THERE are clues aplenty at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse's meetings to future races all over the country.
The penultimate fixture of 2004 may provide handsome dividends for followers of form as it provided some interesting winners.
The powerful training yard of Jonjo O'Neill isn't having the best fortunes at the moment but his Classic Native, which won the allsports Handicap Chase in his first race over fences, looks well handicapped. And with the assistance in the saddle of Champion Jockey Tony McCoy, just back from injury, the horse could win again soon.
Into that category comes trainer Venetia Williams's A Toi A Moi too. The four-year-old competed in top-class novice hurdle races a season ago. Back in action again in the Wrexham AFC Fight For Survival 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle, the horse did look impressive.
The Malise Nicolson Beginners' Chase has been won by subsequent Cheltenham Gold Cup and Welsh National victors in recent years. Whether A Glass In Thyne, for small Leicestershire handler Ben Pollock, is up to that grade is questionable, but he's useful.
The chaser doing the talking for Ginger McCain of late is Pink Harbour. A winner at Hereford a fortnight ago, the mare then followed up in fine style at Bangor-on-Dee.
Lisa Williamson's fine run continues. After the win with Colliers Court two more victories have followed, making it three winners from the last four runners out of the Saighton stable.
The final fixture of 2004 at Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse is on Wednesday, December 15. Scheduled first race time is 12.40pm.
Admission to the Course En-closure is £6, while the Paddock Enclosure is £13. Accompanied children enter free. Information is available at www.BangorOnDeeR-aces.co.uk or call the race-course on 01978 780323.
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