Horse racing tips: Templegate reckons this 12-1 shot can win the Scottish Grand National at Ayr

TEMPLEGATE takes on Sunday's racing and heads to Ayr and the Scottish Grand National for his NAP of the day.

Read on to find out his top tips on a busy day of action around the country.

SOLDIER OF LOVE (3.35 Ayr, nap)

Good ground will bring the best out in Paul Nicholls’ runner who has been kept fresh and aimed at this race for a long time.

He has a fair weight and looks open to plenty of improvement in these conditions.


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DANYAH (3.20 Newbury, nb)

He was an excellent fourth in the Lincoln at Donny on comeback. He should be sharper for that run and has a bright future in top mile handicaps

THYME WHITE (2.25 Ayr, treble)

He was one of a few in this race to run well in the County Hurdle at Cheltenham last time. He didn’t quite get up the Cheltenham hill and will find this challenge more suitable.


1.15     King D’Argent  

Keeps winning and can defy rise in the weights.

1.50     Dublin Four     

Low weight and improved effort at Newbury last time out.

2.25     Thyme White (treble) 

Has been running in some top races this spring.

3.00     Allmankind      

No match for Shishkin last time but still ran well in Arkle.

3.35     SOLDIER OF LOVE (NAP)         

Will like this ground and has been trained for this race.

4.10     Wetlands         

Improving fast and has a lot more to offer over hurdles.

4.45     Floating Rock  

Good run over 2m last time and this trip suits better.

5.20     Flemenstide    

Easy winner at Exeter last time and can defy penalty.


1.00     Snow Lantern  

Well bred and showed lots of promise when second on debut.

1.35     Al Aasy 

Two good wins last season and should make a nice four-year-old.

2.10     Alcohol Free    

Cheveley Park winner so sets a high standard today.

2.45     Chindit 

Won on first three starts and is proven in a higher grade than this.

3.20     Danyah (nb)    

Good fourth on comeback in the Lincoln and off same mark today.

3.55     Foxes Tales      

Promising second on debut and yard has been in good form.

4.30     Glen Savage    

Well bred and comes from top team of Gosden and Dettori.

5.05     Inchicore         

Good handicap win last time and looks on fair weight today.

11.45   Wbee  

Went close at Catterick and should be right there again.

12.15   Furius De Ciergues      

Consistent and ran well at Newcastle last time out.

12.50   Jeremy Pass    

Should be good enough but this is a match and one to just watch.

1.22     No No Maestro           

Fair hurdles form and should have more to offer over fences.

1.57     Rob The Getaway       

Consistent and has run well against stronger rivals than these.

2.32     Fs Lola 

Wind op helped bring improvement last time and can go close again.

3.07     Zamparelli       

Plenty in hand when winning at Ludlow last time out.


12.00   Shantou Flyer  

Third in the Kim Muir last time and this is much easier.

12.30   Air Navigator   

Been knocking on the door and this looks a good chance.

1.05     Gateway To Europe    

Has come down weights and chance with 7lb claimer on board.

1.40     Hold Me Tight 

On long losing run but went close latest and today could be the day.

2.15     Get The Appeal           

Been going close and this drop in trip should pay off.

2.50     Casa Loupi       

Good win last time and should do the business again.

3.25     Le Chiffre D’Or 

Well bred and decent start when third at Fontwell latest.


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