Racing tips: Templegate NAPS 14-1 Welsh Grand National shot who will relish 'ideal' conditions on Monday

TEMPLEGATE goes in search of a Christmas cracker with the brilliant racing on Monday.

Read on for our man's top tips.

HIGHLAND HUNTER (2.50 Chepstow, nap)

He came from way off the pace to snatch the London National right on the line at Sandown. He had plenty left in the tank after 3m5f there and cut in the ground is ideal.

TAKE YOUR TIME (2.10 Chepstow, nb)

He has really improved since being stepped up in trip by Paul Nicholls. He struck with something in hand at Ffos Las and showed that was no fluke with a gutsy success over course and distance. A 5lb rise in the weights is fair for that effort and his liking for the track is an asset.

FORTESCUE (3.10 Kempton, treble)

He was a fair seventh in the Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury last time and takes a drop in class here. He signed off last season with wins at Sandown and Perth over this sort of trip.

He’s had a little nudge down the weights and trainer Henry Daly has his horses in better form at the moment.

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CHEPSTOW

12.30 Nothin To Ask

Good second over timber last time and has more to come.

1.05 When You’re Ready

Won over course and distance latest and will be right there.

1.40 Skycutter

Has won both hurdles starts and can strike again.

2.10 Take Your Time (nb)

Can land a winning hat-trick after two good successes.

2.50 HIGHLAND HUNTER (nap)

Will relish this stamina test and ground will be fine.

3.25 Brinkley

Good win at Huntingdon and looks on a fair weight.

3.55 Seventeen O Four

Showed promise when fourth on his hurdles debut last time.

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KEMPTON

12.45 Restitution

Decent performer on the Flat who should make a nice hurdler.

1.20 Edwardstone

Looked a hot prospect when winning the Henry VIII latest.

1.55 Coded Message

Won this in 2019 and lower in the weights now.

2.30 Shishkin

Superstar who should make light work of these rivals.

3.10 Fortescue (treble)

Will find this a lot easier than the Ladbrokes Trophy latest.

3.40 Captain Morgs

Consistent and another good effort at Newbury last time.

WETHERBY

11.50 Stop Talking

Needed his comeback run and this longer trip will suit.

12.25 Harbour Lake

Easy winner on debut at Wetherby last time out.

1.00 Pay The Piper

Plenty in hand when scoring at Newcastle latest.

1.35 Monsieur Pom Pom

Went close on debut at Catterick and more to come.

2.15 Nuts Well

Solid run in better race than this at Aintree last time.

2.45 Atomic Angel

Up fair 4lb for winning at Hexham last time out.

3.20 Phantom Getaway

Cost a few quid on won in the pointing field latest.

WOLVERHAMPTON

4.10 Barrington

Ran well from a modest draw at Kempton last time.

4.40 Aasser

Two good seconds so far and can go one better.

5.10 Justjamie

Showed promise when third at Chelmsford on debut.

5.40 Crimson King

Goes well here and rider’s 7lb claim will come in handy.

6.10 Poptronic

Good run when second on debut here last time out.

6.40 Umm Hurair

Has won her past two easily and can land the hat-trick.

7.10 Precision Storm

Went close here last time and looks hard to stop.

7.40 Porfin

Won for this new yard last time and capable of scoring again.

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