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RACING LEAGUE PREVIEW | The title race goes to the wire in the final week at Newcastle

Several teams are still in contention for the title as the Racing League draws to a close at Newcastle



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A handful of teams go into the final week of the Racing League still in contention for the title, as the last six races of the competition are pencilled in at Newcastle.

Team ThoroughBid (who were picked out as our ante-post NAP by our team) sit at the top of the leaderboard with a total of 321 points.

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The final week of the Racing League gets underway at Newcastle on Thursday

Goat Racing are close behind in second on 317 points, while Team talkSPORT will need a big performance to make up the gap as they sit in third with 280 points.

Fourth-placed Team Swish and fifth-placed Team BullionVault will aim to push into the places, as they sit seven and nine points off the top three.

Second Slip holds favouritism in the opener for Team talkSPORT, with James Fanshawe’s recruit making his Racing League debut in the 1m4½f Handicap.

TalkSPORT’s miracle run to the title could continue into the second race as they hold another favourite in Michael Bell’s Ace Rothstein, but he faces stiff competition from Goat Racing’s consistent performer Red October and Team BullionVault’s promising Red October.

Bonneval struck over C&D in the first week of the Racing League for Team talkSPORT and is favourite for the one-mile handicap, while Goat Racing’s Billhilly aims to keep his unbeaten record in the competition in the 7f Handicap.

Strike Red also carries C&D form into the meeting after claiming success in race two five weeks ago for eToro Racing and Electric Love aims to bring the title home in the 5f Handicap for Goat Racing in the final contest.