Racing fans can look forward to four meetings across the UK and Ireland on Monday 17th January, with cards planned at Chepstow, Fakenham, Punchestown and Wolverhampton.

Chepstow’s eight-race card starts proceedings, with the first contest due to start at 12:30. The going is soft at the Welsh track and punters can watch all eight races until the finale at 16:15.

Betfred’s “Free Bet if 2nd” promotion runs in the final contest, with punters able to earn a free bet up to £10 if their selection comes second.

Evan Williams will hope Vians Hill (6/1) can run a big race, with the five-year-old handed a low handicap mark for Monday’s race.

Fakenham’s six-race meeting soon follows, with the first contest due to start at 13:10. The going is good to soft, soft in places and the card is due to conclude with a National Hunt flat race at 15:55.

Wolverhampton’s seven-race meeting is the only evening card on Monday, with racing due to start at 16:30, while the final contest should get under way at 19:30.

Betfred’s “Free Bet if 2nd” promotion is available in the finale, and Almufeed (13/8) could go close after winning over course and distance last time out.

The going is soft for Punchestown’s seven-race card and the first contest is due to start at 12:50.

Betfred’s “Extra Place” promo is available in races at 13:20, 14:25 and 15:35, while the card comes to a conclusion at 16:05.

Colin Bowe’s Cushinstown Finest (9/1) is back over hurdles for a change, and his low mark might help him grab one of the five places at 15:35.

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