Placepot Pointers

Placepot Pointers – Monday 19th March



Monday's Placepot permutation at Lingfield: 

Leg 1 (2.20): 4 (Masquerade Bling), 8 (Caledonia Laird) & 2 (Harry Beau)

Leg 2 (2.50): 4 (Garth Rockett), 2 (Critical Thinking) & 7 (Fairway To Heaven)

Leg 3 (3.25): 8 (Cliffs Of Dover) & 2 (Placetoid)

Leg 4 (3.55): 5 (Sportswriter) & 1 (Beautiful Memory)

Leg 5 (4.25): 6 (Varsovian), 5 (Cyrus Dallin) & 9 (Sayesse)

Leg 6 (4.55): 2 (Solid Man) & 1 (Hackbridge)

Suggested stake: 324 bets to 10p stakes


Lingfield stats and facts - please scroll down to the bottom of the page


2.20: World Of Good is proving easy to back on the exchanges this morning which makes for interesting reading, given her even money quote by the lads/lasses in the trade press office overnight.  I am not interested the race from a win perspective in any shape or form, though the likes of MASQUERADE BLING, CALEDONIA LAIRD and HARRY BEAU will (tentatively) carry my Placepot cash which has been ‘burning a hole’ in my pocket since Kempton’s nice return on Saturday!

Favourite factor: This is a new meeting whereby no such stats are in place.

Record of the three course winners in the opening event:

7/32—Bertie Blu Boy

3/19—Malaysian Boleh



2.50: The second division of the opening race is no better than the first unfortunately, though GARTH ROCKETT, CRITICAL THINKING and FAIRWAY TO HEAVEN offer some sort of value between them against others towards the top of the market.  Once again however, cash will remain locked away for races later on the card from a win perspective.

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Record of the four course winners in the second race:

1/6—Critical Thinking

1/2—Garth Rockett


1/10—Blackthorn Stick


3.25: CLIFFS OF DOVER should prove hard to beat from the Paul Nicholls yard as the Canford Cliffs gelding is unexposed at this level, despite hacking up under the same claimer over course and distance twelve days ago.  I guess that Age Of Wisdom will become a player up the home straight though at 25/1, I’m more inclined to offer PLANETOID a Placepot chance.  I’m aware that Suzi Best’s four time course winner (from just nine starts) has been off the track for the thick end of eighteen months but the favourite aside, these are not tough opponents on his first day back at school.  Akavit is another horses returning from a long lay-off who possesses win and place claims if not too ring-rusty.

Record of the five course winners in the third contest on the card:


1/1—Age Of Wisdom

1/1—Cliffs Of Dover




3.55: Charlie Appleby cannot do a lot wrong at present having won with six of his last ten runners.  SPORTSWRITER has been given the chance of improving the ratio on behalf of the yard and might account for two half decent rivals in BEAUTIFUL MEMORY and CASPAR THE CUB.  The latter named Alan King raider showed plenty of potential on debut at 33/1 at Wolverhampton but the fact that he was sent off at that price suggests that the other pair might have the measure of the Casamento gelding this afternoon.


4.25: With just one runner on the card, Dean Ivory (two of his last five runners have won) saddles VARSOVIAN with each way claims in this event from my viewpoint in another race on the card which should not prove difficult to win.  As a winner of 5/16 assignments at the track thus far, VARSOVIAN represents some value for money against short priced individuals here, whilst CYRUS DALLIN and course and distance winner SAYESSE complete my trio against the remaining eleven contenders.

Record of the nine course winners in the field:

3/11—Dutiful Son

2/11—Pour La Victoire

1/1—Cyrus Dallin





1/6—Black Caeser

1/5—Gold Club


4.55: The success of Miniature Daffodil might not (respectfully) amount to much, whereby preference is for SOLID MAN and HACKBRIDGE from the top of the handicap.  The latter named Pat Phelan raider was the subject of a little overnight support on the exchanges, whilst jockey Paddy Bradley remains half decent value for his three pound claim.


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Selected stats for today relating to the last five A/W meetings at Lingfield:


Average Placepot dividend: £188.76

Highest dividend during the period: £828.10 – lowest dividend: £13.10


Leading trainer at Lingfield during the recent study period:

Charlie Appleby – Three winners (all achieved within the last two meetings) at 5/1, 3/1 & 10/11* - Charlie saddles one runner at the track today; Sportswriter (3.55)


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