Racing tips: Go forth with Firth for Chase victory

All eyes will be on Seeyouatmidnight as he returns to action at Carlisle, but Firth Of The Clyde can crash the party in the 188Bet Mobile Veterans' Handicap Chase.

Saturday, 17th March 2018, 8:00 am
Carlisle is one of four venues staging racing on Sunday

Sandy Thomson’s charge needs to run in order to qualify for next month’s Grand National, but given he has been off the track for almost a year, the 10-year-old might just need a sharpener here.

That leaves the door open for Firth Of The Clyde, who won this race in 2016 and has batted away well in his four subsequent outings.

Point Of Principle appeared to thrive for a lengthier trip when winning at Ascot last month and he can build on that in the Best Odds Guaranteed At 188Bet Novices’ Hurdle.

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His rating shot up 11lb following victory and he looks streets ahead.

Fresh from Cheltenham Festival success with Missed Approach in the Kim Muir, Warren Greatrex can enjoy another winner at Ffos Las.

Fly Du Charmil looked a promising horse in his younger days but then appeared to lose his way.

Running off 106 at this course in February, he finally returned to winning ways and the key was first-time cheekpieces.

They are on once more for the Davies Chemists Ltd Handicap Hurdle and suggests the extra half-mile will not pose a problem.

Pink Gin has been in good form and is worth a chance in the 3A’s Leisure Now Selling Holiday Homes Handicap Chase.

There is a really interesting card at Navan, where Great Field is the star turn in the Bookmakers Webster Cup Chase.

Trained by Willie Mullins, he is unbeaten in four runs over fences and has never been headed once.


Limerick: 2.00 Nick Lost, 2.30 Court Artist, 3.05 Caltex, 3.35 Battling Spirit, 4.10 Dinaria Des Obeaux, 4.45 Sir Bob, 5.15 Simple Steps.

Navan: 1.50 I Am Sailing, 2.20 Play The Game, 2.55 Draconien, 3.25 Great Field, 4.00 Tombstone, 4.35 Without Limites, 5.05 Flemenstorm, 5.35 Madison To Monroe.

Carlisle: 2.05 Perseid, 2.35 Kelka, 3.10 Point Of Principle, 3.40 Firth Of The Clyde, 4.15 Instingtive, 4.50 Third Of The Third.

Ffos Las: 2.15 Bonne Question, 2.45 Carole’s Vigilante, 3.20 Cawdor House Bert, 3.50 FLY DU CHARMIL (NAP), 4.25 Fraser Canyon, 5.00 Pink Gin, 5.30 Al Dancer.