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Friday, 14 December, 2018

Wincanton, Wolverhampton and Warwick to whet your appetite on Wednesday

Wincanton: racing starts at 2.00
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The Flat season has started, but we're not quite in full swing on the turf as Newcastle and Wolverhampton stage all-weather meetings and jumping comes from Wincanton and Warwick.

In Ireland, Dundalk keeps the show on the road.

Keith Melrose has taken a glance at the action, which you can read here.

Wednesday cards

Wednesday will also bring more news from Meydan which hosts the Dubai World Cup card on Saturday.

Bob Baffert saddles the favourite West Coast in the big one and was raving him about on Tuesday, saying: "He's held his form since the Pegasus and worked really well before we came over here. He looks happy, strong and healthy."

Reporter Jack Haynes is out there and will bring you all the latest news and views.

Going report

Wincanton (first race at: 2.00)
Heavy (GoingStick: Chase 6.4 Hurdle 6.7 on Monday at 09:30). Rail movements: Races 1 & 2 +102yds, Races 3 & 7 +64yds, Race 4 +78yds and Races 5 & 6 +104yds.

Warwick (2.10)
Good to Soft, Soft in places on the chase course, Soft, Good to Soft in places on the hurdles track. Rail movements: Races 1 & 6 +17yds, Race 2 +11yds, Races 3 & 5 +112yds and Race 4 +23yds.

Wolverhampton (2.20)

Dundalk (5.30)

Newcastle (5.45)

Market movers

3.40 Wincanton - Vivaccio 7-1 (from 10)

4.15 Wincanton - Achille 16-1 (from 25)

4.35 Wolverhampton - Dark Alliance 5-2 (from 3)

8.15 Newcastle - Paparazzi 6-1 (from 8)

What to back

Not got long for a tip? No problem. James Hill has his best bet in just ten seconds ...

Pietro Innocenzi leads the tipping team, which also includes expert advice from Ireland and Graham Cunningham's analysis of the racing from Hong Kong. 

What to read

Something for everyone, hopefully.

The latest on Aidan O'Brien's Classic team is here, while a blow for Chelmsford can be read here.

We've also got the plan for impressive Arkle winner Footpad and do not miss the Richard Hannon stable tour.

What to watch

Everyone loves Big Orange, don't they? Michael Bell certainly does ...

... meanwhile Dallas Stewart gives us the inside track on his Dubai hope Forever Unbridled ...


The best of Racing Post Sport

Get in the swing with some golf bets at the Houston Open and Dan Williams takes an early look at the Anthony Joshua-Joseph Parker bout.

Final thought 

Worst weekend of racing in Britain all year? Thankfully Dubai's World Cup card is a belter. Runners and riders are here.

Read The Briefing from 8.30am daily on with all the day's latest going, weather, market moves and non-runner news

He's held his form since the Pegasus and worked really well before we came over here. He looks happy, strong and healthy

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