Through The Card: Kempton, Tuesday April 19

There is racing from Kempton on Tuesday
There is racing from Kempton on Tuesday

Timeform take you through the card at Kempton on Tuesday.

"He makes appeal from just 4 lb higher in the weights here..."

14:00 - Quebec has yet to make much of an impact for Charlie Mann since leaving Robert Stephens for £42,000 last year, but he has dropped in the handicap considerably as a result and he could be worth chancing with his yard amongst the winners. Smart Catch is worth still treating as in-form despite not seeing his race out last time at Sandown (ran well there prior to that) and has one of the more solid profiles here, so is also one to include.

14:30 - With none of the newcomers making any impact in the early markets the three principles Imperial Presence, Swansea Mile and Abbreviate look the ones to concentrate on here. It wouldn't be a surprise to see any of the three run well, but both Swansea Mile and Abbreviate were some way below their best when last seen, and the most solid option could be Imperial Presence, who could well benefit from the application of a hood (usually races freely).

15:00 - Mor Brook returned to some sort of form at Exeter last time, and though he could have been excused the way he backed out of things late on given he was returning from a break, his three wretched efforts before that (pulled up each time) mean that he is worth treating with a bit of caution here, despite being strong in the market this morning. Gowanauthat faltered in the closing stages at Fontwell last time when looking the likely winner (not the first time he has faltered late on) and the most solid option appears to be Doitforthevillage, who idled badly last time at Exeter on his second chase start and is worth another chance, perhaps under more thoughtful tactics this time.

15:30 - Morning Herald won an ordinary race last time at Ludlow but it was hard not to be impressed with the way she did it (drew clear by fifteen lengths despite making a few jumping errors) and she is preferred - in receipt of weight - to Surtee Du Berlais, who was well below form last time in a handicap.

16:00 - Current favourite Port Melon continues to be a frustrating sort and is probably worth taking on at the head of the market. Present View hasn't gone on from his encouraging reappearance over fences this season, but did get back on track somewhat at the end of March with a second over hurdles after a break. He is only 3 lb above his last winning mark (which came at the Cheltenham Festival in 2014) and is worth including along with Wizards Bridge, who now gets Harry Cobden's useful 5 lb claim for the first time, and whose C&D third in February behind Silver Grove and A Good Skin is working out well.

16:30 - Clondaw Banker has been very expensive to follow so far in his career but, despite this big field, he may well get an uncontested lead here, which saw him to good effect at Sandown in November when he belatedly got off the mark over hurdles. He makes appeal from just 4 lb higher in the weights here and is worth including along with Mountain Eagle, who could not justify strong support on his handicap debut at Newbury last time (finished third) but shaped well in defeat and may well be suited by this better ground (travelled strongly that day).

17:00 - Twirling Magnet doesn't seem to do much off the bridle these days and it will be interesting to see how he fares back in trip here after he was outbattled by Glint of Steel at Newbury last time, though Polisky and Best Boy Barney look big dangers and this is probably best watched.

Recommendations:

Back Doitforthevillage in the 15:00

Placepot permutation:
14:00 - 6, 9
14:30 - 3
15:00 - 2
15:30 - 3
16:00 - 1, 9
16:30 - 8, 14
= 8 lines

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