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Monday, 17 December, 2018

All the latest news and going updates for Thursday's meetings

Racing returns at Laytown for its annual meeting
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A bumper crowd is expected for the 150th anniversary meeting at Laytown Beach, with trainer Jamie Osborne and the Melbourne 10 Racing syndicate well represented.

On turf, Salisbury hosts its Group 3 Shadwell Dick Poole Fillies' Stakes (4.20), which features the Andrew Balding-trained Firelight.

Elsewhere, there are Flat meetings at Haydock, Carlisle and Chelmsford, with a solitary jumps fixture at Sedgefield. 

Going report

Salisbury (first race at: 1.50)
Good to firm, good in places (GoingStick: 8.0). Rail movements: Races 1 & 6 -80yds, Races 2, 4 & 7 -40yds, Race 3 +15yds and Race 5 +20yds.

Sedgefield (2.00)
Good to firm, good in places (GoingStick: 7.3).

Haydock (2.10)
Good, good to soft in places (GoingStick: 7.3). Rail movements: Races 1, 6, 7 +11yds and Races 3, 4 & 5 +3yds.

Laytown (3.45)

Carlisle (4.25)
Good to soft, good in places (GoingStick: 7.1).

Chelmsford (5.40)

What to back

Paul Kealy picks out an unexposed filly in the Salisbury feature and find out what our regional experts think with our daily Tips Box.

What to read

Get the latest from Aidan O'Brien's Ballydoyle yard with updates on St Leger hopeful Kew Gardens and juvenile star Ten Sovereigns.

And find out why Danny Tudhope has been called up to ride Laurens in her Matron Stakes showdown with Alpha Centauri.

What to watch

Tom George is looking forward to his stable stars Summerville Boy, Black Op and Double Shuffle getting back in action this season...

The best of Racing Post Sport

The team pick out their best bets for the BMW Championship and the Omega European Masters...

And Ian Wilkerson gives his best bets for the upcoming NFL season:

Final thought 

Jamie Osborne has enjoyed a winner at each of the last two Laytown meetings and could be worth watching with eight runners for Melbourne 10 Racing this year.

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 

Jamie Osborne has enjoyed a winner at each of the last two Laytown meetings and could be worth watching
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