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Key info for the day as Spare Parts bids for eighth win of AW season

Spare Parts, with owner Steve Jakes (left) and trainer Phil McEntee
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The remarkable Spare Parts adds some intrigue to the action at Southwell as the winter winning machine bids for an eighth success of the all-weather season.

With the race to be crowned the all-weather's winningmost horse evenly poised with just days to go, Spare Parts tackles an unfamiliar surface in the 7f handicap at 4.00.

Spare Parts is currently tied with Captain Lars, both on the number of wins (seven) and countback involving placed efforts, and aims to edge back in front with a £10,000 bonus on the line.

The jumping action comes from Hereford before Newcastle provides the evening entertainment on the all-weather, and we've identified five things for punters to watch out for across the day's fixtures.


Going report

Southwell - first race 2.00
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Hereford - 2.15
Soft (GoingStick: 5.8)
Rail movements: R1 +101yds, R2 +51yds, R3 +126yds, R+43yds, R5 +148yds and R6 & 7 +109yds

Newcastle - 5.40
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Market movers

2.00 Southwell Siege Of Boston 11-1 (from 20-1)
2.00 Southwell Crosse Fire 5-2 (from 9-2)
3.30 Southwell Acker Blik 6-4 (from 2-1)
4.30 Southwell Fieldsman 7-2 (from 11-2)
4.30 Southwell Red Touch 9-2 (from 13-2)

2.15 Hereford Broughtons Admiral 9-4 (from 3-1)
4.15 Hereford Marvellous Monty 6-1 (from 15-2)
5.15 Hereford Cup Of Ambition 9-1 (from 14-1)
5.15 Hereford Ring Eye 12-1 (from 20-1)

6.40 Newcastle Metronomic 11-2 (from 10-1)
8.10 Newcastle Shanghai Elastic 15-2 (from 16-1)


What to back

Our man Dave Orton unearths the day's value bets for members and our ratings and regional experts have their say in Tips Box.

Maddy Playle heads to Hereford for the Ten Second Tip . . .

What to read

Following the news Cue Card will have his final race on the last day of the season at Sandown, the track has vowed to push the boat out to mark the legend's farewell appearance.

Switching to the Flat, we have updates on superstar Enable and popular stayer Big Orange.

What to watch

Coolmore's UK representative Kevin Buckley talks you through the Guineas challenge being assembled at Ballydoyle . . .

Plus, some of the sharpest minds on the Flat nominate their horse to follow for the season . . .

The best of Racing Post Sport

England welcome Italy to Wembley for an international friendly and Dan Childs digs out the standout bets for the ITV clash. 

Final thought

Southwell racegoers are in for a treat as Spare Parts is joined by other prolific all-weather performers this afternoon. Star Ascending has won five races during the season, with Mister Music and Sooqaan registering four apiece. And don't forget about the ultimate track-specialist General Tufto, who runs in the 5.30.


Read The Briefing from 8.30am daily on racingpost.com with all the day's latest going, weather, market moves and non-runner news


 

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