Horse racing tips: Templegate's 6-1 Nap can win the Oaks plus best bets at Epsom on Day 1 of Derby festival

TEMPLEGATE has been firing in the winners of late and he's confident of continuing his good form on Oaks day.

Read on to find our man's top tips for Friday as the Derby Festival gets underway.

ZEYAADAH (4.30 Epsom, nap)

She was unlucky at Chester last time when needing her comeback.

She finished full of running and will relish this longer trip. Handling the Roodee’s roller coaster bodes well for Epsom.

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BLUE CUP (3.45 Epsom, nb)

He ran well here on comeback in April when a close-up fifth in a similar race.

He didn’t fire at York after that so has had a nudge down the weights and the first-time hood can help with Oisin Murphy taking over on top.

STORTING (2.35 Epsom, treble)

He was impressive when winning the Thirsk Hunt Cup last time, digging deep to fight them off in the final furlong.

A 5lb rise in the weights is fair for that and it’s a wise move to keep him at the mile.

EPSOM

2.00     Dairerin           

Good debut win and solid second at Newbury last time out.

2.35     Storting (treble)          

Much improved when winning Thirsk Hunt Cup latest.

3.10     Albaflora         

Good win at Ascot last time and deserves this crack at a Group 1.

3.45     Blue Cup (nb)  

Ran well on last visit here and looks ahead of the handicapper.

4.30     ZEYAADAH (NAP)        

Good effort when not getting clear run in Cheshire Oaks.

5.10     Mehmento      

Good second in the Greenham and best back at this trip.

5.40     Dulas   

Battled well to score at Goodwood last time out.

CATTERICK

1.20     Instinction       

Ran well in much stronger race at York last time out.

1.50     Emirati Dirham           

Good run from a bad draw at Redcar latest.

2.25     Competition    

Won a seller easily latest and this is a weak handicap.

3.00     Sans Pretention          

Has shown enough so far to be winning this.

3.35     Pearl Of Qatar 

Consistent and another good run at Hamilton latest.

4.10     Gometra Ginty            

Got stuck in the mud latest and do better here.

4.50     God Of Dreams           

Bit in hand when scoring at Musselburgh latest.

5.20     Clotherholme  

Knocking on the door and right in the mix again.

MARKET RASEN

1.10     Camprond       

Third in Swinton Hurdle latest and this is much easier.

1.40     Bowser            

Good win latest and can take another step forward.

2.15     Pawpaw          

Went close at Huntingdon last time and should go close.

2.50     Some Detail    

Improved effort when second at Huntingdon latest.

3.25     High Noon       

Fair 4lb rise for winning last time out.

4.00     Six One Nine   

Has really improved since going over fences.

4.40     San Fermin      

Went close over course and distance last time out.

GOODWOOD

5.25     Spirit Warning 

Not won for a while but good third last time out.

6.00     Unspoken        

Did well to win latest and can defy penalty.

6.30     Be Prepared    

Had a bit in hand when scoring at Salisbury six days ago.

7.00     Isabella Swan  

Has won past two runs at Bath and should like this track.

7.30     Ravens Ark      

Stepped up to score nicely at Brighton last time out.

8.00     Dawndiva        

Looked a nice prospect when winning here last time.

8.30     Impulsive One 

Going close and should improve for this longer trip.

BATH

5.35     Equally Fast     

Went close here last time and will be right there again.

6.10     Super Cub       

Two good efforts so far and capable of better again.

6.40     Yagan  

Good win last time and longer distance should suit.

7.10     Rains Of Castamere    

Good third at Nottingham latest and should go close.

7.40     Bay Watch       

Unlucky when third over course and distance latest.

8.10     Wings Of A Dove         

Down in class after solid effort in Listed here last time.

8.40     Ivadream         

Takes drop in class with top 5lb claimer in the saddle.

DONCASTER

5.53     Copper And Five         

Still a maiden but well up to winning in this class.

6.23     Bashosh          

Easy winner on debut and should be much too good.

6.53     Kingmania       

Improver who can defy 8lb hike for latest success.

7.23     Ebury   

Good effort when third at York last time out.

7.53     Big Les 

Did well last season and on fair mark for this comeback.

8.23     Silver Gunn     

Plenty in hand when winning at Yarmouth last time.

8.53     Bague D’Or      

Easy winner on comeback and can take a step forward.

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