There are five race meetings from the UK and Ireland on Friday afternoon and evening with plenty to look forward to for punters.

Sadly, the card at Bangor-on-Dee has fallen foul of the freezing cold weather following an early inspection on Friday.

However, the action begins at Doncaster, now at 12.20, with a seven-race card where the going is good.

The 14:45 Handicap Hurdle benefits from Betfred’s “Extra Place” promotional meaning three places are being paid out instead of the usual.

One to keep an eye will be 9/2 shout Rathmacknee who won a Fakenham maiden by 33 lengths in May, though he will have some work to do to get the better of Fine Casting (8/15) who has been a dual winner and finished second in his seasonal reappearance at Cheltenham last month.

Wolverhampton soon followshas with a bumper nine-race card running from 12:15-16:40 with the going standard on the all-weather course in the West Midlands.

The feature race of the day comes at 15:05 with a Division One Handicap one who could go strong is Run Teddy Run (4/1), who finished fourth in his last race at Newcastle in a respectable result and is down another two lb.

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Next up on the agenda is a meeting from Cheltenham, which passed an inspection earlier on Friday morning, with six races set to go from 12:40-15:35 – down from the planned seven-race card due to the first race’s abandonment.

Four places are being paid instead of three in the two-miler Catesby Estates Handicap Hurdle with a very competitive 11-horse field set to run.

One to note is Fergal O’Brien’s Punctuation (7/1) who arrives into this race on the back of three wins a row, his latest being at Uttoxeter in November and could be in the reckoning despite being raised six lb.

However, Ayharminasking (4/1) also has credentials, having beaten Constitution Hill on debut 18 months ago.

In the afternoon, Southwell plays host to a nine-race card from 16:15-20:15 with the 17:45 Handicap yet another race where Betfred offers its “Extra Place” market, with a 14-strong field taking part on the all-weather track.

Hammy End (11/2) could provide good value as he comes into this race fresh from winning on the same course last month, beating Haku by a neck in the 14-strong field. Experience of winning at Southwell could count for a lot.

Finally, the day’s Irish offering comes from Dundalk where there are eight flat races from 17:00-20:30, the 18:30 being a 17-strong Division One field over seven furlongs where four places are paid out.

Bellick is not in great form but is a course winner and at 11/2 could provide good value particularly as he finished second in his last race.

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