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Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

Everything you need to know for the day's five meetings

Tipperary stages a seven-race Flat card this afternoon
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There is hardly time to catch breath as we hurtle towards a sensational few days on both sides of the Channel and it is no different today with five meetings in Britain and Ireland.

The action starts at 1.50 and runs all the way through to 9.10 with afternoon Flat meetings at Lingfield, Beverley and Tipperary alongside a jumps card at Warwick, followed by an evening fixture under the floodlights at Chelmsford.

Going report

Warwick first race 1.50

Good, good to soft in places. GoingStick 7.5 on Tuesday at 8am. Hurdle races will be run on the inner hurdle track. Shared bend on chase line on home turn, reducing hurdle distances as follows: Race one: -26 yards; Races three and five: -52 yards.

Lingfield 2.00


Beverley 2.10


Tipperary 2.15


Chelmsford 5.40


Market movers

Lingfield 2.00 Blame Culture 11-2 (from 12-1)

Tipperary 2.15 Hushin 7-4 (from 5-2)

Beverley 4.25 Mr Cool Cash 13-8 (from 2-1)

Chelmsford 6.40 Marchingontogether 7-4 (from 9-4)

What's on today

The fields for the six Group 1s on Arc day at Chantilly will become clearer, while the entries for Saturday's 32Red Gold Cup, a replacement for the Ayr Gold Cup at Haydock, will also be revealed. 

What to back

Dave Orton leads our expert team into battle with the bookmakers by flagging up three fancies. On RPTV, Nick Watts reveals his nap in the latest Ten Second Tip video.

What to read

For those counting down the days until the jumps really gets going, Ruby Walsh issues bulletins on stars Faugheen and Douvan.

For members, Julian Muscat traces key moments in the life of red-hot Arc favourite Enable and Alastair Down reflects on an undignified public squabble affecting racing.

The best of Racing Post Sport

Our football tipsters have expert advice for the second round of Champions League group matches, including games involving Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham. There are also the best bets for the full set of Football League fixtures.

Final thought

Those who have backed Saxon Warrior into favouritism for the 2018 Derby will want to watch the 7f maiden at Tipperary (3.20) where Aidan O'Brien stablemate Saracen Knight, who was third behind Sunday's Beresford winner in a Curragh maiden last month, tests the form as he bids to get off the mark under Seamie Heffernan.

Read The Briefing from 8.30am daily on with all the day's latest going, weather, market moves and non-runner news 


Those who have backed Saxon Warrior into favouritism for the 2018 Derby will want to watch the 7f maiden at Tipperary
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