There are three more UK race meetings – Sandown, Leicester and Newcastle – to look forward to on Sunday, as well as the final day of the Galway Festival in Ireland
Sandown kicks things off at 12 noon, with the first of an eight-race card, with the going at the Esher track described as Good (Good to Firm in Places).
The biggest prize of the meeting is on offer in Race 2, the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes, with 10 runners set to go to post for the 7f contest.
The Charlie Appleby-trained Yibir (11/8) is expected to go off as favourite, as he’s one of the few in this race with previous race experience under his belt.
Newcastle host an all-weather meeting, meanwhile, which gets underway at 12:15 and concludes with the lucky last at 16:00 – with the going classed as Standard.
The standout race at the North East track is at 15:25, with a Class 2 Handicap over 1m 2f 42y and almost £10,000 up for grabs for the winner.
Dark Jedi (6/1), from the Tim Easterby yard, is one to consider having won back-to-back races at Hamilton and Ripon earlier this summer. He also finished fourth at York last time out in the John Smith’s Cup.
There is also an eight-race meeting at Leicester, where the going on their turf track is Good to Firm. The opening race, a Novice Stakes over 7f, is due off at 13:35 and the final race at 17:10 is a 5f Handicap contest.
One of the standout races at the East Midlands track is at 15:40, a Class 4 Handicap where seven runners are set to go to post.
The Dancing Poet (3/1), for Brian Ellison, has already won twice this year, including a success at Catterick last time out in mid-July. This is also an extra place race with Betfred, we are paying three places in this seven-horse contest.
Galway provides another cracking seven-race card to end their Festival, with the opener at 14:45 and the concluding race at 17:50.
A Premier Handicap at 16:20 offers up 54,000 euros to the winner, with Sheila Lavery due to have three runners in the field.
But it’s another female trainer, Jessica Harrington, who is likely to have the favourite for the race in Njord (11/4). The four-year-old has won three of his last five starts and should welcome today’s drop in trip.
Finally, there is also a seven-race card at Cork, which begins with a Mares Maiden Hurdle at 14:00 and they conclude with a 2m 3f 120y flat race at 17:05.