Chappers has a strong fancy at Haydock while Templegate has picked one out at Ascot!
Last week Chappers extended his lead after Rocky's Treasure bolted up in a Grade 2 at Doncaster.
He obliged at odds of 11-8 and looks a horse to follow this winter!
Templegate was out of luck as his fancy Irish Roe bumped into one at the same track, running a creditable second.
It's all to play for as we head into the busy Christmas period.
Standings after Week 12 (to a £1 stake)
Matt Chapman +7.03
Hard day for a Nap, but I'll go with CHTI BALKO at Haydock.
He ran well at the track last time and might well enjoy dominating a small field.
Fingers crossed he lands yet another Nap for me.
Yeeehaaa with festive bells on!
Chapman's picks for the ITV races
- 1.50 Ascot – De Dollar Man EW
- 2.05 Haydock – Chti Balko NAP
- 2.25 Ascot – Sam Spinner EW
- 2.40 Haydock – Duel At Dawn
- 3.00 Ascot – Thomas Patrick EW
- 3.35 Ascot – Western Ryder EW
Bank on some Paul Nicholls wizardry with MAGIC SAINT.
This French import ran really well on his debut for the former champion trainer when runner-up in a graduation chase at Haydock on Betfair Chase day.
He would have only been third if River Wylde had not fallen at the last but it was still a promising effort.
Today’s ground will be much softer and he’s got plenty of form on a testing surface in France.
Templegate's picks for the ITV races
- 1.50 Ascot – Magic Saint NAP
- 2.05 Haydock – Chti Balko
- 2.25 Ascot – Agrapart
- 2.40 Haydock – Testify
- 3.00 Ascot – Thomas Patrick
- 3.35 Ascot – Nietzsche
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