Placepot Pointers

Placepot Pointers, 26th February 2016


Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:

N/A (Meeting abandoned

2.10: Five-year-olds have won four of the nine renewals and vintage representatives come to the gig on a hat trick this time around.  The pick of the trio of relevant raiders could prove to be WILL O' THE WEST.  Nigel Twiston-Davies has saddled two of the last six gold medallists (Nigel held two options earlier in the week); hence respect in offered to Nigel's five-year-old entry BALLYPOINT. Ben Pauling's PADDY'S FIELD completes my overnight short list.

Favourite factor: Favourites have won five of the last 10 contests, whilst the biggest priced winner during the period was returned at 9/1.  Market leaders have finished in the frame (exact science) in nine of the 10 relevant contests.

2.40: FORGIVING GLANCE has not really live up to a second placed debut effort over hurdles at Leicester via two subsequent assignments though that said, Alan King appears to have found a decent opportunity for his PASSING GLANCE filly who arguably has THREE COLOURS RED and PILLARD to beat.</p>

Favourite factor: Five of the 10 renewals have been won by market leaders, whilst the last nine favourites have secured toteplacepot positions.  The previous eight winners had won at a top price of 7/1 before the 2013 10/1 chance scored for the layers.

3.10: Seven-year-olds secured a 46/1 forecast in the inaugural running of this event in 2014 and we could witness a similar outcome here with both GLENDERMOT and BURGESS DREAM having been declared.  Two other vintage representatives are also in attendance, though CHEAT THE CHEATER is on an impressive run just now, whereby Claire Dyson's Flemensfirth gelding looks to be the main danger.

Favourite factor: The inaugural (2014) 11/4 favourite could only finish sixth of seven finishers behind horses which filled the frame at 11/2--8/1--14/1.

3.45: All five toteplacepot positions have been claimed by horses carrying a maximum burden of 10-10, statistics which include the relevant winners of the two events at 7/2 & 7/4*.  Accordingly, it's interesting to note that Alan King will give the leg up to his three pound claimer Tom Bellamy to one of the few course winners in the field, namely ARULDAR.  That increases the number of qualifiers to three, the other pair 'by rights' being UNTIL WINNING and REYNARD.  The overnight reserve nomination is awarded to MINELLA RECEPTION who only sits 32 ounces above the weight barrier.

Favourite factor: The inaugural 7/4 favourite obliged before both of the 2014 (5/2) joint favourites were sunk without trace.

Warwick record of course winners in the fourth race:


4.15: Gary Moore has scored with four of his last eight runners in the NH sector at the time of writing, though LEO LUNA has been out of form so far this season. The jury is out accordingly, offering confidence to connections of NO DUFFER (a winner on this card in 2014) and AS DE FER who I thought would 'bounce' last time out.  I was wrong!

Favourite factor: This is a new race on the Warwick card.

Warwick record of course winners in the fifth contest:

1/1--As De Fer

1/3--No Duffer

1/2--Denali Highway

1/1--Take the Mick

1/1--Winged Crusader

4.50: Robin Dickin saddled only his second winner of the season the other day (1.9% strike rate) and hopefully that will springboard his stable into a better period, with YOUNG LU possibly offering additional confidence by running well in a race which will not take a great deal of winning.  Others for the overnight mix include CEANN SINHEAL and the recent Towcester (soft ground) winner KELSEY.

Favourite factor: The toteplacepot finale is another new race on the programme.

Warwick record of course winners in the sixth race:



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 Warwick card on Friday: 

4--Dan Skelton

4--Venetia Williams

3--Alan King

3--Jonjo O'Neill

3--Nigel Twiston-Davies

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3--Ian Williams

2--Brian Barr

2--Sarah-Jayne Davies

2--Claire Dyson

2--Paul Cowley

2--Tom George

2--Warren Greatrex

2--Tom Lacey

1--Caroline Bailey

1--Ben Case

1--Henry Daly

1--Jo Davis

1--Robin Dickin

1--Steven Dixon

1--James Evans

1--Caroline Fryer

1--Sue Gardner

1--Mark Gillard

1--Chris Gordon

1--Alex Hales

1--Philip Hobbs

1--Anthony Honeyball

1--Sarah Humphrey

1--Laura Hurley

1--Martin Keighley

1--Sophie Leech

1--David Loder

1--Charlie Longsdon

1--Shaun Lycett

1--Jennifer Mason

1--Graeme McPherson

1--Gary Moore

1--Michael Mullineaux

1--Anna Newton-Smith

1--Paul Nicholls

1--Henry Oliver

1--Ben Pauling

1--Richard Phillips

1--David Pipe

1--Richard Price

1--Lydia Richards

1--Matt Sheppard

1--Robert Walford

1--David Weston

1--Harry Whittington

1--Evan Williams

1--Adrian Wintle

73 declared runners


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