Horse racing tips: Templegate reckons Jamie Spencer can ride his NAP to victory at Chelmsford

TEMPLEGATE is back and looking to build up to a huge weekend with a few winners on Thursday.

Here, he reveals his top picks for today's action.

MARLY (6.30 Chelmsford, nap)

Marly can make a winning start to her British career. She has some fancy form in Europe including a narrow third at Listed level.

She was a close-up in that class on her last run in November and the booking of Jamie Spencer catches the eye.

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EN COEUR (1.30 Leicester, nb)

He was an easy winner at Plumpton last month and can handle a 6lb rise in the weights. Soft ground suits and he looks solid again.

DORKING LAD (4.50 Sandown, treble)

He can turn his run of seconds into a win. He’s fit from a neck second in a jumper’s bumper seven days ago and looks well handicapped back over hurdles.

LEICESTER

12.30   Muckamore    

Has had a wind op and looks capable of improvement.

1.00     Gallic Geordie 

Won well two runs ago and can be forgiven poor effort latest.

1.30     En Coeur (nb)  

Going well at Plumpton and 6lb rise for last win seems fair.

2.05     Kapga De Lily   

Keeps winning and can defy another rise in the weights.

2.40     One For Rosie 

Interesting making chase debut after a long break.

3.15     Chameron       

Has won a couple of points and should be right there.

3.47     Premier Magic 

Going well in points and can make winning Rules debut.

SANDOWN

1.20     Eamon An Cnoic          

Good second last time and rider does well at this level.

1.55     Numitor          

Has won well twice since switching to fences.

2.30     Misty Whisky  

Good second in strong race at Kempton last time out.

3.05     Mac Tottie      

Has improved lately with a win and solid second.

3.40     Pipesmoker     

Was going really well before his break and can strike.

4.15     Highest Sun     

Come nicely down the weights and should enjoy this trip.

4.50     Dorking Lad (treble)    

Keeps hitting the post and can land deserved victory.

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1.38     Calvario           

Went close at Chepstow last time and this is no tougher.

2.13     Dundrum Wood          

Good win on last chase run and fit from a bumper.

2.48     Sage Advice     

Two good runs over hurdles and can land second win.

3.23     The Crooner    

Plenty in hand when winning decent race at Leicester latest.

3.58     Kenny George 

Has shown best over this C&D and went close last time.

4.28     Young Turk      

Winner for Gordon Elliott and coming back to form.

5.00     Roman Knows 

Promising third on debut and should learn from that.

CHELMSFORD

4.20     Solar Park       

Improved effort when third at Wolverhampton last time.

4.55     Mid Day Rush  

Plenty in hand when winning here last time out.

5.30     Rebel Redemption      

Has shown best form over this course and distance.

6.00     Indigo Times   

Easy winner last time and can land the hat-trick.

6.30     MARLY (NAP)  

Has good form in Europe and interesting on UK debut.

7.00     Glenn Coco     

Improved effort when second over course and distance latest.

7.30     Hunters Step   

Two good seconds and capable of going one better.

8.00     Irish Times      

Capable of landing his fifth Chelmsford success.

8.30     Bayston Hill     

Did well to land his fifth course and distance win last time.

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