Through The Card: Kempton, Tuesday 23 October

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There is all-weather action from Kempton on Tuesday evening

Timeform take you through the card at Kempton on Tuesday evening...

"...there is reason to think we have yet to see the best of him..."

Timeform on Tinsmith

17:40 - DJIBOUTI (6) has only run to a modest level on her three starts to date, but she ran much her best race so far when finishing midfield at Chelmsford earlier this month on her all-weather debut under this rider. That was also the longest trip she has tackled thus far, but the late headway she made that day suggests she will be suited by this even bigger test of stamina, and the stats back up her chances, too. Hugo Palmer has an excellent record with his runners stepping up in trip and, bred to be better than an opening mark of 62, a much better performance wouldn't be a surprise from a good draw. Royal Dancer looks the main danger.

18:10 - PIKE CORNER CROSS (1) has a good record on the all-weather, winning four times last season, including two times over this C&D. He is now potentially very well handicapped, some 22 lb below his last winning mark, and judged on his recent runs, he looks like he's ready to strike. He bumped into another well-treated sort who was well backed when runner-up over C&D last week, leading briefly over a furlong out but unable to quicken with the winner in the closing stages. Able to race from the same mark here, Pike Corner Cross seemingly has plenty in his favour. Irish-raider Fastidious is rising 10 but is still a big player at this level, while Caribbean Spring is also feared back on the all-weather.

18:40 - COACHELLA (5) was strong at the finish when runner-up in a higher-level handicap than this over C&D a week ago, forced to switch inside the final furlong, but proving strong at this finish. He races from the same mark here so he is fancied to make another bold bid. Dor's Law was disappointing at Leicester but better is expected this time with Kirby taking over, while Spryt is well drawn to attack.

19:10 - EVASIVE POWER (1) surpassed the form of his debut win when runner-up in minor company at the Curragh in August and is fancied to concede weight all round returning from a short break. This will be his first start on the all-weather, but that shouldn't pose a problem, and he sets a pretty good standard in this line-up. Fox Champion has been off even longer following an encouraging debut in June but this expensive breeze-up buy should have more to offer still, while Be Like Me also considered.

19:40 - EQUALLY FAST (1) returned from a break to win at Bath earlier in the year so his absence since his third in a stronger race than this at Chester in July isn't too much of a concern. Trainer Ron Harris continues in good form and his runner is preferred to the three-year-olds Taoiseach, who could have more to offer now handicapping, and Busby.

20:10 - INDIAN TYGRESS (8) didn't fire on turf last time but had quickened up nicely to win over C&D prior to that and is taken to get her career back on track now. She looked potentially useful here and will prove a tough nut to crack if returning to that sort of form back on the all-weather. Human Nature has been in top form since the summer and ought to go well again, while Outrage was back to winning ways last time and remains well treated on his best form.

20:40 - There's a good chance the penny is just starting to drop with THE PINTO KID (9), who produced his best effort to date when a close second at Lingfield last month. He is in good hands and the feeling is he could have even more to offer yet. Miss Blondell's infrequent visits to the track suggest she's not the easiest to train but she was a good second off 2 lb higher when last seen nearly a year ago so will be a threat if ready to roll on her return. Running Cloud and Pilot Wings also make the shortlist.

21:10 - TINSMITH (1) is yet to build on his debut effort in two runs since, again failing to make an impact after nine weeks off over this C&D earlier this month, off the bridle a long way out. That was a strong maiden with plenty of well-bred, unexposed types on show, and the race is working out well, too. Given Tinsmith's pedigree, there is reason to think we have yet to see the best of him and, from what looks a fairly lenient opening mark, he is worth chancing on handicap debut for a yard that does well with such types.

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