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Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

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

York: ground remains good following no rain overnight
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For all that Classics and Group 1 races are the most important races in the pattern, it is historic, big-field handicaps like today's Betfred Ebor that get the juices flowing for so many owners, trainers, jockeys and racing fans.

This afternoon, the latest chapter in the story of Europe's richest Flat handicap will be written and potentially, somebody's career will never be the same again.

From a punter's perspective this is the last of four tough days, so if you are ahead, make sure you don't do a Frankie and get ahead of yourself before it's over. Keep focused and get all the key details you need here.

Going report

Killarney - first race 1.30

Goodwood - 1.35
Good (GoingStick 7.5 at 8.45am on Saturday)

Chester - 1.50
Good (GoingStick 6.9 at 7am on Friday)

York - 1.55
Good (GoingStick 7.1 - in home straight: farside 7.1, centre 7.1 and stands' side 7.0 at 8am on Saturday)

Newmarket - 2.05
Good to firm, firm in places (GoingStick 8.1 at 6.30am on Saturday)

Cartmel - 2.15
Good to soft, soft in places

Redcar - 4.50
Good, good to firm in places (GoingStick 8.5 at 6.15am on Saturday)

Windsor - 5.10
Good to firm, good in places (GoingStick 8.3 at 6.45am on Saturday)

Market movers

1.50 Chester Allnite 7-1 (from 20)
2.25 York Qaviy Cash 14-1 (from 25)
3.35 York Battersea 10-1 (from 14)
4.15 Chester Penwortham 9-2 (from 16)
5.15 York Copper Knight 13-2 (from 12)

Key non-runners

2.45 Goodwood Mjjack (going)
3.00 York Grand Koonta (going), De Bruyne Horse (not eaten up)
3.35 York Cohesion (pulled muscle)
4.10 York Formidable Kitt (bad scope), Pursuing The Dream (going) & Koditime (abnormal blood analysis)
4.25 Newmarket Lancelot Du Lac (going)
6.40 Windsor Ayrad, What About Carlo (going)

What's on today

All eyes are on the Knavesmire for today's Betfred Ebor and our expert team of reporters and tipsters will keep you up to date with everything you need to know throughout the day on our News pages, Raceday Live and Twitter.

As well as action at other major tracks including Goodwood and Newmarket, there is Listed racing at Windsor in the evening, along with a stunning card of Grade 1s from Saratoga in the USA, where the Travers Stakes takes centre stage.

What to back

Pricewise hit the target with Talaayeb at York yesterday and has a number of bets across today's racing.

Our team of experts across Britain and Ireland have also cast their eyes across today's cards.

What to read

Allow Lee Mottershead to get you in the mood for today's racing as he sets the scene in the Opening Show.

Lee was also on hand at York yesterday to get the reaction of Frankie Dettori after Lady Aurelia was narrowly denied in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes. Find out what Dettori had to say here.

What to watch

Do you want a tip? Do you only have ten seconds? It's your lucky day!

If you have a little more time on your hands, why not hear what our experts predictions are for Saturday's York card?

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We also pinpoint the best bets for today's televised Premier League matches - Bournemouth v Manchester City at 12.30pm and Manchester United v Leicester at 5.30pm. 

Final thought 

York always puts on a fantastic show during the biggest week of the course's year and this meeting has been no different. From wonderful Group 1 performances to thrilling finishes and even a little controversy, it has had the lot. Here's to a memorable Betfred Ebor to cap it all off.

From wonderful Group 1 performances to thrilling finishes and even a little controversy, York's Ebor meeting has had the lot
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