US racing tips: Templegate's best bets for the meeting at Gulfstream Park on Sky Sports Racing on Saturday


This doesn’t look the strongest race and Raspberry Ballet could place after a fair fourth here latest.


MARKISTAN has been knocking on the door with a run of placed efforts over this track. She was second again last time when finishing off well over this trip. Another good run is expected.

Crystalina is interesting dropping in class after a good second over a mile here latest. She didn’t get home so this sprint trip could help.

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CAT’S ASTRAY was a fast-finishing second when sent off favourite here last time over this trip. She had to come out wide, which didn’t help her chances, and it was a good run in the circumstances. The yard has a good record of winning with beaten favs and she has a good draw to go close again.

Palace Two Step will try to slip the field and she has an excellent career record of two wins and three places from just five outings. She is coming back from a slight break but should be right there again.

Balie’s Dream has been in corking form over this trip and landed two wins before going off much too quickly last time. A more sedate pace can see her figuring again.


CHASE RUNNER was the subject of a decent gamble before just failing here last time. He had to be switched wide which probably accounted for the defeat. He was a game winner on his previous run over this course and distance so looks the one to beat.

Krachenwagen got the better of the selection last time after getting a dream run up the rail and they can fight it out again.


HOLY MEISTER has to come from stall 11 but he has plenty of early speed so should be able to get a good position from the stalls. He was sent off odds on before not getting the clearests of trips here last time and can make amends today.

Ghostlore should do better than his sixth latest as he was coming back from a long break. This trip suits and he won’t be far away.


POPPY’S DESTINY is coming back from a long break but has a win at Saratoga in better company than this to his name. That was on debut so he goes well fresh and the drop back to this distance looks a wise move by his new trainer.

Poseiden takes a deserved hike in grade after winning well over course and distance last time. That was just his second career run so improvement is expected.


TURN OF EVENTS has been running well and was a good fourth here last time despite not getting the run of the race. He has few miles on the clock and looks open to plenty of improvement.

Holy Emperor just got collared here last time and dropping back by a furlong looks a wise move.


SOUTH SEA was popular with punters before running an excellent second in better company at Parx last time out. He takes a slight drop in distance, which should help, and his workouts on this new track have been positive.

Front Loaded stepped up on his recent form when beaten half a length here latest. Be came from a long way back there and may well have won with a better-timed challenge.


ALWAYS SHOPPING makes her Gulfstream debut having landed a couple of wins at Aqueduct this time last year in better company than this. One of those victories was a Grade 2 so she should be a cut above these rivals. The worry is her 11-month layoff but she has been working well and should be fit enough to strike for the top trainer.

Art Of Almost won a couple of decent races at Woodbine last season and is used to racing at a higher level than this. She is coming back from a fair break too but has enough quality to figure.

Minted was beaten in a head-bobbing finish at Tampa on her American debut last time. She was a winner in Ireland before heading across the Atlantic and can figure on this hike in grade should the others lack sharpness


BLOOD MOON ticks plenty of boxes taking a fair drop in class after coming back from a break to finish fourth here last time. That was his debut for current connections and his speed figures are a few lengths ahead of today’s rivals. His trainer is running at an impressive 32% win rate this season and can boost that here.

Leo’s Diamond got the job done well here last time when sustaining the gallop after hitting the front turning for home. She steps up in distance here but it should suit judged on that effort.

Gemo had two lengths in hand when winning here latest despite hanging. He has winning form over this trip too and should figure.

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HIDDEN FACTS has a sporting chance in what looks a wide open contest. She comes here in decent form having been less than two lengths off the pace over this tip last time. This represents a drop in class and she has every chance of at least hitting the frame again.

VJ’S Bet makes her debut for a new yard after a good second at Churchill Downs last time. That was a decent contest and she could threaten despite coming back from a break. Her record over this trip could be better though.

Lady Grace is one that savours this distance with two wins and two places from five attempts. She had more than a length in hand when scoring here latest and must be on the shortlist.


HONEST GAL suffered chronic traffic problems when down the field here last time after finishing second three times on the spin. This trip is ideal and her best form is a fair bit better than these rivals.

Upsy Daisy Do is coming down in grade and distance which could both help. Switching back to dirt from turf is another plus.

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