Horse racing tips: Templegate NAP is a strong stayer who will love the mud at Wetherby for Gold Cup-winning trainer


TEMPLEGATE takes on Thursday’s racing looking to build the bank for a mega Saturday of action.

Read on for our man’s tips and back a horse by clicking their odds below.

IRON BRIDGE (2.35 Wetherby, nap)

He jumped really well when winning a match at Haydock and was equally as impressive at Carlisle three runs ago. He stays strongly and will enjoy this cut in the ground.

SPANISH ANGEL (7.00 Newcastle, nb) 

He was less than a length off the pace at Wolverhampton last week. He is handicapped for another big run.

ETALON (3.10 Wetherby, treble) 

He has run well on both hurdles runs for the Skeltons and looks much stronger than today’s rivals.


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Templegate’s tips


12.25   Lady Loulou     

Well bred and just pipped at Chelmsford last time out.

1.00     Abruzzo Mia    

Went close on handicap debut and right in hunt again.

1.35     Mohatu           

Flying at Lingfield and looks a major player here.

2.10     Tylos    

Back from a long break with close second here last time.

2.45     Midnightattheoasis     

Went close at Chelmsford and won’t be far away.

3.20     Alafdhal           

Can make it five wins on the spin from still-fair mark.

3.50     Stroxx  

Went close here last time and every chance again.


12.50   Court At Slip    

Good winner on last visit here on Boxing Day.

1.25     Highland Frolic            

Has shown promise on both runs over hurdles.

2.00     Blue Shark       

Has been impressive and can extend his winning run.

2.35     Iron Bridge (nap)         

Improving chaser who can land another victory.

3.10     Etalon (treble) 

Has been running well and has plenty more to offer.

3.40     Midnight Mary            

Consistent hurdler who should improve now chasing.

4.15     The Gooner


4.00     Legendary Day 

Went close at Kempton and back from the same mark.

4.30     Odd Socks Havana      

Knocking on the door and good claimer takes over.

5.00     Trabajo Detecho         

Can cope with 6lb penalty after easy win here latest.

5.30     Amy Santiago  

Unlucky when second on debut at Thirsk.

6.00     Atrafan 

Won this last year and has been in excellent form at Southwell.

6.30     Enraged           

Good on turf and went close back on AW here latest.

7.00     Spanish Angel (nb)      

Good run last time and right in the mix again.

7.30     Adeb   

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Good win here before close third at Southwell latest.

Eamonn Hames’ Gowran Park tips

1.05 After The Roar

1.40 Mister Bo

2.15 Teahupoo


3.25 Sir Gerhard

3.55 Bluebell Diva (nb)

4.25 D Art D Art


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