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Monday, 10 December, 2018

Going news and market movers as the Galway festival begins

The betting ring at last year's Galway festival
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There is plenty of racing for both Flat and jumps fans in Britain and Ireland today as the opening day of the Galway festival kicks off with Cheltenham Festival winner Limini returning to action in the Connacht Hotel Handicap (7.40). 

Willie Mullins' runner, who has not been seen since finishing third behind Apple's Jade in last year's Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham, is likely to prove popular with punters having won three races on the Flat before joining Ireland's champion trainer. 

In Britain, the declarations for the second day of Glorious Goodwood will be revealed. Royal Ascot winners Without Parole and Expert Eye head the market for the feature Sussex Stakes and it should prove a fascinating clash between the Classic and older generations.

Meanwhile, Newton Abbot, Ayr and Lingfield provide the afternoon entertainment, while Wolverhampton and Windsor take the helm for the evening. 

Going report

Lingfield (first race: 1.20)
Standard to slow (AW)

Ayr (1.30)
Good, good to soft in places (GoingStick 7.7 at 6.40am on Monday)

Newton Abbot (1.40)
Good to soft, soft in places (GoingStick 6.2 at 6.15am on Monday)
Rail movement; Race 1 +136yds, R2 +126yds, R3 +112yds, R4 & 6 +74yds, R5 & 7 +96yds)

Wolverhampton (5.10)
Standard to slow (AW)

Galway (5.20)
Yielding (National Hunt), Soft (Flat)

Windsor (5.35)
Good to firm, good in places (GoingStick 7.0 on Monday at 6.30am)

Market movers

Lingfield 1.50
Monks Stand 6-1 (from 8)

Ayr 2.30
Pudding Chare 12-1 (from 14)

Wolverhampton 5.10
Wolf Hunter 8-1 (from 12)

What to back

Our correspondents picked out their best tips for today's action, which you can find here in the Tips Box

What to read

Get your eye in for Galway with our day one scene setter. Limini and Ruby Walsh are two of the big names that will feature this week. 

Andrea Atzeni looks ahead to his ride on Stradivarius at Goodwood on Tuesday and believes the Ascot Gold Cup winner is a worthy odds-on favourite. 

Burnt Sugar: the International Stakes winner could head to Longchamp in October

Trainer Roger Fell is eyeing up a trip to Longchamp's Group 1 Prix de la Foret for Bunbury Cup and International Stakes winner Burnt Sugar.

What to watch

Alastair Down explores Goodwood's rich heritage and tells the story of one of the most important innovations in the history of horse racing. 

The best of Racing Post Sport

Geraint Thomas's victory in the Tour de France continued the remarkable record British cyclists have forged at the event, with wins in six of the last seven years. He is 3-1 second favourite for BBC's Sport Personality of the Year.

Manchester United may be facing defeat in their battle to sign winger Willian from Chelsea. The Brazilian is evens with Coral to switch from Stamford Bridge to Camp Nou.

Final thought 

There is no better man for the big occasion than Ruby Walsh and his return to the saddle will undoubtedly add another dimension to the Galway festival.

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 or the mobile app


Royal Ascot winners Without Parole and Expert Eye head the market for the feature Sussex Stakes and it should prove a fascinating clash
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