Placepot Pointers

Placepot Pointers – Friday 12th January



Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:

2017: £126.80 (8 favourites - 2 winners - 2 placed - 2 unplaced)


Friday's Placepot permutation at Lingfield: 

Leg 1 (12.20): 2 (Star Story) & 1 (Swiss Vinnare)

Leg 2 (12.50): 1 (Father Alibe), 3 (Imperial Red) & 2 (Ocean Side)

Leg 3 (1.20): 1 (Dark Alliance) & 7 (Ubla)

Leg 4 (1.50): 7 (No Approval), 6 (Black Dave) & 1 (Kingsley Klarion)

Leg 5 (2.20): 4 (Mystique Moon) & 3 (Suzi’s Connoisseur)

Leg 6 (2.50): 1 (Juan Horsepower). 2 (Menelik) & 6 (Monumental Man)

Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes


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


12.20:  Seven pound claimer Nicola Currie is the latest lady rider to come off the production line to very good effect, especially given her 41/1 treble yesterday which will give added confidence to the jockey aboard SWISS VINNARE.  Trainer Phil McEntee has saddled four of his last ten runners to winning effect too, though the same horse (Spare Parts) won three of those races which dilutes the impressive ratio to a fashion.  STAR STORY is the horse to beat if the headlines are potentially heading in the direction of Nicola and Phil again early doors.

Favourite factor: This is a new race on the card at Lingfield with which to open proceedings.

Record of the course winners in the field:

1/2—Swiss Vinnare




12.50:  Just two weeks ago, this would have been a Nursery event which accounts for the tight looking handicap which needs to be solved.  FATHER ALIBE (the first of no less than six runners on the card for trainer John Butler) gets the marginal nod over IMPERIAL RED and OCEAN SIDE.  There has been money for the first named Excelebration gelding, whilst the reserve nomination is awarded to Global Angel though in truth, I rarely call the Ed Dunlop trained horses the right way.

Favourite factor: Two of the four favourites (via just two renewals) have secured Placepot positions, stats which include one (9/4) winner.


1.20: Two of the last three horses saddled by Daniel Mark Loughnane have won, the first of them being DARK ALLIANCE just four days ago at Wolverhampton. The seven-year-old escapes a penalty for that victory and the trainer seems to have found an ideal opportunity for his Dark Angel gelding to win in this grade/company.  MADRINHO (another of the John Butler raiders on the card) is attracting each way support as I write, though that small gamble is not being replicated on the exchanges in the dead of night.  11/1 is available with a few firms about UBLA and given the positive course stats, win and place investors might be rewarded to minimum stakes if nothing else appeals.

Favourite factor: All three favourites had secured Placepot positions (including two 6/4 & even money winners), before last year’s 6/4 market leader finished tenth of the eleven runners.

Record of the course winners in the third race:

1/8—Passing Star




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1.50: The 25/1 trade press quote about KINGSLEY KLARION is looking a tad big this morning as more money for a John Butler representative has been recorded whilst other were working on their ‘beauty sleep’.  More logical winners in the field include BLACK DAVE (impressive stats to offer at Lingfield) and NO APPROVAL who has plenty of realistic money in the positive queue on the exchanges to report. As for beauty sleep, some of us don’t need it because in certain aspects of life, we were declared as also rans many seasons ago!

Favourite factor: This is the second division of the third race on the card whereby the same stats apply.  All three favourites had secured Placepot positions (including two 6/4 & even money winners), before last year’s 6/4 market leader finished tenth of the eleven runners.

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

1/5—Kingsley Klarion

1/4—Bridge Of Sighs


1/9—Bobbie Benton

1/1—Luna Magic

5/12—Black Dave

9/46—Seek The Fair Land


2.20:  Charlie Appleby has his team in fine form (recent ratio of 7/16) as is seemingly always the case and it is worth noting that Charlie’s only runner until Monday (at the earliest) is MYSTIQUE MOON.  Stuart Williams is the brave trainer who offers a double attack on the favourite, with SUZI’S CONNOISSEUR marginally preferred to Swift Approval, though the ‘jury was out’ for a long time before the far from unanimous decision was declared.

Favourite factor: This is another new race on the card at Lingfield.

Record of the course winners in the field:

2/2—Early Morning

1/4—Mr Scaramanga

1/5—Unforgiving Minute



2.50: Considering the number of horses that Richard Hannon has saddled here at Lingfield, it’s worth noting that the trainer has recorded a level stake profit at the track whereby with little else to work with, I’m offering JUAN HORSEPOWER up as the first name on the team sheet.  The 7/1 quotes by Bet365 and BetVictor might not last until the offices open later this morning though either way, I’m taking the course winner to get the better of MENELIK and MONUMENTAL MAN at the business end of proceedings.  This trio offer better value for money from a Placepot perspective than other contenders from my viewpoint.

Favourite factor: Both (4/5 & 7/4) market leaders had prevailed before last year’s 11/8 market leader finished out with the washing.

Record of the course winners in the Placepot finale:

1/6—Juan Horsepower


2/8—Pour La Victoire

2/10—Dutiful Son

5/10—Monumental Man


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 Lingfield card on Friday – followed by this career ratios at the track + profits/losses accrued:

6 runners—John Butler (15/104 – loss of 11 points)

3—Simon Dow (151/1666 – loss of 524)

3—David Evans (166/1611 – loss of 634)

3—Richard Hannon (60/336 +22)

2—Michael Attwater (58/720 – loss of 116)

2—John Bridger (82/1644 – loss of 650)

2—Phil McEntee (43/576 – loss of 253)

2—Stuart Williams (93/668 – loss of 134)

+ 46 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card

69 declared runners


General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:

Huntingdon: £69.50 – 6 favourites – 3 winners – 1 placed – 2 unplaced

Newcastle: This is a new meeting

The meeting at Sedgefield was abandoned



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