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Monday, 17 December, 2018

Key punting pointers including going, tips and market movers

Brighton: race on Monday
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There's racing for everyone today with four meetings in Britain and Ireland, and an even split of jumps and Flat action.

Brighton hosts an eight-race card where both David Egan and Kieran Shoemark will try to add more winners to their tallies in a bid to win this season's apprentice title, while the other Flat meeting is at Carlisle. 

For jumps fans, there is plenty to get stuck into, with fixtures at Worcester and Galway.

Going report

Good (Good to soft in places; GoingStick 7.8 on Monday at 6am)

Heavy (GoingStick 6.4 on Monday at 6.30am)

Soft (Heavy in places on chase course)

Good (GoingStick 6.8 on Sunday at 6.30am)
Rail movement: Both bends out by 15 metres. Races 1,2,3,4 and 6 +135yds. Races 5 and 7 +90yds.

Market movers

Tesorina Brighton 2.10
5-2 (from 9-2) 
This filly would have gone into plenty of notebooks following an eyecatching debut, and she is fancied to build on that run today.
She made good headway from off the pace at Lingfield to be fifth, and trainer William Knight has turned to Silvestre de Sousa, who has a 29 per cent strike-rate (13 from 45) for the yard for the last five seasons.

Denham Sound Galway 3.25
7-2 (from 5)
The last time Davy Russell was aboard this filly the pair were successful at Limerick, and he is back in the saddle this afternoon. That victory came over 2m5f, and she tackles the same trip again having run over shorter last time when sixth at Listowel.

Majestic Moon Brighton 3.45
11-2 (from 8)
You have to go back to September 2015 for Majestic Moon's last victory, and as a consequence, the seven-year-old is well handicapped on a mark of 81. Although he has not shown much in his last couple of outings, a return to form would make him very dangerous off topweight.

What's on today

Arguably the best race of the day is the Sparkling Anja Potze Fine Jewellery Handicap Chase (3.35) at Worcester, where Adrrastos seeks a hat-trick for trainer Jamie Snowden.

Looking further ahead, we will get the latest forfeits for Saturday's William Hill Ayr Gold Cup, and the Group 2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury.

What to back

Sam Lawrie hopes to provide you with a winner at Carlisle.

Plus our tipping team have been studying hard and chosen these runners as their bets for the day. 

What to read

Training great Geoff Wragg had a fantastic career, including winning the 1983 Derby with Teenoso, and we look back at some of the best moments.

Coral-Eclipse and Juddmonte International winner Ulysses looks set to tackle Enable once more in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

While ITV presenter Francesca Cumani shocked her rivals by winning the showjumping competition on Newmarket's open day.

What to watch

Tim Easterby has an update on Ayr Gold Cup hope Orion's Bow.

And Richard Fahey tells you what's next for stable star Ribchester.

The best of Racing Post Sport

Mark Langdon reviews the weekend action in the Premier League that saw both Manchester clubs secure impressive victories, while Liverpool disappointed once more without the banned Sadio Mane. 

The team tell you their ante-post NFL selections. 

Final thought 

Wait For Me, an impressive winner of the 16-runner bet365 handicap hurdle at Sandown back in April, makes his chasing debut in the Worcester News Beginners' Chase (3.00) at, you guessed it, Worcester. Connections will be hoping he can make a winning start before going on to bigger things.

Read The Briefing from 8.30am daily on with all the day's latest going, weather, market moves and non-runner news 


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