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Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Start your week right with the latest racing news including going and betting

Runners swing away from the stands at Hereford
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A new week and three meetings to look forward to in Britain, with jump racing at Hereford and Plumpton plus Flat action at Wolverhampton.

Old favourites Houblon Des Obeaux and Firebird Flyer are in action at Hereford in the 3m1f handicap chase (3.40), while Opening Batsman contests the hunter chase (4.40) at the end of the card.

The best race of the day arguably comes from Wolverhampton, with a £27,000 fillies' handicap taking place at 6.30.

Going report

Hereford (first race 1.40pm)
Soft (GoingStick 5.0 chase, 5.2 hurdle Monday at 6.00)
Add 69yds to R2, 83yds to R4 & R7 and 106yds to R5

Plumpton (1.55pm)
Soft, heavy in places (GoingStick 4.4 hurdle, 4.5 chase Sunday at 7.30)
Add 93yds to R1 & R6, 36yds to R2, 120yds to R3, 153yds to R4 and 54yds to R5

Wolverhampton (4.50pm)

Market movers

Hereford Goodtoknow 6-1 (from 8)
Plumpton 3.55 Act Now 9-2 (from 11-2)
Wolverhampton 6.00 Kheleyfs Girl 7-1 (from 10)
Wolverhampton 8.00 Smugglers Creek 8-1 (from 14)

What to back

David Baxter is a dab hand when it comes to the all-weather, and he has the best bet for racing at Wolverhampton this evening...

What to read

Cheltenham is getting ever closer and we look at the key festival developments from the action over the weekend.

Connections of Bristol De Mai have been left in the dark after his Cotswold Chase defeat. The Grand National could be on his agenda.

And after a big weekend of racing, we talk to Bryony Frost, Henrietta Knight and Aidan Coleman to get their views in the Monday Jury (members).

What to watch

Leading owner Rich Ricci was at Cheltenham and has given us the latest on his stars, starting with Douvan...

And he also gave an update on Faugheen...

Plus, his best chance of a winner at this year's Cheltenham Festival...

The best of Racing Post Sport

Manchester City continue to march toward a quadruple after progressing to the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup. Plus, our experts tell us five things we have learned this weekend.

Final thought 

With the entries for the Randox Health Grand National revealed this week, the Dublin Racing Festival at the weekend and the Winter Derby Trial to look forward to, we can wave goodbye to the January blues and really start getting into some cracking action in 2018.

Cheltenham is getting ever closer and we look at the key festival developments from the action over the weekend
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