Templestern heads for Ormonde Stakes in Chester

Henry Cecil’s Templestern will bid to build on a promising reappearance when he lines up in the Blue Square Ormonde Stakes at Chester on Friday.

The four-year-old grey finished a close third behind Royal And Regal in the John Porter Stakes at Newbury.

Cecil’s colt will face 10 rivals, with John Gosden’s Raincoat expected to put up a stern fight following his return to form at Ripon, having previously found the St Leger too hot to handle.

Another who ran in the Leger was Aidan O’Brien’s Macarthur, who was disappointing on soft ground at the Curragh in April.

Carte Diamond made a pleasing comeback at Doncaster after a near-three-year spell in Australia and takes his chance for Brian Ellison.

Numide, who never quite fulfilled his early promise over hurdles, returns to the level for Gary Moore, while Michael Stoute’s representative is Red Gala.

Steppe Dancer, Bauer, Jadalee, Supersonic Dave and The Last Drop complete the field.

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