There are six UK racing meetings to look forward to on Saturday, with the lone meeting in Ireland being a quality flat card from Navan.

The action gets underway at 12:30 at Thirsk, with the North Yorkshire track hosting an eight-race card, with the going described as Soft.

Betfred are paying 5 Places in the 14:10 Handicap, with 16 runners set to go to post in the 7f 218y contest. Rum Runner (7/1) is a distance winner, who ran well at Thirsk when finishing fourth earlier this month.

There’s an eight-race jumps card at Bangor-On-Dee, which starts at 13:10 and concludes with the final race at 17:05 – the going is Good to Soft.

Seven runners are set to go in the 14:50 Handicap Chase, with Armattiekan (9/4) strongly fancied to claim victory for Donald McCain Jnr.

Newbury – where the going is Good to soft, soft in places – is the next venue on the day, with a seven-race flat card beginning at 13:15 and four of the races are live on ITV.

There is £198,485 to the winner of the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (15:35), with Frankie Dettori looking for another Group 1 victory on board of Palace Pier (8/13).

The biggest challenge for Palace Pier looks likely to come from Lope Y Fernandez, with Aidan O’Brien looking for a second win in the last three running’s.

Racing HQ also hosts a seven-race flat card on Saturday afternoon, with the going at Newmarket described as Good to soft. Their opening race is due off at 13:30, with the lucky last at 17:00.

The 15:15 – a 6f Handicap – is an Extra Place Race with Betfred. Charles Hills-charge Jadwal (12/1) has finished second in his last two races and has plenty of potential of his current mark.

The going is described as Good for the eight-race card at Navan, which starts at 13:55 and concludes with the final race at 17:55.

There is over €30,000 up for grabs for the winner of the 16:15, Yeats Stakes, with Aidan O’Brien have two horses in the six-runner race. Wordsworth (4/6) is expected to go off the favourite, after an impressive maiden victory for the three-year-old at the Curragh last month.

Meanwhile, there are two evening cards in the UK at Uttoxeter and Doncaster.

The Midlands track at Uttoxeter, where the going is Good to soft-good in places, hosts a seven-race jumps card – starting at 17:15.

Doncaster will also host a seven-race card but on the flat, with the going at Town Moor described as Good to soft-soft in places.

The pick of the races at the South Yorkshire track is at 19:05, British EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap, where seven runners are set to go to post for the Class 3 contest.

Galah (11/2), from the Ralph Beckett stable, is one to consider after proving her form over soft ground in previous runs.

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