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Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

Latest news from all the tracks as Stradivarius bids for £1 million bonus

Stradivarius will attempt to land a million-pound bonus in the Lonsdale Cup
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It has already been an Ebor festival to remember, and Stradivarius could add to the memories if he wins the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup (2.25) on Friday and claims the inaugural Stayers' Million bonus.

And at the other end of the distance spectrum, sprinting sensation Battaash, considered by many to be the fastest horse in the world, leads the way in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (3.35).

Elsewhere, there are Flat meetings at Ffos Las, Newmarket, Goodwood, Salisbury and Chelmsford, as well as a mixed card at Killarney and jumps action from Kilbeggan.

Going report

Ffos Las (first race 1.45)
Good to soft (GoingStick: 6.3 at 6.30am on Friday)

York (1.55)
Good to firm, good in places (GoingStick: 7.2 at 8.10am on Friday)

Newmarket (2.05)
Good to firm, good in places (GoingStick: 7.4 at 6.30am on Friday)

Killarney (4.45)
Good, good to yielding in places on Flat course

Goodwood (5.05)
Good, good to firm in places (GoingStick: 7.2 at 7.30am on Friday)

Kilbeggan (5.10)

Salisbury (5.15)
Good (GoingStick: 7.5 at 4.20pm on Thursday)

Chelmsford (5.45)
Standard (AW)

Market movers

3.00 York
Emaraaty Ana 7-1 (from 8)

4.15 York
Indomitable 13-2 (from 8)

4.50 York
Urban Aspect 4-1 (from 5)

What to back

Paul Kealy has one to watch in the opener at York and our regional experts give their advice in our daily Tips Box service.

What to read

Read all the reaction as Mark Johnston ended his wait to become Britain's most prolific trainer on Thursday.

Relive Sea Of Class' impressive Yorkshire Oaks win and read Alastair Down's tribute to Gold Cup-winning trainer Mick O'Toole, who has died at the age of 86.

What to watch

RPTV's Mark Johnston fact file breaks down every milestone in the trainer's extraordinary career.

The best of Racing Post Sport

There are previews of Middlesbrough v West Brom and the T20 Blast quarter-final between Durham and Sussex.

And Bruce Millington is joined for another packed football Postcast by Dan Childs, Joe Champion and Paddy Power's Jason Murphy...

Final thought 

John Gosden has been an ardent supporter of the staying division, so it would perhaps be fitting if Stradivarius landed the bonus for him in its inaugural year.

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John Gosden has been an ardent supporter of the staying division so it would be fitting if Stradivarius landed the bonus for him in its inaugural year
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