Horse racing tips TODAY: Templegate Nap and best bets for Friday with Nicky Henderson's runner fancied at Cheltenham

TEMPLEGATE has got some big fancies lined up at Cheltenham on Friday.

SunSport's resident tipster has been in a red-hot run of form and hopes are high he will continue to bang in the winners today.

TOP NOTCH (1.50 Cheltenham, nap)

He is looking for his third win in this race and switching it from Huntingdon doesn’t harm his chances.

He has no issues about this trip and soft ground is fine. He’s had a breathing operation ahead of this comeback and should go close.

COURT MAID (2.25 Cheltenham, nb)

She has hardly put a foot wrong since switching to fences. She kicked off with a Galway Festival win before landing two good wins at Fairyhouse.

Her rivals were floored by 13 lengths that day as she relished this sort of trip.

She comes over from Ireland to run under a penalty before the handicapper gets stuck in.

MOHAAYED (3.35 Cheltenham, treble)

He won the County Hurdle a couple of years ago but took well to this longer trip when going close at Aintree last time.

His liking for this track combined with his low mark gives him every chance.


11.30   Lucky One       

Looked a good prospect when winning at Southwell last time out.

12.05   Happygolucky 

Will find this track more to his liking than Fakenham.

12.40   Benny’s Bridge            

Has shown best here and much fitter for his comeback latest.

1.15     Stop Talking    

Consistent and couple of good runs at Ayr so far this season.

1.50     TOP NOTCH (NAP)      

Primed for this race and wind operation should have helped.

2.25     Court Maid (nb)          

Has won three of past four chases and hard to stop off this weight.

3.00     My Hometown            

Second in this two years ago and from top yard for this track.

3.35     Mohaayed (treble)      

Down weights, loves it here and enjoyed this trip at Aintree latest.


11.55   Hazzaar           

Improved effort on comeback at Cheltenham last time out.

12.32   Oscar Wilde    

Shapes as though this distance will be ideal.

1.07     Silent Assistant           

Good second at Cheltenham latest and this looks easier.

1.42     Captain Blackpearl      

Plenty in hand when winning on chase debut at Kempton latest.

2.17     Carys’ Commodity      

Can handle a 4lb rise for another good win last time out.

2.52     Dark Flame      

Solid form last season and big chance on this comeback.

3.25     Bushypark       

Made it three wins in a row in style at Hexham last time.


12.20   Arizona Glory  

Knocking on the door and looks good enough for this.

12.55   Lex Talionis     

Took a step forward when second at Ffos Las 12 days ago.

1.30     Accordingtogino         

Improved effort to win at Warwick and more to come.

2.05     Robin Gold      

Won with something in hand at Ascot last time out.

2.40     The Herds Garden       

Good second on comeback at Uttoxeter and can build on that.

3.10     Minella Dream            

Good win at Sedgefield and yard has good record in this race.

3.45     Famous Last Word      

Solid form in Irish points and promise at Newbury last time.


4.15     Nine Elms        

Goes well here including when close third last time out.

4.45     Tipperary Tiger           

Showed plenty when winning on soft ground at Donny last month.

5.15     Drakefell         

Knocking on the door and good second here last time out.

5.45     Alpha Theta    

Well bred and should know her job on debut for Mark Johnston.

6.15     Native Silver    

Will be much happier going back over this distance.

6.45     Liamba 

Went close over course and distance last time out.

7.15     Sharrabang     

Didn’t stay here latest and will enjoy this trip a lot more.

7.45     Jazz Legend     

Consistent and looking for fourth win over course and distance.


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