Clonmel Oil Chase tips and runner-by-runner guide to today’s Clonmel 2.53

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Willie Mullins saddles two runners as he bids for a record-breaking seventh winner in the Clonmel Oil Chase.

Last season’s King George winner Tornado Flyer and Arkle third Blue Lord form the Closutton crew in Thursday’s 14:53 at Clonmel, which is run over a distance of 2m4½f. Galway Plate second Darasso and Gordon Elliott’s talented Pencfilfulloflead complete the Grade 2 field.

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Keep on reading for Timeform’s horse-by-horse guide to the Clonmel Oil Chase runners and betting tips from the racing boffins.

Clonmel Oil Chase runners

Tornado Flyer

Trainer: W. P. Mullins Jockey: D. E. Mullins Age: 9 Weight: 11st 12lbs

Ran the race of his life when proving 9 lengths too strong for Clan des Obeaux in King George at Kempton on Boxing Day. Well held in Cheltenham/Punchestown Gold Cup and back over hurdles in France since, though.

Blue Lord

Trainer: W. P. Mullins Jockey: P. Townend Age: 7 Weight: 11st 8lbs

High-class chaser. Won 6-runner Barberstown Castle Novices’ Chase (Colliers) (2/1) at Punchestown (16f, good to soft) by head from Coeur Sublime, just holding on. Off 6 months. Up in trip.

Darasso

Trainer: Joseph Patrick O’Brien Jockey: M. P. Walsh Age: 9 Weight: 11st 3lbs

Smart chaser. Latest win in hurdle at Fairyhouse in April. Creditable third of 16 in handicap chase at Listowel (24f, good, 17/2) 57 days ago.

Pencilfulloflead

Trainer: Gordon Elliott Jockey: Rachael Blackmore Age: 8 Weight: 11st 3lbs

Winning hurdler in 2019-20 and better form over fences following season, scoring in a Grade 2 at Punchestown. Tongue strap on for 1st time, fell in minor event chase (9/4) at Ascot on return last year. Remains capable of better still despite another lengthy absence.

Clonmel Oil Chase tips

Timeform: Little to choose between all 4 on these terms but BLUE LORD won a couple of Grade 1s as a novice chaser, including at Punchestown when last seen in April, and appeals as the most solid option. Pencilfulloflead remains capable of better still despite another lengthy absence so is next best.

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