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Monday, 10 December, 2018

Going reports and market moves as Epsom hosts Breakfast With The Stars

Young Rascal: will exercise at Epsom
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Plenty of Classic clues will emerge from the racecourse today, just not at a meeting, as Epsom hosts its annual Breakfast With The Stars event.

There are six cards across Britain and Ireland with Flat meetings at Nottingham, Ayr, Chepstow and Sligo, while Hexham and Huntingdon provide jumps action. But by the time racing starts Investec Derby hope Young Rascal and Perfect Clarity (Oaks) will have enjoyed a spin round Epsom.

Going report

Nottingham (first race 1.50)
Good to firm, good in places 

Ayr (2.00)
Good to firm (GoingStick 8.0 on Tuesday at 7am)

Chepstow (2.10)
Good to firm (GoingStick 8.8 on Tuesday at 6am)

Huntingdon (5.40)
Good (GoingStick; Hurdle 7.9, Chase 7.7 on Monday at 7am)

Sligo (5.50)
Soft

Hexham (6.00)
Good (GoingStick 7.0 on Monday at 2.30pm)

Market movers

Nottingham 1.50
Cool Exhibit 8-1 (from 10)

Ayr 2.35
Kiwi Bay 12-1 (from 14) 

Chepstow 5.25
Volpone Jelois 4-1 (from 5)

What to back

Members should not miss Graeme Rodway's Tuesday tipping column, as he has plenty of advice for the day's cards.

Jack Haynes has a recommendation of his own at Ayr in the Ten Second Tip.

What to read

Ger Fox has been given a second chance to establish himself as a jockey after a two-year ban for taking cocaine was lifted after six months by the regulator in Ireland. Read his reaction to the decision.

Not such luck for Robert Winston who was still smarting from losing a Group 2 prize in Germany for interference on Sunday. It was a brutal end to a long day which he recounted in a vivid diary.

What to watch

There is a very full menu on this week's Postcast with Maddy Playle and the team looking ahead to a Classic weekend from the Curragh, which hosts the Irish 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas, plus Thursday's evening highlight at Sandown, the Brigadier Gerard Stakes.

The best of Racing Post Sport

There is only a brief lull in the football, with the Champions League final at the weekend, followed by the World Cup.

But the Premier League is over and if you can't wait for next season the Sport team have already taken a view on the outcome of the 2018-19 campaign. There could be some value to be had.

Final thought 

Don't place a bet on the Derby or Oaks until after today's Breakfast With the Stars. With Aidan O'Brien and Charlie Appleby among those fielding questions, there could be a lot of information to digest.


Read exclusive previews from 6pm daily on racingpost.com


 

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