There are four US race meetings taking place on Thursday with the schedule quietening down ahead of Christmas.

Delta Downs, Gulfstream, Tampa Bay Downs and Turf Paradise are the host courses for what should still be another exciting day of action and punters have a grand total of 37 races to look forward to.

Tampa Bay Downs kicks off Thursday’s action where nine races are being run between 17:20-21;18 with the Starter Optional Claiming at 18:48 seeing Betfred offer its “Extra Place” promotional – meaning three places are being paid out instead of two.

Causalistic (2/1) is the favourite going into the race on the back of a record as three-time winner over a mile though seven-time winner Professional (5/2) is also in the mix.

Gulfstream comes next and there is a very busy ten-race schedule happening between 17:30-22:05.

The 17:58 Claiming sees three places being paid out and one to watch will be 6/4 Freezer Burn who finished third in her previous run at Gulfstream last month.

Up next is Delta Downs which has nine races running from 18:55-22:40 with another “Extra Place” market race for punters in the form of the one-mile Starter Allowance at 21:43.

Blazing Charm (7/4) has been in fine form heading into this race with three wins from his last six outings but one to watch also will be Love To Learn (3/1) who will be eager to bounce back from a disqualification last month.

Turf Paradise rounds off the schedule with a nine-race card running from 19:25-23:24.

The 20:58 Claiming is the final three-place payout race we will feature and 7/4 Complete Control is expected to shine on the back of a win over five furlongs.

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