17:10 Bangor-on-Dee

A mistake at the second-last flight proved costly for PRESENTANDCOUNTING on his latest outing, but he can get back on track this evening. Donald McCain's charge drops in trip having raced over 2m7f at Worcester and, with an official rating of 125, it will take a gutsy performance to beat the eight-year-old. A winner on her hurdling debut in June, Quiet Thunder could give the selection most to think about, while the others, headed by Son Of Aliciaslady, will need more to feature.
Prediction : 1st Presentandcounting 2nd Quiet Thunder 3rd Son Of Aliciaslady

17:40 Bangor-on-Dee

BEMPTON CLIFFS arrives in search of a hat-trick over fences, having won at Market Rasen and Warwick. The son of Canford Cliffs has gone up a total of 17lb in the handicap for those successes, but he appeals as the type to improve further and gets the vote. It appeared as though Barest Of Margins was booked for victory when coming to grief at the second-last on his latest outing, so he's considered from a 4lb higher mark. Punxsutawney Phil and Begoodtoyourself shouldn't be underestimated either.
Prediction : 1st Bempton Cliffs 2nd Barest Of Margins 3rd Punxsutawney Phil

18:10 Bangor-on-Dee

A 7lb rise in the weights looks unlikely to prevent another bold bid from BOB'S BAR, who recorded a career-best effort when hacking up at Worcester last month. This venue should hold no fears, having won over an extended 2m4f here in April, and in an open event, he receives a tentative vote. Shareef Star must be feared following his recent C&D success, while Coal Stock, who drops in trip, is another to consider.
Prediction : 1st Bobs Bar 2nd Shareef Star 3rd Coal Stock

18:40 Bangor-on-Dee

A small but talented field head to post for the feature contest, in which Summer Plate winner FRANCKY DU BERLAIS is fancied to come out on top. Back in handicap company, Peter Bowen's nine-year-old is 2lb lower than when scoring at Uttoxeter in April and it would be a surprise were she to not be thereabouts. Top-weight Wbee features prominently in calculations having shown marked progression this summer, while the ultra-consistent Latino Fling should be in the thick of things in receipt of weight all round.
Prediction : 1st Francky Du Berlais 2nd Wbee 3rd Latino Fling

19:10 Bangor-on-Dee

Nicky Henderson's FAROUK DE CHENEAU could be the one to side with on his first try at 3m. He's been staying on well over shorter recently and he still looks relatively unexposed, so he could take some stopping as he bids to get off the mark here. Aviewtosea has been running well over fences and may be the biggest danger on his return to hurdling, while it's still early days for Charlie Uberalles and more progress from Dianne Sayer's six-year-old can't be ruled out.
Prediction : 1st Farouk De Cheneau 2nd Aviewtosea 3rd Charlie Uberalles

19:40 Bangor-on-Dee

A few with chances here, but LONG CALL could hardly have been more impressive when winning by 14 lengths here last month and although a 12lb rise will undoubtedly make things tougher, he looks the one to side with. Elham Valley disappointed on the Flat at Epsom recently and should be more at home back over hurdles, but the biggest danger could be the lightly-raced Rafik, who has made a pleasing start over hurdles and could be well treated for his handicap debut.
Prediction : 1st Long Call 2nd Rafiki 3rd Elham Valley

20:15 Bangor-on-Dee

The longer trip looks sure to suit LEADING THEATRE on her handicap debut and although she takes on some in-form rivals, Fergal O'Brien's six-year-old looks the one to beat here. Despite the form taking some knocks since, her second in a Listed mares' bumper reads very well in the context of this race and an opening mark of 105 could underestimate her. Simply Red keeps going agonisingly close without winning and shouldn't be far away, while Malina Ocarina can't be discounted with Sean Bowen on board for the first time.
Prediction : 1st Leading Theatre 2nd Simply Red 3rd Malina Ocarina

15/08/2022 Bangor-on-Dee Acca