Racing tips: Templegate NAPS Emma Lavelle horse at Ascot who was desperate second at Cheltenham last time

TEMPLEGATE goes in search of some winners on a busy Friday of racing as Ascot's Christmas meeting kicks off.

Read on for our man's top tips.

TOP DOG (3.30 Ascot, NAP)

Can live up to his name. Emma Lavelle’s youngster was a desperate second in a hot Cheltenham race and should be a lot more streetwise now.

The yard hold him in high regard and he'll be hitting the line harder than most.

RED ROOKIE (1.45 Ascot, nb)

He ran a cracker on his chasing bow and still looks streaks ahead of the handicapper. The form of that Chepstow heat has already been franked.

WAVERING DOWN (2.00 Uttoxeter, treble)

Will improve for this step up in trip and caught the eye on his return this season. The stable have burst into life in recent days.

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ASCOT 

12.35 Jetaway Joey

1.10 Complete Unknown

1.45 Red Rookie (NB)

2.20 Jonbon

2.55 Pic D’Orhy

3.30 Top Dog (NAP)

SOUTHWELL

11.50 Charming Kid

12.25 Globetrotter

1.00 Beloved

1.35 Cloud Thunder

2.10 The Nail Gunner

2.45 Birdie Bowers

3.20 Zero Hour

3.50 Gustave Aitch

KEMPTON

4.15 Makarova

4.45 New Shepard

5.15 Makkari

5.45 Show Lights

6.15 Uzincso

6.45 Liberated Lad

7.15 Ring Of Gold

7.45 Bama Lama

UTTOXETER 

11.40 Eureka Creek

12.15 Blended Stealth

12.50 Come On Gruff

1.25 Will Sting

2.00 Wavering Down (treble)

2.35 Jurys Out

3.10 Greatest Star

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