Through The Card: Kempton, Wednesday October 19

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

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

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17:50 - There seems to be a number in the field who like to get on with things, which could set the race up nicely for a finisher. PIKE CORNER CROSS (11) made it two from two over this C&D for Ed de Giles three starts back, impressing with the way he made up late ground off a slow gallop, and a 5 lb rise in the weights may not be enough to stop him now returning to the track he is clearly most effective at.

18:20 - Hard to get away from ARCHER'S ARROW (2), who pushed the more experienced City of Joy all the way to the line on debut at Redcar earlier this month. Given his pedigree, he should take to the polytrack well, and should have more to offer on just his second start.

18:50 - Compas Scoobie and PORT ISAAC (5) are clear of this field on ratings and in the market, and they look the pair to focus on. The latter has had fewer starts, and though he didn't have too many excuses last time at Yarmouth, the winner Roman Holiday gave the form a nice boost by following up next time.

19:20 - Competitive stuff with all bar one of this field of two-year-olds having won a race already. The fact that HAJAJ (3) has the only winning polytrack form makes him one of the more solid options, and he is worth including along with ANFAASS (5), who won cosily over six furlongs at Thirsk last time and should be suited by the extra furlong here.

19:50 - Finding the winner of this may be tricky, but GOLDEN WEDDING (8) is the obvious Placepot pick, given how consistent he has been this year. He has made the places on 11 of his 13 starts in 2016, including a win and a placed effort at this track, and should run his race once again.

20:20 - Finelcity is seeking a Kempton hat-trick and is respected, but could be one to take on at the head of the market given he is a front runner drawn in stall 11. RIPOLL (9) continued his good run of form on the all-weather when winning here from an unpromising position last time and should go well again. FRENCHMAN (8) also extended his solid all-weather record last time (both wins have now come on polytrack) in a first-time hood, and is sure to go well with Luke Morris on board once again.

20:50 - An unappealing race from a betting point of view. Dark Confidant isn't badly treated on these terms, however, and could have benefited from a change of scenery (joined Richard Fahey from Richard Guest), so makes slightly more appeal than some.

21:20 - Current favourite Lobster Cocktail doesn't seem to be progressing and Just Fred - who was narrowly touched off at Wolverhampton last time - could be seen to good effect here (shaped as though he'd benefit from a strong gallop last time).

Recommendations:


Back PIKE CORNER CROSS in the 17:50

17:50 - 11
18:20 - 2
18:50 - 5
19:20 - 3, 5
19:50 - 8
20:20 - 8, 9

Placepot permutation:
4 lines


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