PLUMPTON - FEBRUARY 26
Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
2017: £13.30 (8 favourites: 5 winners & 3 unplaced)
Monday's Placepot permutation at Plumpton:
Leg 1 (2.00): 5 (Royal Ruby) & 11 (Miss Adventure)
Leg 2 (2.30): 1 (Holbrook Park), 2 (Monmore Present) & 3 (Ticket To Ride)
Leg 3 (3.00): 5 (Shroughmore Lass), 7 (Sheelbewhatsheelbe) & 1 (Sue Be It)
Leg 4 (3.35): 3 (Not Never) & 2 (Doc Clover)
Leg 5 (4.05): 2 (Alf ‘N’ Dor), 1 (Greyed A), 3 (Invicta Lake) & 4 (Little Windmill)
Leg 6 (4.40): 1 (Soulsaver) & 2 (Double Accord)
Suggested stake: 288 bets to 10p stakes
Overview for Monday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
2.00: In terms of potential snow, this meeting should just about finish before the threat of the worsening conditions take hold, notwithstanding the fact that there is an 8.00 inspection this morning. Six-year-olds lead the five-year-olds 4-3 via the last eight renewals, with the older raiders again looking to have the edge this time around with ROYAL RUBY and MISS ADVENTURE having been declared. Only The Premier Celtic can be expected to keep tabs on the market leaders until the ‘taps are turned on’ turning for home, according to the gospel of yours truly.
Favourite stats: Three of the last five market leaders have prevailed, whilst a top priced winner of 7/2 emerged during the period. For the record, the other two favourites secured silver medals alongside Placepot positions.
2.30: There are dribs and drabs of interest on the overnight exchanges at double figure ‘prices’ for TICKET TO RIDE which forces me to include Polly Gundry’s representative in the Placepot mix, previously having held the belief that HOLBROOK PARK and MINMORE PRESENT would be enough to see us through to the third leg of our favourite wager. At 4/11 with some firms at the time of writing, exchange players can currently back HOLBROOK PARK at 4/6 which makes for interesting reading.
Favourite stats: This is a new race on the Plumpton card which is unlikely to be repeated next year given the lack of interest by trainers.
3.00: Last time out (soft ground) winner SHEELBEWHATSHEELBE takes on SHROUGHMORE LASS from Henry Oliver’s in form yard, whilst an alternative each way option to the likely front pair in the betting is SUE BE IT. The latter named raider is entered into the mix having attracted money overnight with a great number of firms as well via ‘exchange activity’.
Favourite stats: Six favourites have won during the last decade, whilst eight of the eleven market leaders have secured Placepot positions during the period.
3.35: DOC CLOVER is the market leader in the trade press this morning, though I doubt if that scenario will be in place by the time that flag fall arrives at least, not by what is taking place ‘early doors’ today. Gary Moore’s four time winner NOT NEVER has taken over as the favourite at the time of writing which is hardly surprising, given his course and distance victory the last day, albeit that success was gained under heavy conditions. There have been bits and pieces of support for three of the ‘outsiders’ as I conclude this column, though they have plenty to do ‘on the book’. The pick of those ‘speculative’ types could prove to be ZEN MASTER.
Favourite stats: This is another new race on the Plumpton programme.
Record of the course winners in the fourth race:
1/1—Boru’s Brook (heavy)
1/1—Not Never (heavy)
1/2—Hope’s Whisper (soft)
4.05: There are so many ifs, buts and maybe’s in this event that including all four runners into the Placepot mix appears to be the only route to take, hoping that the horse with the least units prevails. If forced to make a decision from a win perspective, the oh so tentative vote would be awarded to Alf ‘N’ Dor, if only because Peter Bowen has saddled four of his last ten runners to winning effect.
Favourite stats: Four of the last five favourites have secured Placepot positions in this event, statistics which include three (odds on) winners.
Record of the course winners in the fifth contest on the card:
2/14—Invicta Lake (good & good to soft)
2/6—Little Windmill (2 x good to firm)
4.40: SOULSAVER appears to be the safest option in the ‘lucky last’, with trainer Anthony Honeyball enjoying a great season via 33 winners to date, statistics which boast a 25% strike rate which any leading trainer would settle for. The only problem is that Anthony has also declared DOUBLE ACCORD in the contest.
Favourite stats: The inaugural 6/4 favourite duly prevailed twelve months ago.
Record of the course winner 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 (two or more) on the Plumpton card on Monday – followed by their ratios at the track this season (in brackets) and their five year figures + profits/losses accrued on both counts:
4 runners—Anthony Honeyball (4/14 – loss of 4) – 17/54 – loss of 6
3—David Bridgwater (1/11 – loss of 7) – 12/69 – loss of 29
3—Chris Gordon (4/27 – slight loss) – 24/154 +21
3—Gary Moore (12/55 +7) – 55/273 – loss of 11
3—Pat Phelan (0/3) – 0/31
2—Neil King (1/12 – loss of 8) – 9/67 – loss of 28
2—Charlie Mann (1/3 – slight loss) – 8/26 +26
2—Neil Mulholland (4/18 – loss of 7) – 11/73 – loss of 20
2—Daniel O’Brien (1/3 +1) – 2/56 – loss of 44
2—Henry Oliver (0/1) – 0/2
2—Michael Roberts (0/4) – 2/30 +9
2—Fiona Shaw (0/1) – 0/1
+ 23 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
53 declared runners
General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:
Ayr: £317.00 – 6 favourites – 2 winners – 2 placed – 2 unplaced
Lingfield: This is an additional fixture
Wolverhampton: £325.60 – 6 favourites – 1 winner – 2 placed – 3 unplaced