TEMPLEGATE has a tip for every race on TV today.
Read on for who he thinks can win the cash at Cheltenham and Doncaster.
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MAGIC SAINT won well on his last run here and gets on well with today’s rider who takes off a valuable 3lb. He likes this trip with some cut in the ground and can go close again.
Ibleo is a potential big improver and was beaten in a photo for a hot race at Ascot latest. All his form has come in really testing ground on flat tracks but he’ll be a big threat if handling Cheltenham.
Gino Trail is becoming quirky. He pulled too hard to the start at Ascot last time and ran out of petrol in the race. If he behaves he can outrun his odds.
Zanza was left in the lead when winning at Newbury latest but finished well and has more to offer on his fourth chase start.
Capeland has run poorly on his last two outings here but they were in much hotter races and this is more his level. He should be fit after a fair spin around Ascot last month.
Sky Pirate didn’t get home here last time and needs the drop in trip to help but he doesn’t appeal as a horse who will battle up the hill.
Forest Bihan took a tumble over hurdles on comeback but is a better chaser and could bounce back and hit the frame.
AL DANCER goes well at Cheltenham with two wins and two places from his five visits.
The only time he was out of the frame came with a good fifth in the Arkle at this year’s Festival. He was a close-up third in the Paddy Power Gold Cup here last time and his staying power will be a real asset today from the same mark.
Coole Cody won that day from the front and hasn’t been clobbered with a 6lb weight rise. There are a few pace-pushers in this so he’ll have to be brave again to pull off those tactics. It’s not beyond him though.
Cepage didn’t get home over 3m1f in the Ultima at the Festival after winning a Grade 3 here over this trip. He is weighted for another big run and goes best fresh.
Romain De Senam is the each-way pick after a solid comeback at Aintree. He has run well in this race before and the Skeltons are in top form.
Master Tommytucker has a good engine and jumped much better when scoring at Haydock last time. He’s certainly capable of winning at this level.
Huntsman Son was impressive at Wetherby after 18 months off and could have more to offer.
Chatham Street Lad is an interesting Irish raider who won smartly at Cork last time. He steps up from two miles and could figure if getting up the hill with his low weight a plus.
ASHTOWN LAD loved every yard of a similar trip when winning in style at Uttoxeter last time.
The ground was testing so more rain would help but it was an impressive effort and one he can build on.
Danny Kirwan took a step forward when scoring at Ascot last month. He’s held his own in this grade and he should have no issues with this greater stamina test.
Ask A Honey Bee has improved on each of his three hurdles runs and went down in a tight finish at Newcastle two Saturdays ago. His jumping could be better but it’s early days and this longer trip should be ideal.
Make Good won as he liked at Gowran and deserves his place in this field. He’s moving up from two miles but wasn’t stopping in bottomless ground last time.
Wynn House has her sights raised after good wins at Bangor and Ludlow this season. She travels like a horse that can cope with Graded company.
Took The Lot is another with scope to improve after bullying some modest rivals in lesser races.
GOSHEN will forever be remembered for his final-flight tumble with the Triumph Hurdle in the bag.
He has been a little disappointing on the Flat a couple of times this autumn but jumping’s his game and he’ll be hard to beat if in anything like his Festival form.
Stormy Ireland is interesting back over timber after a couple of chase seconds. She was fifth in the Close Brothers at the Festival the last time she tackled a hurdle and was second in the 2019 Dawn Run so could be a big threat.
Song For Someone jumped superbly when winning an Ascot Grade 2 last month having been off for nine months. She has plenty to build on.
Silver Streak was carried out in the Fighting Fifth at Newcastle after winning a Kempton Listed contest in style. He has a Champion Hurdle third on his CV so is no mug.
Sceau Royal was second at Gosforth Park and is proven around here.
Summerville Boy would like further but there should be pace on so he could run into the places with more rain a help.
EGLANTINE DU SEUIL makes a quick return after a modest run at Sandown. The ground was awful and her record is poor when it’s testing. This better surface will suit and she won the Dawn Run at the 2019 Festival so likes the track.
The White Mouse was impressive when scoring at Wincanton after 20 months off. She’ll go close if that didn’t take too much out of her.
Aggy With It looked smart when winning at Taunton and hasn’t been clobbered for this handicap debut.
Miah Grace improved for stepping up to this trip when second at Wetherby and has more to come.
Molly Ollys Wishes is another proper stayer who had lots left when striking at Hereford.
HURRICANE HARVEY will enjoy this step up to three miles after things happened a bit quickly in a Wincanton Grade 2 last time.
He had to settle for second after showing promise when winning his chase debut at Uttoxeter. Fergal O’Brien continues in good form and can bag another win.
Ofalltheginjoints went close at Aintree before improving to strike at Exeter last month. He is a natural jumper and will be a big threat.
House Island make a few mistakes but still won at Ludlow. He was a classy hurdler and can make his mark once his jumping improves.
Milanford finished ahead of The Mighty Don at Exeter and can confirm those placings.
MONMIRAL follows a long line of French imports to Paul Nicholls and looked a real prospect when winning without breaking sweat on UK debut at Exeter last month.
He showed a turn of foot despite the muddy conditions and should appreciate this better ground.
Gordon Elliott runs Glorious Zoff who won easily on Sligo debut before running out of gas when second at Sedgefield. He needs to step up but should be capable of better.
Gold Desert has taken well to hurdles with two good Sedgefield efforts before a convincing Catterick success last month. This is hotter company but he could produce more.
Mistersister has winning form in France and could have been found an easier race for his UK debut so must have been showing plenty at home. The betting will guide.
Cloud Thunder showed promise on the Flat and should make a nice hurdler.
GIVE ME A COPPER has been hard to get on the track but has put up some good efforts when fit. He came back from a long break at the start of last season to win the Badger Ales at Wincanton but has run just once since. Paul Nicholls can get them ready at home and a wind op should see him at his best today.
Jersey Bean followed a Newton Abbot success with an easy Exeter win and stays well. He’s going up the weights but can improve again.
Boldmere has been rusty on both starts this term but looked more his old self at Bangor latest and likes this trip and track.
Looking Well is fit from a spin over timber and is another who enjoys Town Moor. He’s on a fair mark now.
Singlefarmpayment was unlucky when his saddle slipped at Sandown and can bag a place although his win record is poor.
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