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Tuesday, 22 January, 2019

Raise a glass to Toast Of New York as star headlines Wednesday action

Toast Of New York: has first race since 2014
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There is a clear headline act today as Toast Of New York, a horse many thought they had seen the last of on a racecourse returns to action at Lingfield.

He came within a nose of pulling off what would have been an extraordinary victory in the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita for trainer Jamie Osborne.

Sidelined by injury and then sent off to stud he has been nursed back to health and his appearance today under Frankie Dettori will be his first run in Britain since November 2013.

Lingfield is one of three all-weather meetings with Dundalk followed by twilight action from Newcastle. The jumping comes from Ludlow and Haydock.

Going report

Lingfield: first race 11.40
Standard (AW)

Ludlow: 12.30
Good to soft (Hurdles), Good, good to soft in places (Chase)
GoingStick 7.3 on Monday at 11am

Haydock: 12.50
Heavy, soft in places on hurdles course
GoingStick; Chase 5.3, Hurdle 5.4 on Wednesday at 6.30am

Dundalk: 2.00
Standard (AW)

Newcastle: 3.25
Standard (AW) 

Market movers

Lingfield 12.40
Lady Jayne 9-2 (from 5)

Haydock 12.50
Pop Rockstar 11-4 (from 7-2)

Newcastle 5.30
Enigmatic 6-1 (from 13-2)

What to back

Nick Watts dispenses the Ten Second Tip, while Dave Orton provides his best bets from across the day's five meetings.

What to read

The O'Brien family and Jessica Harrington were the big winners from the HRI awards in Ireland and you can read David Jennings's sketch from the glittering ceremony. 

It was a record-breaking day at Tattersalls in Newmarket where sprinter Marsha fetched a record sum and you can read how it happened in Zoe Vicarage's report from the ring.

What to watch

There is another fantastic weekend's racing to look forward to with the likes of Douvan, Sizing John and Un De Sceaux all poised to return which the Postcast team preview.

The best of Racing Post Sport

Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool are all in action for the final round of Champions League matches and the sport team are expecting goals.

There is first-class analysis of all the games as Steve Davies looks at Liverpool's match against Spartak Moscow and Man City's trip to Ukraine to take on Shakhtar Donetsk. Joe Champion assesses Apoel's visit to Wembley to take on Tottenham.

Final thought 

It may sound pie in the sky for Jamie Osborne to have ambitions of challenging for the Pegasus World Cup with Toast Of New York after injury and so long off but there will be a lot of goodwill that he can. The horse was poised to become a genuine dirt star until his setback dashed all dreams.


Read exclusive previews from 6pm daily on racingpost.com


 

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