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Sunday, 16 December, 2018

What you need to know to start your week including going reports

Plumpton: the track stages a fixture on Monday
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Three fantastic days at Cheltenham are in the books, and there was a lot to reflect on from a great weekend of action in Britain and Ireland.

But that was last weekend. This weekend we have another of jump racing's highlights with Haydock's Betfair Chase meeting.

To ease you into the week, there is a trio of fixtures to get stuck into. Leicester and Plumpton provide jumps action, with all-weather aficionados catered for at Wolverhampton.

Going report

Leicester (First race 12.50)

Hurdle: Good to soft, good in places; Chase: Good to firm, firm in places (GoingStick 6.6 and 7.8 respectively Monday at 6.30)

Wolverhampton (1.00)

Plumpton (1.10)

Good to soft, soft in places (GoingStick 6.7 hurdle, 7.1 chase Sunday 7.45)

Market movers

Leicester 12.50 High Counsel 13-2 (from 10-1)
Wolverhampton 2.00 Central City 7-2 (from 9-2)
Leicester 3.20 Larkhall 5-1 (from 13-2)

What to back

Richard Birch offers his best bets for members here, while there's a host of potential winners in the Tips Box

What to read

Faugheen rocketed to the top of the Champion Hurdle market and David Jennings witnessed the return of the machine at Punchestown.

At Cork Mick Winters found himself in hot water with the stewards, but has vowed to appeal his hefty fine.

What to watch

Nick Watts has high hopes for one at Leicester today.


The best of Racing Post Sport

To round off another weekend of Premier League football Brighton host Stoke, and Mark Langdon thinks it could be a fruitless trip to the coast for the Potters. 

Final thought 

It was great to see Faugheen back in action, and he looked as good as ever when winning the Morgiana. It may only be November, but if he stays sound, is the Champion Hurdle already a done deal?

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