Racing tips: Uttoxeter Chase is a family affair

Uttoxeter holds one of Sunday's meetings
Uttoxeter holds one of Sunday's meetings

Valseur Du Granval has what it takes to become an appropriate winner of the Clarke Chase at Uttoxeter.

The nine-year-old is owned by Simon Clarke and this race is run in memory of his late parents, Sir Stanley and Lady Hilda Clarke, who will forever be linked with the Staffordshire track.

Oskar Denarius can take his winning streak to four in the Drive Home With James Summers Signal 1 Handicap Hurdle.

Desirable Court overcame a year’s absence when getting off the mark under rules at Newton Abbot earlier this month and can follow up in the Signal 80’s Now On Dab Radio Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle.

Admirable dual-purpose performer Mirsaale can make a successful switch back to jumps at Kelso following his fine effort in the Chester Cup earlier this month when he was an excellent third.

Kings Lad won on his second start following a midwinter break and can double up in the Ward-Thomas Master Removers Handicap Chase at Fontwell.

A drop back in trip can see Wincanton runner-up Ringa Ding Ding take the JEB Construction Limited ‘National Hunt’ Maiden Hurdle.

Clemmie can make the perfect comeback in the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh.

Aidan O’Brien’s filly enjoyed a brilliant juvenile season but she has not been seen since bagging the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket back in September.

On what looks like being another stellar afternoon for O’Brien, Cliffs Of Moher should prove a hard nut to crack in the Tattersalls Gold Cup.


Curragh: 1.50 North Wind, 2.25 Cliffs Of Moher, 3.00 Boho, 3.35 Spruce Meadows, 4.10 Clemmie, 4.45 Saltonstall, 5.20 Laid Back Luke, 5.55 Escapability.

Fontwell: 2.15 Don Lami, 2.50 Spiritofchartwell, 3.25 Ringa Ding Ding, 4.00 Kings Lad, 4.35 Bulletproof, 5.10 Roparta Avenue, 5.45 Howlongisafoot.

Kelso: 2.05 Blue Baton, 2.40 Ballyvic Boru, 3.15 Mirsaale, 3.50 Sudski Star, 4.25 Crest, 5.00 Shimla Dawn, 5.35 Whiteoak Fleur.

Uttoxeter: 1.55 Zebi Boy, 2.30 Dashing Oscar, 3.05 Desirable Court, 3.40 VALSEUR DU GRANVAL (NAP), 4.15 The Happy Chappy, 4.50 Oskar Denarius, 5.25 Leapaway.