DESPITE the small discipline this must be run at an honest tempo and that can play into THE UNIT’s arms.
He chased house all-the-way winner Shantou Rock on his chase debut at Newton Abbot in October.
There’s a good case to say he was flattered to get so near Willoughby Courtroom at Huntingdon final time however the type of that race has labored out rather well.
Tommy Silver will admire the higher floor having been turned over at odds-on at Bangor final time. I’m not completely satisfied about his angle and I choose Paul Nicholls’ different runner Cyrname.
He chased house good prospect Bigmarte at Newbury at first of the month and continues to be enhancing.
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IT’S the Midnight hour.
Top weight MIDNIGHT TOUR was progressive las season and she made a promising return behind Dashing Oscar at Bangor in November.
She was not in the best of positions turning for home when third behind La Bague Au Roi over today’s course and distance last month.
With Kevin Dowling taking off 7lbs she looks to have a great chance.
Wincanton winner Midnight Tune and Jester Jet look the biggest dangers.
LOG on to get ahead.
POLITOLOGUE looks to be heading for the top of the two-mile chasers. His jumping was superb when he saw off last season’s Champion Chase runner-up Fox Norton in the Tingle Creek at Sandown.
There’s more to come and he should make it a hat-trick of wins this season.
Special Tiara will make him go. He beat Fox Norton by a head in the Champion Chase at last season’s Cheltenham Festival.
This track suits Henry de Bromhead’s front-runner better as he’s shown when winning this race twice
including 12 months ago.
Vaniteux and Forest Bihan look some way off the front two.
Templegate’s TV tips
1.05 Chepstow – Top Gamble: ‘Loves the mud and he’s slipped to a nice weight’ (add to your betslip)
1.20 Kempton – The Unit: ‘The small field and decent pace should play into his hands’ (add to your betslip)
1.35 Chepstow – Chef D’Ouevre: ‘I’m banking on the testing conditions and blinkers doing the trick’ (add to your betslip)
1.55 Kempton – Midnight Tour: ‘Progressive last season and made a promising return’ (add to your betslip)
2.10 Chepstow – Look My Way: ‘Promising second last time and should handle the ground’ (add to your betslip)
2.30 Kempton – Politologue: ‘There’s more to come and he should make it a hat-trick of wins this season’ (add to your betslip)
2.50 Chepstow – Ask The Weatherman: ‘Made a cracking handicap debut when successful at Exeter last month’ (add to your betslip)
3.05 Kempton – Sir Ivan: ‘His third behind Elegant Escape and Black Corton at Newbury looks good form’ (add to your betslip)
SIR IVAN is a terribly good bet.
His third behind Elegant Escape and Black Corton at Newbury looks good form after that pair fought out the finish of the Kauto Star Chase yesterday.
His earlier wins at Ffos Las and Uttoxeter show he’s developing into a nice chaser.
Pilgrims Bay won the Betbright chase over this course and distance last season. But he’s a tricky character and he’s not certain to turn up in the right mood.
Brandon Hill is a bigger worry. He looked a good prospect last season and he made a good comeback when runner- up at Ascot.
CHEPSTOW – ABANDONED
12.35 The Sweeney 1.05 Top Gamble 1.35 Chef D’Oeuvre 2.10 Look My Way 2.50 Ask The Weatherman (nap) 3.20 Flintham (treble) 3.50 Mercy Mercy Me
12.45 Kings Inn
1.20 The Unit
1.55 Midnight Tour (nb)
3.05 Sir Ivan
3.40 Demon D’Aunou
12.30 Going Gold
1.00 Thumb Stone Blues
1.30 American Craftsman
2.05 Movie Legend
3.40 Same Circus
3.15 Windy Writer
2.15 Queen Of Desire
2.45 Rizzle Dizzle
4.55 Snow Excuse
5.25 Bamako Du Chatelet