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Monday, 17 December, 2018

All the latest from today's tracks as Southwell gets the go-ahead

Southwell: today's all-weather fixture has been given the all clear
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Winter has begun to bite with the cancellation of today's meeting at Musselburgh leaving two meetings after Southwell got the go-ahead when officials brought forward the 8am inspection.

Fontwell provides the only jumping action with Southwell staging an all-weather card. 

Going report

Southwell - first race 12.30

Fontwell - 12.45
Heavy. Rail movements: R1, 3, 5, 6 & 7 +90y, R2 & 4 +135y

Musselburgh - Abandoned

Market movers

1.30 Southwell: On The Warpath 4-5 (from 5-6)

2.30 Southwell: Custard The Dragon 13-2 (from 8)

3.40 Fontwell: Project Mars 8-1 (from 10)

What to back

Sam Lawrie picks the ten second tip while ace tipster Richard Birch finds the value bets from the meetings at Fontwell and Southwell.

What to read

It was a big weekend over jumps with Sizing John making a major statement about his Gold Cup defence with victory at Punchestown.

Jessica Harrington has not yet committed him to Kempton or Leopardstown at Christmas but her jockey Robbie Power makes a strong case for heading for the King George. 

The best of Racing Post Sport

It was a potentially pivotal weekend in the Premier League with Manchester City moving into an 11-point lead with a win over their nearest rivals Manchester United.

Dan Childs discusses five of the key talking points regarding the outcome of the race of champions and relegation candidates. 

Final thought 

Plenty complain that some days there is too much racing but as we start to lose fixtures to the weather more regularly try to remember what it was like when there were long periods of no racing. The racecourses and race planners do a tremendous job in trying to limit the interruptions to the schedule. 

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Fontwell provides the only jumping action with Southwell staging an all-weather card
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