Free horse racing tips for Sunday May 27

Colin Tizzard
Colin Tizzard

Keith Hamer fancies Valseur Du Granval to be a fitting winner at Uttoxeter on Sunday and has a tip for every race in the UK and Ireland.

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

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.

Valseur Du Granval went close to landing this handicap prize 12 months ago but found Days Of Heaven a length and half too good.

Trainer Tom George has minded him since then and run him just the four times.

While Valseur Du Granval was well beaten on the first three of those, which were well spaced out, but he bounced back to form at Ludlow on his latest outing.

He defeated Poker School by 10 lengths over two miles, for which he was raised 8lb - 3lb higher than last year - but one that he needed to help get him into the race.

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

Victories at Southwell, Worcester and Newton Abbot in the last five weeks have seen Ben Pauling's seven-year-old rise a total of 25lb. It looks deserved and he is hard to oppose while he is in such good heart.

Desirable Court overcame a year's absence when getting off the mark under rules at Newton Abbot earlier this month.

She had won her only previous start, which came in a point-to-point, and had undergone wind surgery.

Alan King's charge 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.

The Reece, Ben, Jessica & Charlotte Coppola Handicap Hurdle represents an less exacting task for Keith Dalgleish's eight-year-old, and even though he has to carry top weight he is already won twice over the course and distance.

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.

Trainer Colin Tizzard gave the 11-year-old February and March off and was rewarded when Kings Lad struck at Exeter earlier this month after a comeback run in April. A 5lb rise may not stop him.

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 the obvious worry is that she has not been seen since bagging the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket in September.

O'Brien has been at pains to stress he expects significant improvement for the run, but the fact she is even running suggests she is not miles off where she needs to be.

The exciting part is that she always promised to be better still when getting the chance to step up in trip.

And with her class not in question, she is worth chancing at the prices, despite stablemate Happily being a worthy favourite on the back of her third in the Newmarket version.

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.

Runner-up in the Derby at Epsom last season, he is one of a number of horses who can advantage of the current absent of Enable to mop up in races of this nature - after all, Cracksman cannot be in two places at once.

The Galileo colt made a relatively inauspicious return at Naas in April, but was much more like it when winning the Mooresbridge Stakes back at the same venue last time out.

Sporting Life tips:

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.

DOUBLE: Valseur Du Granval and Desirable Court.

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