LINGFIELD – APRIL 4
Last year's Corresponding Placepot dividend:
2015: £107.00 (7 favourites - 1 winner - 2 placed - 4 unplaced)
Monday's Placepot permutation at Lingfield:
Leg 1 (2.20): 4 (Rasumaat) & 10 (Stormy Clouds)
Leg 2 (2.50): 2 (Il Sassicaia) & 1 (Khismet)
Leg 3 (3.20): 4 (Taraabut), 6 (Mary Beale) & 5 (Battlement)
Leg 4 (3.50): 7 (Fitzwilliam), 2 (Flighty Filia) & 3 (Kawartha)
Leg 5 (4.20): 7 (Invade) & 2 (Glastonberry)
Leg 6 (4.50): 4 (Frozen Force), 7 (Timia) & 2 (Paling)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
2.20: It is impossible to start any other way than to nominate Mark Johnston's Arcano newcomer RASUMAAT, with Mark having secured a stranglehold on juvenile races this term, in much the same way as he did last year, as was 'predicted' before the first of his two-year-old winners in these columns a couple of weeks ago. Mark has a line to STORMY CLOUDS as one of his inmates proved six lengths too good for the Richard Hannon raider on debut, albeit Richard's raider is well thought of back at the ranch. STORMY CLOUDS was the only rival to get anywhere near Chupalla on the day, form which could prove very useful in the weeks and months to come.
Favourite factor: This is the first of four new races on the Placepot card.
2.50: None of the five trainers have saddled winners of selling races on the all-weather tracks this A/W season according to my records, though thankfully we have some healthy favourite stats to lean on in terms of corresponding recent results. Marco Botti's Dick Turpin raider IL SASSICAIA is of interest, especially as Marco secured a 19/1 double on Saturday, albeit via eight runners on the day. Two of Marco's previous eight raiders had won whereby the team is in half decent nick. The official figures suggest that KHISMET is the principle danger.
Favourite factor: All three favourites have won thus far.
3.20: Mark Johnston (11/57) and Richard Hannon (7/53) are the clear leaders in A/W maiden events this season and their respective runners MARY BEALE and TARAABUT are the first two names on the team sheet accordingly. Mark has been in great form of late (albeit mainly in the juvenile sector), whilst Richard saddled a winner at Kempton on Saturday and his Lilbourne Lad newcomer has to be of interest. BATTLEMENT is added to the overnight mix.
Favourite factor: Another new race on the Lingfield programme.
3.50: Six of Mick Channon's last fourteen runners had won at the time of writing (before Sunday's sport was contested), whereby Mick's Sixties Icon dual purpose four-year-old raider FITZWILLIAM is the first name on the team sheet, even though more logical winners in the field could prove to be Amands Perrett's course and distance winner FLIGHTLY FILIA and KAWARTHA, who have both posted recent victories.
Favourite factor: All three market leaders have finished out of the frame (exact science).
Lingfield record of course winners in the fourth race:
4.20: Stuart Williams has been in wonderful form in 2016, securing an all-weather strike rate of 26.5% via twenty two winners. Trainers come and go relating to similar strike rates at various points of their careers, but those figures are rarely produced into a fourth month under 'artificial' conditions. Stuart saddles INVADE this time around, with the four-year-old have gained both successes to date over this six furlong trip. Connections might have most to fear from two of the three course and distance winners in the line-up, namely GLASTONBERRY and ELUSIVE ELLEN.
Favourite factor: The third of the new races on the card.
Lingfield record of course winners in the fifth event:
4.50: FROZEN FORCE is my win and place call, potentially representing value for money against 'likelier' types such as TIMIA and PALING. The declaration of Mark Johnston's top weighted ALEKO adds interest to proceedings, but FROZEN FORCE seems to be well at home on all weather surfaces and with Amanda Perrett boasting by far her best A/W figures here at Lingfield this winter, Jim Crowley's mount will do for yours truly.
Favourite factor: A new event closes out our (Placepot) interest in proceedings.
Lingfield record of course winners in the toteplacepot 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 Lingfield card on Monday:
4--David Evans (11/40 at Lingfield this season)
3--Mark Johnston (4/37)
2--Roger Charlton (2/13)
2--Richard Hannon (10/46)
2--Simon Hodgson (0/3)
2--Stan Moore (4/35)
2--Hughie Morrison (0/9)
2--Amanda Perrett (4/17)
2--Martin Smith (0/11)
2--William Stone (1/7)
+ 30 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
53 declared runners