There are five meetings to look forward to on Wednesday in the UK and Ireland, with jumps racing taking place on both sides of the Irish Sea.

The first National Hunt meeting of the new season takes place at Southwell with nine races scheduled on good ground.

The 11-time champion trainer Paul Nicholls plans to send six of his stable as he tries to get his horses in top shape after a length lay-off.

Nineohtwooneoh runs in the first at 12:00 for the Nottinghamshire handler, and Harry Cobden will be expecting his booking to in the mix at odds of 15/8.

The final race will take place at 16:10 and Nicholls’ Easyrun De Vassy will also be partnered by Cobden. The six-year-old is on offer at 10/3 to record another win, but Dan Skelton’s Magellan will prove a tough competitor.

There are two flat cards to look forward to in the UK, with action to come from Musselburgh and Kempton.

The going at Musselburgh is good ahead of their eight-race card which starts at 12:15.

John Quinn’s Disco Beats (5/6) is well fancied in the opener, the British Stallion Studs EBF Median Auction Maiden Stakes. The card will be wrapped up at 15:50, with plenty of time to spare before Kempton’s evening meeting starts at 16:40.

Nine races are scheduled on the polytrack, and Tommy Rock looks to have a great chance in the 17:10.

Adam Kirby will ride for Clive Cox, and he is 15/8 to win just ten days after romping home at Wolverhampton.

Tipperary will host Wednesday’s jumps meeting in Ireland, and there are eight races in the calendar. The ground is good to yielding, and Betfred will pay extra places in the 14:00, 14:30, 15:00 and 16:00.

David M O’Brien’s My Oakclahome (11/2) looks one to consider with the four places on offer at 16:00, with the seven-year-old finishing in the top three in four of his last six outings.

There is also action to come from Leopardstown, with an eight-race flat card scheduled for 16:25. The going is good to firm, and the Leopardstown Handicap at 20:00 is the final event of the meeting.

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