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All the latest news as Silvestre de Sousa starts his new job

Chelmsford: racing on Thursday evening
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Warwick has the prestige of presenting the classiest card of the day with Hammersley Lake taking the honour of highest-rated jumper on show in the feature St Marys Lands Handicap Chase (3.45).

Newcastle is the other jump meeting and Wolverhampton and Chelmsford put on over six hours of all-weather racing between them.

The Essex track welcomes returning champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa, who dons his new retainer King Power Racing's colours twice with odds-on pair Fox Leicester and Rux Power. 

Going report

Newcastle (first race at 2.00)
Good to soft (GoingStick - chase 6.4, hurdle 6.3)
Distances: 2.00, 3.05, 4.10 & 4.40 +15yds, 3.35 +20yds and 2.30 +25yds)

Warwick (2.10)
Good (GoingStick 7.3)
Distances 2.10 +45yds, 2.40 & 3.45 +161yds, 3.15 +80yds, 4.20 +101yds and 4.50 +34yds

Wolverhampton (AW) (2.20)
Standard

Chelmsford (AW) (5.30)
Standard

What to back

The Tips Box has top advice from our experts around the training centres and from our ratings boffins.

What to read

Time to tune into the Flat and so, ahead of the Unibet Lincoln on Saturday, Matt Butler looks back at past winners who went on to bigger and better things.

David Baxter caught up with James Doyle to get his thoughts on his ride on Auxerre, the Godolphin-owned favourite for the Lincoln.

What to watch

Richard Hannon previews his weekend hopes as the turf Flat season starts at Doncaster on Saturday.

Michael Owen gives an insight into how horses come first in racing and certainly at his Manor House Stables in Cheshire.

The best of Racing Post Sport

Steve Palmer and Ian Wilkerson talk all things golf in this week's Postcast.

Sports editor Phil Agius delves into the betting possibilities of the current political turmoil over Brexit.

Final thought 

Out of sight out of mind. Who would have thought champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa would be odds against retaining his Stobart-backed title. Perhaps a roaring start back at Chelmsford might have bookies rethinking for the championship season which starts on May 4. 


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The Essex track welcomes returning champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa, who dons his new retainer King Power Racing's colours twice
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