There is a bumper day of US Racing action to look forward to, with 11 meetings Stateside and an additional card from Canada.
They go off first at Pimlico for 14 races between 16:30 and 23:23, with Betfred’s Extra Place Race promotion on six of their contests.
That list includes the 22:44, a strong-looking Grade 2 Fillies’ Stakes where Luna Belle is 6/1 to make it five wins from as many runs this year, although favouritism is with 2/1 Adare Manor after recent form figures of 112.
South to Florida and Gulfstream’s nine-race card running from 17:45 to 21:57. Both the penultimate contest and the closer carry that Extra Place offer and in the latter, a competitive Maiden Claiming, Reducta (SP) may have the edge in her first run for new handler Mark Glatt.
It’s back up the coast for Belmont Park’s nine-contest card which gets underway at 18:00 and runs through until 22:12.
There are four more Extra Place Races, including in the closer where Sensibleconclusion (SP) could benefit from a step up in trip having been second on three of his last five outings.
Hawthorne hosts 10 races from 20:50 to 00:35, while there are eight at Santa Anita between 21:00 and 00:53.
The opener is one of two Extra Place races and there is a feeling that Acquired Class (11/4) may be the one to beat in this Maiden Special Weight.
They go off eight times at Golden Gate Fields between 21:15 and 01:08, while there will be real interest in that Canadian card from Woodbine (21:50-01:27), with the 22:24, 00:29 and the last also involved with the Extra Place Race.
In the last, I Am Resilient (SP) was a much-improved second last time out at this track in November and could go one better.
Back to the States and the real late-night action gets underway at 23:00 when they first go off at Penn National, staging eight races as they conclude at 02:10.
Evangeline Downs’ nine contests are staged between 23:30 and 03:07, while they have a race less at Charles Town from 00:00 to 03:32.
It is another midnight start at Iowa’s Prairie Meadows, their seventh and final race going off at 02:42, while the final offering of the day is Lone Star’s eight contest proposal between 00:35 and 03:51.