Monday’s afternoon racing action comes from Pontefract, Windsor and Stratford before an evening meeting at Wolverhampton and in Ireland they go at Tipperary.

Stratford gets things underway at 13:00 and there are seven races there until the 16:30. Five runners are set to line up in the opener, including Shetland Bus (10/3), who responded well to first-time cheekpieces when third at Uttoxeter three weeks ago and should be a contender today.

Pontefract has eight races between 13:25 and 17:25 with the fifth contest at 15:40 one of Betfred’s ‘Extra Place’ affairs, paying out on five places at a fifth of the odds in what looks like an open 17-strong contest with several in the mix.

Poet’s Dawn (15/2), who won most recently at Beverley in August, was third of seven in an Ayr handicap last week and is one to watch while the likes of Cisco Disco (15/2) and Menelaus (7/1) are also expected to feature prominently.

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Windsor’s eight-race card starts at 13:30 and finishes up after the 17:32, with the 15:12, the Hippodrome Handicap, over just short of a mile-and-a-half, the main event, which is one of Betfred’s ‘Free Bet If Second’ promotional contests.

Sir Michael Stoute’s Wahraan (11/4), and Knight Of Honour (4/1) for John and Thady Gosden are among those hoping to prevail with the former making his seasonal comeback in August at Newmarket when finishing a solid third to suggest there is more to come.

Wolverhampton’s all-weather card gets underway at 16:46 and the last race of eight there is scheduled for 20:30, while the Irish meeting at Tipperary, where there are seven races, starts at 13:45 and finishes after the 17:10.

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