There are eight meetings taking place across the United States and Canada on Monday, as the racing week Stateside begins in style.

Thistledown will get the week up and running with an eight-race card taking place at the Ohio track from 17:50-21:20, while the final two scheduled races, at 20:50 and 21:20, will benefit from Betfred’s ‘Extra Place’ promotion.

The latter of those races is a 6f Allowance for three-year-olds and Baba Looey (13/8) is expected to challenge after being dropped back in trip, although expect Cowtown Boss (13/8) to also feature.

Canada’s sole offering of the day comes from Fort Erie where they will go to post seven times from 18:05-20:53, while back in the USA Finger Lakes’ eight-race offering starts at 18:10 before concluding at 21:19.

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Colonial Downs will host a bumper 10-race card from 18:45-22:57, with the opener and the 20:37 both seeing Betfred’s ‘Extra Place’ offer come into play.

It is a similar story at Horseshoe Indianapolis where 10 races are scheduled between 19:30-00:09, as the 20:32 Allowance will also benefit from the ‘Extra Place’ promotion.

Diamonds N Denim (9/1) could cause a surprise in that one, as she is a recent C&D winner, although don’t discount either Awesomely Shy (4/1) or Eternal Heart (7/1).

Louisiana Downs is the next card to get up and running, with seven races scheduled there from 21:05-23:49, while Prairie Meadows goes off 11 times between 22:00-02:17.

Mountaineer’s eight-race card will then round off Monday’s action, with the opener in West Virginia coming at 00:00 before the action is concluded with the 02:55.

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