Everything you need to know including going from all the tracks
With the feast of jumping over Christmas and New Year, there is something of a crash diet this week, illustrated most starkly today when three of the four scheduled meetings take place on the all-weather.
The sole turf meeting at Bangor is going to produce particularly testing ground, but after the threat of Storm Eleanor in recent days it is a relief that it is under no threat.
The two novice hurdles in the middle of the Bangor card seem likely to provide the highest-class action there, while Wolverhampton in the afternoon (a fillies' fast-track qualifier) and Chelmsford in the evening (Class 2 5f handicap) offer above-average fare.
Newcastle - first race 1.00
Bangor - 1.15
Heavy (GoingStick 5.4 at 9am on Thursday)
Wolverhampton - 1.55
Chelmsford - 6.15
1.15 Bangor 3 Oneida Tribe 5-2 (from 11-2)
1.45 Bangor 5 Vice Et Vertu 9-2 (from 9)
2.50 Bangor 1 Fin And Game 11-10 (from 13-8)
4.05 Wolverhampton 9 The Hooded Claw 9-2 (from 12)
8.15 Chelmsford 1 Exchequer 13-8 (from 3)
8.45 Chelmsford 2 Red Invader 7-1 (from 14)
What to back
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