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Pontefract: one of four courses in Britain and Ireland providing action on Sunday
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It is the day after the week before with a return to normality on Sunday and five days of spectacular racing at Royal Ascot relegated to the rear-view mirror.

There are no Group races today to follow the 18 enjoyed at Ascot, although Pontefract serves us a competitive Listed race with seven heading to post for the Pontefract Castle Fillies' Stakes at 3.30.

The other Flat meeting on Sunday comes from Gowran Park, while Hexham and Worcester provide action over the jumps. 

There is also the small matter of England's second World Cup match, with the Three Lions looking to book their place in the second round when they take on Panama at 1pm.

Going report

Hexham (first race 1.50)
Good (GoingStick 7.2)

Pontefract (2.00)
Good to firm, good in places (GoingStick 8.2)

Gowran Park (2.05)
Good to firm

Worcester (2.10)
Good (GoingStick 6.4)

Market movers

2.20 Hexham: Caius Marcius into 4-5 (from evens)
2.30 Pontefract: Hazarfiya into evens (from 5-4)
4.30 Pontefract: Procedure into 7-1 (from 9)

What to back

It takes Jack McCarron just ten seconds to reveal his Sunday best in Pontefract's big race.

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

What to read

Merchant Navy nosed out City Light in the last Group 1 at Royal Ascot, the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, which proved to be a race full of drama.

Bookmakers were breathing easy after Bacchus denied hot favourite Dreamfield in a close finish to the Wokingham Stakes on Saturday. 

Crystal Ocean is the new King George favourite after giving Sir Michael Stoute an 11th victory in the Hardwicke Stakes with a smooth performance.

What to watch

Royal Ascot blues? Look back on the fifth and final day of the meeting with our highlights package.

The best of Racing Post Sport

Get in the mood for England's big match with Bruce Millington, Mark Langdon and Dan Childs.

And don't miss Mark Langdon's match preview and advice.

Final thought 

Ascot rather than Pontefract would be more Ryan Moore's cup of tea but the best in the business pays a rare visit to the West Yorkshire track today and looks like he could return with a 100 per cent record from three rides, with Heavenly Bliss (2.00), Hazarfiya (2.30) and Alwaysandforever (3.30) all forecast to start favourite.  

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The best in the business pays a rare visit to the West Yorkshire track today and looks like he could return with a 100 per cent record from three ride
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