Through The Card: Kempton, Monday May 14

There is Jumps action at Kempton on Monday afternoon
There is Jumps action at Kempton on Monday afternoon
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Timeform take you through the card at Kempton on Monday...

"She sets a daunting standard, and will be very difficult to stop on hurdling debut."

Timeform on Queen's Magic

14:10 - Whilst CAUSE TOUJOURS (2) has been turned over at short odds in each of his two starts over hurdles so far, he still appeals as the best option in this. He showed useful form in his bumper starts, finishing ninth in last year's Champion Bumper at Cheltenham, which shows he has plenty of potential, and he is fancied to strike now switched to the Ian Williams yard. The biggest threat is likely to come from former stablemate Cosy Club, who looked progressive when getting off the mark at Wetherby in March.

14:40 - QUEEN'S MAGIC (3) is bred for this kind of trip, and looks an above-average recruit considering her bumper form over two miles. She sets a daunting standard, and will be very difficult to stop on hurdling debut. Shazzamataz has shown some potential in two starts over timber so far and is perhaps the biggest threat, ahead of Potters Sapphire.

15:15 - BANDSMAN (2) looks as if he will take the world of beating in this sphere, provided he takes to the new challenge. He races here off the same mark as when scoring with a great deal of authority over hurdles at Warwick last week, and is impossible to oppose. Hidden Cargo is a threat if the switch to chasing galvanises him, whilst Ballycamp is another to consider.

15:45 - An open contest, in which CHELTENHAM DE VAIGE (5) looks the best option. He has proven expensive to follow so far, but has shown more since switching to Fergal O'Brien two starts ago, a trainer with an excellent record with this type of recruit, and he looks more than capable of winning from his current mark. BERTIE BARNES (1) is in the form of his life at the moment, and deserves inclusion as he bids for a hat-trick.

16:20 - Whilst LIKE SULLY (8) has shown a preference for left-handed tracks during his career, given his propensity to jump in that direction, he performed as well as he ever has at the right-handed Huntingdon last time, finishing second, and he looks well-treated off his current mark. BARTON ROSE (1) ran respectably at Cheltenham last time and looks a big threat in a weak contest.

16:50 - Life in handicaps is likely to suit the free-going JABOTICA (5), and he has shown enough in his starts to date to suggest that his opening mark is a workable one. He gets the narrow vote in an open contest ahead of Exitas, who is an attractive proposition sent hurdling off a lower mark.

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