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Sunday, 16 December, 2018

The latest news and going for the quality jumping action at Worcester and Bangor

Racing takes place at Worcester this afternoon
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Ahead of Saturday's jumping action, two meetings can certainly whet the appetite for jumps fans. Competitive handicaps are on offer at Worcester and Bangor with both staging seven-race cards.

The smart Ben Pauling-trained Global Citizen landed the bumper on Worcester's card last season and a field of eight bid to emulate the subsequent impressive Grade 2 winner.

At Chelmsford the exciting unexposed Big Challenge makes his third career start in the feature (6.45). The son of Sea The Stars was just a length off Monarchs Glen last April, who is now rated 118.

Going report

Worcester (first race at: 1.25)
Good (GoingStick: 6.1 at 6.15 on Thursday)

Ayr (1.35)
Soft, heavy in places (GoingStick: 6.6 at 6.40 on Thursday)

Bangor (1.45)
Good (GoingStick: 6.9 at 8.00 on Wednesday)

Chelmsford (5.10)

Market movers

1.55 Worcester - Mercian King 15-2 (from 10-1)
3.00 Worcester - Awake At Midnight 6-5 (from 11-8)
5.15 Ayr - Guitar Pete 8-1 (from 9-1)

What to back

Oliver O'Donoghue picks his best bet in ten second tips, while our regional experts provide their best bets in our daily Tips Box.

What to read

Aidan O'Brien's Middle Park winner Ten Sovereigns is ruled out of Saturday's Dewhurst Stakes while a brother to Too Darn Hot was sold at Tattersalls for 3.5 million guineas to Qatar Racing. 

What to watch

Champions Day hopeful Expert Eye is among those in the latest On the Gallops.

The best of Racing Post Sport

Bruce Millington, Steve Palmer and Paddy Power's Iain McLaughlin look ahead at the week's golfing action, which includes the Sky Sports British Masters. 

Final thought 

Subsequent Group winner Pretty Baby broke her maiden in the fillies' novice event at Chelmsford (5.45) last year and it may pay to follow the winner of tonight's running.

For the freshest betting advice, based on latest going and market conditions, don't miss the Live Tipster every afternoon. Just click Raceday Live at or the mobile app

At Chelmsford the exciting unexposed Big Challenge makes his third career start in the feature
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