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Friday, 15 April 2016

3.55 Bangor-on-Dee, Saturday, April 16

It strikes me that Bangor-on-Dee is an odd place to be searching for the proverbial ‘good thing’ on a Saturday afternoon in April, but in the Wrexham Lager Handicap Chase (3.55), Whiskey Chaser has won his last two starts over fences, including one over course and distance, by 92 lengths and looks worth following as he steps up in class. The handicapper has raised him 12lb, in total, necessitating a step back up to 0-120 company, but his sound jumping and abundance of stamina should stand him in good stead and a hat-trick looks well within his grasp. The Flemensfirth gelding ran as if something was amiss on his seasonal debut at Sedgefield in December and wasn’t seen again in public until February, but any ailment is clearly long gone and he seems in the form of his life at present. He can provide a welcome winner for Donald McCain, who hasn’t had a great season by his usual high standards.

Selection: Bangor-on-Dee 3.55 Whiskey Chaser

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