PLUMPTON – APRIL 17
Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend: Meeting abandoned
Monday's Placepot permutation at Plumpton:
Leg 1 (1.55): 1 (Flugzeug) & 2 (Miss Oscarose)
Leg 2 (2.25): 2 (Most Celebrated) & 3 (Masterson)
Leg 3 (3.00): 3 (Perfect Timing), 4 (Little Windmill) & 2 (Lemon’s Gent)
Leg 4 (3.35): 2 (Ryeolliean), 1 (Holbrook Park) & 3 (Ding Ding)
Leg 5 (4.10): 1 (Pearl’s Legend), 3 (Lou Vert), 4 (Starkie) & 2 (Gores Island)
Leg 6 (4.45): 4 (Sir Hubert) & 3 (Intifadah)
Suggested stake: 288 bets to 10p stakes
Overview for Monday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
1.55: Much depends on the pace in this event because surely the connections of FLUGZEUG will want Kevin Jones to press on here with MISS OSCAROSE anything but a sure stayer, even under these fast conditions. Seamus Mullins has raided this Easter weekend to good effect down the years and his four inmates ran well yesterday whereby the even money quote in places about FLUGZEUG would make some appeal if (conveniently) ignoring the fact that eleven assignments have slipped by since the Silver Patriach gelding registered his fourth victory here at Plumpton fifteen months ago.
Record of the course winners in the opening event:
3/17—Flugzeug (good to firm – good – good to soft)
1/3—Miss Oscarose (good to soft)
2.25: MOST CELEBRATED has done precious little wrong to date and though a shower or two would not go amiss I’ll wager, Neil Mulholland’s raider should score in this grade/company without too much fuss. Neil saddled a couple of winners on Easter Monday last year and MOST CELEBRATED can get the day off to a good start for the yard. MASTERSON is preferred to East Indies from a value for money perspective for the forecast call, if that’s the way yoo intend to play the contest.
Record of the course winners in the second race:
1/1—East Indies (good to firm)
3.00: Much depends on the participation of yesterday’s winner LITTLE WINDMILL if for no other reason, his liking for this surface should take him close again, albeit this looks a tougher contest. Connections of PERFECT TIMING have also been waiting (seven months) for these decent conditions to emerge though naturally, we have to take his fitness on trust to a fashion. LEMON’S GENT is preferred to The Mumper relating to the other two declarations.
Record of the course winners in the third contest on the card:
2/2—Little Windmill (2 x good to firm)
3.35: DING DING certainly likes it here though I cannot help but think that softer ground would have given Sheena West’s raider a better chance, though his Placepot credentials are sound enough to warrant his inclusion in my Placepot permutation. More likely winners from my viewpoint on this ground include RYEOLLIEAN and HOLBROOK PARK, albeit the latter named Neil King raider enters my ‘last chance saloon’ today.
Record of the course winners in the fourth race:
3/8—Ding Ding (Good – good to soft – soft)
1/3—Money Talks (good)
4.10: PEARLS LEGEND is absolutely ‘thrown in’ according to the gospel of yours truly or at least the top weight would be, with a little moisture in the ground and seemingly in better form. Rated ten pounds lower than when last winning in Grade 2 company at Cheltenham, the problem remains that nine assignments have passed since that Prestbury Park success though if the ten-year-old is ever going to win a race on slightly faster conditions than ideal, this in surely the contest. Paul Nicholls secured an 11/2 double with his two runners at the track yesterday whereby the chance of his lone representative LOU VERT has to be respected. STARKIE and GORES ISLAND are perfectly capable of going close on their day whereby all four horses will be included in my Placepot mix. I note that PEARLS LEGEND is as big as 5/1 in a couple of places but as short as 7/2 elsewhere. I can understand both quotes given the reasons stated above.
Record of the course winners in the fifth event:
1/5—Gores Island (good)
1/1—Starkie (good to soft)
4.45: Any of Gary Moore’s trio could oblige I guess, though with Richard Rowe’s last two runners having won, SIR HUBERT makes some appeal at around the 8/1 mark this morning. The booking of Niall Madden for the Tom Symonds raider INTIFADAH also catches the eye whereby Gary might be thwarted one way or another 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 on the Plumpton card on Monday – followed by their five year ratio at the track + profits/losses accrued:
8 runners—Gary Moore (45/253 – loss of 25 points)
3—Neil King (10/68 – loss of 17 points)
3—Neil Mulholland (6/59 – loss of 17 points)
2—Linda Jewell (7/95 – loss of 23 points)
2—Sheena West (13/92 – loss of 5 points)
+ 17 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
35 declared runners
General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:
Chepstow: £48.30 – 6 favourites – 3 winners – 1 placed – 2 unplaced
Fakenham: £439.60 – 6 favourites – 3 winners & 3 unplaced
Huntingdon: £90.30 – 6 favourites – 2 winners & 4 unplaced
Market Rasen: £87.40 – 6 favourites – 3 winners & 3 unplaced
Redcar: £1,827.90 – 7 favourites – 2 winners – 1 placed – 4 unplaced
There was no meeting at Wolverhampton on Easter Monday in 2016