Placepot Pointers

Placepot Pointers – Friday 10th November



Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:

2016: £26.90 (6 favourites - 4 winners - 1 placed - 1 unplaced)


Friday's Placepot permutation at Hexham: 

Leg 1 (12.40): 6 (Ouro Branco), 7 (Tetraites Style) & 2 (Calix Delafayette)

Leg 2 (1.10): 4 (Handy Hollow) & 6 (Prince Dundee)

Leg 3 (1.40): 1 (Niceandeasy) & 4 (Baraculu)

Leg 4 (2.10): 5 (Bitview Colin), 2 (Weston Jo) & 6 (Jump For Dough)

Leg 5 (2.40): 5 (Who’s Cross), 2 (Princess Mononoke) & 11 (Mrs Grass)

Leg 6 (3.10): 6 (On A Promise) & 7 (Willow Grange)

Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes


Overview for Friday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page


12.40: OURO BRANCO represents Nigel Hawke (three runners on the card, the others contesting the 3.10 & 3.40 events) who boasts a 100% record (3/3) at Hexham during the last five years.  Eleven points of level stake profit has been realised during the period. One of the most exposed horses in the field, OURO BRANCO at least has plenty of moisture in the ground which is seemingly ideal, whilst Nigel could hardly have found the four-year-old an easier assignment.  TETRAITES STYLE has been the subject of some support on the exchanges overnight, whilst James Ewart’s Ayr winner CALIX DELAFAYETTE completes my trio against the field.

Favourite factor:  Two of the three favourites to date have secured Placepot positions, statistics which include a 5/4 winner.


1.10: I would not contemplate having a bet in the race from a win perspective but that said, the chance for HANDY HOLLOW to secure a Placepot position is there for all to see.  Lucinda Russel has saddled five of her last seventeen runners to winning effect and there is every chance that her Stowaway gelding PRINCE DUNDEE will figure prominently.

Favourite factor:  This is the second division of the first race on the card, whereby the same favourite stats are in place.


1.45: All four races have been secured by five/six/seven-year-olds, with the 'younger set' having claimed five of the last six renewals, coming into this year’s event on a five-timer.  Last year’s gold medallist was the only (heavy ground) course winner in the line up and five-year-old BARACULU is one of two such entries this time around.  The other is NICEANDEASY who looks to have been well placed, albeit the Keith Dalgleish raider has to break the vintage trend barrier as the Kalinisi gelding is a four-year-old.

Favourite factor: Favourites have won five of the last ten renewals, whilst six of the last seven gold medallists have scored at a top price of 4/1.

Record of the course winners in the third event:

1/1--Niceandeasy (heavy)

1/2—Baraculu (heavy)

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2.10: Soft ground course winner BITVIEW COLIN is the first of four runners on the programme to be saddled by John Patrick Ryan who boasts 2/3 stats here at Hexham during the last five years.  To add icing on the cake, John boasts level stake profits of 25 points for good measure. The same going should be in place and though ‘Colin’ has yet to winner after four steeplechase assignments, the trainer has found an ideal opportunity in this grade/company.  WESTON JOE and JUMP FOR DOUGH should offer challenges at the business end of proceedings.

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

Record of the course winners in the fourth race:

1/2—Weston Jo (heavy)

1/1—Bitview Colin (soft)


2.40: MRS GRASS ran down the field in this event last year but on a similar mark here thanks to a jockey claim and in reasonable form , MRS GRASS cannot be written off entirely as she has gained all three of her wins to date at this venue.  WHO’S CROSS is another John Patrick Ryan runner on the card with each way claims, whilst PRINCESS MONONOKE has her preferred ground conditions.

Favourite factor: Both (13/8 & 7/4) favourites had finished in the frame without winning their respective events before last year’s 7/2 market leader was one of four horses which failed to complete the course.

Record of the course winners in the fourth contest on the card:

1/1—Princess Mononoke (soft)

1/4—Uno Valoroso (heavy)

3/21—Mrs Grass (2 x soft & good to soft)


3.10: ON A PROMISE should prove difficult to kick out of the frame, whilst Irish raider WILLOW GRANGE appears to make up a decent duo against the remaining thirteen contenders in a race which is high on numbers but short on class.

Favourite factor: The four favourites have gained two gold medals alongside one of each colour, with all the market leaders having secured Placepot positions thus far.

Record of the course winners in the Placepot finale:

1/6—Turtle Cask (heavy)

1/5—Captain Sharp (good)


All place details offered on my pages relate to an 'exact science', whereby horses that finish third in 5/6/7 runner races (and other such scenarios) are not 'placed' regarding my statistics.


Trainers with their relevant number of runners (two or more) on the Hexham card on Friday followed by their five year stats at the track + profits/losses accrued to level stakes:

5 runners—Lucinda Russell (39/226 (+45)

4—John Patrick Ryan (2/3 +25)

4—Sue Smith (0/14)

4—Victor Thomson (4/65 – loss of 36 points)

3—Nick Alexander (6/72 – loss of 40 points)

3—Julia Brook (2/14 – Slight loss)

3—James Ewart (11/53 +5)

3—Micky Hammond (12/112 – loss of 67 points)

3—Nigel Hawke (3/3 +11)

3—Nicky Richards (12/42 +17)

2—Maurice Barnes (18/116 – loss of 9 points)

2—George Bewley (9/64 +9)

2—Gillian Boanas (0/8)

2—Susan Corbett (6/92 – loss of 63 points)

2—Sam England (1/13 – loss of 8 points)

2—Jonthan Haynes (10/85 – loss of 3 points)

2—Donald McCain (15/107 – loss of 60 points)

2—Lucy Normile (1/28 – loss of 11 points)

2—Paul Stafford (5/29 +8)

2—Simon West (0/3)

2—William Young Junior (3/21 – loss of 5 points)

+ 19 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card

76 declared runners


General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:

Fontwell: £338.00 – 7 favourites 3 winners & 4 unplaced

Warwick: £1,091.90 – 6 favourites – 1 winner – 1 placed – 4 unplaced

Newcastle: £307.10 – 6 favourites – 2 winners – 1 placed – 3 unplaced


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