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Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Get your week off to a flyer with key info and expert advice for the day

Hamilton: one of five Flat meetings in Britain and Ireland on Monday
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It has turned cold but after a foul weekend in most of Britain and Ireland the sun is forecast to come out for the racing action today.

It feels like jump racing weather but the action is exclusively Flat, from Hamilton, Leicester, Kempton and Newcastle, which have all  attracted competitively-sized fields.

The best race of the day involves juveniles and is the Listed Ballyhane Blenheim Stakes at Fairyhouse, where the unbeaten record of Breaking Story will be put to the test.


Going report

Hamilton (first race at 1.30)
Soft (from soft, heavy in places) (GoingStick 6.5 on Monday at 6am)

Kempton (2.10)
Standard to slow

Leicester (2.20)
Good (GoingStick 7.2 on Monday at 6.30am)

Fairyhouse (3.15)
Good to yielding, good in places

Newcastle (5.50)
Standard


Market movers

4.20 Leicester: Forest View 10-3 (from 4)

5.10 Kempton: Radio Source 15-8 (from 9-4)

5.50 Leicester: Break The Silence 5-1 (from 7)

7.00 Newcastle: Turgenev 4-5 (from 5-6)

9.00 Newcastle: Roman Spinner 7-1 (from 10)


What to back

From Leicester to Newcastle our Signposts team have identified the trends that could lead to punting profit today.  


What to read

A new landmark for Sea The Stars and a freshman in form - discover five things we’ve learned from the past seven days in our bloodstock review.

Find out what big plans David Menuisier has for Thundering Blue after his brilliant win in Sweden.

Best friends: David Menuisier and Thundering Blue up close and personal

And read the story of the trainer who scaled the heights in both codes but was never far away from controversy


What to watch

Warren Greatrex has bagged more than 50 winners in each of the last four jumps seasons. Find out about his hopes for the heart of the 2018-19 campaign with our stable tour. 

 

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It's nearly October but there's still cricket to be played. Warwickshire and Kent are level on points and play each other at Edgbaston. The winner will be crowned division two county champions. Find out who we think will land the spoils here. 


Final thought 

The top jumps horses are flexing their muscles but there is still tons of juice in the Flat season and Newmarket's three-day Cambridgeshire meeting starting on Thursday promises to deliver some fascinating juvenile contests.


For the freshest betting advice, based on latest going and market conditions, don't miss the Live Tipster every afternoon. Just click Raceday Live at racingpost.com or the mobile app

The best race of the day involves juveniles and is the Listed Ballyhane Blenheim Stakes at Fairyhouse
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