Beach fixture at Laytown provides unique twist to day's sport
It is often said, but there really is something for everyone today. If it is not the seaside allure of Laytown, it could be the thrills and spills of the jumpers at Hexham or the quality and charm of Goodwood.
The weekend action looks colossal with Irish Champions Weekend on the horizon, but there is plenty to get stuck into beforehand, with Hamilton also staging an eight-race card and evening action on the all-weather at Kempton.
Goodwood first race 1.30
Straight course: Good to Soft
Round course: Good
GoingStick: Straight course: 6.5 on Tuesday at 8.30
GoingStick: 5.7 on Tuesday at 6am
Good, good to soft in places (watered)
GoingStick: 6.9 on Tuesday at 8am
Standard to slow
Juliet Foxtrot (2.05 Goodwood) evens (from 11-10)
Silver Crescent (2.40 Goodwood) 8-1 (from 10)
Brian Boranha (3.25 Hexham) 15-8 (from 9-4)
Future Empire (7.20 Kempton) 4-1 (from 13-2)
Secondo (7.50 Kempton) 5-1 (from 8)
What's on today
It's the return of Laytown. The only beach meeting in the British Isles produced – or failed to produce, whichever way you look at it – Supreme Novices' Hurdle winner Labaik last season.
Well-known syndicate the Melbourne 10 have again targeted the meeting and have a runner in every race.
There is the latest load of well-bred talent at Goodwood in two maidens and a novice stakes, plus promising novice Gettysburg Address bids to record a second win over hurdles at Hexham.
What to back
Here's RPTV's Rob Watson with his best bet for Tuesday in quickfire form.
What to read
Don't miss Alastair Down's column on Davy Russell and Paul Nicholls as the jumps hoves in to view.
Plus Richard Forristal speaks to title-chasing rider Colin Keane ahead of Irish Champions Weekend.
What to watch
Get the latest views from our experts on the Monday Postcast ahead of Irish Champions Weekend and the Haydock Sprint Cup.
Plus get the latest from Jamie Snowden's stable as he gears up towards the start of the jumps season.
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It is probably said every year on this exact day, but a British answer to Laytown would be welcome and surely very popular. But where might it be staged? Answers on a postcard, please.