Placepot Pointers

Placepot pointers – Friday 29th January


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Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
2015: £200.60 (7 favourites: 1 winner--3 placed--3 unplaced)
12.50: Graeme McPherson (PANDY WELLS) and Jenny Candlish (THEFLYINGPORTRAIT) have been among the winners of late and the chances of their representatives are respected.  THE MUMPER could easily be good enough to reach the frame at the very least, whilst UNDER THE PHONE is another to consider.
Favourite factor: All three favourites have claimed toteplacepot positions via two renewals this far, statistics which include one (7/2**) market leader.
Doncaster record of course winners in the first race:
1/10--Harvey's Hope
1.25: In a race which could be dominated by horses attracting support overnight, precious few people appear to want to lay the likes of DASHING OSCAR, MOABIT and CYRIUS MORIVIERRE.  That's as much of an 'edge' as I can muster at the time of writing on a card which offers few (if any) 'trends'.
Favourite factor: One of the two favourites has finished in the frame to date (no winners).  
2.00: Rebecca Curtis saddled last year's 20/1 winner whereby the heavy ground Ffos Las winner GLOBALISATION is the first name on my team sheet.  FLYING EAGLE is feared most, with BAKU BAY likely to outrun his odds from my viewpoint.
Favourite factor: Both (2/1 & 9/4) favourites have missed out on Placepot positions to date. 
2.30: I have slightly bent the rules regarding course and distance winners in this event as the first three horses listed below actually won at Doncaster over three miles, and not over the additional 96 yards.  I'll leave it to you to determine whether you believe that such horses should be included.  I find it somewhat strange to omit such horses given that with the 'new' starting rules in place, horses can be sent off anything up to 3o or 40 yards in front of the scheduled start if they are deemed to be 'walking in' rather than trotting.  As far as times of races are concerned these days, that 'new' ruling completely ignores the relevance of that scenario.  Money for NIGHT IN MILAN could be worth following if support for Kweith Reveley's ten-year-old is forthcoming, otherwise my short list would consist of CHANTARA ROSE, ACHIMOTA and SAN TELM.  
Favourite factor: Once again, both (13/8 & 6/4) favourites failed to reach the frame in this event.
Doncaster record of course winners in the fourth event:
2/10--Night In Milan (C&D winner)
1/4--Achimnota (C&D winner)
1/1--Hada Man (C&D winner)
1/1--Giveitachance (C&D winner)
3.05: THOMAS BROWN lost little in defeat at Ascot last time out, despite being returned as a (six length) beaten favourite.  A winner of four of his previous seven races, Harry Fry's raider is given a chance to atone for that defeat, with connections probably having most to fear from VINTAGE VINNIE and SAINT ROQUE on this occasion.  
Favourite factor: The inaugural 11/8 favourite missed out on a toteplacepot position behind horses which filled the frame at 6/4 & 25/1.  It was a similar case twelve months ago as the 11/8 market leader finished out with the washing behind horses that did the buisness from a Placepot perspective at 9/2 & 4/1.

3.40: BIG CHIEF BENNY  could be the answer to the final event that I focus on, albeit Wayne Hutchinson's mount might not represent value for money from a win perspective.  I doubt I will leave Alan King's raider out of the toteplacepot mix however, with RAINY CITY and SEE THE WORLD also figuring in my thoughts at the overnight stage.
Favourite factor: The two favourites thus far have snared silver (9/4) and bronze (5/4) medals alongside Placepot positions.  
All references to placed horses on these pages are based on an exact science regarding general place terms offered by bookmakers and
Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Doncaster card on Friday:  
4--Susan Corbett
4--Alan King
4--Keith Reveley
3--Jennie Candlish
3--Ben Case
3--Micky Hammond
3--Nick Kent
3--Donald McCain
3--Paul Nicholls
3--Jonjo O'Neill
3--Ben Pauling
3--Dan Skelton
3--Ali Stronge
3--Nigel Twiston-Davies
3--Ian Williams
2--Peter Bowen
2--Rebecca Curtis
2--Harry Fry
2--Tom George
2--Tom Gretton
2--Charlie Mann
2--Graeme McPherson
2--Gary Moore
2--Neil Mulholland
2--Lucinda Russell
1--George Baker
1--Pippa Bickerton
1--Andrew Crook
1--Henry Daly
1--Sarah-Jayne Davies
1--Robin Dickin
1--Sam Drake
1--Claire Dyson
1--Stuart Edmunds
1--Clare Ellam
1--Richard Fahey
1--Joanne Foster
1--Warren Greatrex
1--Deborah Hamer
1--Nicky Henderson
1--Lawney Hill
1--Philip Hobbs
1--Malcolm Jefferson
1--Martin Keighley
1--Christopher Kellett
1--William Kinsey
1--Emma Lavelle
1--Danielle McCormack
1--Karen McLintock
1--Rebcecca Menzies
1--George Moore
1--Michael Mullineaux
1--Anna Newton-Smith
1--Peter Niven
1--David Pipe
1--Charles Pogson
1--Nicky Richards
1--Jeremy Scott
1--Lynn Siddall
1--James Turner
1--Sharon Watt
1--Alistair Whillans
1--Olly Williams
106 declared runners
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