Through The Card: Kempton, Wednesday 23 January

Kempton Park
There's an eight race card on the All-Weather at Kempton on Wednesday evening

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

"...it would be no surprise should he be able to pick up from where he left off."

Timeform on Red Alert

16:40 - Kempton's opener is basement-level stuff, though KYLLUKEY (10) looks to have excellent claims of returning to winning ways. It's been just short of three years since his last win, but he's switched to the Charlie Wallis yard looking very well handicapped, and arrives here 25 lb lower than his last winning mark. Adam Kirby takes the ride, and he ought to make his presence felt at this level. Dodgy Bob and Krazy Paving are both solid at this class and look to be the biggest dangers to the selection.

17:15 - Meaningful form is at a premium, and as such it looks worth siding with TRAPANI (8), who's been giving the impression in two starts to date that she could well be seen to better effect in handicap company after today's qualifying run. She does however have some decent form under her belt in the context of this race, and considering her pedigree(sister to very smart winner up to 11f Crackerjack King), she looks worth chancing at this lowly level to get off the mark at the third time of asking. Moonlit Sea was in need of the experience on debut last month, but ought to prove better in time.

17:45 - Those with experience don't set a good standard, and as such it may be worth siding with a newcomer. There are several promising types making their debut here, including CHARLIE ARTHUR (6), an 80,000 gns purchase last year, who represents the in-form Richard Hughes team. Hughes is more than capable of readying one first time out and he ought to go close on debut. It should be an informative affair, though, and both I'm Available and Songkran are worthy of consideration.

18:15 - TOFFEE GALORE (2) is proving expensive to follow, considering that she has been sent off an odds-on favourite on two of her three starts to date, though she hasn't been shaping particularly badly, and it's worth noting that her standout performance came on the All-Weather - when second over a furlong further at Chelmsford last August. She's been handed a workable mark now switched to handicap company, and considering Archie Watson's strike rate with debutants in this sphere, it looks worth chancing that she can open her account. Ballistic and French Twist pose the main threat.

18:45 - RED ALERT (1) was thriving when last seen on the racecourse, producing a second career best to complete a double in a valuable race at Bath in September. Provided he's ready to go after a 129-day break, he looks to have leading claims for the in-form Tony Carroll team, and it would be no surprise should he be able to pick up from where he left off. Archie Watson's pair Choice Encounter and National Glory look the most interesting of the opposition.

19:15 - This looks competitive, but ready preference is for SIR PRIZE (8), who showed improved form to get off the mark at Lingfield 18 days ago. He's a low-mileage four-year-old, and he did well to win under the circumstances last time, getting forced wide around the home turn in a steadily run affair, before getting up inside the final half furlong. A 2 lb rise for that looks more than fair, and he's taken to follow up at the expense of Unit of Assessment, who's in the form of his life at the moment but heads here off a career high mark.

19:45 - A competitive heat, in which preference is for HARRY CALLAHAN (13). He ran right up to his best to finish second over C&D eight days ago, not managing to get to the winner but nearest at the finish. Returned to handicap company here, he's fancied to go close off a basement mark. Singing The Blues and Ember's Glow are others fancied to feature.

20:15 - MAGIC MIRROR (4) is a regular at Kempton, and all six of her career wins have come at this track. She wasn't seen to anything like best effect when in pursuit of a double here last time, not getting a clear run but keeping on for fourth. She's been dropped 1 lb by the handicapper since, and is on a workable mark at the moment. Dropped back to a mile, she can return to winning ways at the expense of Elenora Delight and Claudine.

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