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Monday, 19 November, 2018

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

Pontefract stages one of their biggest fixtures on Sunday
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Deauville and the Curragh steal the show on Sunday with a plethora of Group races to enjoy, including two at the highest level in France with So Mi Dar leading the British challenge in the Prix Jean Romanet (2.45) and Nyaleti one of three flying the flag in the Prix Morny (3.30).

There is also a familiar flavour to the Prix Kergorlay (4.10), with Pallasator, last year's winner Nearly Caught, his stablemate Marmelo and Desert Skyline contesting the 1m7f Group 2 event.

Over in Ireland, you will not be surprised to read Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore team up with the market leaders in the Curragh Stakes (2.45) with Declarationofpeace and Happily in the Debutante Stakes (3.20), while the Ballydoyle trainer is responsible for three of the six runners in the Futurity Stakes (2.10), won by Churchill, Gleneagles and War Command in recent years.

Don't forget Pontefract, either, with the Listed Flying Fillies' Stakes (4.00) the highlight of a mammoth eight-race card, and jump racing fans should not despair. They are catered for courtesy of Southwell and Tramore. There really can be no complaints.


Going report

Pontefract - Good (GoingStick 8.0 at 6.15am on Sunday)

Southwell - Good (GoingStick 7.6 at 6.30am on Sunday)

Curragh - Yielding to soft (straight) and yielding (round)

Tramore - Yielding

 


Market movers

Pontefract 2.50 Amlad 11-2 (from 7)

Pontefract 4.00 Raven's Lady 11-2 (from 9)

Curragh 4.30 In Our Blood 7-1 (from 12)

Southwell 5.25 Tempuran 11-8 (from 5-2)


Key non-runners

Deauville 4.10 Endless Time


What's on today

We will have the latest news from York ahead of the Ebor festival in the week, including an update on ground conditions.

David Baxter, our very own Juvenile Judge, will be assessing Sunday's two-year-old fare in Ireland and France.

Test your memory in our weekly quiz, which will be online this afternoon. How much notice have you been taking of what has been going on in the racing world in the past seven days?


What to back

Pricewise pinpoints the value at Deauville, while The Edge selects three horses to have on side in Britain and Ireland. 

Take note of the nap selections of our regional correspondents in Tips Box.


What to read

Arrogate suffered a second defeat of the campaign when runner-up to stablemate Collected in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Our comprehensive round-up of the key action in Britain and Ireland on Saturday covers all the angles.

There was a sad postscript to racing at Ripon on Saturday as Jim Goldie's popular handicapper Jack Dexter suffered a fatal injury.


What to watch

 

 


The best of Racing Post Sport

Mark Langdon provides betting advice for what promises to be a cracking Premier League match at Wembley between Tottenham and Chelsea this afternoon.

Adrian Humphries feels there is value to be had in the ATP Winston-Salem Open, tipping a 66-1 shot.


Final thought 

Owner Robert Aplin enjoyed plenty of success with summer revelation Sharp Rise last year and there was considerable promise to take from Hammersly Lake's debut for connections and trainer Charlie Longsdon last month. He contests the feature £22,500 2m4f handicap chase (3.10) at Southwell this afternoon with the Nottinghamshire track staging its annual ladies' day.

Don't forget Pontefract, either, with the Listed Flying Fillies' Stakes (4.00) the highlight of a mammoth eight-race card
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