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Sunday, 09 December, 2018

What you need to know to start your day including going from all the tracks

Harry Angel - Adam Kirby wins from Limato - Harry Bentley and Caravaggio - Ryan Moore The Darley July Cup Newmarket 15/7/2017©
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One of this season's superstars, Caravaggio, is out today and up in trip (slightly) in the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville (2.45).

The extra half furlong is sure to help Ballydoyle's relentless galloping sprinter and he is joined by the likes of Magical Memory, Brando and Bound For Nowhere in a clash with locals such as Signs Of Blessing, Rosa Imperial and Fas.

And that's not all. Abingdon attempts to become Ballymacoll's final Group winner in the Haras Firmamento Prix de Pomone (3.23) and Wuheida, who skipped the Nassau, is in action in Germany in the Group 1 German Oaks (2.55 Dusseldorf).

There's also an absolute cracker at Galway - yep, that's still going - with Shaneshill taking on Road To Riches over fences (4.30).

Going report

Market Rasen - first race 1.55pm
Good (GoingStick: hurdle - 7.9; chase - 7.7 on Thursday at 12:00). Both bends have been moved to provide fresh racing lines. The wood bend is out 14 yards, with the stands' bend out 18 yards. This adds approximately 138 yards to races 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 and 192 yards to races 4 and 5. 

Chester - first race 2.05pm
Going (GoingStick: on Sunday at x.xxam) Rail positions. 
Good to soft (GoingStick: 6.8 on Friday at 07:00). The entire length of rail has been moved out by between 3 and 5 yards meaning actual race distances for all races are increased by 24 yards with the exception of the 1m2f96y (race 7), which is increased by 26 yards, and the 1m6f133y (race 3),which is increased by 46 yards.

Galway - first race 2.15pm
Soft (chase and hurdle) and soft, soft to heavy in places (Flat) 


Market movers

1.55 Market Rasen - City Dreamer 15-8 (from 5-2)
2.45 Galway - King Leon 9-1 (from 25)
3.30 Market Rasen - A Tail Of Intrigue 7-2 (from 9-2)
5.20 Chester - Al Zaman 4-1 (from 6) & Alexander M 9-2 (from 11-2)

What to back

Our tipsters have their best bets for Sunday all in one place. There is also The Punt, which boils down all the day's runners into three bets: banker, dark horse and stat attack.

Those with access to Members' club can also get their hands on Pricewise.


What to read

The big news is that Hayley Turner is coming back full time, and relocating to FRANCE! Read all about it here.

While one of the sport's biggest female names is coming back, another is going nowhere. Lady Aurelia is staying in training next year.

Frankie Dettori won the big race yesterday, the £250,000 Stewards' Cup. He was pretty happy about it.

And those with access to Members' Club can access the whole of RPSunday, including The Big Read with George Baker as he battles back from serious injury.

What to watch

Lambourn correspondent James Burn provides Sunday's ten second tip.

If you are missing Goodwood there is our highlights package.

And Wesley Ward provides an amusing (and painful) update on Bound For Nowhere, who runs in the Prix Maurice de Gheest later today.

The best of Racing Post Sport

Ace football tipster Mark Langdon previews the Community Shield as the football season swings into gear.

Jimmy Anderson's four-wicket haul has put England in a commanding position in the final Test against South Africa.

It's day three of the World Athletics Championships in London and our athletics expert reckons a pair of Olympic champions are undervalued in the market.

Phil Agius previews the MotoGP, in which the rain may be the main danger to Marc Marquez.

And don't miss Steve Palmer's advice for the final round of the WGC Bridgestone Invitational - which will be live at midday.

Final thought 

Today's high-class action from France will take on added intrigue in the wake of Hayley Turner's announced comeback. This time next year could we see Britain's most successful female rider once again flying the flag on Group 1 days, or will the attitudes the rule was brought in to displace continue to make it difficult for female riders in France?

E.W. Terms
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