out an extended six furlongs in the soft and that stamina will be an asset up Carlisle’s hill.

NEWMARKET

1.20     Lovely Mana   

Not disgraced in Listed company here last time out.

1.50     Mandoob         

Easy winner at Haydock and more to offer upped in grade.

2.25     Eldrickjones (NAP)    

Went close at Royal Ascot last time out.

3.00     Akkeringa (nb)           

Plenty in hand when scoring at over C&D last time out.

3.35     Al Aasy           

Went close in the Group 1 Coronation Cup at Epsom latest.

4.10     Maximal          

Good run in St James’s Palace Stakes last time out.

4.45     Ambassadorial            

Yard in form and has tumbled down the weights.

CARLISLE

1.00     Astronomic Choice     

Solid run over course and distance last time out.

1.30     Gullane One    

Plenty in hand when scoring over C&D on latest run.

2.05     Velocistar (treble)       

Went close at Newbury last time out in better race.

2.40     Obee Jo           

Solid effort at Beverley and won’t be far away again.

3.15     Noonie 

Showed promise when fifth on debut at Newbury.

3.50     Sin E Shekells 

Career best effort when close fourth at Thirsk latest.

4.25     Broomy Law   

Went close at Ripon and fair mark for handicap debut.

5.00     Detective         

Game winner over course and distance five days ago.

DONCASTER

1.10     Monsieur Jumbo         

Went close in fair maiden on debut at Ayr last time.

1.40     Somewhere Secret      

Likes this trip and any juice in the ground would help.

2.15     Deep Sigh       

Good fourth on handicap debut and down the weights.

2.50     Adaay To Remember  

Plenty in hand when scoring at Lingfield last time.

3.25     Muntadab        

Can land his fifth course win after solid effort here latest.

4.00     Tynecastle Park          

Likes this trip and fair chance in wide open contest.

EPSOM

5.25     Maxine            

Has hit form and another good run at Lingfield last time.

6.00     Gyenyame       

Has looked more like it since switching to handicaps.

6.30     Millie Lou       

Just pipped at Doncaster and has more to offer.

7.00     The Lamplighter         

Came with late swoop to score at Goodwood latest.

7.30     Sir Titan          

Can make it three wins from four runs under a 3lb penalty.

8.00     Ascraeus         

Game win at Salisbury and still looks on a fair mark.

NEWBURY

5.50     Diffident Spirit           

Looks the type to improve for this longer distance.

6.20     Robjon 

Yet to finish out of first two and can go close again.

6.50     Baby Baby      

Went close over course and distance last time out.

7.20     Badlands         

Fair mark on handicap debut for new trainer.

7.50     Dantora           

Easy winner on debut and has a lot more to offer.

8.20     Lion Face        

Won well at Leicester despite still running a little green.

8.50     Cherish            

Made it two in a row nicely here seven days ago.

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