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The Briefing: all you need to know as novice hurdler Collooney heads to Bangor

Collooney with trainer Olly Murphy and Fergus Gregory after his November bumper win
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Olly Murphy's promising five-year-old recruit Collooney bids to build on his respectable hurdles debut in the TVC Technology Solutions Novice Hurdle at Bangor (2.15). 

Ayr provides further jumps action with a six-race card and on the Flat, Hugo Palmer sends eye-catching three-year-old Set Piece to contest a hot novice contest at Newcastle (5.45).

Going report

Ayr (first race at: 12.55)
Soft, good to soft in places
All races are run over an additional 36 yards

Bangor (1.10)
Good to soft, soft in places

Newcastle (3.40)

Market movers

2.35 Ayr - Fiddlers Bow into 7-2 (from 5)
3.25 Bangor - Two For Gold into 4-5 (from evens)

What to back

Tom Segal has his say on who to follow in the Champion Hurdle and our regional experts give their best bets in our daily Tips Box.

What to read

Find out the latest plans for Christmas Hurdle winner Verdana Blue and hear what Peter Scudamore had to say about Grand National hero One For Arthur.

What to watch

The best of Racing Post Sport

Mark Landon shares his thoughts on the League Cup clash between Tottenham and Chelsea, and read Phil Agius' NFL round-up.

Final thought 

Set Piece carries great form into his race at Newcastle, but both John Gosden and William Haggas send out well-bred debutants who could cause an upset. 

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