Horse racing tips: Templegate looks to back up big Cheltenham winners with more on Saturday

FRESH OFF a huge Cheltenham, Templegate turns his eye to Saturday's racing.

Read on below to view his picks.

MIGHTY THUNDER (3.35 Uttoxeter, nap)

Lucinda Russell is a top trainer of stayers and this eight-year-old loved the four-mile test when winning the Edinburgh National by 20 lengths at Musselburgh last time. He was just getting going at the line so this slog will be right up his street.


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That was his handicap chase debut and there’s every chance he can pull out more at what looks a very tasty price.

ST BARTS (2.25 Uttoxeter, nb)

He was impressive when getting the job done at Newbury last time. He is proven over this trip but should get further, which you need for this stamina-sapping track.

He’s had a nice break since that victory and looks open to improvement on just his third spin over fences.

NIGHTBOATTOCLYRO (2.40 Kempton, treble)

He is getting better with every run and landed a winning hat-trick at Wetherby last month.

He wasn’t stopping at the end of 2m4f there and should have no problem with the longer trip on a flat track. There could be more to come and jockey Jack Tudor’s 3lb claim will come in handy.


12.30   Forever Des Long        

Went close last time and this looks a very winnable race.

1.05     Night Of Sin     

Coming down the weights and best form would be good enough.

1.35     Belle De Manech         

Takes a big drop in class and fair mark for handicap debut.

2.10     Ermyn’s Emerald         

Promise on both runs since a break and more to come.

2.45     Finnegan’s Garden      

Consistent and plenty of good form over course and distance.

3.20     Windance       

Lots in hand at Taunton last time and this isn’t any tougher.

3.55     Lily The Pink    

Best form here and went close at Exeter latest.


1.00     Marracudja     

Walkover as he’s the only horse who’s turned up!

1.30     Flic On Voyou  

Happy back over hurdles and trip and ground suit well.

2.05     Doukarov        

Plenty in hand at Leicester latest so can strike again.

2.40     Nightboattoclyro (treble)       

Has been impressive this season and can land the four-timer.

3.15     Falco Blitz        

Battled well to score at Southwell last time out.

3.50     Jeremy Pass    

Has run well at this level and solid effort at Donny last time.

4.25     Ebony Gale      

Good win at Taunton latest and repeat would be good enough.

5.05     Walking On Air            

Well bred and should know his job on this debut.


1.50     Steal A March 

This sort of trip and track should be right up his street.

2.25     St Barts (nb)    

Easy winner last time and open to lots of improvement.

3.00     Rockadenn      

Returned to form when returned to hurdles last time out.

3.35     MIGHTY THUNDER (NAP)       

Good Edinburgh National win and stamina test ideal.

4.10     Interconnected           

Needed comeback second at Huntingdon last time and spot on now.

4.45     Lady Cylla        

Good second last time and has moved yards since.

5.15     Duhallow Lad  

Goes well over this course and distance and won’t be far away.

5.50     No Word Of A Lie        

Improved on debut when second at Exeter last time out.


2.00     Dreams Of Home        

Kept up his 100% record in style at Carlisle last time.

2.35     Skiddaw Valleys          

Keeps hitting the crossbar and capable of better.

3.10     Bushypark       

Consistent, won again last time and has more to offer.

3.45     Blakerigg         

Has the best form on offer and big chance if fit on comeback.

4.20     Pay The Piper  

Keeps winning and another 8lb rise may not stop him.

4.55     Leverock Lass  

Went close here last time and cheekpieces should help.

5.25     Twoshotsoftequila      

Went well on debut and should improve for that experience.


5.00     Plansina          

Has shown her best form over this course and distance.

5.30     Al Shoughor    

Showed promise before break and much more to come.

6.00     Power Over Me           

Had plenty in hand when scoring over C&D last time out.

6.30     Arij      

Knocking on the door and good enough to win this.

7.00     Garrus 

Back from a long break but much the best horse in this.

7.30     Quickstep Lady           

Solid form and big chance if taking to this track.

8.00     Carey Street    

Likes this trip and track so won’t be far away.

8.30     Bombastic       

Will prefer this track to Southwell and looks a big price.


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