Saturday racing tips: NAPS for today's racing as Matt Chapman and Templegate go head-to-head at Ascot and Haydock

Saturday racing tips: NAPS for today's racing as Matt Chapman and Templegate go head-to-head at Ascot and Haydock

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

Templegate -2

Matt Chapman

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


Templegate

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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