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Thursday, 17 January, 2019

All you need to know for Tuesday's action as Wetherby is cleared to race

Lastbutnotleast: contests the Listed Mares Chase at Leicester
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There is a full schedule of racing on Tuesday after Wetherby passed an 8am inspection to give the go-ahead to its six-race card.

Action over jumps has already been guaranteed at Leicester, with Southwell serving up all-weather racing.

The pick of the Leicester card is a Listed Mares Chase which may have attracted just three runners but is not uncompetitive and features Lastbutnotleast, the last horse bought by the late Ginger McCain who races in the Red Rum colours.

Going report

Leicester (first race at: 1.00)
Hurdles course: heavy; Chase course: soft (heavy on Flat course crossings) (GoingStick: 4.2 hurdle, 5.3 chase Tuesday at 6.30)

Wetherby (1.10)
Heavy, soft in places (inspection 8am) (GoingStick: chase 4.5, hurdle 5.0 on Sunday)

Southwell (1.20)

Market movers

Southwell 1.55 Hisar 6-1 (from 17-2)
Southwell 3.05 Classic Pursuit 10-1 (from 16s)
Wetherby 3.30 Wolf Sword 7-2 (from 6-1)
Southwell 3.40 Daily Trader 6-1 (from 9s)
Wetherby 4.00 Miss Tynte 13-2 (from 8-1)
Soutwell 4.10 Canadian Royal 9-2 (from 7-1)

What to back

There is plenty of advice for the day's racing from Graeme Rodway who naps a runner at Southwell.

 Jack McCarron provides the Ten Second Tip

What to read

Tom Segal's ante-post columns are never to be missed and Pricewise continues his series on the Cheltenham Festival by looking at the Supreme Novices' Hurdle.

Alastair Down salutes a legend of French racing as he pays tribute to Criquette Head-Maarek after she announced her retirement.

What to watch

As we count down to the 2018 Cheltenham Festival there are clues to be gleaned from each weekend's racing so it could pay to watch this week's Postcast which looks back and then ahead to Festival Trials Day.  


The best of Racing Post Sport

The second leg of the League Cup semi-final between Bristol City and Manchester City is live on TV tonight.

Pep Guardiola's Premier League leaders attempt hold a 2-1 advantage as they attempt to reach their first final under their esteemed coach.

Dan Childs gives his verdict on the likely outcome.

Final thought 

The racing and betting industries have not seen eye to eye on numerous issues but there is unanimity in spelling out what could be at stake if the government cuts FOBT maximum stakes to £2. Nobody can say they weren't warned.

E.W. Terms
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