Racing fans have five cards to enjoy on Saturday, with meetings scheduled at Newcastle, Newmarket, Redcar, Lingfield and the Curragh, with the latter staging the big race of the day, the Irish Derby.

Redcar gets the ball rolling at midday with the Watch Racing TV Novice Auction Stakes and the nine-race card will come to a conclusion at 16:35.

Betfred are paying extra places on the 14:15, 14:50, 15:25 and 16:35 to allow punters plenty of opportunities to capitalise.

The final race of the day looks to offer the most interest when 14 runners are set to go off over five furlongs in the Handicap.

Undercover Brother (7/2 fav) appears to hold solid claims after impressing to take second on debut for Les Eyre at Beverley last time out.

Newcastle is next to go off with nine races running from 12:15 through to 16:40 on the all-weather.

Once again Betfred is offering extra places in three separate races – 13:15, 14:25 and 15:35.

The 15:35 Northumberland Plate Handicap is the standout race on the card with Australis the 5/1 favourite.

Roger Varian’s gelding won at Wolverhampton earlier this month and looks to have more to give. An unfavourable draw of stall 12 might open the door to the likes of Rainbow Dreamer (13/2) and Cosmelli (14/1), with the latter saddled by all-weather apprentice champion George Rooke.

Newmarket’s eight-race card gets underway at 13:30 with the going good to firm on the turf, with the highlight of the Rowley Mile meeting being the 14:40 Group 3 Criterion Stakes.

Limato (3/1 fav Criterion Stakes) won this race last year but Happy Power (8/1 Criterion Stakes) enjoyed some fine form last season and can’t be overlooked.

Saturday’s sole Irish card comes in the shape of an eight-race card at the Curragh with Betfred offering extra places on four races.

The 19:15 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby is the showpiece on the card with 15 runners set to go off over one-mile four furlongs.

Aidan O’Brien has won this race 13 times previously and will sent a contingent of five to the stalls on Saturday evening.

O’Brien’s Santiago leads the market at 3/1, ahead of another Ballydoyle runner in Arthur’s Kingdom (13/2), but Fiscal Rules (15/2) is also worth consideration.

Finally, Lingfield brings the curtain down on Saturday with eight races and Betfred are offering an extra place in the 20:00.

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