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Placepot Picks: Goodwood, 9th May 2013


Last five toteplacepot returns at Goodwood:

May 4--£512.80 (three clear favourites secured toteplacepot posiitons)

October 14--£139.20 (four)

September 26--£8.20 (five)

September 4--£20.30 (three)

August 26--£ (two)

Toteplacepot returns for the last five corresponding meetings:

2011--£16.30 (all six clear favourites secured toteplacepot posiitons)

2010--£453.70 (three)

2009--£127.70 (three)

2008--£557.50 (one)

2007--£132.80 (four)


1.55: Prince's Trust did little wrong on his debut at Newbury a few weeks back whilst Enobled and Sweet Martoni are others on the short list.  Arms deserves a mention following a decent seasonal debut effort at Wolverhampton, with trainer John Hills having targeted this race successfully in recent times.

Trainer trends: John Hills (Arms) has secured a medal of each colour in the race on the last three occasions that the trainer has been represented.

Vintage stats: Three-year-olds have won all five renewals to date.

Weight information: Not applicable

Favourite/SP facts: Four of the five favourites have secured toteplacepot positions, statistics which include three (15/8-6/5-4/6) winners.


2.30: If Mark Johnston's all weather winner Enzaal can transfer his consistent efforts to turf, Silvestre De Sousa should get a decent tune out of the Invasor colt.  The two horses in the trainer trends sector might chase the Johnston horse home on this occasion.

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Trainer trends: Richard Hannon (saddles Pilgrims Rest this time around) saddled last year's inaugural winner.  Andrew Balding (Pearl Castle) saddled last year's runner up in a 'short field' event.

Vintage stats: Last year's only three-year-old representative won in fairly facile fashion.

Weight information: Only one contest to date which failed to offer clues for the future.

Favourite/SP facts: Last year's inaugural 11/4 favourite duly obliged, beating two 4/1 chances (silver and bronze medallists) that shared second place in the market.


3.00: Richard Hannon's two runners demand plenty of respect here despite the ordinary first effort of Malachim Mist.  Richard's Dark Angel colt was expected to be the Hannon representative in the 'Brocklesby' earlier in the year but things went a little pear shaped, whilst this sixth furlong already seems to be a requirement.  HATHA HOOH received rave reviews from the trainer on a stable tour earlier in the year whereby the Exceed And Excel colt could be anything.  CULDAFF would not have to improve a great deal from his first run to go very close, whilst Ralph Beckett said of Ravenous "he looks the type of horse to go to war with" earlier in the season.

Trainer trends: Richard Hannon has secured a medal of each colour via just the two renewals to date.

Vintage stats: This is a two-year-old event.

Weight information: Not applicable

Favourite/SP facts: Just one silver medal secured to date.


3.30: Clive Cox is the only represented trainer to have won this race and Entwined is entitled to run well on the strength of her seasonal Leicester debut.  Ribbons made a mockery of her 20/1 starting price at Kempton in mid November and James Fanshawe's filly could be anything. It's worth noting that the Manduro filly retains an entry in Royal Ascot's Coronation Stakes at the time of writing.

Trainer trends: Considering John Gosden (Trapeze) has saddled just fifteen winners this year, John's 4/16 record in three-year-old handicaps in 2013 reads quite well.

Vintage stats: This is a 3YO (fillies) handicap.

Weight information: All five winners have carried a maximum burden of 8-13 to date.

Favourite/SP facts: Four of the six favourites have claimed toteplacepot positions via five renewals, statistics which include two successful favourites which were both returned at odds of 7/2.


4.05: Some slightly contradictory lines cross here via the clues on offer, though my short list consists of Sole Danser, Interakt and Capitol Gain at the time of writing.

Trainer trends: Although Milton Bradley (Temple Road & Sole Danser) has not saddled a winner of the race as yet, three stable representatives have finished in the money.

Vintage stats: Six-year-olds lead the four-year-olds 3-2 via just the five contests thus far.

Weight information: Horses carrying 9-1 or less have secured four of the five contests.

Favourite/SP facts: Only two of the six market leaders have secured toteplacepot positions to date via five renewals (no winners).

Draw details: (six furlongs): 8-4-10 (13 ran-good to firm)--4-1 (6 ran-good)--1-7-8 (8 ran-good to firm)--14-3-2 (15 ran-good)--9-2-7 (10 ran-good)


4.40: Beaten favourite Queen's Star could be given another chance in this grade/company, with Our Folly and Beat Route expected to offer most resistance at the business end of proceedings.

Trainer trends: Andrew Balding's runners are beginning to show some consistency again whereby the chance of Andrew's beaten favourite Queen's Star is respected in this grade/company.

Vintage stats: Four-year-olds have won both renewals (15/2 & 5/1*) whilst vintage representatives have claimed three of the six available toteplacepot positions.

Weight information: All six horses to finish in the frame to date carried a minimum burden of 9-2.

Favourite/SP facts: The two market leaders have secured gold and silver medals thus far.


Mal's toteplacepot permutation:

1.55: A 7-1

2.30: A 8-7

3.00: A 6-8   B 2

3.30: A 7-9

4.05: A 6-4   B 7

4.40: A 9-5

= 144 lines.

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