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The Lowdown: going updates, racecards, news and tips for today's racing

Uttoxeter features in Saturday's racing coverage on ITV4
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Today's news

    • CHANGE OF APPROACH: British racing is awaiting instruction on whether the sport will continue in England and Wales behind closed doors, as in Ireland and Scotland, or shut down entirely following reports mass gatherings are set to be banned in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus.

    • REPEAT WIN: Al Boum Photo joined exalted company when he successfully retained his Cheltenham Gold Cup crown under Paul Townend on a marvellous Friday for the jockey and Al Boum Photo's trainer Willie Mullins.

    • STUNNING FIGHTBACK: Ireland's champion trainer Mullins took the first four races on the final day of the festival and walked off with not just the Gold Cup but the award for top trainer.

    • OUT OF LUCK: Philip Hobbs was left ruing a frustrating Friday at Cheltenham after Thyme Hill suffered a torrid passage in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle and Pileon was mugged on the line in the Martin Pipe, results which came two days after Defi Du Seuil's disappointing run in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

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Today's meetings

Uttoxeter (first race 1.50)
Jump racing continues after a pulsating week of action at the Cheltenham Festival, with the Midlands National (3.35) at Uttoxeter the star attraction. Ladbrokes Trophy winner De Rasher Counter heads the weights in the 14-runner field. Read the preview here

Going Heavy (from heavy, soft in places)
SPOTLIGHT TIP: Truckers Lodge (3.35)

Kempton (1.00)
Good to soft, soft in places

Fontwell (1.40)
Going Chase course – heavy; hurdle course – soft, heavy in places

Navan (1.45)

Newcastle (2.00)
Going Soft, heavy in places

Wolverhampton (AW) (5.25)
Going Standard

Key non-runners

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

Today's tips

Keith Melorse's top tip

Bollin Ace (4.20 Newcastle)
Has shaped well on both starts in a higher grade this season and the stiffer track should suit.

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Jump racing continues after a pulsating week of action at the Cheltenham Festival, with the Midlands National (3.35) at Uttoxeter the star attraction
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