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A race of no small pool and even greater significance takes place at Yarmouth on Wednesday – an optional claimer (7.15).

Six will race for a first prize of £19,400 in a race which, though a mainstay in certain jurisdictions, is a novelty in Britain. This is the first in a ten-race trial series and there is a useful primer here.

Yarmouth is backed up in the evening by Wolverhampton, Killarney and Fairyhouse. The British afternoon action comes from Uttoxeter, Catterick and Lingfield, with the jumps card arguably the strongest.

Going report

Uttoxeter (first race at: 1.50)
Good (GoingStick: 8.1 at 6.45am today)

Catterick (2.00)
Good, good to soft in places (Going Stick 8.0 at 9.15am today)

Lingfield (1.40)
Good to Firm, good in places (GoingStick 8.4 at 6am today). 
All-weather – Standard to slow

Fairyhouse (5.05)
Good to firm

Wolverhampton (5.20)

Killarney (5.25)
Good (Flat). Good, good to firm in places (Jumps)

Yarmouth (5.35)
Good to firm (GoingStick: 7.5 at 7.15am on Monday)

Market movers

1.40 Lingfield 8 Sugar Plum Fairy 9-2 (from 16)
2.40 Lingfield 3 Isaan Queen 7-4 (from 5)
4.10 Lingfield 2 Outrath 5-1 (from 8)
                    3 Greenview Paradise 7-1 (from 12)
5.20 Wolverhampton 12 Black Truffle 7-1 (from 20)
7.45 Yarmouth 2 Deeds Not Words 9-4 (from 4)
*prices with bet365

What to back

Jack McCarron is the flying tipster on Wednesday, picking out his best bet from Fairyhouse.

What to read

Catch up on the latest at the Faugheen hearing, which concluded yesterday.

Racing figures also provide their tips for the Open Championship, starting tomorrow at Carnoustie.

What to watch

Jockeys James Doyle and Harry Bentley went head to head on the athletics field, under the watchful eye of Commonwealth champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson. See how they got on.

The best of Racing Post Sport

It is the eve of the Open at Carnoustie. Tips are part of Members' Club, or in today's paper, but anyone can keep up to date with our betting news.

There is also a big day in the Alps for the Tour De France riders. We preview stage 11, predicting victory for a general classification contender.

Final thought 

It is to be hoped that initial trepidation is the reason behind just six declarations in the optional claimer, which carries a purse of £30,000. The benefits apply at both ends. Rarely can any horse rated in the low-80s race for such money, and even the highest rated (top-weight Raucous is off 99) will rarely see such races that are not searingly competitive.

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