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Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Going updates, market moves and punting pointers on Kinloch Brae day

Thurles: takes centre stage on Sunday with Graded action
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There is quite an honour roll for the Grade 3 Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles with recent winners since 2010 including Sizing John, Don Cossack and Newmill.

A Toi Phil and American Tom are the potential stars on show in the €45,000 race (2.50), with the track also staging the Grade 2 Coolmore NH Sires Irish EBF Mares Novice Chase (3.20), in which the Willie Mullins-trained Kate Appleby Shoes takes on Gordon Elliott's Dinaria Des Obeaux.

High-quality action may not be the order of the day in Britain but there are nevertheless meetings at Fontwell and Chelmsford to add quantity to proceedings, although Newcastle's planned jumps meeting fell foul of the weather and has been cancelled.

Going report

Fontwell - first race 1.10
Heavy (from heavy, soft in places - GoingStick 4.3 at 6am on Sunday)

Thurles - 1.20
Heavy (from soft to heavy)

Chelmsford (aw) - 1.25

Market movers

1.20 Thurles 6 Jetez 5-4 (from 7-4)
1.50 Thurles 3 Articulum 7-4 (from 3-1)
1.55 Chelmsford 7 Frozen Lake 15-2 (from 12)
2.55 Chelmsford 1 Buckland Beau 4-1 (from 7)
3.55 Chelmsford 2 Dynamo Walt 8-1 (from 16)

What to back

Tom Segal (£) pinpoints the value on Sunday, while Alan Sweetman focuses on the action at Thurles in View From Ireland (£).

Read the selections of our regional correspondents and experts in Tips Box.

What to read

It was a day for old favourites yesterday - read reaction to Un De Sceaux's third success in the Clarence House Chase and The New One's fourth consecutive win in the Unibet Champion Hurdle Trial.

Build your pub quiz knowledge by finding out who was the first winner after a declared wind operation at Taunton yesterday.

What to watch

The best of Racing Post Sport

Dan Childs provides his best bet for this afternoon's televised Premier League game between Southampton and Tottenham.

Rugby Union expert Max Oram offers up some shrewd selections for the Champions Cup.

Final thought

American Tom has one of those lightly-raced profiles that suggests he could make into an extremely talented chaser. He should be sharper for his reappearance at Naas and this is a crucial day in his career as the seven-year-old attempts to make up for lost time.

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


A Toi Phil and American Tom are the potential stars on show in the €45,000 Kinloch Brae Chase
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