There’s plenty of action for fans of US and Canadian racing to enjoy on Saturday with 11 meetings scheduled, with the action from Churchill Downs the standout feature on Kentucky Derby day.
Tampa Bay Downs is the first destination of the day when they go off on nine occasions between 17:10 and 22:10.
Hellfire Bob (11/1) has struggled of late, finished eighth and seventh on his last two outings at Tampa Bay Downs, and will hope to benefit from a drop in class for the 18:22.
Belmont Park is next up with 11 races lined up from 17:20 through to 23:08 and Betfred’s Extra Place promotion is available in the 19:37 and 20:48.
There are 12 races scheduled at Gulfstream (17:21-23:16) with the Extra Place promotion offered up in the 18:15, 19:51, 21:00 and 22:08.
Wicked Temptations (11/10 Fav) displayed improved form when coming home third at Gulfstream last time out and he’s one to consider in the 18:15.
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Then comes the highlight action from the card at Churchill Downs, with eight races between 17:36 and 23:57 covered, with an Extra Place being offered in the 18:14, 18:56 and the closer.
Of course the feature race is the 23:57 when 20 runners go to post for the big race of the day, the Kentucky Derby itself. Steve Asmussen has yet to win the blue riband race but he appears to hold the ace hand with Epicenter installed as the 4/1 favourite, ahead of the likes of Taiba at 5/1, Zandon at 6/1 and Messier at 7/1.
Canada’s sole offering on Saturday comes from Woodbine when the first of 10 races goes off at 18:10 and the closer is scheduled for 23:20. Betfred’s Extra Place promotion is up for grabs in the 18:45, 21:45 and 22:48.
Santa Anita’s 10-race card gets going at 20:30 and concludes at 02:13, while punters can make use of the Extra Place offer in the opener, 00:37 and closer.
Next up is a 10-race meeting at Golden Gate Fields (20:45-02:28) before Hawthorne hosts eight races between 20:50 and 23:45.
Evangeline Downs puts on nine races from 23:30 through to 03:34 ahead of the penultimate eight-race card at Charles Town (00:00-03:34).
Mountaineer is the final destination of the day when they race eight times between 00:00 and 02:55.
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