BANGOR ON DEE stage an additional meeting this evening and there is almost £50,000 prize money on offer, writes ARTHUR SHONE.

Racing comes under starters orders at 4.40pm with the Conditional Jockeys Handicap Chase over two and a half miles.

The opener can go to the Venetia Williams-trained Vivaccio as her charge made every yard to beat Midnight Owle at Huntingdon last month.

Chester trainer Donald McCain runs Thyne For Gold and said: “He has solid form and has been running well all season and has won at the course before which is always a plus.”

In the Novices hurdle, the Malpas-trained Lucky Lover Boy has been a revelation since joining Ollie Greenall from George Baker in February.

From four starts, he has won two and been runner up twice and Greenall said: “This race is a stiffer task, but he is improving all the time.

McCain has strong claims with Constancio and said: “Bangor will suit, and he will love the ground and the trip.”

Greenall also has place claims with Artic Road in the Handicap hurdle although my selection will be the Lucy Wadham trained Potter’s Hedger.

McCain is represented by four horses in the Saughall Rotary Club handicap Hurdle with Armaaiekhan , Whiteok Stroller, Capmonfun and Dancetothelight all lined up to face the starter.

McCain rates Dancetothelight, who will be ridden by his daughter Abbie, as the best chance.

My selection will be the Dan Skelton-trained Kereman, who has won his last two races at Uttoxeter and Plumpton.

One of the feature races on the card is the £8,606 Mares Novices Handicap hurdle and the Richard Price trained Easter Forever can triumph his this one.

The other feature race on the card is the Handicap chase over the marathon trip of three miles and five furlongs.

This can go to the Nigel Twiston-Davies trained Angels Antics. His charge was third to The Bay Birch at the course last month.

The last race at 7.50pm is the bumper and McCain thinks very highly of his two runners in this race.

“Takinginallin is a lovely mare and won well at Sedgefield. She was balloted out of the champion bumper at Aintree, which was unfortunate as I think the course would have suited her, there are some nice horses in this race, but I think she should run very well.”

His other runner is Artichoke Heart but my selection will be the Kim Bailey trained The Milan Girl who finished runner up on her debut at Wetherby and can go one place better tonight.

Bangor will be running their usual free bus service to the racecourse. It leaves the Wrexham General Railway Station at 3.10pm and the return leg is at 8.10pm