There is a bumper day of racing action to help you see in the weekend across the United States and Canada on Friday, with ten meetings scheduled to take place.
Laurel Park will be our first port of call, with ten races due to go off at the Maryland track beginning at 17:40, while the final race on the card at 22:31 will benefit from Betfred’s ‘Extra Place’ promotion.
Canada’s sole offering of the day comes from Woodbine, where eight races are scheduled between 18:00-21:42, while back on US soil Saratoga will stage ten races from 18:05-23:13, with Betfred’s ‘Extra Place’ offer coming into play for the 19:15 and 22:05 from the New York track.
The latter of those races, a 1m 1f Stakes at 22:05, is expected to be a competitive affair, with the grade-dropping Envoutante (9/4) and Leader Of The Band (13/2) likely to be among the leading contenders.
Gulfstream’s nine-race card goes to post from 19:55-00:22, and Betfred’s ‘Extra Place’ promotion will again be available, this time for the 20:28, 21:02 and 22:12.
Ellis Park is next on the agenda, with eight races scheduled at the Kentucky track from 21:00-00:16, with the final race benefiting from Betfred’s ‘Extra Place’ offer – a 1m ½f Maiden Claiming that could see Command Central (SP) break his maiden tag.
They will go off at Del Mar for an eight-race card at 23:00, with the finale from the California track coming at 02:30, while we will remain in the Golden State for six races from Ferndale between 23:15-01:45.
Evangeline Downs’ eight-race offering gets underway at 23:30 and concludes at 02:40, while the penultimate card of the day from Remington Park doesn’t go off until 01:07, with the ninth and final race from the Oklahoma track coming at 04:51.
The final meeting of the day to get underway will be from Fairmount Park, where they will go to post for seven races from 01:30-04:18.