There is a plethora of racing action to feast on this Saturday 12th March, with a total of 59 races taking place over nine meetings across the UK and Ireland.
We head north of the border to get things started, with Ayr’s seven-race card running from 13:00 until 16:30, before the attention then turns to Sandown’s seven-race offering (13:15-16:45).
Extra places are being paid out in no less than five races at Sandown – the 13:50, 15:00, 15:35, 16:10 and 16:45 – while the 14:25 is Betfred’s Super Extra Place Race, which offers six places at a fifth of the odds.
Nicky Henderson’s Balco Coastal, who has Nico de Boinville in the saddle, was second last time out and is 4/1 to go one better in the 14:25, although 15/2 Onemorefortheroad and 11/2 Lucky One will be hoping to have a big say on matters.
It’s over to Irish shores next for the first time on Saturday, as Gowran Park stages eight races from 13:25 until 17:25, and there is an extra place to make the most of in the 15:10.
The focus then turns to Wolverhampton’s seven-race offering, which goes from 13:31 until 17:04, before it’s back over to Ireland for eight races at Navan (13:40-17:45).
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A total of six races take place at Lingfield, starting with the 13:46 which is covered by the extra place promotion and concluding with the 16:41, before the action then heads to Hereford for a nine-race card (13:56-17:51).
There are extra places being paid out in the 14:31 and 15:06 at Hereford, while the 16:16 is the Super Extra Place Race.
Last, but by no means least, the final meeting of the day comes from Kempton and there are eight races to take in, beginning with the 17:00 and concluding with the 20:20.
Extra places are once again on offer in the opener, 17:30 and 18:30, while Betfred’s ‘Free Bet if 2nd’ promotion covers the 20:00 and the finale.
A field of seven will contest the first race at 17:00 and there could be a big battle between Q Twenty Boy and The Defiant, who are both last-time-out winners and are priced at 7/2 and 2/1, respectively.
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