16:29 Worcester

PRINCESS MIDNIGHT has done little wrong recently with two C&D wins in a row, the latest by an eased-down nine-lengths. She has been given another 8lb from the handicapper for that success, but could have at least one more win in her and gets the nod. Midnight Jewel also likes to sit at the front and looks interesting on his chasing debut after winning over hurdles here last month, leaving Abaya Du Mathan as an interesting alternative, if a recent wind operation can bring him back to the form that saw him finish second in a much better race at Aintree in June.
Prediction : 1st Princess Midnight 2nd Midnight Jewel 3rd Abaya Du Mathan

17:00 Worcester

CHESS PLAYER made a winning debut over fences when coming home three lengths clear over C&D last month and although he has another 4lb from the handicapper, that may not be enough to stop him. He likes to be held up and produced late on in a race and could be difficult to stop if the race is run at a good gallop. Veteran Atlantic Storm rarely runs a bad race and is another to consider seriously with conditions in his favour, while Halifax is interesting on his first start over the larger obstacles.
Prediction : 1st Chess Player 2nd Atlantic Storm 3rd Halifax

17:32 Worcester

Bbold could prove popular here after his Southwell success but this is a far tougher assignment despite the addition of blinkers and PEREGRINE RUN is preferred. He may not be the force of old at the age of 12 but he is still capable of running well at this level, with Sam Ewing claiming 3lb from the saddle. His June third at Cartmel off 1lb higher looks as good as any other form on offer and he may defy his advancing years for a 19th career success. Oscar Montel invariably runs well here and is another to take seriously.
Prediction : 1st Peregrine Run 2nd Bbold 3rd Oscar Montel

18:05 Worcester

A comfortable winner over C&D in June on just his second start in this sphere, NIBRAS GOLD looks like the type who can continue to go from strength to strength, despite a 7lb penalty for those exertions. A three-timer winner over fences, Light N Strike takes a marked drop in class here but has yet to prove himself over the smaller obstacles. Retrospect improved from his first to second start when runner-up at Huntingdon, but more will be needed if he is to figure in this company.
Prediction : 1st Nibras Gold 2nd Light N Strike 3rd Retrospect

18:40 Worcester

ACCIDENTAL REBEL has been a revelation since joining the Fergal O'Brien stable, with the most impressive of his three wins coming over C&D last month. A 6lb rise for that success may not be enough to stop him as he looks to fend off the challenge of easy Newton Abbot scorer Fat Sam, who could be thrown in off his hurdles mark. Presenting Pete is another who has improved significantly for a switch in yards and he can have a say along with course winner Translink.
Prediction : 1st Accidental Rebel 2nd Fat Sam 3rd Presenting Pete

19:10 Worcester

This can go the way of DAME DE FORTUNE, who shaped with plenty of promise on her Rules debut at Newton Abbot last month. The switch to hurdles and the step up in trip, being a point-to-point winner, could see her get off the mark at the main expense of Paris Dixie, who was an eye-catcher on her first start for the Anthony Honeyball team here. Cluain Aodha and Rebel Roxy are not to be underestimated either.
Prediction : 1st Dame De Fortune 2nd Paris Dixie 3rd Cluain Aodha

19:40 Worcester

BAGAN comfortably won a similar C&D event last month and, effectively just 3lb higher this evening with Daniel Sansom's claim taken into consideration, he is fancied to complete the double. Racing Spirit went close here five weeks ago and is entitled to improve for that first outing since November, while Present Storm and Robeam are others to watch out for.
Prediction : 1st Bagan 2nd Racing Spirit 3rd Present Storm

20:10 Worcester

SHEILA NASH stayed on strongly to score over C&D last time and a 4lb rise in the ratings might not be enough to anchor her if arriving in the same mood. Envol De La Cour also arrives in winning form and must enter calculations, although the bigger threat might prove to be Kapitaliste, who comes into this following a number of solid win and placed performances.
Prediction : 1st Sheila Nash 2nd Kapitaliste 3rd Envol De La Cour

17/08/2022 Worcester Acca