Through The Card: Kempton, Wednesday April 11
Timeform take you through the card at Kempton on Wednesday evening.
"That form was good enough to have won most events of this nature..."
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17:45 - SQUIRE (5) has not been beaten far in each of his last three starts, including when a length and three quarters second from this mark at Chelmsford last time, and he rates by far the most solid proposition for Placepot purposes in the opener, no reason why he won't be thereabouts once again. Buckland Beau and Connemera Queen complete the shortlist.
18:15 - MAGNIFICENT (6) progressed with each of his four starts as a two-year-old, signing off with a good second behind the exciting Emaraaty at Newbury in September, no match for the winner but pulling well clear of the remainder. That form was good enough to have won most events of this nature and it would be no surprise if there were more to come from him this time round, a rangy type with plenty of scope last season, so he gets the vote ahead of the John Gosden-trained Fennaan.
18:45 - PERFECT HUSTLER (1) bumped into a promising sort when second on his penultimate outing and improved again to go one better last time, both those starts coming over six furlongs here, and the way he finished on the latter occasion suggests the step up to this trip will be in his favour. That form sets the standard among those with previous experience in this line-up and Jeremy Noseda's charge looks sure to take all the beating, with newcomer Nordic Passage feared most of the remainder.
19:15 - DARING GUEST (3) is on a workable mark at present (only 2 lb above last winning one) and could be the way to go here after an encouraging display at Lingfield last time, where he endured a troubled passage in the final furlong and did well under the circumstances to be beaten just a length and a half. Coverham, Muhajjal and Clement all merit consideration, too, in an open heat.
19:45 - DANGEROUS ENDS (2) looked as if another win was just around the corner when fourth here over an inadequate mile, and upped to this trip, he has a great chance of win number five in this penultimate leg of the Placepot. Captain Pugwash is an obvious rival, but has extra weight to carry after his last win, while Paddy A sits at the bottom of the weights and could make a place.
20:15 - CASTLELYONS (1) has the strongest case in this line-up and can carry top weight to victory if in the same form as when scoring on his latest outing at Wolverhampton back in December. If he falters then Birds of Prey will be ready to exploit any weaknesses, though he is also having his first run in some time, leaving Regicide as a third option in this closely-matched field.
20:45 - FOUR FIFTY THREE (5) is improving slowly with every start and, with Silvestre De Sousa an eye-catching jockey booking for trainer Mark Tompkins, he looks the one to be with. Golden Guide is beginning to look attractively handicapped and won't be far away at the finish, though both Iconic Boy and Parisian could also get involved.
21:15 - NEW RICH (11) has his own ideas about the game sometimes, but he also has plenty of ability and can win the finale if he is in the mood. Red Invader is not passed over lightly and looks a very serious danger as does top-weight Mishaal, who may be up in class but has won in better company before.
17:45 - 5
18:15 - 6
18:45 - 1
19:15 - 3
19:45 - 2
20:15 - 1
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