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Newmarket stages the Dewhurst and Cesarewitch this afternoon
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It is the changing of the seasons both in nature and in racing. The leaves are falling and so will a lot of ante-post betting vouchers should Expert Eye not live up to his reputation in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes (3.00) at Newmarket.

Then there is the final Betfred-sponsored edition of the Cesarewitch (3.40), often unfathomable but always with a strong flavour of the winter jumps season ahead and this year is no different.

John Constable, the favourite for the 2m2f marathon on the Flat, is trained by Evan Williams and partnered by former jump jockey Jim Crowley.

The ground at Newmarket was changed to good, good to firm in places (from good) following a dry night. 

Across the country and Severn Bridge, the jumping action is taken up a notch at Chepstow with Grade 1-winning hurdler Finian's Oscar starting out on his chasing career.

Back on the Flat and with ITV in attendance, York ends another successful season, while Hexham serves up further jumps action and Kempton ends the day on the all-weather.

Going report

Newmarket - first race 1.50
Good, good to firm in places (from good). GoingStick 7.8 on Saturday at 8.30am. The re-positioning of the running rail between the 1m6f start and the bend into the home straight has increased the distance of the Cesarewitch by 17yds

Chepstow - 1.55
Good to soft, good in places (GoingStick: Chase 6.9, Hurdle 6.8 on Saturday at 6am)

York - 2.05
Good (GoingStick: 6.8 overall on Saturday at 8am. GoingStick readings in home straight: farside 6.9; centre 6.7; standside 6.8)

Cork - 2.10
Soft, soft to heavy in places

Hexham - 2.15
Heavy (from soft, heavy in places). Rails moved adding approximately 15yds to 2m hurdle & 1m7f chase; 20yds to 2m4f races; 22yds to 2m7f & 3m races

Kempton - 5.45
Standard to slow

Market movers

2.05 York: Chelsea Lad 4-1 (from 9-2)
2.30 Chepstow: Just A Thought 7-2 (from 8)
3.05 Chepstow: Alcala 11-4 (from 4-1)
4.35 Hexham: Bellaney Knight 9-2 (from 13-2)
5.20 Chepstow: Mr Mafia 12-1 (from 16)
9.15 Kempton: Lets Be Happy 4-1 (from 7)

Non-runners in the ITV races

2.25 2 Dark Acclaim (self-certificate)
3.40 30 Landsman (self-certificate)

2.05 11 Burguillos (self-certificate)
2.40 12 Shaya (going)

What to back

Paul Kealy and Pricewise lead the tipping team with their best bets for the televised action from Newmarket and York. Our correspondents in the training centre have their best bets of the day in the tips box and Danny Hayes has two ten-second tips at York.  

What to read

Mark Storey's Opening Show sets the scene ahead of the action, hoping to see the Frankel colours of Khalid Abdullah again flying to Group 1 success.

David Jennings, our roving reporter in Australia, will be updating his progress after an unfortunate start.

What to watch

The team tee-up Saturday's action with their thoughts on the big races. 

The best of Racing Post Sport

Mark Langdon is expecting a tight game in the Liverpool v Manchester United lunchtime kick-off and the rest of the sports team have more betting views across all the leagues on a full fixture list. Dan Childs sticks his neck out with advice on the Crystal Palace v Chelsea game that flies in the face of the stats.

Final thought

It should be all downhill after The Everest in Australia, won by Redzel, but there promises to be more peaks scaled - if not with the same payday - through the afternoon with Expert Eye leading the way. 

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The leaves are falling and so will a lot of ante-post betting vouchers should Expert Eye not live up to his reputation
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