North American racing fans have 10 meetings to look forward to on Friday, with nine cards from the States and Woodbine providing Canadian action.
It all gets going at 17:40 when Laurel Park hosts the first of 10 races, with the meeting running through until 22:53.
The opener is one of two contests on the card that feature Betfred’s Extra Place Race offer and could be one for Never Free (18/1), who has scope for improvement after finishing second over C&D on her last run.
Next to Woodbine, where they go off eight times between 18:00 and 21:43. Both races that bookend the card carry the Extra Place, as does the 19:02, a Maiden Optional Claiming, where Crystal Crescent (11/4) should be respected, having backed up a recent win with a second-place last time out.
There are 10 races at Saratoga, with the opener at 18:05, one of four Extra Place affairs on a card that concludes at 23:13.
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Another of those is the 22:39, and could be there for Set Piece (SP). The six-year-old won a Grade 2 at Pimlico and May and looks the class act in the field.
Ellis Park hosts eight races between 18:50 and 22:10, while they go off on nine occasions at Gulfstream from 19:55 to 00:12.
The 21:02, 21:38, 22:12 and 23:08 all carry the Extra Place, and the in-form Dem A Wonder (10/11) is one to look for after four wins from five starts in lower grades. Rohan Crichton’s decision to step her up might be justified.
Sacramento’s seven races run from 21:45 to 00:57, while there are eight contests at Evangeline Downs from 23:30 and 02:40.
Prairie Meadows’ offering runs from 00:00 to 03:36, while they go off eight times from Lone Star between 00:35 and 03:51.
Finally, to Fairmount Park, they have seven races in Illinois, with the first off at 01:30 and the finale scheduled for 04:18.
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