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Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

The latest betting news, going and non-runners for an action-packed day

Sandown's season finale promises to be a belter
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The final acts of the British and Irish jumps season take place at Sandown and Punchestown, and there is more than just winners at stake.

Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson are battling for the British trainers' title, while Willie Mullins, who 12 months ago tried to best Nicholls at Sandown, is instead trying to fend off Gordon Elliott at Punchestown for the Irish equivalent.

Victory for Henderson's Arkle winner Altior in the Grade 1 bet365 Celebration Chase would likely secure Henderson victory in the title race, while at Punchestown two Grade 1s and a trio of valuable handicaps means there could be a few twists and turns before the Irish champion trainer for the 2016-17 season is confirmed.

For Flat fans, the new season continues to go through the gears, with meetings at Doncaster, Haydock, Leicester and Ripon. There is also all-weather action at Wolverhampton.

Today's big races

2.25 Sandown bet365 Oaksey Chase (Grade 2)

3.00 Sandown bet365 Celebration Chase (Grade 1)

3.35 Sandown bet365 Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

3.50 Punchestown Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Champion Hurdle (Grade 1)

4.05 Leicester totepool EBF Stallions King Richard III Stakes (Listed)

4.10 Sandown bet365 Select Hurdle (Grade 2)

4.25 Punchestown AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle (Grade 1)

Going update

Doncaster: good to firm, good in places

Haydock: good to firm

Leicester: good, good to firm in places

Punchestown: good to yielding, cross-country course, good to firm

Ripon: good, good to firm in places in home straight

Sandown: good, good to firm in places

Wolverhampton: standard


Doncaster: 6.00 (3) Rip N Roar, 6.35 (11) Wotabreeze

Haydock: 1.30 (11) Overhaugh Street, 2.40 (9) Tiger Jim, 3.45 (5) Rinaria, 4.55 (5) Captain Courageous

Leicester: 4.40 (10) Go On Mayson

Wolverhampton: 8.20 (1) Stormbound, 8.50 (11) Twenty Times

Market movers

4.10 Sandown: Volnay De Thaix 11-1 (from 14, bet365)

4.30 Ripon: Tawdeea 4-1 (from 9-2, general)

4.45 Sandown: Plaisir Damour 9-1 (from 11, general)

4.50 Doncaster: Desert Ruler 7-2f (from 4f, general)

5.00 Punchestown: Sandymount Duke 8-1 (from 9, general)

5.20 Sandown: Wait For Me 8-1 (from 9, general)

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there could be a few twists and turns before the Irish champion trainer for the 2016-17 season is confirmed
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