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Sunday, 16 December, 2018

All the key going details and market movers for the day's action

Brighton: racing on Monday with Malaysian Boleh making his 100th start in the 5.00
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Eight days to go until Royal Ascot and the build-up will intensify this week with entries, news and inevitable absentees set to be confirmed.

Worcester, a track under criticism in the past week for its facilities for owners and trainers on ladies' day at the course, hosts a seven-race card on Monday afternoon and the fields are healthy.

The finale at Brighton (5.00) will be a momentous occasion for those involved with Malaysian Boleh, who will be making his 100th career start.

Evening entertainment will be provided at Windsor, Pontefract – where there is a £25,000 1m4f handicap – and Roscommon.

Going report

Brighton  (first race at 2.00)
Good to firm (watered) (from good to firm, firm in places) (GoingStick 8.7 on Monday at 5.30am). Rail movements: +5y to all races

Worcester – 2.15
Good, good to firm in places (watered) (GoingStick 6.7 on Monday at 6am). Rail movements: R1 & 4 +81y, R2, 3, 5, 6 & 7 +123y

Roscommon – 5.30
Good, good to firm in places

Windsor – 5.50
Good to firm, good places (watered) (GoingStick 7.5 on Monday at 6.15am). Rail movements: all races run on the Round course +12y

Pontefract – 6.40
Good to firm, good in places over last 6f (watered) (GoingStick 8.2 on Monday at 6.30am). Rail movements: +8y to all races

Market movers

2.45 Worcester: Our Reward 9-1 (from 12)

3.15 Worcester: Jeannot De Nonant 11-4 (from 7-2)

3.30 Brighton: Genetics 9-1 (from 12)

6.50 Windsor: Rebel Streak 4-1 (from 9-2)

7.20 Windsor: Here And Now 9-2 (from 11-2)

What to back

Richard Birch provides four selections for Monday's action and also takes a view on some of the hot favourites on the day.

What to read

Raul da Silva was banned for 21 days after striking Jim Crowley in the face at Goodwood on Sunday.

John Gunther, breeder of US Triple Crown hero Justify, is hoping for more high-profile success at Royal Ascot with Without Parole.

What to watch

The World Cup begins on Thursday so what better way to get in the mood than watch our tournament preview . . .

The best of Racing Post Sport

Adrian Humphries seeks the value in the ATP & WTA tennis tournaments this week.

Joe Champion is expecting Belgium to coast to victory against Costa Rica in their final friendly before the World Cup.

Final thought 

While the facilities at Worcester are somewhat outdated, the track itself is particularly fair and there do not tend to be too many hard luck stories. Despite recent criticism, it is no surprise to see Monday's card is pretty well supported with 70 runners across seven races.

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The finale at Brighton (5.00) will be a momentous occasion for those involved with Malaysian Boleh
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