Templegate NAPS 14-1 Welsh Grand National shot which will enjoy “ideal” conditions on Monday
TEMPLEGATE goes in search of a Christmas cracker with Monday’s brilliant run.
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HIGHLAND HUNTER (2.50 Chepstow, nap)
He’s come a long way to snatch the London National right on the line at Sandown. There was a lot of it left in the tank after 3m5f there and the cut in the ground is ideal.
TAKE YOUR TIME (2.10 Chepstow, nb)
He has really improved since he was taken on a trip by Paul Nicholls. He struck with something in hand at Ffos Las and showed it was no accident with courageous success over the course and the distance. A 5 pound increase in weight is just right for this effort and his taste for the track is a plus.
FORTESCUE (3.10 Kempton, treble)
He was a good seventh at the Ladbrokes Trophy in Newbury last time around and takes a drop in class here. He signed last season with wins at Sandown and Perth on this kind of trip.
He had a little nudge in the weights and trainer Henry Daly has his horses in better shape right now.
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12.30 Nothing to ask
Good second on the wood last time and has more to come.
1.05 When you’re ready
Won on the course and the distance at the latest and will be there.
Has won both starts and can strike again.
2.10 Take your time (nb)
Can clinch a winning hat-trick after two good wins.
2.50 HIGHLAND HUNTER (nap)
Will be happy with this endurance test and the ground will be fine.
Good victory at Huntingdon and looks on a good weight.
3.55 Seventeen O Four
He showed promise when he was fourth on his hurdles debut last time around.
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Good performance on the flat which should make a good hurdler.
Watched a hot prospect when winning the last Henry VIII.
1.55 Coded message
Won this in 2019 and lower in weights now.
Superstar who should do light work of these rivals.
3.10 Fortescue (acute)
I will find this much easier than the last Ladbrokes Trophy.
3.40 Captain Morgs
Consistent and another good effort at Newbury last time around.
11.50 Stop talking
I needed her run home and this longer trip will do.
12.25 Harbor Lake
Easy winner in his Wetherby debut last time around.
1.00 Pay the Pied Piper
Much on hand when scoring at Newcastle at the latest.
1.35 Mr. Pom Pom
Has been close for his debut at Catterick and more to come.
2.15 Well nuts
Solid race in a better race than this one at Aintree last time around.
2.45 Atomic Angel
Up to £ 4 for winning at Hexham last time.
3.20 Ghost getaway
Costs a few pounds on earned in the scoring field at the latest.
Raced well after a modest draw at Kempton last time around.
Two good seconds so far and can get better.
Showed promise when he finished third at Chelmsford on his debut.
5.40 Crimson King
Going well here and the rider’s 7 pound claim will help.
Good race when second to debut here last time around.
6.40 Umm Hurair
Has easily won his last two games and can pull off the treble.
7.10 Precision Storm
I went near here last time and it seems hard to stop.
Last time won for this new yard and able to score again.
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