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All you need to know on Racing Post Trophy day including going from the tracks

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Can Aidan O'Brien do it? It is the question that will dominate the day.

O'Brien sits tied with Bobby Frankel on 25 Group/Grade 1 winners in a year with today's Racing Post Trophy, a race he has dominated in recent years, providing him with the perfect opportunity.

He saddles four, with Saxon Wrrior the choice of Ryan Moore, Seamie Heffernan aboard The Pentagon, Donnacha O'Brien on Seahenge and Wayne Lordan riding Coat Of Arms.

A whole host of jumping stars are in action at Cheltenham, while there is also action from Newbury, Kelso, Leopardstown and Wolverhampton.


Going report

Newbury (first race: 1.10)
Soft (GoingStick 5.3 on Thursday at 7.45am)

Kelso (1.15)
Good (GoingStick 7.0 on Saturday at 6.30am)
Rail movement; Races 1,2&5 +36yds, R3&6 +18yds, R4 +20yds, R7&8 +48yds

Leopardstown (1.25)
Yielding

Doncaster (1.45)
Good to soft, good in places (GoingStick 7.5 on Saturday at 6.15am)

Cheltenham (2.00)
Good, good to soft in places (GoingStick 7.0 on Saturday at 6am)

Wolverhampton (5.45)
Standard (AW)


Market movers

The Clock Leary (Kelso 3.00) 
5-1 (from 6)

Craig Star (Kelso 3.35)
9-2 (from 6)

Jallota (Doncaster 4.35)
2-1 (from 3)

Ballymountain Boy (Cheltenham 4.55)
9-1 (from 11)


What to back

Our tipsters from around the country provide their best bet on a busy Saturday.

Signpost sweetspots dig through the stats to pinpoint some likely winners.

Those with access to Members' Club can read Tom Segal's Pricewise advice here, and here.


What to read

Opening Show deals with what it would mean if Aidan O'Brien were to break Bobby Frankel's record at Doncaster today.

We preview the Racing Post Trophy, the race in which O'Brien could break that record.

Freddy Tylicki's column this week is a must-read.

And then there's wondermare Winx, and her latest exploits winning her third Cox Plate.


What to watch

There is the Postcast, previewing this weekend's racing

And Graeme Rodway supplies Saturday's Ten Second Tips.

 


The best of Racing Post Sport

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Liverpool legend and World Cup runner-up Didi Hamann with his best bets this weekend.

Dan Williams previews Anthony Joshua's bout with Carlos Takam.


Final thought 

Winx is a wonderful horse, and to win three consecutive Cox Plates is a feat that is unlikely to be matched anytime soon. It would be fantastic if she was at Royal Ascot next summer, but even if she has to be admired from afar, her achievements mark her down as one of the very best of the modern era.

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