Placepot pointers – Friday March 25


Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:

2015: £16.80 (6 favourites - 2 winners - 3 placed - 1 unplaced

Average Placepot dividend (all codes) in 2016 (calendar year): £600.22

Average A/W Placepot dividend in 2016: £313.88

Average Lingfield Placepot dividend in this season: £347.75 (29 meetings)

Friday's Placepot permutation at Lingfield: 

Leg 1 (1.40): 3 (Cold As Ice) & 10 (Volunteer Point)

Leg 2 (2.10): 10 (Realize) & 9 (Lightscameraction)

Leg 3 (2.40): 1 (Anglophile) & 13 (Moonrise Landing)

Leg 4 (3.15): 8 (Mindurownbusiness), 7 (Lunar Deity) & 4 (Captain Joy)

Leg 5 (3.45): 4 (Grendisar), 6 (Maverick Wave) & 9 (Watersmeet)

Leg 6 (4.15): 1 (Aguerooo), 3 (Gracious John) & 7 (Wolowitz)

Suggested stake:  216 bets to 10p stakes

1.40: Four-year-olds have won both contests to date whilst claiming four of the six available Placepot positions, albeit via 63% of the total number of runners who have contested the event thus far.  COLD AS ICE appears to be the pick of this year's quartet of vintage representatives ahead of VOUNTEER POINT and ALJAFER.  If the brief trend is to be broken this time around, Saucy Minx looks to be the potential joker in the pack.

Favourite factor: Two of the three favourites have claimed Placepot positions without winning their respective events.

Lingfield record of course winners in the opening event:


1/6--Bint Dandy

1/6--Diamond Lady

2/6--Primrose Valley

1/5--Saucy Minx

6/26--Skidby Mill

2/6--Subtle Knife

1/1--Volunteer Point

2.10: REALIZE defends his 4/4 record on this track and though it will take a 'personal best' to land this prize in all probability, Stuart Williams has him team in flying form (as so often seems to be the case these days) whereby his six-year-old representative is the win and place call in the contest.  Others of interest include LIGHTSCAMERAACTION (a winner on this card last year) and LANCELOT DU LAC.

Favourite factor: Mixed favourite returns to date as last year's 6/5 market leader won after the inaugural 3/1 favourite finished out with the washing.

Lingfield record of course winners in the second race on the card:

1/11--Alben Star

2/9--Boom The Groom



1/4--Lancelot Du Lac




2.40: ANGLOPHILE demands attention and not only because of his 60% strike rate at the course which include two C/D victories on his last two assignments here at Lingfield.  Charlie Appleby snared a 22/1 treble on the card last year and surprisingly, ANGLOPHILE is his lone raider today.  That said, some of these races demand 'qualification' whereby it is not an ordinary meeting to assess by any means.  On a card with lots of multiple course winners, ANGLOPHILE is the only consistent Lingfield winner in this line up and rate the value for money nap at around 6/1.  Connections might have most to fear from MOONRISE LANDING and NOTARISED at the business end of the contest, especially as Alan King (First Mohican) cannot buy a winner just now..

Favourite factor: The two favourites to date have secured and silver medals.

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Lingfield record of course winners in the third contest:


1/4--John Reel

1/7--Royal Marskell



1/1--Moonrise Landing

3.15: Roger Varian did us a great favour when scoring with a 17/2 chance (Recognition) which was highlighted on the Wolverhampton card yesterday and 24 hours later, MINDUROWNBUSINESS makes similar appeal, albeit at much reduced odds.  His 3/6 record at the track just about confirms initial thoughts whereby Jim Crowley's mount is given the nod over LUNAR DEITY and the Irish 'dark hose' CAPTAIN JOY.

Favourite factor: The two favourites to date have secured just one silver medal (and Placepot position) between them.

Lingfield record of course winners in the fourth race:

2/5--Big Baz

1/5--Captain Cat

1/2--Captain Joy

7/17--Forceful Appeal

1/3--Jammy Guest

4/9--Lunar Deity


1/1--Mister Universe

1/4--Si Senor

3.45: GRENDISAR should prove to be hard to beat but a working man's price he is not so accordingly, the likes of MAVERICK WAVE and (each way option) WATERSMEET are added into the equation.  MAVERICK WAVE is John John Gosden's only runner on the card whilst the 3/6 record at the track aids his cause.  WATERSMEET represents Mark Johnston's runners who are really getting back into form now.  You might want to think of saving some cash as far as Mark is concerned regarding his two juvenile runners at Kempton tomorrow.  It's worth bearing in mind that the trainer dominated the early juvenile form twelve months ago.

Favourite factor: Both (6/4 & 1/2) market raider have prevailed.

Lingfield record of course winners in the fifth event:




1/2--Man Of Harlech

3/6--Maverick Wave



4.15: GRACIOUS JOHN jumps off the page to a fashion or at least John Egan's mount did, until I met the '6/4 barrier' when contemplating a wager.  I don't doubt that offering as big 2/1 about the David Evans raider might have been too much to ask, but at 6/4, I'll let him win if that is the way the race pans out.  That said, David's record here at Lingfield this season (see stats below) makes for impressive reading.  Always looking for value, Richard Hannon's one entry on the card catches the eye, especially as AGUEROOO has won on three of his four sorties to the track to date.  WALOWITZ deserves his Lingfield debut and David Barron's hat trick hero should become competitive at as the runners turn for home.

Favourite factor: Last year's inaugural 5/2 favourite finished down the field behind horses which filled the frame at 20/1-6/1-9/2.

Lingfield record of course winners in the toteplacepot finale:


1/1--Gracious John



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:

5--Andrew Balding (8/51 at Lingfield this season)

5--Mark Johnstn (4/32)

3--William Haggas (4/25)

3--Gay Keeleway (5/28)

2--Marco Botti (3/27)

2--Karl Burke (2/12)

2--Mick Channon (2/21)

2--David Evans (11/38)

2--Dean Ivory (1/14)

2--David Marnae (0/1)

2--Roger Varian (4/18)

2--Ed Vaughan (1/8)

2--Stuart William (9/37)

+ 41 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card

75 declared runners


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