The racing week is up and running with a total of eight meetings taking place across the United States and Canada on Monday, with action to come from Thistledown, Fort Erie, Finger Lakes, Delaware Park, Zia Park, Santa Anita, Fresno and Mountaineer.
Thistledown will be our first port of call, with the Ohio track showcasing eight races from 17:50-21:20, with Ace Destroyer (2/1 Starter Optional Claiming) looking a leading contender for the 18:50, as he has only been beaten once on his last four starts.
Further north in Canada and Fort Erie will take centre stage for a seven-race card from 18:00-20:48, while back on US soil Finger Lakes will host nine races, with the action in New York taking place between 18:10-22:02.
The 19:37 from Finger Lakes will see Avid Sucinori (4/5 Maiden Special Weight) look to end a run of four successive second-place finishes, but Michael Ferraro’ charge is likely to face unknown challenges from debutants Guy’s Love (16/1) and Torren’s Tale (7/1).
Delaware Park’s eight-race card will take place from 18:15-21:45, with the penultimate race, which goes off at 21:15, catching the eye as D’ Rapper (7/1 Allowance Optional Claiming) will be among the contenders looking to stop Seanow (13/8) winning for the fifth time in six starts.
Zia Park will host the busiest card of the day, with 11 races scheduled to take place at the New Mexico track from 19:00-23:30, while in California, Santa Anita will host 10 races from 21:00-01:42.
Santa Anita will not be the only meeting taking place in California on Monday, as Fresno hosts seven races from 21:45-00:55, while in West Virginia Mountaineer rounds off the day with an eight-race card from 00:00-02:55.