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Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

All you need to know with quality jumping action to start the week

A tight finish to the bumper at Worcester won by Libby T Valance (centre) from Raveloe (left) and Oscar Rose (June 29, 2016) Picture: David Dew
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After a weekend of Classics, Group 1s and plenty of drama then Monday's racing might feel like somewhat of a comedown – but if you have been missing the jump action then you are in for a bit of a treat.

Four good rivals run in Worcester's feature Class 2 handicap on a day with three jump meetings.

Elsewhere on the card, former smart juvenile hurdler, and most recent Galway Hurdle third Leoncavallo makes his chasing debut. The event was won by the useful Wait For Me last year.

In Ireland, Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott could unleash some potential stars in a competitive Galway card which features decent prospects in maiden and bumper events. Racing also comes from Hexham, Brighton and Kempton.

Going report

Hexham (first race at: 2.00)
Good, good to firm in places (GoingStick: 7.9 at 12:00 on Sunday)

Brighton (2.10)
Good to firm (GoingStick: 8.4 on at 05:30)

Worcester (2.20)
Good, Good to Firm in places (GoingStick: 6.6 at 06:00)

Galway (4.15)
Yielding to soft (chase and hurdles track), soft (Flat)

Kempton (5.30)
Standard to slow

Market movers

3.00 Hexham - Soleglad 11-1 (from 14)

3.20 Worcester - Theo 11-10 (from 11-8)

4.00 Hexham - Suggestion 15-2 (from 9)

4.15 Galway - Suinda 15-2 (from 11)

5.30 Kempton - Plucky Dip 12-1 (from 18)

5.40 Brighton - Impart 5-1 (from 7)

6.00 Kempton - Burning Lake 17-2 (from 11); Wheres Perle 14-1 (from 18)

8.00 Kempton - Is It Off 7-1 (from 9)

What to back

Colin Russell gives his verdict on the day's action including a big outsider at Brighton and you can also hear what our regional experts think here.

What to read

Review all of Sunday's high-class action from the Curragh with reports from the Irish St Leger and National Stakes.

Elsewhere read connections' thoughts following the retirement of Saxon Warrior and Alpha Centauri.

What to watch

At Newmarket on Saturday Racing Post reporter Lee Mottershead will be taking on the commentary challenge and you can see him preparing for action.

The best of Racing Post Sport

Bruce Millington, Mark Langdon & Dan Childs and Jason Murphy from Paddy Power look ahead to the Champions League.

Final thought 

The Richard Hannon-trained Naughty Rascal looked a smart winner on debut and puts that form to the test at Kempton this afternoon (6.30). On that form he could be a really talented prospect and this test will reveal more.

For the freshest betting advice, based on latest going and market conditions, don't miss the Live Tipster every afternoon. Just click Raceday Live at or the mobile app

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