TEMPLEGATE turns his expert eye to Saturday’s big races confident of landing some winners.
Read on to find out our in-form tipster’s best bets.
CAP DU NORD (3.15 Doncaster, nap)
He has had the form of his excellent second at Kempton last time franked by winner Royal Pagaille’s emphatic victory at Haydock last weekend.
That underlines what a good effort it was to finish three lengths behind him at the Christmas festival.
He relishes soft ground and got the better of big rival Canelo when they met at Newbury in November.
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FLASH COLLONGES (2.40 Doncaster, nb)
He looks ideal for this distance after storming to victory over half a mile shorter at Wincanton last time.
He enjoyed the testing ground and had the race sewn up a long way from home. This is tougher but he’s got a lot more to offer for Paul Nicholls.
POWER OVER ME (2.20 Lingfield, treble)
This four-year-old has gone from strength to strength since joining Robyn Brisland from Johnny Murtagh in Ireland.
He made it three UK wins in a row in fine style here last time and looks very hard to beat under a 5lb penalty.
12.00 Famous Dynasty
Has shown his best form over this course and distance.
12.35 Year Of The Dragon
Big step forward when winning on debut for this yard last time.
1.10 Give Em The Slip
Second in a Newmarket maiden on debut and more to come.
1.45 Desert Boots
Likes this trip and track, good third here last time out.
2.20 Power Over Me (treble)
Just keeps winning and best over course and distance.
Decent form on Flat for Sir Mark Prescott before going hurdling.
3.30 Catch My Breath
Plenty in hand when scoring over course and distance latest.
4.05 Vina Bay
Not best of runs here last time and on fair mark today.
12.55 Mercutio Rock
Couple of good runs over hurdles and more to come.
Supreme Novice Hurdler who is already a chasing star.
Taking drop in class after good run at Kempton.
2.40 Emir Sacree (nb)
Good UK debut effort latest and much more to come.
3.15 CAP DU NORD (NAP)
Good second to Royale Pagaille last time out.
3.50 Who’s In The Box
Easy winner at Market Rasen and capable of better.
4.25 Step To The Top
Back from break but had strongest form before.
Ran on here last time and can go one better today.
2.35 My Boy Sepoy
Went close here last time and doesn’t need a lot more.
3.10 Deep Impression
Cheekpieces should help and yard in cracking form.
3.45 I’m Available
Game winner here latest and can defy a 7lb rise in the weights.
4.20 Highland Avenue
Well bred and showed some promise on debut last time.
4.55 Jeanette May
Knocking on the door and should really have won here latest.
Good second over course and distance last time out.
6.00 Mi Laddo
Won here latest and most of these rarely hit the target.
Plenty left in the tank when landing first win at Lingfield latest.
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