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Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Going news, market movers and punting pointers for a day of Flat action

Naas: plays host to some superb action on Saturday
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It is a feast of Flat action on Wednesday, with six meetings to look forward to – including Listed action from Naas in the evening.

The Yeomanstown Stud Irish EBF Stakes (7.15) features Irish 1,000 Guineas runner-up Could It Be Love, who also placed third in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot, and her Aidan O'Brien-trained stablemate Fire Opal, who steps up in grade after winning a maiden at Navan.

Wednesday's cards

Sandown and Leicester are the other courses in action in the evening, following Bath, Catterick and Lingfield in the afternoon.

Numbers are thin on the ground at Bath, with the track looking parched at best during the last meeting, and firm ground means a maximum of 31 horses will be in action, including two, three and four-runner handicaps.  

Going report

Lingfield (first race 1.50pm)
Good to firm, good in places (watered) (GoingStick: 8.9 on Monday at 06:00) All-Weather: Standard to slow

Bath (first race 2.00pm)
Firm, hard in places (GoingStick: 11.1 at 06:45)

Catterick (2.10pm)
Good to firm, good in places (watered)

Leicester (5.30pm)
Good to firm, firm in places (watered) (GoingStick: 7.6 at 06:30)

Naas (5.40pm)
Good to firm (watering)

Sandown (5.50pm)
Good to firm (watering in progress) (GoingStick: 7.4 on Tuesday at 06:30)

Market movers

2.20 Lingfield - Rocksette 13-2 (from 7)
2.50 Lingfield - Mokhles 7-2 (from 9-2)
3.00 Bath - Galileos Spear 9-2 (from 5)
5.50 Sandown - Lyricas Lion 6-1 (from 7)
8.10 Leicester - Clenymistra 4-1 (from 9-2)

What to back 

It takes Sam Lawrie just ten seconds to reveal his best bet of the day running at Sandown's evening meeting. 

Our correspondents dotted around the key training centres put forward their best bets, which you can find here

What to read

Frankie Dettori scored a partial but somewhat hollow victory at the BHA's London headquarters on Tuesday, having the ten-day careless-riding ban he picked up at Newmarket's July festival reduced to six but still missing out on plum rides in Ascot's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and on the first two days of Glorious Goodwood.

One obvious threat to Sir Michael Stoute's domination of the King George has disappeared after Andre Fabre on Tuesday revealed Waldgeist is to set to miss Ascot's £1.25 million showpiece.

Bryony Frost looks set to miss the majority of the summer jumps season after it emerged her injuries suffered at Newton Abbot this month are worse than first thought.

What to watch

Maddy Playle, Brendan Duke and Nick Watts review the Irish Oaks before taking an early look at Saturday's King George meeting at Ascot and next week's glorious festival at Goodwood.

The best of Racing Post Sport

Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry has reportedly verbally agreed to replace Steve Bruce as the boss of Aston Villa, and he is 7-2 with Betway to take them back to the Premier League at his first attempt should he take the job.

There have been false dawns in the past as Liverpool have gone hunting a first title since 1990 and a maiden Premier League success, but there is growing belief that Jurgen Klopp can bring silverware back to the Kop after a heavy summer spending splurge.

Final thought 

Heartwarminga half-sister to Heartache, who won the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot last year, is among the more interesting runners to look out for on Wednesday.

Only narrowly beaten on debut over course and distance, when not quite streetwise enough to see the job through, she nevertheless looked a filly of considerable potential that day and faces six rivals on her second start in Sandown's 6.20.

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Numbers are thin on the ground at Bath, with the track looking parched at best during the last meeting, and firm ground means a maximum 31 runners
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