Through The Card: Kempton, Wednesday August 24

There is racing from Kempton on Wednesday evening
There is racing from Kempton on Wednesday evening

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

"There is plenty of stamina on his dam's side (she was an unraced half-sister to the very smart Wareed, who stayed two and half miles) and he is expected to improve plenty for the extra furlong here."

17:40 - Unsuspected Girl was suited by being held up in a strongly run race when running a career-best at Chelmsford last time, and this six-runner field with a lack of front runners is not expected to provide the same sort of circumstances. PACHARANA (1) conceded a soft lead to an unexposed sort at Yarmouth last time but was still able to comfortably land a double, and should be hard to beat here as she goes in search of the three-timer.

18:10 - Though Charlie Appleby has had plenty of his two-year-olds win first time out this season, they usually benefit from their first outings and often show improved form on Timeform ratings on their second starts. That should be the case with ENDLESS GOLD (5), who was green and unsuited by the emphasis on speed at Newmarket last time. There is plenty of stamina on his dam's side (she was an unraced half-sister to the very smart Wareed, who stayed two and half miles) and he is expected to improve plenty for the extra furlong here. The newcomers in the field don't look particularly threatening to Endless Gold on paper, and he is worth backing.

18:40 - Competitive stuff. Notary remains open to further improvement after landing a maiden at Goodwood on her final two-year-old start when last seen, but she does have an absence to defy and is not an easy opening for her first three-year-old start. REAVER (12) has a wide draw to overcome, but given that he is normally held up, that shouldn't matter too much. The race he won last time at Windsor was an uncompetitive affair, but he came from first to last in good style to win cosily. A 4 lb rise in the weights seems fair and he should run well for the in-form Even Johnson Houghton stable. NORTH CREEK (4) was below form on turf at Yarmouth last time and will be suited by this return to the all-weather. He looked up to defying this sort of mark when second over C&D in July and is also worth including.

19:10 - The market says a lot about this race, with all bar three of the nine-runner field being 25/1 or bigger on the exchanges. TEGARA (9) wasn't seen to best effect over a mile at Ripon last time, having raced freely and being intimidated by a wandering rival inside the final furlong. She is likely to improve for that experience and the drop back to seven furlongs looks set to suit given her tendency to over race that day.

19:40 - Trevisani is not straightforward under pressure and was seen to good effect out in front at Haydock last time. The presence of habitual front runner Saborido in the field means that this race - which represents a step up in class for Trevisani - is likely to present a different scenario, and he is one to take on. The answer could be ROYAL REEF (6), who seems to thrive over this C&D (won two of his three starts) and is likely to put a below-par effort on turf at Ffos Las last time well behind him with Silvestre de Sousa back on board.

20:10 - A tricky end to the Placepot but WEST COAST FLYER (2) is three from four on all-weather surfaces and has a generally progressive profile up to this point, producing his best effort over this C&D earlier this month. That race developed into something of a three-furlong dash for home, so the potential tactical nature of this contest (no natural front runner on paper) should pose no fears for his supporters.

20:40 - A trappy sprint. Cadland Lad ran well back on the all-weather at Chelmsford last time and deserved some extra credit for finishing third after working hard from a poor draw. He is drawn better here today if getting away sharply, and should run well, though his overall strike-rate is of course a concern if you are backing him for win purposes.

Recommendations:

Back Endless Gold in the 18:10

17:40 - 1
18:10 - 5
18:40 - 4, 12
19:10 - 9
19:40 - 6
20:10 - 2

Placepot permutation:
2 lines

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