Placepot Pointers

Placepot pointers – Monday 25th January


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1.05: Jeremy Scott has his team is reasonable nick at the time of writing whereby SHOOFLY MILLY is given an each way squeak with decent claimer Matt Griffiths in the plate in this conditional jockeys' event.  Others to consider overnight include WHISPERING SPEED, JACKFIELD and SNOWBALL.  The reserve nomination is awarded to MOON TRIP in a poor contest by Kempton standards.

1.35: Philip Hobbs held three options for this event last week and the trainer has offered the green light to WAIT FOR ME who is a winner of two of his four races, both successes having been gained on soft ground.  All of his races have been contested at Grade one tracks and Richard Johnson's mount should be able to give seven pounds away to these nine rivals.  QUERRY HORSE is an interesting newcomer for Oliver Sherwood, whilst HELL'S KITCHEN should reach the frame at the first time of asking in this grade/company.   
2.10: This is the second division of the previous race on the card and ALL SET TO GO is asked to give the same weight away as Wait For Me in the first heat of the contest.  The Paul Nicholls raider was the only horse that could represent the Ditcheat maestro in the race at the penultimate entry stage and though he will be included in my Placepot mix for that reason alone, It would be a little surprising if at least on if his nine rivals failed to take advantage of the weight 'edge'.  AUTHORIZED TOO and LEGEND LADY are the likeliest pair from my viewpoint.   
2.40:  ONENIGHTINVIENNA and CLOSING CEREMONY are best in via the weights according to the official assessor and the nod has to be given to the first named (Philip Hobbs) raider as CLOSING CEREMONY has yet to convince this term. That said, Emma Lavelle's raider has won three of his four races in small fields which I suggest is worth consideration, particularly from an 'in running' perspective. LOCAL SHOW is preferred to Padge of the other pair in this disappointing four runner 'win only' event.
Kempton record of course winners in the fourth race:
1/1--Closing Ceremony
3.10: Easily the best race on the card from my perspective, even though Nicky Henderson is only conspicuous by his absence despite holding four options at the penultimate entry stage.  Beaten favourite A HARE BREATH could be worth another chance despite his defeat at Cheltenham, though the very fact that Prestbury Park is mentioned in dispatches could be the reason for Nicky Henderson swerving the contest.  The declarations of MEME'S HORSE, ATIRELARIGO and DAY OF ROSES add interest to proceedings. 
3.45: STELLAR NOTION has won under all types of different conditions whereby the weather can swing either way for connections.  The relevant people might have most to fear from ROC D'APSIS and GALLERTY EXHIBITION in a less than inspiring toteplacepot finale.  OPENING BATSMAN receives the overnight reserve nomination.   
Kempton record of course winners in the sixth race:
1/2--Opening Batsman
1/4--Gallery Exhibition
1/1--Stellar Notion
All references to placed horses on these pages are based on an exact science regarding general place terms offered by bookmakers and
Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Kempton card on Monday: 
5--Chris Gordon
4--Harry Fry
4--Philip Hobbs
4--Ben Pauling
4--Jeremy Scott
4--Evan Williams
3--Paul Nicholls
3--Oliver Sherwood
3--Venetia Williams
2--David Arbuthnot
2--Kim Bailey
2--Brian Barr
2--Zoe Davidson
2--Sue Gardner
2--Graeme McPherson
2--Seamus Mullins
1--Caroline Bailey
1--Emma Baker
1--George Baker
1--Jim Best
1--Geoff Deacon
1--Robin Dickin
1--Alexandra Dunn
1--Claire Dyson
1--Tom George
1--Polly Gundry
1--Nicky Henderson
1--Richard Hughes
1--Linda Jewell
1--Susan Johnson
1--Caroline Keevil
1--Alan King
1--Emma Lavelle
1--Neil Mulholland
1--Pat Phelan
1--Peter Pritchard
1--Richard Rowe
1--Fiona Shaw
1--Dan Skelton
1--Suzy Smith
1--Nigel Twiston-Davies
1--Lucy Wadham
1--Harry Whittington
1--Ian Williams
1--Noel Williams
 77 declared runners
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