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Potential on and off the course on what should be a terrific Tuesday

Death Duty: in action on Tuesday
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Fireworks on and off the track in the racing world today with some intriguing action and the first day of the sales at Tattersalls.

On the racing side of things Death Duty is the one to watch out for. The Gordon Elliott-trained six-year-old makes his debut over fences at Tipperary (3.50) and it is sure to have ramifications on the betting for plenty of big races in the future.

Away from the course, plenty of attention will be paid to what is going on at the sales in Newmarket. Blue-blooded babies will be on parade and they will be costing their new owners a pretty penny.

Going report

Sedgefield - first race 2pm

Good, good to soft in places on the chase course. Shared bends. Allowing for rail positions on bends, approximate race distances are: Races 1 and 2: 2m3f149yds; Race 3: 2m97yds; Races 4 and 6: 2m145yds; Race 5: 2m3f88yds

Tipperary - 2.10pm

Soft to heavy

Ayr - 2.20pm

Soft, heavy in places (GoingStick 6.2 on Tuesday at 06:45am). Rail set up on hurdle track.

Southwell - 2.40pm

Good (GoingStick 7.6 on Tuesday at 06:15am).

Dundalk - 5.20pm


Kempton - 5.40pm

Standard to slow

Market movers

Ayr 3.25 Wor Lass 4-1 (from 11-2)

Sedgefield 3.35 Western Miller 7-4 (from 2-1)

Southwell 6.00 Chilly Miss 4-1 (from 11-2)

Dundalk 7.55 Alaykha 13-8 (from 2-1)

Kempton 9.10 Free Forum 7-2 (from 9-2)

What to back

Our regional experts have their best bets for today's action in Tips Box.

Or, if you prefer, you can find out who Danny Hayes fancies in his Ten Second Tip...

What to read

Two Flat stalwarts have run their last races. Meydan regular Dark Emerald has been retired, while trainer Phil McEntee has paid tribute to Jonnie Skull. 

There will be no return to training for Philip Fenton, whose three-year ban from racing ends next month.

And, with Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling sale starting today, our team preview the week ahead.

What to watch

The Racing Postcast is all you need. Maddy Playle hosts the topical chat with Tom Segal, James Hill and Paul Binfield from Paddy Power.

The best of Racing Post Sport

It has been a stuttering start to the season for Everton and now manager Ronald Koeman is under the spotlight.

He has been given the vote of confidence by the club, and our experts assess what that means for his future on Merseyside.

Final thought 

The ground is getting wetter and the quality of the jump racing on show is steadily increasing. It is sure to be a thrilling few months ahead full of twists and turns.

The ground is getting wetter and the quality of the jump racing on show is steadily increasing
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