Just three meetings make up Monday’s US racing coverage but there is still plenty of exciting action to look forward to across the pond.
Louisiana Downs, Mahoning Valley, and Turf Paradise are the courses to focus on today with 24 races for punters to comb through.
We begin our action in Ohio at Mahoning Valley where nine races are taking place, with the first getting underway at 17:45 before the programme is drawn to a close at 21:30.
The 18:12 Claiming, contested by seven horses over a mile, sees Betfred include its “Extra Place” promotional offer, meaning three places are being out instead of two.
It should be a very close race but ultimately, the one they seemingly all have to beat is Bucky (15/8 fav), who is a three-time winner over a mile, although a challenge is expected to come from Fire For Effect (5/2), who will be seeking to bounce back after finishing second last time.
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Next up is Louisiana Downs which plays host to seven races between 19:20-21:24.
There are ten runners in the one-and-a-half furlong Maiden at 20:36 in a race which should be thrilling in its short distance.
Jet Black Dasher (SP) looks to be one who will be in contention after placing in five of his eight starts.
The final meeting comes at 19:55 when Turf Paradise’s eight-race card gets underway, with the last race at 23:27.
The 21:27 Allowance Optional Claiming, run over six furlongs, is another race where Betfred will be paying out three places, so there is a big opportunity to win.
Ramblin’ Man (2/1 fav) arrives into the race on the back of winning at the same track last month and it would be wise to at least involve him in any considerations to claim another victory.
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