Horse racing tips: Templegate's best bets for Monday include Stratford runner who's 'hard to beat' on big drop in class

TEMPLEGATE returns having banked a few tasty winners over the weekend.

Here, he takes on Monday's action and reveals his picks in each race.

BORN SURVIVOR (3.50 Stratford, nap)

He looks hard to beat on this big drop in class. He was a solid seventh in the Greatwood Gold Cup at Newbury last time and this better ground is right up his street.


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THE KNOT IS TIED (4.00 Wincanton, nb)

He came right back to his best when finishing second at Doncaster earlier this month. He was stuck in the mud before that and these conditions look ideal again.

JEMIMA P (2.20 Stratford, treble)

She battled well to score at Exeter last time over this trip. The handicapper has been fair with a 5lb rise in the weights and there should be more to come on her third run over fences.


1.00     Kalyptra           

Showed promise when fourth on debut at Taunton latest.

1.30     Prince Llywelyn           

Better effort over fences last time and doesn’t need much more.

2.00     Danny Kirwan 

Has been running in much stronger races than this.

2.30     Keep Moving   

Has shown best form over this course and distance.

3.00     Sashenka         

Was going much the best when falling late on last time.

3.30     Ballybough Nora         

Improved effort at Exeter and repeat would be good enough.

4.00     The Knot Is Tied (nb)   

Good second at Doncaster and should be right there again.


1.40     Drakes Well     

Been knocking on the door and can take next step.

2.10     Friends Don’t Ask        

Will find this a lot easier than last run in the Eider.

2.40     Fidelio Vallis    

Stuck in the mud last time and this ground more suitable.

3.10     Bashful Boy     

Has shown best form over this course and distance.

3.40     Celtic Joy         

Has sights lowered and wind op should have helped too.

4.10     Jersey Wonder            

Looks capable of better going up in trip on handicap debut.

4.40     Clondaw Robin            

Consistent and another good effort at Plumpton last time out.

5.10     Furlough Me   

Well bred and solid third on debut at Wincanton last time.


1.50     Stepney Causeway      

Good Flat performer who has taken well to hurdling.

2.20     Jemima P (treble)       

Improved when winning at Exeter last time out.

2.50     Embole            

Landed two wins before falling when going well on hat-trick bid.

3.20     Flemcara         

Good third at Exeter last time and won’t be far away.

3.50     BORN SURVIVOR (NAP)          

Dropping down weights and yard in top form at present.

4.25     Our Rockstar   

Won this two years ago and on similar mark today.

5.00     Quivvy Lough  

Had a wind op and this better ground should really suit.

5.30     Get Sky High   

Gone close on both bumper outings so far


4.50     Critical Thinking          

Has landed six wins over this course and distance.

5.20     Arabescato      

Plenty in hand when winning at Lingfield last time out.

5.50     Fierospeed      

Went close over course and distance on latest outing.

6.20     Arthur’s Angel 

Been knocking on the door and went close on Saturday.

6.50     Lovely Breeze  

Good form last season and looks capable of better.

7.20     Emjaytwentythree      

Went close at Lingfield last time and more to come.

7.50     Torrkee           

Good third on debut despite not getting the best of runs.

8.20     Babajan           

Consistent and another good run at Chelmsford last time.


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