TEMPLEGATE takes on Monday’s racing looking to build the bank ahead of the Grand National. Read on to find out his best tips – and y
TEMPLEGATE takes on Monday’s racing looking to build the bank ahead of the Grand National.
Read on to find out his best tips – and you can find out his Irish Grand National selections here too.
LAVENDER’S BLUE (4.02 Kempton, nap)
She was unlucky when second in a Lingfield Listed race last time. She finished with a full tank after being blocked a couple of times. She held her own at Group 1 level last term and will go close if fit and ready on comeback.
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MOSTAHDAF (3.30 Kempton, nb)
didn’t have to leave first gear when winning on debut at Newcastle 20 days ago. This son of Frankel should relish this step up to a mile and can progress again.
ASDAA (2.30 Wolverhampton, treble)
Jockey Jonny Peate continues to fire in the winners and his 5lb claim can do the trick for this five-year-old. He went close here last time when this longer trip suited well.
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1.00 Cawthorne Lad
Coming down weights and form looks strong enough.
1.30 Discko Des Plages
Went close at Uttoxeter latest and likes this distance.
2.00 Brewers Project
Expensive buy who went close over CD on last visit here.
2.35 Miss Tara Moss
Dug deep to score at Sedgefield and has more to come.
3.10 Solar Impulse
Good second at Donny and every chance from same mark.
3.45 Buster Thomas
Hated heavy ground last time and much better in these conditions.
4.15 On Call
Knocking on the door and doesn’t need much more to score.
4.50 Cousu Main
Promising debut when second at Uttoxeter and more to come.
Good winner at Chelmsford and can improve again.
Two good runs at Kempton and doesn’t need much more.
2.15 Desert Cat
Solid third last time and has joined canny Eric Alston’s yard.
2.50 National League
Good comeback third at Newcastle and weighted to strike.
Good effort at Newcastle latest and looks on fair mark.
3.58 Sir Oliver
Big chance if repeating his AW form back on turf.
4.30 Royal Guard
Had just three runs and improved at Southwell last time.
Has shown best form over this course and distance.
Getting close to a win and second over C&D last time out.
Easy winner last time and can defy 9lb weights rise.
2.30 Asdaa (treble)
Goes well here and another good effort last time out.
Can strike on debut for these new connections.
3.40 Mack The Knife
Consistent and went close again at Chelmsford last time out.
4.10 Dirty Rascal
Good second on debut for this yard last time and more to come.
Easy Southwell winner and hard to beat if handling surface.
1.45 Wild Mountain
Well bred and should have enough pace for this trip.
Going well, likes it here and top jockey takes over.
Easy winner over C&D latest and much more to come.
3.30 Mostahdaf (nb)
Looked a nice prospect when scoring on debut latest.
4.02 Lavender’s Blue (NAP)
Has gone well in much stronger races than this.
Has shown lots of good form over this course and distance.
5.10 Lexington Dash
Good second back from a break and can go one better.
2.10 Casa Loupi
Tack when wrong when second latest and can make up for that.
Good second on chase debut and more to come.
3.20 Dothraki Prince
First run for the Skeltons and has had a wind op.
3.55 Solomon Grey
Needed run after seven months off last time and likes it here.
Should be too good if seeing out this longer distance.
Back to best when second at Southwell last time out.
Improved effort at Hereford latest and won’t be far away.
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