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All the latest updates from around the tracks as racing returns to Bath

Parched scenes earlier this summer at Bath which returns to action today
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It is welcome back to Bath after the Somerset course's unequal struggle against the hottest summer on record which led to their midsummer fixtures being transferred elsewhere.

A lack of a watering system proved costly to the Arc track but this is hopefully the first of five remaining meetings this year.

Southwell provides the only jumping action today and starts with a rare runner in Britain for County Limerick trainer Charles Byrnes as his Killarney winner Not For You is his first runner at the Nottinghamshire venue in contesting the Jigsaw Sports Branding Handicap Chase (2.00).

The all-weather bookends the day with Lingfield starting and Wolverhampton ending the action with Gowran Park and Ffos Las in between times.

Going reports

Lingfield (AW) (first race 1.40)

Bath (2.00)
Firm (GoingStick 9.5 at 7.45am on Monday)

Southwell (2.20)
Good (GoingStick 7.8 at 6.30am) 

Gowran Park (4.05)
Good, good to firm in places

Ffos Las (4.30)
Good, good to firm in places (from good) (GoingStick 7.8 at 6.30am)
Distances: Races 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 +18yds

Wolverhampton (AW) (5.50)

Market movers

Lingfield 1.40 9 Pavlichenko 9-2 (from 7)
Bath 2.00 1 Spritual Man 7-4 (from 3)
Lingfield 4.45 11 Panmolle 10-11 (from 11-4)
Wolverhampton 7.55 6 Metatrons Cube 9-1 (from 14)

What to back

Pietro Innocenzi (£) heads the tipping team for members eyes only but the Tips Box is full of goodies while Signposts Sweetspots points the way to statistical-backed contenders.

Maddy Playle has a Wolverhampton selection in the popular ten-second tip video.

Hong Kong is back and here are today's top tips for the meeting at Happy Valley.

What to read

It is building towards another exciting Saturday with the return of Arc heroine Enable at Kempton against a possible surprise Group 1 rival while Oisin Murphy is off to Haydock after being snapped up for The Tin Man in the 32Red Sprint Cup.

What to watch

Talking of the big race at Haydock on Saturday, here is the latest from trainer Clive Cox on the ante-post favourite Harry Angel.

Joseph O'Brien has a Classic update on his Irish Derby winner Latrobe.

The best of Racing Post Sport

The European golf circuit heads into the Swiss Alps this week and Joe Champion has a 40-1 top pick for the European Open. 

The US Open tennis continues and Adrian Humphries has his latest selections for today's action.

Final thought 

It's good to have Bath back in business and with runners from as far afield as Newmarket. Ironically, the three-runner feature fillies' handicap looks the most competitive from early betting on the seven-race card.

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A lack of a watering system proved costly to the Arc track but this is hopefully the first of five remaining meetings this year

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