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Not So Sleepy: bonus hunting in the Betfair Hurdle
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Today's news

  • STAR ATTRACTION: Altior, for many the biggest and brightest ace in jump racing, returns to action in Newbury's Win Bigger On The Betfair Exchange Chase

  • FLOWING AGAIN: Native River is another huge name running at Newbury, bidding for a third win in the Denman Chase

  • MONEY MATTERS: There is a £100,000 bonus up for grabs if Not So Sleepy wins the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury - and he has a leading chance

  • BITTER BLOW: Bad news for Willie Mullins as Klassical Dream, Saldier and Douvan are ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival

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Today's meetings

**STAR MEETING**
Newbury
(first race 1.15)
Not So Sleepy will not have things all his own way in the Betfair Hurdle, which is Britain's richest handicap of that code and one of the most competitive in the calendar. Read the preview here

Going Good, good to soft in places. Rail movements: 2.25 +14yds, 3.00 & 4.10 +22yds
SPOTLIGHT TIP: Mack The Man (3.35)

Uttoxeter (12.48)
G
oing Heavy, soft in places (GoingStick 5.7 on Saturday at 6.15am). Rail movements: 12.48, 1.22, 1.58 & 2.32 +55yds, 3.07 +82yds, 3.42 +27yds, 4.17 +110yds

Warwick (12.55)
G
oing Good to soft, soft in places. Rail movements: 12.55 & 2.40 +15yds, 1.30 & 4.25 +5yds, 2.05 +19yds, 3.15 +30yds, 3.50 +10yds

Naas (1.05)
G
oing Good to yielding, yielding in places (Hurdle & Bumper) and Yielding, good in places (Chase) (from yielding, good in places on the hurdle course) 

Lingfield AW (1.45)
G
oing Standard

Wolverhampton AW (5.00)
G
oing Standard

Key non-runners

Keep up to speed with today's non-runners and the latest changes with Raceday Live 

Today's tips

Pietro Innocenzi's top tip

Royal Birth (7.30 Wolverhampton)
Will find this much more suitable than the Listed race he contested at Lingfield last weekend and, despite the small field, the strong pace he needs looks on the cards.

Live Tipster
Pietro Innocenzi leads our team of experts providing live insight through the day on Raceday Live.

Today's video

In this week's What A Shout, the Racing Post's Dave Orton is joined by two-time Becher Chase winner James Best and former Racing Post editor Bruce Millington


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 racingpost.com or the mobile app


 

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