TEMPLEGATE goes over to Ireland for the top class racing at the Curragh on Saturday.
Our man takes an in-depth look at the Group action and delivers his verdicts below.
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Templegate's guide to the Curragh on Saturday…
TOUGH TALK created a good impression when getting up on the line to win here on debut last month.
The second and third horses that day have come out and won since so the form looks solid enough.
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We know this trip suits and trainer Ger Lyons has won this race before.
Blackbeard is the obvious threat after landing a Listed prize in a head-bobber here last time out.
He has much more to come stepping up in distance here.
Stablemate Deneuve battled well to score late making his debut at Naas last month.
This is much tougher but she can take third place.
GUSTAVUS WESTON looks a fair price given how well he runs at this track.
He won this race well 12 months ago before following up later in the season.
He needed his comeback outing last time and should be fully fit now.
A Case Of You won the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint in Meydan last time out in March when making the most of his rails draw.
This is a step down from that and he’s another who has struck before at The Curragh. He won’t be far away.
Glen Shiel needed his first outing of the season when second at Haydock and is well up to this standard.
He has winning track form and has every chance of making the frame.
NATIVE TRAIL looks hard to beat after going close in the Newmarket version of this race.
He was just under a length behind the winner there and wasn’t helped by racing on the other side of the track from the pace.
He will have improved for that run and is well up to Classic standard.
Ivy League runs in the colours of Newmarket third Luxembourg and looks the main danger.
He won a couple of minor contests nicely before a narrow second in the Amethyst Stakes at Leopardstown.
His very best will probably come over a bit further but he can bag a place at fair odds.
Buckaroo beat Wexford Native in a Listed contest here 19 days ago despite not getting the run of the race.
He doesn’t have to improve much to be a contender. Any of the others would be a shock winner.
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