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Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Going news, market movers and punting pointers as Fontwell passes inspection

Batallion, who makes his hurdling debut at Southwell today
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Make the most of racing today as meteorologists forecast upcoming snow and ice disruption.

Naas starts the ball rolling and features Grade 2 and 3 races with unsurprisingly Gordon Elliott having a hand in both.

Fontwell has passed an 8am inspection and it is feature time at the track, with the course's seasonal highlight, the Grade 2 totepool National Spirit Hurdle, taking place. It features the 2016 winner Lil Rockerfeller, who was last year's Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle runner-up. 

Southwell completes the action with seven races.   

Going report

Naas (first race 1.40)


Southwell - 2.00

Soft, good to soft in places

Fontwell - 2.20

Good to soft, soft in places (GoingStick 7.4)

Race distances: +48yds except fifth race +72yds 

Market movers

3.35 Southwell
Jeannot De Nonant 9-1 (from 11)

4.45 Naas
Paper Lantern 7-1 (from 10 with bet365)

What to back

Tom Segal  heads the tipping team with his Sunday best.

The Tips Box has all the other expert views and Signposts Sweetspots has found some stats of interest

If you are pushed for time here is a quick tip for Southwell.


What to read

David Carr rounds up the lessons learned from Saturday's action on the racecourse.

Colin Tizzard and Jean Bishop came up with the final decision for Cue Card's Cheltenham Festival race next month.

Stuart Riley in Doha reports on a great day for British runners at Qatar's big meeting of the year with a Qipco 2,000 Guineas candidate emerging. 

What to watch

Thom Malone, David Jennings and Johnny Ward discuss the big race at Naas today.

Bruce Millington, Paul Kealy, Brendan Duke and Tom Nugent give their take on today's action.


The best of Racing Post Sport

Cup final day. Mark Langdon is expecting a game of two halves as Arsenal and Manchester City fight out the League Cup Final

Then there's the little matter of a Premier League clash between Chelsea and Manchester United. 


Final thought 

Humphrey Bogart could do nothing for the 2016 Epsom Derby form on his hurdling debut at Kempton on Saturday. Today it is the turn of a Lingfield Winter Derby runner Battalion, sixth last year, to state his case over hurdles at Southwell for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Today it is the turn of a Lingfield Winter Derby runner Battalion, sixth last year, to state his case over hurdles at Southwell

Key data

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