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Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

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There are two Listed contests at Ayr on Friday
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Ayr's three-day Gold Cup meeting continues with the highlights the Listed Harry Rosebery Stakes (3.05) and Fillies' Sprint Stakes (3.35), worth a collective £100,000. 

They are followed by the Listed Dubai Duty Free Cup Stakes (3.55) over seven furlongs at Newbury, where last year's winning jockey Jim Crowley partners Mankib for William Haggas. 

And there are also jumps meetings at Newton Abbot and Ballinrobe, with evening action at Dundalk and Newcastle.

Going report

Newbury (first race at: 1.10)
Good, good to soft in places (GoingStick: 6.3 at 7.40am on Friday)

Ayr (1.30)
Soft, heavy in places (heavy, soft in places in back straight) (GoingStick: 6.7 at 7am on Friday)

Newton Abbot (2.10)
Good to soft, good in places (GoingStick: 6.5 at 6.30am on Friday)

Ballinrobe (3.30)

Dundalk (5.30)
Standard (AW)

Newcastle (5.50)
Standard (AW)

Market movers

1.45 Newbury
Breath Of Air 11-4 (from 4)

2.00 Ayr
Chapman Billy 15-2 (from 11)

4.10 Ayr
Start Time 11-1 (from 14)

What to back

Paul Kealy has backed a juvenile to get back to his best form in the first Listed contest at Ayr and Tom Segal has his say on the Bronze Cup.

What to read

Get the latest on the Ayr Gold Cup and hear Sky Bet's response to Labour's radical plan to ban TV betting ads. 

Read reactions from the Irish anti-doping chief and Richard Forristal to the rise in positive tests.

What to watch

Our intrepid reporter Stuart Riley is at it again. This time he is joined by Olympians Adam Gemili and Victoria Pendleton, as well as Oisin Murphy, as they attempt to beat Battaash over a ten-metre sprint...

The best of Racing Post Sport

Read a preview of the Championship clash between Wigan and Bristol City and insight into Novak Djokovic's chances in the Laver Cup tennis.


Final thought 

The William Hill Ayr Gold Cup takes place at the weekend, so it is worth monitoring how the jockeys cope with the ground in Friday's Bronze Cup Handicap and whether there is any stalls advantage.

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