Horse racing tips: Templegate's Nap can do the business in Somerset Grand National plus other best bets for Thursday

TEMPLEGATE reckons he has unlocked the key to Thursday's racing and can keep up his red-hot run of form with another winner.

Read on below to find out who he thinks will land the spoils in all the UK action.

CYCLOP (3.50 Wincanton, nap)

Can land his fourth win in five starts.

He had an impressive 20 lengths in hand when scoring at Plumpton last time.

He escapes a penalty for that and is actually 5lb better off because Lilly Pinchin can claim her allowance today.

He stays well and can strike again.


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LIKE SUGAR (4.30 Newcastle, nb)

He made a good start to her handicapping career with a solid third at Lingfield.

She may have needed that after five months off and fledgling trainer Kevin Philippart de Foy has had two wins from his three runners at the track.

ROSIE AND MILLIE (3.20 Wincanton, treble)

She went down in a tight finish for a stronger race than this at Musselburgh last time.

She’s off the same mark today so won’t be far away.


12.30   Rafiot  

Good winner here last time and capable of following up.

1.00     Symbolic Power          

Well bred and fair mark for this handicap debut.

1.30     The Jean Genie           

Has shown best form over this course and distance.

2.00     Gulliver           

Has won better races than this and likes trip and track.

2.30     Tashbeeh        

Good debut for new trainer last time and more to come.

3.00     Double Dealing           

Ran on well into third on debut here and can improve.

3.30     Desert Land     

Battled to win over course and distance last time out.

4.00     Storm Melody 

Good second at Chelmsford and can go close again.


1.10     Heross Du Seuil           

Won a stronger race than this at Kempton last time.

1.40     Roman Rock    

Good third last time and more to come for canny trainer.

2.10     Faustinovick    

Went well at Chepstow last time and repeat good enough.

2.40     Sandymount Rose       

Loved the mud when winning last time and off same mark.

3.10     Khairagash      

Going close and this longer trip should suit.

3.40     Ange Des Malberaux  

Going well in pointing field and should run into the frame.

4.10     Balco Coastal  

Has joined top trainer after second in Irish point-to-point.


1.20     Steady The Ship          

Good second on hurdles debut and can go one better.

1.50     Supreme Escape         

Won nicely at Chepstow latest and trip looks ideal.

2.20     And The New  

Has been running with credit in stronger races than this.

2.50     Premiumaccess           

Won easily at Huntingdon so can defy 8lb weight rise.

3.20     Rosie And Millie (treble)         

Big chance from same mark as Musselburgh second last time.

3.50     CYCLOP (NAP) 

In cracking form and can strike again on debut for new yard.

4.20     Offyoupop       

Expensive buy who has had wind op before this debut.


4.30     Like Sugar (nb) 

Good third at Lingfield and should be suited by this track.

5.00     Jack Of Trades 

Went close at Lingfield despite not getting the best of runs.

5.30     Malhoob         

Cost plenty and bred to be much better than this level.

6.00     Little Red Socks           

Can follow up Wolverhampton win under a penalty.

6.30     Elusive Treat   

Plenty in hand when winning at Kempton last time out.

7.00     Pearl Of Qatar 

Has shown best form over this course and distance.

7.30     El Hombre       

Went close at Chelmsford and should be right there again.


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