Through The Card: Kempton, Wednesday January 27

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

Timeform take you through Kempton's evening card on Wednesday.

"With more pace guaranteed here, he still looks ahead of his mark with a 6 lb rise to contend with, and will probably prove hard to beat."

16:40 - This is a trappy opener, and not many of these have shown much recent form. Divertimenti could be stronger in the market, but has his customary headgear back on and has dropped to his last winning mark, so seems to have some sort of chance. Lutine Charlie has been running consistently well at this track over 7 furlongs recently, including last time when a respectable fifth behind a progressive pair, and could be worth including as well, with the drop back to sprinting no issue based on some of his old form.

17:10 - Hope You Dance was short of room late on at Lingfield last time, and is respected having been well supported in the market this morning. The one to beat here, however, appears to be Rivers Run, who had excuses for her step backwards from her debut at Lingfield last time, with a steady pace and drop in trip seemingly acting against her. Rivers Run should relish the return to 12 furlongs, and looks a solid Placepot option.

17:40 - Fern Owl got off the mark at Wolverhampton last time after some promising efforts prior to that, but the feeling is that he could be more at home in a big field with decent pace and plenty of cover, so could be one to take on at the prices, for all that he is lightly raced and could have more to offer over this trip. Tangramm just failed to land the four-timer at Wolverhampton last time, and looks the slightly more attractive option of the two market leaders. The bet of the race at the prices, however, could be Midtech Star, who has not been seen on the all-weather since recording a career-best when winning a maiden at Wolverhampton in 2014, and returns to action here from a career-low handicap mark with Adam Kirby booked, and with Ian Williams firing in the winners.

18:10 - Kingsley Klarion is a typically tough and progressive Mark Johnston-trained horse, who bounced back from a flop on fibresand two starts back with just about a career-best effort at Lingfield over 6 furlongs last time, despite seemingly finding the drop back in trip against him somewhat. With a bigger test of stamina here over an extra furlong, he looks the way to go for the Placepot, with current favourite Dream Mover shaping as if amiss when last seen in the Group 3 Acomb Stakes last summer.

18:40 - Nouvelli Dancer is seemingly an intended runner here, and will take all the beating from just a 6-lb higher mark than when winning well at Wolverhampton two days ago, becoming the latest success story for her yard in the process. Sky Ferry should get his own way out in front, and would be the most likely of the others after posting a respectable effort last time at Wolverhampton.

19:10 - Master Of Song is well in here under a penalty for his easy win at Southwell last week, but he is yet to show much form away from the fibresand, and given his patchy overall profile, is worth opposing. Gavarnie Encore could be the safest option for the places, now back at his favourite track where his two wins have come from, and with the latest being from just a 1 lb higher mark in August, he could go close again.

19:40 - Celtic Ava is another horse arriving here potentially well treated under a penalty for a recent win, and unlike Master of Song in the previous race, she looks to have a solid chance of making the quick turnaround count, with the form from her breakthrough win, where she drew clear with a thriving rival, looking strong, and useful 7-lb claimer Paddy Bradley leaving her nicely weighted. If the favourite is to be turned over, one of the more likely could be Mcdelta, who has been in poor form in 2015 since returning from a long absence, but is 12 lbs below his last winning mark, and gets George Baker on board for the first time.

20:10 - Cartographic nearly failed to justify some strong market support on debut for David Evans over C&D last time, after being poorly positioned in a slowly-run race. With more pace guaranteed here, he still looks ahead of his mark with a 6 lb rise to contend with, and will probably prove hard to beat.

Recommended bets:

Back Midtech Star in the 17:40

Placepot permutation:
16:40 - 4,8
17:10 - 9
17:40 - 4,6
18:10 - 1
18:40 - 2,9
19:10 - 6
= 8 lines

You can bet on the Tote, including the Placepot, through Betfair by clicking this link

Get a Free £/€20 Exchange Bet

  • Join Now - Open your account today using promo code VAL225
  • Bet - Place a £/€20 Bet on the Exchange
  • Earn - £/€20 Back in cash if your bet loses
Bet Now

T&Cs apply.

Read past articles