Horse racing tips: Templegate NAP looks really hard to beat off this mark | The Sun

TEMPLEGATE tackles Thursday's racing confident of finding a few winners.

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LIKE A LION (1.50 Southwell, nap)

He went close at Newcastle last time when going down by just half a length. That was over the trip and the handicapper has left his mark alone. Tim Easterby’s hope looks hard to beat.

QAASID (5.00 Newcastle, nb)

He scored here with something left in the tank 14 days ago. He sees out this trip well and gets on well with today’s rider Graham Lee.

DONDIAM (3.50 Sedgefield, treble)

He ran his best race over fences when fourth at Fakenham last time. He is sure to improve on that and can take this winnable race.

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Templegate's tips

1.00 Midnight Shuffle

Bit in hand when winning at Musselburgh at the weekend.

1.30 Trac

Can cope with 9lb rise for easy win at Catterick.

2.05 Ballynagran

Good Wetherby win and has much more to come.

2.40 Mullinaree

Improved for moving up to this distance last time out.

3.15 The Blame Game

Has dropped down weights and loves it at Sedgefield.

3.50 Dondiam (treble)

Improved effort when fourth at Fakenham latest.

4.25 Bertie’s Wish

Promise at novice level and more to come now handicapping.

HUNTINGDON

1.40 Maninsane

Went close over course and distance last time out.

2.15 Samuel Spade

Good run here latest after win at Kempton.

2.50 Blue Beach

Hasn’t done much wrong so far and back from a break.

3.25 Titanium Bullet

Looks the type to improve now he goes handicapping.

4.00 Rooster Cogburn

Easy winner latest and should enjoy this longer trip.

4.35 Pride Of Hawridge

Better run last time and looks on a fair handicap mark.

SOUTHWELL

1.50 Like A Lion (nap)

In flying form at Newcastle and likes this trip.

2.25 Shalaa Asker

Lots in hand when scoring here last time out.

3.00 Constitution

Can show more on his second run for this trainer.

3.35 Hickory

Unbeaten so far and still looks well weighted.

4.10 Lihou

Went close at Newcastle and looks right in the hunt.

4.45 Stroxx

Overdue a win but Oisin Murphy takes over today.

5.15 Owens Lad

Easy winner over course and distance last time out.

NEWCASTLE

5.00 Qaasid (nb)

Landed a cosy win over course and distance last time out.

5.30 Perfect Swiss

Can land a fourth win over this trip and track.

6.00 Piffle

Solid Wolverhampton win latest and only 2lb higher today.

6.30 Fade To Gray

Showed lots of promise when third on debut here latest.

7.00 Blackjack

Had a little up his sleeve when scoring at Southwell last time.

7.30 Snuggle

Should have too much quality for these rivals.

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8.00 Gowanbuster

Likes it here and this looks a good winning chance.

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