Through The Card: Kempton, Wednesday November 25

There is racing at Kempton this evening
There is racing at Kempton this evening

There is listed action at Kempton on Wednesday evening, and Timeform take you through the card.

"He is drawn low, should be able to lead, has a good record on all-weather surfaces, and should be very hard to beat..."

16:15- Fruit Salad sets the standard in the opening maiden on her second at Wolverhampton last time, and could offer some value at the current prices, despite being a short-priced favourite. It is quite easy to take on Shine Likeadiamond, her main danger in the market, for win purposes, considering she has yet to break her duck after 12 attempts in maidens, and Fruit Salad is worth backing at around 2.35/4.

16:45- Dubawi Light did well to win over C&D last time on his second start for Gary Moore, having to wait for a gap in a messy race, and he is a worthy favourite in the first handicap of the night here. There is a case to be made for backing Fern Owl against him at the current prices, however. Fern Owl has not been seen to best effect yet in two tries in handicaps, potentially needing the run at Windsor in October after three months off, and then being unsuited by the drop back to a mile at Wolverhampton earlier this month on his last start. He remains unexposed and looks the bet of the race.

17:15- Castle Talbot is interesting on his second start for Richard Hughes after leaving Charlie Hills, but early market vibes are negative, and there may be other days for him. Of the others, Buckland Beau has been backed into favouritism, but with a modest strike rate and a run style that requires plenty of luck in running, he can be left alone at the current price.

17:45- There is not much to separate The Commendatore and Mywayistheonlyway on their debut efforts, and they should have the race between them, with the former the more likely winner, and well found in the market.

18:15- Although this step back in trip does not look ideal for the well-related Miro, he should have the beating of 9-race maiden Quintus Cerialis, who is next best on known form.

18:45- A good-quality listed contest that could be between the lightly-raced three-year-old Spanish Squeeze, and the tough Fire Fighting. Spanish Squeeze has endured a rather truncated season, having had a 7-month gap between his reappearance at Lingfield in April and his last outing at Chelmsford, which came earlier this month. He was keen early on that day, and may well improve for the experience. He should have the beating of Fire Fighting - who was not seen to best effect dropped in trip at Lingield last time - while receiving 8lbs, but the market has this one just right at present, with Spanish Squeeze currently favourite at 3.613/5.

19:15- Lancelot Du Lac has been well supported overnight for a race he won two seasons ago, and his excellent chance means we can just about still justify a bet. He was last seen finishing a creditable third in the Wentworth Stakes at Doncaster earlier this month, which was his best effort since finishing third in the Wokingham at Royal Ascot from a 3lb higher mark than he races off today. He is drawn low, should be able to lead, has a good record on all-weather surfaces, and should be very hard to beat, with perhaps his main danger at the weights, Rivellino, drawn widest of all.

19:45- Hands and heels races rarely offer the best betting scenarios, and this one is no different. Two Sugars looks one of the more likely, seeing as he usually races up with the pace, but his wide draw tempers enthusiasm, and this race is probably best left alone from a betting point of view.


Back Fruit Salad in the 16:15 at Kempton 2pts win at 2.35/4
Back Fern Owl in the 16:45 at Kempton 1pt win at 5.39/2
Back Lancelot Du Lac in the 19:15 at Kempton 1pt win at 3.002/1


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