WOLVERHAMPTON – FEBRUARY 5
Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
2017: £9.60 (6 favourites – 1 winner – 4 placed – 1 unplaced)
Monday's Placepot permutation at Wolverhampton:
Leg 1 (4.45): 1 (Prince Jai). 9 (Cyflymder) & 5 (Broughtons Fancy)
Leg 2 (5.15): 6 (Naralsaif), 5 (Pitch High) & 9 (Be Bold)
Leg 3 (5.45): 5 (Major Crispies) & 10 (The Amber Fort)
Leg 4 (6.15): 2 (Arcanada), 1 (Mr Owen) & 4 (Gabrial)
Leg 5 (6.45): 5 (Gabrial The Terror) & 7 (Indian Red)
Leg 6 (7.15): 1 (Jackfinbar) & 3 (Galactic Spirit)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
Overview for Monday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
4.45: There is plenty of money forming in the positive (realistic) exchange queue for PRINCE JAI at the time of writing and with Luke Catton looking to ride his second winner, the Ian Williams raider will want for little from the saddle in terms of enthusiasm. Others to consider in an open looking contest include CYFLYMDER and BROUGHTONS FANCY.
Favourite factor: This is a new race on the Wolverhampton card with which to open proceedings.
Course winners in the opening race:
5.15: There will be worse outsiders on the card than BE BOLD I’ll wager, albeit Rebecca Bastiman’s six-year-old is an ‘enigmatic’ type that is far more attractive from a Placepot perspective than the expectancy of actual success. At 25/1 (thereabouts) in the dead of night I’m going to throw caution to the wind by including the Assertive gelding in the Placepot equation, alongside NARALSAIF and PITCH HIGH in a race which could destroy thousands of Placepot units from my viewpoint.
Favourite factor: Another new race at the meeting.
Course winners in the second event:
5.45: Two of the last three runners saddled by David O’Meara (scored in this race back in 2013) have finished second which is (hopefully) a sign that the stable is ready to celebrate a few winners again after what has been a disappointing few months for the trainer. David has entered two inmates for this event and I’m having trouble splitting MAJOR CRISPIES and THE AMBER FORT, so much so that I’m simply opting for both horses to represent yours truly in the third leg of our favourite wager. In terms of backing anything from a win perspective in the contest, I’ll leave that ‘pleasure’ to you!
Favourite factor: Market leaders have won two of the last eight renewals at odds of 7/4 & 9/4, whilst three of the last five gold medallists have scored at a top price of 4/1.
Course winners in the third contest on the card:
1/7—The Amber Fort
6.15: Richard Fahey is the only represented trainer to have won this race to date, though GABRIAL is not one of the shining lights in the stable these days. 22 assignments have slipped by since the nine-year-old last got his head in front where it matters most and it takes something of a ‘leap of faith’ to suggest that he can score in this ‘win only’ contest. The last time GABRIAL won in anything like this size of field was when beating four rivals seven years ago. ARCANADA and MR OWEN are far more likely winners in the race, though something keeps nagging at me to include Richard’s raider in the mix though there is no doubt whatsoever that Paul Hanagan’s mount enters my last chance saloon tonight.
Favourite factor: Three of the four favourites have secured Placepot positions to date, statistics which include two (7/4 & 1/2) winners.
6.45: Five time course winner GABRIAL THE TERROR is offered another chance to stop the rot, given that the eight-year-old is on a run on nineteen defeats though from a Placepot perspective at least, his chance is there for all the see. INDIAN RED is also nominated, especially as money is coming in for the Mark Tompkins raider at the time of writing.
Favourite factor: The third of the new races on the card.
Course winners in the fifth race:
5/20—Gabrial The Terror
1/10—Miss Dusky Diva
7.15: JACKFINBAR and GALACTIC SPIRIT are taken the land the pot for us this evening, representing better value than Natch in my considered opinion in a race relatively high on numbers, but short on potential winners.
Favourite factor: The Placepot finale is another new event tonight.
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.
General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:
The meetings at Newcastle and at Southwell are essentially new fixtures on the calendar