Horse racing tips: Templegate's Nap can score at Ayr back over favourite trip with jockey Paddy Mathers on board

TEMPLEGATE has been popping in the winners for fun of late and can help build the bank ahead of Epsom.

Read on to find our man's top tips for Wednesday.

ROYAL COUNTESS. (2.50 Ayr, nap)

She steps back up to her favourite trip today after a couple of solid efforts over a mile.

This quick ground suits and she can get back to winning ways.


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GARDEN OASIS (3.23 Ayr, nb)

He went down in a tight finish at Carlisle last time. Tim Easterby’s horses continue to run well and he can go one better.

QAASID (3.40 Nottingham, treble)

He signed off last season with a convincing win at Kempton.

Sir Michael Stoute’s three-year-old can kick off the campaign with another success on handicap debut.


1.00     Lady Fantasia  

Well bred and should know her job ahead of this debut.

1.30     Oceanline        

Good effort at Newbury and quicker ground will help.

2.05     Avebury          

Improved at Ayr last time and handicap debut today.

2.35     Rebel At Dawn 

Good run when third at Newmarket last time out.

3.10     Puckle 

Knocking on the door and cheekpieces can make the difference.

3.40     Qaasid (treble)            

Looks on very handy mark for this handicap debut.

4.15     Lightning Attack          

Went well at Bath latest and repeat would take him close.


1.13     Red Power      

Good start at York latest and much more to come.

1.45     Tommy G        

Has won five times here and good chance again.

2.18     Greengage      

Up a fair 4lb for another win here last time out.

2.50     ROYAL COUNTESS (NAP)         

Finished well over a mile latest so trip will be ideal.

3.23     Garden Oasis (nb)       

Went close at Carlisle latest and only 1lb higher today.

3.55     Gunnerside     

Consistent and can strike again without a penalty.

4.25     Harvest Day    

Stepped up to score at Musselburgh latest with lots in hand.


1.20     Aptly Put         

On fair weight and local trainer loves this track.

1.55     Alqamar          

Good on Flat and won well on hurdles debut last time.

2.25     Sword Of Fate 

Won over this course and distance last season.

3.00     Bannixtown Glory       

Won well at Cheltenham last time and can follow up.

3.30     Reikers Island  

Has joined a canny yard who have lots of success at this level.

4.05     The Herds Garden       

Down weights and has gone well at this level before.

4.40     Golden Town  

Has run well here before so won’t be far away.


4.35     Manobo          

Plenty in hand when scoring on debut last time out.

5.10     Before Dawn  

Lots of promise when second on debut at Newmarket latest.

5.40     Mr Poy 

Improved effort when second over course and distance last month.

6.10     Beheld 

Two good runs and capable of much better here.

6.45     Thaler  

Improved when second at Leicester last time.

7.20     Royal Pleasure 

Has won two of three runs and capable of better again.

7.50     Zaajirah           

Won on debut and this is easier than the Group 3 he ran in last time.

8.20     Almareekh      

Consistent and has gone well fresh in the past.

8.50     Indigo Times   

Three good wins before poor turf effort and back on AW here.


5.50     Phinow            

Expensive buy who showed promise at Bath last time out.

6.20     Ariel    

Improved to score at Kempton and big chance back on turf.

6.55     Tees Spirit       

Has shown best over this course and distance.

7.30     Flying Pursuit  

Capable of landing a fifth win over this course and distance.

8.00     Stormin Norman         

Ran well here last time and should be fitter today.

8.30     Babindi            

Good run at Newmarket latest and has much more to offer.

9.00     Harrogate        

Consistent and has run well over this course and distance before.


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