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Chelmsford: hosts the day's most valuable card
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The Royal Ascot countdown is in full swing and the revelation of the six-day entries this afternoon will raise excitement levels a notch.

However, before we ponder potential clashes such as Battaash v Lady Aurelia, and Sergei Prokofiev v Legends Of War there's a decent programme of afternoon and evening racing to focus on.

Racecards for Wednesday's meetings

Chelmsford provides the pick of the action, with two £50,000 handicaps the highlight of a valuable card. 

In the evening some well-known names such as Ballycasey, Ballyoisin and Woodland Opera clash at Punchestown in a treat for jumps fans.

Going report

Yarmouth - first race 2.00
Good to firm, good in places (GoingStick: 7.1 on Wednesday at 7am)

Haydock (2.10)
Good to firm (GoingStick: 8.5 on Wednesday at 7am)

Chelmsford (2.20)

Punchestown (5.50)

Hamilton (6.00)
Good to firm (GoingStick: 8.8 on Wednesday at 6am)

Kempton (6.10)
Standard to slow

Market movers

2.20 Chelmsford - I'll Have Another into evens (from 5-4)
4.00 Yarmouth - Players Luck into 100-30 (from 5)
5.10 Haydock - Kraka into 4-1 (from 13-2)
6.40 Kempton - Airshow into 7-2 (from 7)

What to back

It takes Maddy Playle only ten seconds to make a case for her banker at Haydock.

Our correspondents dotted around the key training centres offer their expert insight in Tips Box.  

What to read

There will be strict security measures in place at Royal Ascot, with sniffer dogs patrolling toilet queues, while breath testing will be taking place at the turnstiles.

Members can enjoy an interview with Mick Channon, who is bidding to add to his 18 winners at the royal meeting.

What to watch

The wait is nearly over. The World Cup kicks off on Thursday and the Racing Post's team of experts have previewed all 16 fixtures in the opening round.

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Final thought 

Harry Skelton had two winners at Southwell last night – his brother Dan sent out three – and he was unlucky not to have more. He's setting a hot pace in the jockeys' title and could take some catching, particularly if his brother's string remain in such hot form.

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

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