LINGFIELD – JANUARY 13
Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
2016: £27.60 (6 favourites - 4 winners - 1 placed - 1 unplaced)
Friday's Placepot permutation at Lingfield:
Leg 1 (1.00): 1 (Tisbutdream), 3 (Ode To Paris) & 5 (No Not Again)
Leg 2 (1.30): 7 (Oberyn) & 3 (License To Thrill)
Leg 3 (2.00): 5 (Free Zone) & 2 (Illegally Blond)
Leg 4 (2.30): 7 (Speed Freak) & 6 (Snow Squaw)
Leg 5 (3.00): 3 (Dream Love), 6 (Heartstone) & 5 (Zain Arion)
Leg 6 (3.30): 10 (Caledonia Laird), 6 (Bloodsweatandtears) & 7 (Athletic)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
Overview for Friday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
1.00: Just two weeks ago, this would have been a Nursery event which accounts for the tight looking handicap which needs to be solved. TISBUTADREAM gets the marginal nod over ODE TO PARIS and NO NOT AGAIN. The overnight reserve nomination is awarded to Roman Legion.
Favourite factor: The first two contests (divisions of the same event) on the card are new races.
1.30: This second heat of the opening event looks the easier race to assess on paper, with OBERYN potentially standing out from the crowd after her victory at Wolverhampton last week. LICENSE TO THRILL is expected to offer most resistance at the end of proceedings. The alternative each way option is POET’S CHARM.
Favourite factor: This is the second heat of the opening event on the card.
2.00: Official figures suggest that FREE ZONE can wn this contest with a few lengths to spare and though I doubt that I will join the throng queuing up to back Lee Carter’s raider from a win perspective, his Placepot claims are there for all to see. That said, just seven runners have been declared whereby I will have to offer an alternative entry which in this case is ILLEGALLY BLOND who is by far the youngest horse in the field, notwithstanding the fact that Jamie Osborne has been sending out plenty of winners of late.
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 third race:
2.30: SPEED FREAK has the look of a typical Ralph Beckett ‘improver’ and Josephine Gordon’s mount is the first name on the team sheet. SNOW SQUAW could be a topical winner, whilst BITHYNIA completes my trio against the remaining four contenders.
Favourite factor: Five of the seven market leaders have finished in the frame (exact science), statistics which include two (1/4 & 10/11) winners. All seven gold medallists thus far were sent off at a top price of 4/1.
3.00: Simon Dow has been enjoying a great ‘close season’and there is every chance that his course and distance winner (from just the one start) DREAM LOVE can double her tally in this grade/company. HEARTSTONE and ZAIN ARION should emerge as the main threats to the selection.
Favourite factor: This is another new race on the Lingfield programme.
Record of the course winners in the fifth race:
3.30: CALEDONIA LAIRD is rarely beaten very far, though fourteen assignments have come and gone since a victory was last recorded. That said, the six-year-old could easily gain a Placepot position, possibly alongside the likes of BLOODSWEATANDTEARS and ATHLETIC.
Favourite factor: All three favourites have secured Placepot positions, stats which include two (6/4 & even money) winners.
Record of the course winners in the Placepot finale:
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 on the Lingfield card on Friday – followed by this season’s ratio at the track (started on October 27) + profits/losses accrued:
4—Runners—Michael Attwater (0/16)
4—David Evans (4/15 – Profit of 2 points)
3—John Butler (0/8)
3—Richard Hannon (1/22 – loss of 13 points)
2—Ralph Beckett (4/9 – Profit of 11 points)
2—Marco Botti (2/17 – loss of 1 point)
2—Scott Dixon (0/2)
2—Simon Dow (4/24 – Profit of 40 points)
2—David Elsworth (3/14 – loss of 3 points)
2—Slyvester Kirk (0/10)
2—Roger Teal (0/6)
2—Ed Walker (1/12 – Profit of 3 points)
+ 32 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
62 declared runners
General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:
Huntingdon: £46.20 – 6 favourites – 3 winners – 1 placed – 2 unplaced
Wolverhampton: £228.40 – 6 favourites – 4 winners & 2 placed
The meeting at Sedgefield was abandoned