Even though Navan’s card fell victim to the weather on Saturday morning, there is still a fantastic day of racing on the agenda with meetings to come from Haydock, Taunton, Ascot and Newcastle.

Taunton’s card is the first to get underway at 12:30, with eight races planned at the Somerset track.

The going is soft (heavy in places) for Saturday’s meeting and Chris Honour’s Tile Tapper (6/5) could go close in the opener after some impressive performances of late.

Betfred will pay an extra place in the 13:05 and 15:25, while Taunton’s card concludes at 16:30 with a National Hunt flat race over two miles.

Ascot’s meeting soon follows at 12:40, and the going is also soft (heavy in places) for their seven-race meeting.

Alan King’s Tritonic (11/10) has won two of his previous five races and should be one of the leading contenders in the first contest.

The Clarence House Chase is the highlight of Ascot’s card at 15:35 and Politologue (6/4) should take some stopping if he repeats the form that saw him claim second in the Tingle Creek last month.

Betfred will pay an extra place in the 13:50 and 15:00 at Ascot, while the card concludes at 16:10.

Haydock’s seven-race meeting passed an early-morning inspection on Saturday, and the going remains heavy.

Racing starts at 12:55 and finishes at 16:20, with the Peter Marsh Handicap Chase the best event on the card at 14:40.

Newcastle provides the evening entertainment with racing starting at 16:05 in the northeast, with the going standard/slow on the allweather.

Hollie Doyle is booked to ride Great Esteem (4/5) in the opener, and she will fancy her chances of another win, with trainer Archie Watson seeing his charge win last time out.

Doyle does not have a ride in the final contest at 19:10, but a chance should be taken on George Scott’s booking, Jack The Truth (7/1), after finishing third at Wolverhampton last time out.

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