Planet Sport's tipsters are fixated on the racing at Carlisle, but also have some picks from Leicester and Navan.

Sunday racing tips from Carlisle, Leicester and Navan

Below is an explanation of each of the main tips and a full list of suggestions for all races can be found at the bottom of the page.

Don’t forget to check out all of Sunday’s racecards, odds and more here.

Carlisle (13:00) Nells Son

Nells Son appears to have been found an excellent opportunity to open his account over fences in the Whitehead’s 80th ‘Gonna Be Hot Tomorrow’ Novices’ Chase at Carlisle.

A dual bumper winner at Ayr, the seven-year-old also enjoyed fine first season over hurdles last term – winning twice from five attempts, including a Grade Two success at Kelso in March.

Either side of that victory he was beaten at Haydock by Jonbon and at Aintree by Three Stripe Life, both of whom are expected to take high rank as novice chasers following wins this autumn.

Nells Son made his fencing bow in a novice handicap at Ayr last month and only narrowly failed to give 8lb and a beating to a multiple winner in Since Day One.

Nicky Richards’ charge is bound to improve for that initial effort and is difficult to oppose in conditions that should suit.

Carlisle (13:30) The Gooner

Jonjo O’Neill likes a winner at his old stomping ground and unleashes The Gooner in the British EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle.

A 12-length winner of an Irish point-to-point in April, the son of Flemensfirth was subsequently sold for €280,000.

Connections will surely be disappointed if he is unable to begin paying back that huge fee at the first attempt in Cumbria.

Carlisle (14:00) Riviere D’etel

The most valuable race on the card is the Houghton Mares’ Chase, with the lion’s share of the £33,000 prize fund expected to go to Gordon Elliott’s Irish raider Riviere D’etel.

The five-year-old enjoyed an excellent novice campaign over fences last term, winning her first three starts before finishing second to Ferny Hollow and Blue Lord respectively in successive Grade Ones at Leopardstown.

She was no match for either Edwardstone in the Arkle at Cheltenham or Galopin Des Champs in a Grade One at Fairyhouse in the spring, but there was not much wrong with her comeback run behind Captain Guinness in the Fortria Chase at Navan a fortnight ago.

Riviere D’etel is clear on ratings in this Listed contest and deserves a return to winning ways.

Leicester (14:40) Dr T J Eckleburg

Dr T J Eckleburg looks the best bet at Leicester in the Nelson Panoramic Restaurant For Dining @leicesterraces Handicap Hurdle.

Twice a winner on the Flat for David O’Meara, the four-year-old has also hit the bullseye twice over hurdles since joining Olly Murphy.

He was disappointing on his most recent appearance at Ascot in March, but was too keen to do himself justice that day and he merits another chance, with a return to a softer surface expected to suit.

Leicester (15:10) Magic Dancer

Magic Dancer holds an obvious chance in the Annual Membership Fantastic Value @leicesterraces Veterans’ Handicap Chase.

He might be getting on in years at the age of 10, but Kerry Lee’s inmate proved he is still more than capable getting the job done when scoring a shade cosily at Cheltenham recently – his first start since bolting up at Ludlow in the spring.

He should strip fitter for that outing and appears ground versatile, while a 3lb rise for his Cheltenham verdict looks more than fair.

Navan (13:20) American Mike

American Mike is the potential star on show in the John Lynch Carpets & Flooring Monksfield Novice Hurdle at Navan.

Placed behind the brilliant Facile Vega in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham and the corresponding race at Punchestown last term, he ultimately proved too strong for a fair sort in Letsbeclearaboutit on his hurdling bow at Down Royal.

This Grade Three contest looks the perfect stepping-stone for a return to Grade One company.

Selections:

CARLISLE: 12.30 Wor Verge, 1.00 Nells Son, 1.30 The Gooner, 2.00 Riviere D’etel, 2.30 Silver Flyer, 3.00 Judge Et Parti, 3.30 Blue Ridge Hill.

LEICESTER: 12.40 Polyphonic, 1.10 Mind Hunter, 1.40 Flann, 2.10 Marble Sands, 2.40 Dr T J Eckleburg, 3.10 Magic Dancer, 3.40 Emma Lamb.

NAVAN: 12.20 Tekao, 12.50 Firm Footings, 1.20 American Mike, 1.50 Peaceful Sunday, 2.20 Fighter Allen, 2.50 Fil Dor, 3.20 Williamstowndancer.

NEWS RELATED

As Blinken visits, Palestinians say Israeli troops kill a man in the West Bank

TEL AVIV —  Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man in a flashpoint city in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said, the latest bloodshed in a spiral of violence on the eve of a visit to the region by U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken. The ...

View more: As Blinken visits, Palestinians say Israeli troops kill a man in the West Bank

Parliament to debate two separate motions on public housing affordability during Feb 6 sitting

SINGAPORE – Parliament will debate two separate motions on keeping public housing affordable and accessible to Singaporeans when the House sits next week on Feb 6. National Development Minister Desmond Lee on Monday filed a motion asking Parliament to affirm the importance of keeping public housing affordable and accessible ...

View more: Parliament to debate two separate motions on public housing affordability during Feb 6 sitting

Kate Ferdinand shows off growing baby bump after revealing she’s pregnant with second baby

KATE Ferdinand has shown off her growing baby bump after revealing she's expecting her second child. The former The Only Way Is Essex star took to her Instagram to pose in the mirror and reveal her growing belly. Kate showed off her baby bump in a new postCredit: Instagram ...

View more: Kate Ferdinand shows off growing baby bump after revealing she’s pregnant with second baby

The Masked Singer’s Joel Dommett signs up for new ‘high octane’ ITV game show

THE Masked Singer's Joel Dommett has signed up for a new 'high octane' ITV game show. The comedian turned TV presenter, 37, has landed another hosting gig for ITV1 and ITVX. Joel has landed another hosting gig for ITVCredit: ITV Speaking about the new show, Joel said he's “beyond ...

View more: The Masked Singer’s Joel Dommett signs up for new ‘high octane’ ITV game show

Actress Annie Wersching passes away from cancer at 45

Annie Wersching arrives at the FOX Winter All-Star Party in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 11, 2010. Chris Pizzello/AP hide caption toggle caption Chris Pizzello/AP Actor Annie Wersching, best known for playing FBI agent Renee Walker in the series “24” and providing the voice for Tess in the video game ...

View more: Actress Annie Wersching passes away from cancer at 45

Receptionist who thought she ‘might die’ at almost 18 stone aged 40 ‘gobsmacked’ after losing 42% of her body weight

A locum dental receptionist who thought she “might just die” around her 40th birthday because she was almost 18 stone said she was “gobsmacked” after losing nearly half her body weight and would encourage anyone who is on a weight loss journey to “just go for it”. Jo Stapley, ...

View more: Receptionist who thought she ‘might die’ at almost 18 stone aged 40 ‘gobsmacked’ after losing 42% of her body weight

Loose Women legend Kaye Adams gets her first tattoo to mark turning 60

LOOSE Women legend Kaye Adams has celebrated turning 60 by getting her first tattoo. The TV host filmed her visit to a tattoo parlour in her hometown of Glasgow and revealed it was a touching tribute to her late mum. Kaye Adams has got a tattoo tribute to her ...

View more: Loose Women legend Kaye Adams gets her first tattoo to mark turning 60

World Bank: Myanmar economy to grow 3%, dragged by conflict

World Bank: Myanmar economy to grow 3%, dragged by conflict World Bank economists say Myanmar's economy grew 3% last year and will likely achieve the same pace in 2023, but still lags far behind where it stood before the army seized power in early 2021 BANGKOK — Myanmar’s economy grew ...

View more: World Bank: Myanmar economy to grow 3%, dragged by conflict

Hard-up households handed extra time to apply for £300 free cash direct to bank account – can you get it?

I flew to Turkey for a new set of teeth – trolls say I’m a Katie Price wannabe with piano tiles but I don’t care

Lateness matters, your honors: Judges must not violate court rules related to their campaigns

My car insurance costs me £150 a year extra due to ‘unfair’ rules – five ways to avoid the ‘poverty premium’

I’m a savvy shopper… the M&S bargains I swear by – it’s so much cheaper than you think

Love Island fans convinced Casa Amor is about to happen as Maya Jama reveals she’s heading back to the villa

I feel sorry for lost puppy Tommy Fury, he’s trying to figure out life and treated like runt of family, says Jake Paul

Jake Paul sticks by claim Molly-Mae has given birth and claims Tommy Fury will mentally struggle to fight him

Manifestantes “desactivan” gases lacrimógenos en Perú

Romelu Lukaku linked with shock Tottenham transfer 'if Antonio Conte extends his stay at Spurs'... with Belgian striker named as a potential replacement for Harry Kane, despite his nightmare spells at Chelsea and Inter Milan

Shoppers share their mega TK Maxx sales hauls as they nab yellow sticker bargains like 70p boots & £1.70 designer jeans

I’m a fashion expert and these styles of winter coats are making you look tacky – it’s bad news for quilted coat lovers

OTHER NEWS