Through The Card: Kempton, Wednesday 28 August

Horses at finish under lights
There is Flat racing from Kempton on Wednesday

Timeform take you through the card at Kempton on Wednesday...

"...given the American pedigree he possesses, he looks to have plenty more to come on this surface..."

Timeform on Tipperary Jack

17:55 - The opening minor contest looks to be between the top two in the market, with preference for Sir Michael Stoute's filly, TANITA (11). Having made her debut at the track over seven furlongs, she finished a close third despite things not being as straight forward as she would have hoped. She was slowly away but made good progress in the straight to hit the front a furlong out before just being caught for speed by two others to be beaten a quarter of a length. She shaped as if a mile would be well within range and can get her head in front to make Ryan Moore's rare Kempton appearance worthwhile. National Treasure looks the main threat off the back of a similar performance at Newmarket but with the record Sir Michael Stoute has of bringing his two-year-olds along slowly, the selection can progress past her.

18:25 - TIPPERARY JACK (1) was making his handicap debut last time out and is readily forgiven that effort when he was badly hampered over a furlong out and finished with running left. He is a previous winner at the course, when successful in a minor event that has worked out quite well and given the American pedigree he possesses, he looks to have plenty more to come on this surface and looks a solid selection with the likely favourite now a non-runner. Mums Hope has been hinting at winning a race like this but may have found herself bumping into one here.

18:55 - KHABEERAH (12) heads the market in a very poor race and given the promise that she showed on debut at this track, she rates very highly as the one they all must beat. She wasn't given a hard time on debut when behind the exciting Dubai Warrior, when making headway over two furlongs out and keeping on well enough to suggest she can win a race. She drops in trip here which doesn't look a bad move and she can justify her odds-on position in the market. Zahee is the likely challenger but given that he needs this run to qualify for handicaps, he might one for his next start.

19:25 - A case can be made for most of these fillies but preference is for VIBRANCE (2) on handicap debut. James Fanshawe's horses are often brought along with handicaps in mind and she looks no different, improving on each of her starts, including over C&D on her qualifying run. She wasn't given a hard time in what was a good race and the booking of Oisin Murphy catches the eye with her lurking on a low mark. Swansdown has been expensive to follow but might show up better than last time back on the all-weather, whilst Storm Eleanor also makes her handicap debut. Ralph Beckett isn't one to usually turn to headgear and he has a good record when doing so, giving Hermosura a chance as well.

19:55 - ALMA LINDA (8) was unlucky last time at Wolverhampton and given her yard is in good form, she can get her head back in front. she is very much bred to improve further when upped in trip and now tackling a mile and three furlongs for the first time, her progress looks set to continue. She got denied a run on her latest start at Wolverhampton and rallied well to suggest moving up in trip is the right move for her. The Pinto Kid often flatters to deceive by travelling into races well but doesn't often find much and may be vulnerable after two good performances have seen him climb in the ratings.

20:25 - A competitive staying handicap again with a Sir Mark Prescott horse making most appeal given the unexposed nature of him at this trip. BLAME IT ON SALLY (5) got his head back in front last time at Goodwood when trying two miles for the first time aided with a visor. He gets both those again here today and given he accounted for a well-supported rival with little fuss last time, he looks to be able to take the step up in grade in his stride and can begin to build a sequence for his master trainer. Baltic Song looks to pose the biggest threat now upped in trip and he will strip fitter for his recent reappearance in minor company after 5 months off.

20:55 - RICOCHET (1) heads the weights and looks to be overpriced in the last for his new trainer. Tom Ward saddles his first runner and now stepping Ricochet back up in trip looks an excellent move. This is the geldings handicap debut after his previous connections kept trying to win a minor event with him, suggesting that a mark of 67 may well be on the lenient side. Tom Marquand is a jockey booking that catches the eye and he can take the last at the expense of last time out winners Victory Rose and Lordsbridge Boy.

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