Through The Card: Kempton, Sunday January 17

There is an 8-race card at Kempton on Sunday
There is an 8-race card at Kempton on Sunday

All-weather racing at Kempton is the only surviving UK racing on Sunday, and Timeform take you through the card.

"This $360,000 yearling should have more to offer at this level based on her pedigree"

13:00 - A 2-lb rise in the weights for Loudly's win last time looks lenient based on the positional bias she had to overcome and her lightly-raced profile. This $360,000 yearling should have more to offer at this level based on her pedigree, and with this extra furlong looking set to suit based on her strength in the finish last time, she looks well worth backing at the current price.

13:30 - Jammy Guest has a poor overall strike-rate, and is a hostage to fortune more than most due to his run style, so looks one to take on at a short price here. Twin Point had the run of the race at Lingfield last time, but has not had many starts for his current yard, and may yet have more to offer. Lupo D'Oro shaped as if the return to this trip would suit when running well over a mile at Lingfield last time, and is also worth including back at the venue of his last win, which came from a 4 lb lower mark.

14:00 - The early money for Cartographic on his first start for the in-form David Evans yard looks fairly ominous for the other competitors in this race. Based on some of his Irish form, he could be well treated from a BHA mark of just 54, and looks worth banking on here.

14:35 - Hard to look passed Mrs Burbidge for the in-form Neil Mulholland yard, who confirmed the form she showed in Jersey over the summer back in this sphere when winning well at Wolverhampton last month. A 4-lb rise looks very fair, and in a similarly weak race as last time, she should be hard to beat.

15:10 - Haines was progressive last winter, and made a very satisfactory return to action after five months off at Wolverhampton last month when short of room in the final furlong. A return to this trip looks very much in his favour, and he should go close. His biggest rival appears to be Todd, who has shaped well on both of his last starts under George Baker, and looks a place contender once again here.

15:40 - Small-field tactical races are no issue for Gracious John based on his last win in a three-runner minor event last time at Lingfield, and although he faces competition for the lead this time around and gives away weight all around, he will have the measure of this field if running to a similar level.

16:10 - The form of Royal Normandy's C&D win last month has worked out very well, with three subsequent winners emerging since from those behind him, and he went close to following up from a 3 lb higher mark here earlier this month. Royal Normandy finished with running left that day, having just been unable to match the winner's turn of foot in the closing stages, and he looks to hold a strong chance today, though he has been well-found in the market and is probably not worth backing at his current price.

16:40 - Bridge Builder looks well-in after his C&D victory last week, and will prove very hard to beat under a 6-lb penalty if running to that sort of level again. There may still be a bet here though in the 'Without Favourite' market. Celtic Ava has shaped well on more than one occasion on the all-weather recently, and although she will probably need to step back up in trip to be seen to maximum effect, she looks to hold a good chance of filling the spot behind Bridge Builder in this race.

Recommended bets:

Back Loudly in the 13:00
Back Celtic Ava in the 16:40 (W/O Favourite)


Placepot permutation:
13:00 - 7
13:30 - 2,5
14:00 - 3
14:35 - 4
15:10 - 2,4
15:40 - 1
=8 lines

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