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Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Everything you need to know on a day for old stars and new

Sennockian Star: has dropped to a handy mark and can take advantage
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It's a busy day on the Flat in Britain with five meetings, and the feature of the day comes from Musselburgh where the Listed EBF Musselburgh Fillies' Sprint Stakes is due off at 5.10.  

Mabs Cross is chasing a four-timer on her sixth start. While she is just beginning her career, Sennockian Star, one of the toughest horses in training, has his 24th start of the year at Kempton this evening in the 7.40. 

Pontefract, Salisbury and Windsor complete today's programme.

Going report

Pontefract first race 1.55
Soft, good to soft in places (GoingStick: 7.2 at 6.15am on Monday)

Salisbury 2.05
Soft, good to soft in places (GoingStick: 6.2 at 3.30pm on Sunday)

Windsor 2.15
Good to soft, good in places (GoingStick: 7.4 at 6.30am on Monday)

Musselburgh 3.10
Good to soft (GoingStick: 6.1 at 6.30am on Monday)
Rail movement; Races 1,3,4,6&7 +7yds

Kempton 4.55
Standard to slow (AW)

Market movers

1.55 Pontefract
Austrian School 9-4 (from 3)

4.45 Windsor
Dragons Voice 9-1 (from 12)

5.15 Windsor
Sweet Pursuit 11-4 (from 7-2)

5.40 Musselburgh
Melrose Girl 9-2 (from 6)

What to back

Monday's ten-second tip comes from Nick Watts

What to read

Ascot is hoping Aidan O'Brien can break the record for Group/Grade 1 winners on the Flat in a calendar year on British Champions Day with a surprise planned if he manages it.

Weighed-in recaps the best and the worst of this weekend's racing, with performance and disappointment of the weekend as well as some other notable nods.

Why not test your knowledge of the previous week's racing headlines by taking our quiz.

What to watch

Brough Scott discusses his new book, Churchill At The Gallop

The best of Racing Post Sport

Mark Langdon has the best bets as Wales meet Ireland in a pre-World Cup playoffs playoff as they do battle for second spot.

Adrian Humphries previews the WTA Hong Kong Open and Linz Ladies tournaments, with tips at 7-1 and 25-1.

Final thought 

Spare a thought for Sandra Hughes, who quit training back in April – not due to any lack of success but because her enterprise was no longer sustainable with the numbers she had in training. She must have been cursing under her breath as Willie Mullins sent out Total Recall to win the Munster National, complete with a first prize of €59,000, on his first start for his new yard.

Sennockian Star, one of the toughest horses in training, has his 24th start of the year at Kempton this evening in the 7.40
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