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Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

Going news, market movers and key punting pointers

Roy Rocket will bid for his tenth win at Brighton on Sunday
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On a typically quiet Sunday of racing in Britain, Brighton and Worcester take the lead with their family fun days, with course favourite Roy Rocket the star name on the card down by the Sussex coast.

The eight-year-old grey, trained by John Berry, caused quite a commotion at a storm-battered Brighton when powering to a ninth victory at the course last month, and he bids for a terrific tenth in the Holcombe Handicap (4.30).

At Worcester, the jumps meeting features a useful little novice chase (2.45) including highly-rated hurdler John Constable and a Cheltenham Festival winner in Flying Tiger. 

There is no Irish action on Sunday, but for those who don't mind getting their racing fix elsewhere, there is Group racing at Longchamp and Baden-Baden. The latter course hosts the highest-quality race of the day, the Group 1 146th Longines Grosser Preis Von Baden (3.55). British trainers Roger Varian and Saeed Bin Suroor are represented with Defoe and Best Solution respectively.

Going report

Brighton (first race at: 2.00)
Good to firm, good in places (GoingStick 8.8 on Saturday at 6.30am)

Worcester (2.15)
Good (GoingStick: 6.4 on Sunday at 6.00am)

Market movers

5.15 Worcester - Black Prince 4-1 (from 15-2)
2.30 Brighton - Global Goddess 7-2 (from 5-1)
2.45 Worcester - Flying Tiger 11-10 (from 6-5)

What to back

Pricewise has a couple of selections from Sunday's jumps action at Worcester.

Our group of tipsters up and down the country also have their best picks from the two meetings that bring the weekend to a close.

What to read

Read how the superbly-bred Too Darn Hot, trained by John Gosden, surged to Derby favouritism after his Solario Stakes victory at Sandown on Saturday.

And have a look at the preview of Germany's most prestigious race, where British runners Defoe and Best Solution look to hold strong claims.

What to watch

John Gosden trained another big winner yesterday in Too Darn Hot, but how much about do you know about one of the greatest trainers of all time? You can watch our fact file below.

Alternatively, the GAA Postcast for the All Ireland Football Final is available now, with the big fixture taking place at Croke Parkon Sunday.

The best of Racing Post Sport

Steve Davies previews the Premier League action on Sunday, where he is predicting a tough trip to South Wales for Arsenal.

As for the other half of North London, Ian Wilkerson believes it might be a more straightforward assignment against Watford.

Final thought 

While the family fun days at Brighton and Worcester serve an excellent purpose in trying to attract new racing fans, the high-quality Group action in Europe once again asks the question why there are few Sunday meetings of similar quality in Britain.

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British trainers Roger Varian and Saeed Bin Suroor are represented with Defoe and Best Solution respectively
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