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Friday, 14 December, 2018

All the key going updates and market movers for today's racing

Brighton: seven-race card at the seaside track this afternoon
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All good things come to an end and the spring heatwave appears to be entering its final day, so what better way to extend your Bank Holiday break than with a day at Brighton's unique seaside track.

The undulating Sussex course is definitely worth a visit and the same can be said of Fakenham, where the Norfolk National (3.45) takes centre stage, and Thirsk, where the other afternoon action takes place.

Ludlow, Exeter and Roscommon provide the evening entertainment while Group 2 action is on offer at Saint-Cloud, where the Prix Greffulhe (1.35), previously won by Pour Moi and Cloth Of Stars, has attracted a field of four including the promising Alhadab and Study Of Man.

Going report

Thirsk: first race 1.50
Good to firm (watered)

Brighton: 2.00
Good to firm, good in places

Fakenham: 2.10
Good (watering)

Ludlow: 5.30
Good (watered)

Roscommon: 5.40
Heavy (Flat), Soft (Bumper), Soft, heavy in places (Chase)

Exeter: 5.50
Good, good to soft in places

Market movers

2.30 Brighton
Soumei 7-2 (from 4)

2.40 Fakenham
Midnight Mustang 6-1 (from 7)

3.20 Thirsk
Blazing Saddles 3-1 (from 7-2)


What to back

Graeme Rodway provides three selections for today's racing, while Signposts offers up essential punting pointers.

There is also an ante-post special as Pricewise pinpoints the value in the Derby and Oaks at Epsom next month.

What to read

Donnacha O'Brien reflects on his first Classic triumph aboard Saxon Warrior in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas, while there was significant news of a setback for Arc winner and superstar Enable.

We also looked back on the action on Guineas weekend and dissected the action with five things to note.

What to watch



The best of Racing Post Sport

Best bets for an almighty six-pointer between Swansea and Southampton in the Premier League, while Dan Childs reviews the weekend action and offers some play-off pointers.

Final thought 

Credit must go to Fakenham where the prize-money is consistently above average and today's Norfolk National is no exception with £31,800 on offer for a 0-125 handicap chase. They have rightfully been rewarded with a wide-open 13-runner field.

Read The Briefing from 8.30am daily on with all the day's latest going, weather, market moves and non-runner news


The Sussex track is definitely worth a visit and the same can be said of Fakenham, where the Norfolk National (3.45) takes centre stage
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