Horse racing tips TODAY: Paul Nicholls' runner in action at Sandown can build our bank ahead of Cheltenham Festival

TEMPLEGATE turns his eye to Saturday looking to build the bank before Cheltenham.

Read on to find out his tips for another big day of racing.

MIRANDA (2.25 Sandown, nap)

She has top weight but Angus Cheleda was on board when she won at Ludlow in December and his 7lb claim can make the difference. Paul Nicholls’ mare looked classy when taking a Donny Grade 2 last time when this trip was ideal. She’s capable of improving again.


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HIGHLAND DRESS (2.05 Wolverhampton, nb)

He gets the nod in this tight Listed contest. He’s in good form after a couple of wins at Lingfield and a close second at Chelmsford last time. This trip suits and he keeps it simple from the front.

RAINYDAY WOMAN (3.00 Sandown, treble)

She couldn’t have been more impressive when winning at Huntingdon last time and can win for father and daughter Paul and Megan Nicholls. She landed that Listed race in fine style on the back of a bloodless Stratford success. She likes it soft so any rain isn’t a worry.


11.45   Nortonthorpe Boy      

Ran well here last time and drop in trip is not a worry.

12.20   Steelriver        

Won this race last year and was second on latest run.

12.55   Toro Dorado   

Went well latest and goes well over this course and distance.

1.30     Elakazaam       

Impressive winner over course and distance when last seen.

2.05     Highland Dress (nb)    

Consistent and another good effort at Chelmsford latest.

2.40     Born To Be Alive         

Plenty in hand when scoring at Kempton last time.

3.15     Streamline      

Best form would win this and Ryan Moore takes over.

3.50     The Rutland Rebel      

Clocked personal best when going close here last time.

4.25     Bert Kibbler     

Lots in hand when scoring over course and distance latest.


1.15     Hudson De Grugy        

Good win last time and has much more to come.

1.50     Patroclus         

Impressive at novice level and can handle this stronger grade.

2.25     Miranda (NAP)            

Impressive in a Donny Grade 2 latest and likes this trip.

3.00     Rainyday Woman (treble)      

Lots in hand when winning a Huntingdon Listed race latest.

3.35     Belargus          

Plenty in hand when scoring in style here last time out.

4.10     Versatility        

Has improved on last two runs and wind op should help too.

4.45     Go Steady       

Can defy 9lb rise for winning at Huntingdon last time.


1.57     Style It Out      

Loved this testing ground when winning at Catterick latest.

2.32     The Ogle Gogle Man   

Can strike again under a 7lb penalty for Sedgefield win.

3.07     Capard King         

3.42     Mayo Star       

Decent fourth despite needing his comeback here last time.

4.20     Tamar Bridge  

Went close at Wetherby and doesn’t need a lot more.

4.55     Ardera Cross   

Has won past two visits to Ayr and still looks on fair mark.

5.30     Nells Son         

Had lots in hand when winning over course and distance latest.


2.17     Hooper            

Good form in bumpers and can strike back over hurdles.

2.52     Ridgeway Flyer           

Keeps going close and this looks very winnable.

3.27     Furiously Fast  

Improved over course and distance and won’t be far away.

4.02     Marracudja     

Down the weights and good signs at Wetherby latest.

4.37     Maskada         

In good heart and likes this course and distance.

5.12     Kilbrook           

Lame last time and can bounce back from fair mark.

5.45     Mabela            

Down the weights and good effort at Southwell last time.


5.20     Aureum           

Well bred and went close at Kempton last time out.

5.50     One Hart         

Ran on well when scoring at Wolverhampton latest.

6.20     Henrik 

Can bounce back from modest run at Wolver last time.

6.50     Lucky Deal       

Beat Rock Eagle at Kempton and can confirm that form.

7.20     Royal Birth      

Can land his fourth win over this course and distance.

7.50     Storm Melody 

Won at Wolver and went close at Kempton last time out.

8.20     Single  

Good third when returning from a long break at Lingfield.


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