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Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Going, market moves and punting pointers from around the tracks

It's the beginning of another jumps season at Newbury
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The Flat turf season ends officially on Saturday but is already absent two days out, as the jumps and all-weather supply the British and Irish action on Thursday.

Newbury's jumps season begins with a card that promises plenty, with some indicative novices, over hurdles and fences, plus a couple of strong handicaps.

There is black type on offer at Market Rasen courtesy of a Listed mares' chase at 2.00, while Ludlow and Thurles complete the afternoon diet.

In the evening, Flat fans have their time with a seven-race card at Chelmsford, which includes a high-quality handicap.


Going report

Newbury - first race 12.40
Chase: good to soft 
Hurdles: good to soft, soft in places
GoingStick Chase 5.6 and Hurdle 5.5 on Wednesday at 8am

Thurles - 12.55
Yielding, yielding to soft in places

Market Rasen - 1.00
Good to soft
GoingStick 7.4 Hurdle, 7.3 Chase on Wednesday at 7am

Ludlow - 1.20
Good 
GoingStick 7.1 on Tuesday at 10am

Chelmsford - 5.15 
Standard (AW)


Market movers

Thurles 2.25
Presenting Mahler 11-2 (from 13-2)

Market Rasen 2.35
Themanfrom Minella 7-1 (from 11)

Newbury 2.45
Beat That 5-2 (from 3)


What to back

One at Newbury. Here is Maddy Playle to tell you. Don't worry, it won't take a tick.

 

What to read

Australian reaction to the Irish whitewash in the Melbourne Cup has been about as positive as you might expect.

There is also an interesting read on why Might Bite's trainer Nicky Henderson thinks the RSA winner is not quirky, just misunderstood.


What to watch

Talking of King George hopes, here's an update on the defending champion.

The best of Racing Post Sport

In the Thursday column, Bruce Millington marvels at the insight a recent interview gave us into the behaviour of referees.

We also preview the International friendlies, which include a clash between Scotland and Holland.


Final thought 

It is hard not to feel sorry for Paddy Brennan in the Cue Card story that is likely to rumble on at least until the Betfair Chase. Besides anything else, two of the three falls the pair suffered came at the same, notoriously tricky fence at Cheltenham.

Newbury's jumps season begins with a card that promises plenty
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