Through The Card: Kempton Park, Monday October 31

There is all-weather racing from Kempton Park on Monday
There is all-weather racing from Kempton Park on Monday

Timeform take you through the card at Kempton Park on Monday.

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14:20 - SIMPLY ME (11) is progressing and opened her account at the seventh time of asking at Wolverhampton 10 days ago. She looked a fair way ahead of her mark that day, making light of a 10-month absence from the track and finally matching the way she travelled with her finishing effort. She has a 4 lb hike in the weights to contend with here, but remains one to keep onside on the evidence of last time and can confirm that promise with a defeat of Encore Moi in this opening leg of the Placepot.

14:50 - YALAWIN (7) shaped well when third on his racecourse debut at Newbury 10 days ago, making headway as the field entered the final two furlongs and simply unable to go with two more-experienced rivals thereafter. He is entitled to improve with that initial outing under his belt and looks by far the most solid proposition with the Placepot in mind here. Jake's Hall made a similarly promising start to his career when fourth at Nottingham and looks the main danger.

15:20 - MADAME BUTTERFLY (1) has filled the runner-up spot in each of her four starts to date, but there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with her attitude and she has been given plenty of time to recover from a below-par effort at Musselburgh. She should prove extremely difficult to beat if reproducing the fair level of form she had shown at Wolverhampton previously and is taken to get off the mark at the fifth time of asking, with the unexposed Issue likely to give the selection most to do.

15:50 - DREAM OF SUMMER (3) was a decisive winner of his most recent outing over this C&D, travelling strongly in the leaders' slipstream throughout and quickly asserting once asked for his effort in the final two furlongs. He is slowly putting together a solid profile on the all-weather and, with promising apprentice Rob Hornby keeping the ride here, Dream of Summer is fancied to defy a 6 lb hike in the weights and has to enter calculations in the Placepot. He is joined by RAVENHOE (8), who returned to form when second at Chelmsford last time and looks overpriced.

16:20 - ROUSAYAN (5) proved better than ever when second on his most recent outing at Haydock, seeming to improve for the switch to more positive tactics and simply unlucky to bump into such a well-treated rival on the day. He certainly showed enough to suggest he is up to winning another race from his current mark and, with trainer David O'Meara in such fine form at present, Rousayan is fancied to get the better of Up In Lights and can gain the victory his consistency of late deserves. INKE (8) shaped better than the bare result when eighth at Newbury 10 days ago and is also included in the Placepot.

16:50 - SAM MISSILE (3) showed improved form when successful on his penultimate outing here and ran to a similar level when just failing to defy a 6 lb penalty over this C&D last time. He looks sure to be thereabouts if reproducing that level of form and makes plenty of appeal in this final of the Placepot. That comment also applies to CHARLIES MATE (6), who has proved better than ever when placed over this C&D the last twice and remains one to keep onside in his current mood.

17:20 - HAAF A SIXPENCE (1) was below-par when down the field on his most recent outing at Ascot, but was entitled to need the run after some 11 months off the track and would appear to hold obvious claims if reproducing the useful form he showed in 2015 now dropped in grade.

Recommendations:

Win back DREAM OF SUMMER in the 15:50 at Kempton Park

Placepot permutation:

14:20 - 11
14:50 - 7
15:20 - 1
15:50 - 3, 8
16:20 - 5, 8
16:50 - 3, 6

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