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Sunday, 16 December, 2018

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

Brighton: should be a good day to be beside the seaside
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There is just one more day to boost your betting bank for the Ebor festival at York, with punters able to get stuck into five fixtures in Britain and Ireland.

It promises to be a good day to be beside the seaside with sunshine forecast for the meeting at Brighton, while Kempton stages the other afternoon card.

The three evening meetings comprise of a Flat fixture at Yarmouth and two jumps cards at Sligo and Newton Abbot. 

Going report

Brighton - first race 2.00
Good to soft, good in places (GoingStick 7.2 at 6am on Tuesday)

Kempton - 2.15
Standard to slow

Yarmouth - 4.40
Good to firm (GoingStick 8.0 at 6.30am on Tuesday)

Sligo - 5.20
Yielding to soft

Newton Abbot - 5.30
Good to soft, good in places. (GoingStick 6.4 at 6.30am on Tuesday)
Chase bends moved out between 6 and 11 yards and hurdle bends moved out between 8 and 16 yards from baseline positions.
Changes to distances as follows: Race 1 +96 yards; Race 2 +102 yards; Race 3 & 5 +82 yards; Race 4 +98 yards; Race 6 +142 yards

Market movers

Tiny Tempest (Brighton 2.30)
2-1 (from 11-4)

This filly has shown promise on both starts, and appeared to find six furlongs a bit sharp last time out at Leicester. She steps up to a mile today, which looks a good move and can continue Eve Johnson Houghton's run of good form.

Maakaasib (Kempton 4.45)
15-8 (from 9-4)

On the all-weather this colt has two wins from four starts, including one over course and distance. Although 5lb higher than that win, which came two starts ago, the three-year-old is open to further progress.

Stosur (Yarmouth 5.40)
4-1 (from 6)

Although without a win since last December, this mare has been running very consistently. She has finished second or third on seven of her next ten starts, and trainer Gay Kelleway had a winner at the track earlier this month.

What's on today

Keep up-to-date with all the latest news from York on the eve of the Ebor festival. The final declarations will be in for ladies' day on Thursday, including confirmation of who will take on superstar filly Enable in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks. The line-ups for Group 2 Sky Bet Lowther Stakes and the Listed British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes will also be revealed.

What to back

Nick Watts has a tip for you at Brighton this afternoon and delivers it in quickfire fashion. 

Elsewhere, our team of experts flag up their best bets for Ebor festival at York.

What to read

Find out why US trainer Wesley Ward believes Lady Aurelia holds an advantage over Battaash in the battle of the speedsters in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes.

Plus don't miss our interview with Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby before the big week.

What to watch

The Racing Postcast team take a look at the opening three days of York and Tom Segal and Mark Scully are in agreement about the chances of a 66-1 shot in Friday's Nunthorpe.

The best of Racing Post Sport

A busy night of football with the second round of the EFL Cup providing the domestic action. The Sky cameras are hoping for an upset as 2015-16 Premier League champions Leicester travel to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United. Get advice from top tipster Dan Childs here.

Final thought

David O'Meara has his team in excellent form going into the Ebor festival at his local track and it looks significant that he sends two runners on the long journey down to Yarmouth.

The trainer has fared extremely well at the course - four winners from nine runners - and you get the impression Fieldsman (7.10) and Hamish McGonagain (7.40) won't be going all that way just for the sea air.

E.W. Terms
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