BANGOR-on-Dee hosts a Discover Racing Day tomorrow when the six-race card, worth £32,000 in win and place prize money, gets under way at cent of which was at Sedgefield earlier this month.
The feature race of the afternoon, staged for the third year, is the Doug Francis Memorial Handicap Steeplechase over an extended two-and-a-half miles and worth £10,000.
Several entries have recent winning form. Eden Dancer hails from champion trainer Martin Pipe's yard and must be respected, having made all to win at Worcester in June.
Nine-year-old Specialize is looking for his fourth successive win, the most recent of which was at Sedgefield earlier this month..
Racing begins with the two miles, one furlong Sir Stanley Clarke Juvenile Novices Hurdle.
A number of horses are making their racecourse debut when the market fre -quently proves to be an excellent guide.
The Names Bond finished second over the course and distance two weeks ago and should go close. Royal Cayras appears to pose the biggest threat.
The Discover Racing Handicap Hurdle for amateur riders, covering a distance of two-and-a-half miles, looks a trappy contest on paper. Croker won at the last Bangor meeting but runs from out of the handicap.
Miss Tango is a consistent type along with Mr Montague for each-way selections.
Malakal, trained by Barney Curle, is an interesting entry in the two-and-a-half miles Showtime Maiden Hurdle. At Exeter in May, the horse and jockey were banned for schooling in public before finishing down the field at Huntingdon in April, but runners from this yard must be respected. Fayrway Rhythm has place claims.
Twenty-three horses hold five-day entries in the £6,000 David Manning Asso -ciates Handicap Chase run over an extended two-and-a-half miles.
Handsome Henry blundered three out over this course and distance earlier in the month.
The gelding was second to Orange Order at Wolverhampton in July, and there looks little to choose between these two.
Racing concludes with the competitive Bet With The Bookmakers Novices Handicap Hurdle when final running plans will help with selections in the two-mile one-furlong event.
Caxton Star reverts to hurdles after falling at Newton Abbott in July before finishing second over this distance at Market Rasen in the same month, carrying 11 stones 6lbs.
Three Eagles is fit from campaigning on the flat and Miracle Kid, making up the short list, was reported to have fin -ished sore when fourth at Market Rasen in July.
In addition to racing there is a presentation by on-course bookmakers at 12.45pm
An exit promotion will offer a free £10 Tote betting voucher with every two tickets purchased for the next Bangor-on-Dee race meeting to be held on Saturday, September 15.
Discover Racing offers and information about the sport can be accessed on w w w.discover-racing.com and 08700 721724 is the telephone number of the Discover Racing ticket information line.