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Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Flat riders take centre stage over hurdles at Lingfield

The mighty Denman: his sister's son makes his British debut at Worcester
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You are not dreaming. Willie Carson's grandson William Carson, Martin Harley, Shane Kelly, Rob Hornby, James Sullivan and Danny Brock are all riding in a hurdle race at Lingfield today.

The Game Is A Foot might be the appropriate winner of the race which is restricted to Flat professional jockeys which begs the question why aren't the Flat amateurs allowed to compete?

The arid lands of Hereford have given way to the green and pleasant Worcester after today's meeting was belatedly transferred between the Arc tracks.

Huntingdon will be a sombre place today as it remembers former chairman and steward Michael Banks who was much more than just an official at his local Fenland course.


Going report

Worcester - first race 1.00
Good to soft, soft in places (6.0 on the GoingStick at 6am). Add 66 yards to races 1,3 and 6 and 42 Yards to races 2,4 and 5.

Huntingdon - 1.10
Good, good to soft places. (GoingStick: Hurdle 7.2, Chase 7.1 at 7.30am). Chase rail out 4-6yds. Hurdle rail out 4-5yds and 4yds, adding race 1 +38yds, race 2: +61yds race 3 +38yds race 4 +43yds race 5 +46yds and race 6: +30yds.

Lingfield - 12.50
Soft (GoingStick 6.2) and standard on the all-weather.

Market movers

Huntingdon
1.40 The Artful Cobbler 9-2 (from 6)
3.40 Avarchie 16-1 (from 40)

Lingfield
1.50 Kilinakin 13-2 (from 10), Subtle Soldier 10-1 (from 16)
3.20 Sirop De Menthe 8-1 (from 11)
3.50 Carqalin 100-30 (from 5)

Worcester
3.30 Clemency 8-1 (from 14)


What to back

Richard Birch has his latest banker at Lingfield and the tips box has the top selections from the training centres.

Jump to it to find out in seconds which horse Tom Bull is tipping to win the first at Lingfield.

What to read

Injury woe for Sam Twiston-Davies plus how the BHA hit double top at Sotheby's with its latest set of racing silks.

Members can catch up with the latest musings from star columnist Alistair Down and the latest stable tour - Tim Vaughan's


What to watch

Find out who Maddy Playle, Nick Watts, Paul Binfield and Brendan Duke fancy to pay for a long weekend in Cheltenham. 

The best of Racing Post Sport

Dan Childs has the answers to the make-or-break World Cup qualifying play-off second leg in Dublin between the Republic of Ireland and Denmark.

Then there is the England v Brazil friendly along with FA Cup action and the ATP tennis finals in London. 


Final thought 

Eyes will be on Some Man's every move as he makes his British debut for Paul Nicholls at Worcester. The £165,000 purchase won an Irish point and his dam is a sister to none other than Denman who gave Nicholls two Hennessys and a Cheltenham Gold Cup success in a career that earned more than £1m in prize-money. 

The Game Is A Foot might be the appropriate winner of the race
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