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Ripon features a Listed juvenile contest
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Racegoers across the UK and Ireland will hope for a break in the rain, with six bank holiday meetings on offer on Monday afternoon.

The pick of the races takes place at Ripon, where Neverland Rock steps down in class to contest the Listed British Stallion Studs EBF Champion Two Yrs Old Trophy (4.00).

Elsewhere, there are Flat fixtures taking place at Southwell, Epsom and Chepstow, with jumps at Cartmel and Downpatrick.

Going report

Southwell (first race at: 1.50)

Epsom (1.55)
Soft, good to soft in places (GoingStick: 6.5 on Sunday at 7.00)

Chepstow (2.00)
Good to soft, soft in places (GoingStick: 6.1 on Monday at 6.30)

Cartmel (2.05)
Soft, good to soft in places (GoingStick: 5.9 on Monday at 6.30)

Ripon (2.15)
Good to soft, good in places (GoingStick: 7.6 on Monday at 5.40)

Downpatrick (2.45)

Market movers

2.00 Chepstow Field Of Vision 3-1 (from 9-2)
2.15 Ripon Be Proud 6-1 (from 15-2)
3.05 Epsom Jack Taylor 8-1 (from 12s)
4.10 Southwell Kommander Kirkup 16-1 (from 25s)
4.30 Downpatrick Present In Court 13-8 (from 2-1)

What to back

Richard Birch has picked out a mud-loving sprinter as his banker and Alan Sweetman provides the View from Ireland

What to read

Hear what Frankie Dettori made of his week at York and find out which future stars stood out at the Curragh.

Read Peter Thomas' in-depth interview with trainer Sir Mark Prescott, where they discuss the trainer's willingness to change with the times.

What to watch

In case you missed it: find out how our intrepid reporter Stuart Riley handled a jockey fitness test . . .

The best of Racing Post Sport

Dan Childs previews the heavyweight Premier League clash between Manchester United and Spurs.

And Joe Champion provides his best bets for the men's singles at the US Open.

Final thought 

A record purchase at the horses in training sales, Willie John already has a Qipco Champion Stakes entry and catches the eye on his second outing for trainer Roger Varian at Epsom (4.15).

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A record purchase at the horses in training sales, Willie John catches the eye on his second outing for Roger Varian

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