It’s another busy Saturday of racing in the US and Canada, with nine meetings in total, including televised action from Keeneland.
There are 11 races in total from Keeneland in front of the Sky Sports Racing cameras, starting with the 18:00 and ending with the 23:20, with the Grade 1 Keeneland Turf Mile, run over a mile on the turf track, the feature contest at 22:46.
Trainer Aidan O’Brien, who has won this recognised trial for the Breeders’ Cup Mile twice in the past, has Order Of Australia (7/4) in the mix and he will hope he lives up to expectations after being previously placed at Group 1 level when finishing runner-up in the Prix du Moulin at Longchamp last month.
Order Of Australia was also a commendable third when finishing just two lengths behind the winner in the Group 1 Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville and this race looks ripe for another victory as his team try to build on the success he enjoyed when taking the Group 2 Romanised Minstrel Stakes over at The Curragh in the summer.
Earlier, in the 21:12 at Keeneland, Bell’s The One (5/4) stands out amongst the six-strong field. The Neil L Pessin-trained horse suffered a shock defeat when finishing half-a-length second in the Open Mind Stakes at Churchill Downs last month but was in good form prior to that, winning two on the bounce, including the Grade 2 Honorable Miss Handicap over six furlongs at Saratoga in July.
The first meeting to get underway later is at Belmont Park at 17:35, and there are 11 races there too, with the finale due off at 22:54.
Then, the 10-race card at Laurel Park starts at 17:40 with the last race at the Maryland track at 22:31, while the Gulfstream Park meeting begins at 17:50 and there are 10 races there too, finishing up with the 22:38.
Woodbine in Canada has 10 races for punters to get to grips with, beginning at 17:55 and ending with the 22:39.
Santa Anita’s Saturday evening fare is scheduled to start at 21:00 and there are nine races in total, including the 6f 23:37 which carries the Betfred ‘Extra Place’ promotion, where Betfred are paying three places.
In that contest, Ka’Nah (5/4) is expected to be among the leading fancies after previously winning over 5f before coming in third of six in his latest outing at Del Mar over this longer distance last month.
Saturday’s US racing action is rounded off with the meetings from Hawthorne (21:10-00:54), Charles Town (00:00-04:02) and Remington Park (01:07-04:51).