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Monday, 17 December, 2018

Midweek magic from across the globe along with betting and going news

Joao Moreira: king of the Hong Kong scene
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Midweek delights from four - yes four - countries on Wednesday as we get ever closer to Longines Irish Champions Weekend.

Having ridden five winners at the opening Sha Tin meeting of the new Hong Kong season, Joao Moreira will be bidding to sprinkle some more magic around the tight inner city course at Happy Valley.

Domestically, there is action from Lingfield, Southwell and Kempton in England, Chepstow in Wales and Gowran Park in Ireland. Plenty to keep you occupied then.

Going report

Chepstow - first race 2.10pm

Good to soft (GoingStick 7.0 on Wednesday at 6.00am)

Gowran - 4.35pm


Kempton - 5.20pm

Standard to slow

Lingfield - 1.50pm

Good to soft (GoingStick 7.3 on Wednesday at 6.30am)

Southwell - 2.00pm

Good (GoingStick 7.6 on Wednesday at 6.30am)

Market movers

Southwell 3.30 Doubly Clever 4-1 (from 11-2)

Chepstow 4.40 Sparte Quercus 7-2 (from 4-1)

Kempton 8.25 Royal Reserve 11-4 (from 4-1)

What's on today

We have all the latest on the runners as we countdown to a spectacular weekend of racing in Ireland.

An update from the Satono Diamond team is expected with the Arc trials card taking place at Chantilly on Sunday, while there will also be entries and weights revealed from big autumn races at Newmarket.

What to back

With racing up and down the country the best place to head is to Tips Box, where you can get top advice from our local reporters.

If you need something quick then Ten Second Tip is your thing. Nick Watts is in the hotseat today.

What to read

Michael Holding, the West Indies cricketing legend, speaks to Steve Dennis about his love of horseracing (Members' Club).

With the Irish Champion Stakes coming up on Saturday, we relive Snow Fairy's brilliant win under Frankie Dettori in 2012.

And can Beckford strike at the highest level on the Flat for top jumps trainer Gordon Elliott? He gives his view here.

What to watch

Top trainer Clive Cox has given us an update on some of his big names for the autumn, starting with 32Red Sprint Cup favourite Harry Angel...

...And Cox also had the latest on his Queen Mary winner Heartache.

The best of Racing Post Sport

The US Open tennis moves into day ten and our experts give the best advice on the action.

Final thought 

Jamie Spencer has been in fine form in recent days, in particular at Windsor on Monday. The jockey makes the long trip from Newmarket to Chepstow for two rides this afternoon and it could be worth paying attention.

Domestically, there is action from Lingfield, Southwell, Kempton, Gowran and Chepstow. Plenty to keep you occupied then
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