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Monday, 17 December, 2018

Give your betting a head start with key info for today's action

The two-day Sky Bet Chase meeting gets underway today at Doncaster
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The quality remains high as we approach the weekend, with Doncaster staging the opening day of its two-day Sky Bet Chase meeting.

A lot of the attention will be on smart hurdler Mount Mews on his second start over fences following a smooth debut victory, and there are some big-field handicaps for punters to attempt to crack.

There is also a decent jumps card at Huntingdon including an interesting qualifier for the Pertemps Final, while the all-weather action comes from Lingfield in the afternoon and Kempton and Dundalk in the evening.

Going report

Lingfield - first race 12.10

Doncaster - 12.50
Soft, good to soft in places

Huntingdon - 1.00

Dundalk - 5.00

Kempton - 5.45

Market movers

12.40 Lingfield - Carp Kid 5-2 (from 3) 

12.50 Doncaster - Doktor Glaz 4-1 (from 9-2)

1.35 Huntingdon - Ar Mest - 7-1 (from 8)

1.55 Doncaster - Wotzizname - 11-4 (from 3)

2.20 Lingfield - Tigerfish 11-2 (from 13-2)

5.45 Kempton - Deer Song 8-1 (from 10)

What to back

Top judge Dave Orton flags up the day's best bets and the naps from the training centres are free-to-view in Tips Box. David Revers is on hand with the Ten Second Tip . . .

What to read

An interview with in-form jockey Gavin Sheehan and Pyman's Theories alerts punters to mind the gap when assessing Cheltenham Festival chances. 


What to watch

Get up to speed on the weekend fixtures with our weekly Football Postcast . . .

The best of Racing Post Sport

The FA Cup fourth round fixtures kick off with Manchester United's visit to Yeovil where there is a possibility Alexis Sanchez could make his debut for the Red Devils. 

Get expert advice for that match and an early steer on the weekend in our Sport section.

Final thought

Ryan Moore returns to ride for the first time in Britain since October at Kempton this evening. The master jockey partners newcomer Walk In The Sun, a €1.4 million breeze up purchase, for Jeremy Noseda in the 7f novice stakes at 8.15. 

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


Ryan Moore returns to ride for the first time in Britain since October at Kempton this evening
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