There is a busy day of racing action to look forward to across the UK and Ireland on Friday, with six meetings taking place, highlighted by day two of the Grand National Festival from Aintree.
Fontwell is the first port of call, with a seven-race card due taking place at the West Sussex track, beginning at 13:00 and reaching a conclusion at 16:20.
It is also an afternoon start for the Grand National meeting at Aintree where they will be running from 13:45-17:15, with the seven race-card being highlighted by no fewer than four Grade 1 offerings – including the Mildmay Novices’ Chase at 14:55 and the 15:30 Marsh Chase.
Those two races, as well as the opener from Aintree and the 16:05 Grade Three Topham Handicap Chase, all benefit from Betfred’s ‘Super Extra Place’ promotion, while the ‘Extra Place’ offer comes into play for the races at 16:40 and 17:15.
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Sedgefield’s seven-race offering gets under way hot on the heels of the action on Merseyside, with the meeting there taking place from 14:10-17:42.
There are also three evening cards to take in, two of which come from Ireland, beginning with seven races from Ballinrobe between 16:30-19:40.
The 18:40 Handicap Hurdle is one that particularly catches the eye from Ballinrobe, as it will benefit from Betfred’s ‘Extra Place’ promotion. The lightly raced Early Arrival (11/2) could go well in that one after a promising showing at Clonmel last time out.
The second of the Irish offerings comes from Dundalk where they go to post from 17:20-20:20, with the Handicaps at 18:20 and 18:50 seeing Betfred’s ‘Extra Place’ offer come into play.
French Company (7/2) could be the horse to beat in the latter of those two races, as he has been in good form and could benefit from a drop back in trip, although Dr Patrick (6/1) and Persian Wolf (7/2) could also challenge.
The final meeting of the day to get under way comes from Kempton, where seven races are scheduled to take place from 17:25-20:30 – the finale is another race where Betfred’s ‘Extra Place’ promotion will be available.
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