Horse racing tips: Templegate's NAP can see off Cyrname in huge Ascot Chase under Daryl Jacob
TEMPLEGATE has eyed up one in the huge Ascot feature on Saturday and he reckons the favourite can be beaten.
Here, he reveals his top picks for Saturday's action.
MASTER TOMMYTUCKER (3.35 Ascot, nap)
He seems to have ironed his jumping problems out and that makes him a genuine contender at Grade 1 level.
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His display in winning a hot contest at Kempton last time was impressive and that speed track is a stern test of fencing.
He should have no issue seeing out this trip and soft ground suits.
JERRYSBACK (2.25 Ascot, nb)
He returned from more than a year off to run a cracker in third here last time.
He wasn’t rushed by Richard Johnson before finishing off well up the home straight.
This step up in distance should help and the handicapper has left his mark alone.
NOTACHANCE (2.40 Haydock, treble)
He was impressive when battling home to win the Warwick Classic Chase last time.
He was in a ding-dong for a couple of furlongs but kept pulling out more.
He’s only seven and Alan King has high hopes for the Scottish National. He loves it testing and looks the one to beat.
11.45 Damned Elusive
Went close here last time and should be right there again.
Keeps winning and battled well to score here latest.
12.50 Famous Dynasty
Best effort for a while when third here last time out.
1.26 Invincible Swagger
Loads in hand when scoring at Kempton on debut.
2.01 Lethal Lunch
Good win here last time and handicapped for another good run.
2.36 Celtic Mist
Interesting on first run for a yard that has been going well.
3.09 Stay Smart
Knocking on the door and longer trip should be ideal.
Just beaten at Chelmsford latest and more to come.
1.05 Pozo Emery
Good winner at Chepstow and shorter trip no problem.
1.38 Blumen Glory
Good start over hurdles when second over C&D last time out.
2.13 Brelan D’As
Has run well in much stronger races than this.
2.48 I See You Well
Improved effort to win latest and 2lb rise looks fair.
3.18 Song For Someone
Keeps winning and won the Bula well last time out.
Knocking on the door and good second here latest.
4.33 Shantou Flyer
This race looks easier than his fourth here last time out.
5.08 Those Tiger Feet
Up fair 5lb for winning last time and can strike again.
Expensive buy who won well on Rules debut at Newbury.
Had wind op since last solid third and goes well here.
2.25 Jerrysback (nb)
Good third on comeback and has run well here a few times.
Second in this 12 months ago and went close at Kempton last time.
3.35 MASTER TOMMYTUCKER (NAP)
Improved this season and seems to be jumping a lot better.
Had plenty in hand when winning at Plumpton last time.
4.45 Miss Fairfax
Good debut third at Hereford when coming from a mile back.
Good second in Grade 2 here last time and looks on fair weight.
Won this last year and will be happier going over hurdles again.
2.40 Notachance (treble)
Impressive in Warwick Classic and has more to come at this level.
Impressive at Doncaster last time and could be a superstar.
In great form over hurdles and fit from a jumper’s bumper run.
4.25 Mr Harp
Consistent and another good effort at Warwick latest.
5.00 The Worlds End
Top-class in his prime and some promise at this level last time.
4.20 Bobba Tee
Has shown best form over this course and distance.
4.55 Pitcher’s Point
Should be good enough to win under capable claimer.
5.30 Three Platoon
Good third on debut and has a lot more to offer.
6.00 My Sister Jo
Improved to finish third at Wolverhampton last time out.
6.30 Kevin The Minion
Went close at Kempton latest and looks on fair mark.
7.00 Wicklow Warrior
Good run over C&D latest and doesn’t need much more.
7.30 Pearl Of Qatar
Keeps finishing second and a good chance to go one better.
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