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Thursday, 17 January, 2019

All you need to start your day including going from all the tracks

Racing returns at Newbury with an eight-race card
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Newbury kicks off its two-day August meeting on Friday with the fillies leading the way in the Listed Byerley Stud Stakes (3.30).

Elsewhere, there is all-weather action at Wolverhampton, Dundalk and Chelmsford, while Nottingham, Catterick and Newmarket offer a host of competitive handicaps.

The sole jumps fixture takes place at Tramore, where Ruby Walsh bids to bolster his impressive 25 per cent strike-rate at the track in the 2m maiden hurdle (6.00).

Going report

Newbury (first race at: 1.20)
Good, good to soft in places

Nottingham (1.30)
Good to soft, good in places

Wolverhampton (AW) (1.40)

Tramore (5.00)

Dundalk (5.15)

Newmarket (5.25)
Good to soft, good in places

Catterick (5.40)
Good to firm, good in places

Chelmsford (AW) (5.50)

Market movers

4.00 Newbury: Awesome into 4-1 (from 11-2)
7.20 Chelmsford: Corinthia Knight into 11-4 (from 4)
7.50 Dundalk: Curly Girl into 11-4 (from 4)

What to back

Find out who our regional experts fancy in our daily Tips Box and see what Richard Birch makes of the action at Newmarket.

What to read

Read the latest on the uncertain future of Towcester, which announced it was entering administration on Thursday.

And trainer Iain Jardine calls on the BHA to take action after receiving abuse on Twitter

What to watch

Our Postcast team preview an action-packed weekend of TV racing...

And ahead of York's Ebor meeting, Alistair Down guides us through the history of the Knavesmire...

The best of Racing Post Sport

Mark Langdon makes his predictions for the Championship clash between Birmingham and Swansea, live on Sky Sports and Steve Palmer casts his eye over the Wyndham Golf championship.

Final thought 

Mark Johnston's wait to become Britain's winningmost trainer agonisingly continues after he drew a blank with his last 22 runners. The glass remains half-full though and he has another four chances on Friday. 

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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