Horse racing tips: This 9-1 shot is a course and distance specialist and can back-up strong showing with a win

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GOING NATIVE (1.15 Southwell)

This six-year-old saves her best form for this course and distance with three wins on her CV. She ran her best race for a long time when a close-up fourth here last time and this looks a little easier.


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KOMMANDER KIRKUP (3.00 Southwell)

He has his quirks but comes here in good form after going close over course and distance last time out. That was in a similar contest to this and Jack Mitchell is a positive booking in the saddle.

MOONRAKER (3.35 Southwell)

Michael Appleby is one of the shrewdest trainers around and he has found a good chance for this nine-year-old who is right down the weights. He won over this course and distance from 15lb higher at his peak and will have been laid out for this comeback.


Don't forget, SunSport tipster Templegate has given a verdict on every race on Thursday.


12.30   Gamesters Icon (treble)          

Went close last time and can get off the mark now.

1.00     Evita Du Mesnil (NAP) 

Plenty in hand when winning here last time out.

1.30     Uptown Harry 

Ran well over this course and distance last term.

2.05     Equus Dreamer           

Scored nicely last time and more to come.

2.40     Scottish Accent           

Game win over C&D latest, can defy 7lb weight rise.

3.15     Royal Arcade   

Went close on debut over course and distance last time.

3.50     Las Tunas        

Hit and miss but has shown best form around here.


1.15     Sezina  

Won well here just two days ago and can strike again.

1.50     Kodiac Brown Bear     

Went close over C&D latest and has more to offer.

2.25     Dabirstar         

Two good seconds so far and repeat would be good enough.

3.00     Daddies Diva   

Went well here last time and looks on fair weight.

3.35     Qaaraat (nb)   

Good second here on Tuesday and can go close again.

4.10     Aria Rose         

Has been in great form and went close again here latest.

4.40     Khatm 

Plenty in hand when winning here on last visit.


2.15     Favori De Sivola          

Won well on last visit here and going well when unseating latest.

2.50     Cheque En Blanc         

Has been running well in better races than this over fences.

3.25     Seaside Girl     

Down the weights despite fair fourth at Exeter last time.

4.00     Carry On The Magic    

Back from break but big chance for top trainer.

4.30     Diamond Rose 

Has been running in stronger contests than this.

5.00     Ishkhara Lady  

Top-class bumper form and should be much too good.

5.35     Go Dante         

Well bred expensive buy who can make a winning start.


4.55     Busy Street      

Has shown best form over this course and distance.

5.30     Iconic Belle      

On losing run but some promise over C&D last time out.

6.00     Dragon Symbol           

Impressive debut winner at Wolverhampton latest.

6.30     Primo’s Comet             

Went close here last time and repeat would be good enough.

7.00     Arafi    

Keeps winning and can defy a rise in the weights.

7.30     Broctune Red  

Plenty in hand when scoring over course and distance latest.

8.00     Fashion Free   

Missed the kick last time and has gone well over this C&D.

8.30     Tyche  

Good effort at Wolver last time and should be right there again.


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