BANGOR – JANUARY 23
Monday's Placepot permutation at Bangor:
Leg 1 (1.50): 1 (Back To The Thatch) & 2 (Bay Oak)
Leg 2 (2.20): 9 (Status Quo), 10 (Timoteo) & 3 (Dinsdale)
Leg 3 (2.50): 3 (Whiskey Chaser), 1 (Big Georgie) & 6 (Nail ‘M)
Leg 4 (3.20): 4 (Cabragh) & 5 (Rolling Thunder)
Leg 5 (3.50): 3 (Owner’s Day), 1 (Whizzzey Rascal) & 4 (Litterale Ci)
Leg 6 (4.20): 1 (Steel Native) & 3 (Without Frontier)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
Overview for Monday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
1.50: In days of old, KING’S TEMPEST would have held a serious chance under today’s terms and conditions but meeting two in form horses here, Leighton Aspell’s mount might have to settle for bronze behind BACK TO THE THATCH and BAY OAK. Dan Skelton’s latter named raider has more experience on his side along with a decent three pound claimer, but five-year-old BACK TO THE THATCH has scope for improvement, whilst the booking of Richard Johnson is an obvious bonus.
Record of course winners in the opening event:
1/1—Back To The Thatch (soft)
2.20: STATUS QUO failed to pull up any trees on the level but with Harry Fry now training the four-year-old, the trainer could build on his January ratio of 12/31 (39% strike rate), statistics which have produced seven points of level stake profits. Connections probably have most to fear from TIMOTEO and DINSDALE.
2.50: It would be as well if all the ‘dead eight’ declarations faced the starter here, the race being tough enough to assess without the potential loss of a third Placepot position. Donald McCain did yours truly a favour with Ubaltique on Saturday and the ‘local’ handler could pick up this event with course winner WHISKEY CHASER. It’s doubtful that the ground will be soft enough for Drumviredy to give of his best, whereby the main threats to the selection appear to be BIG GEORGIE and NAIL ‘M.
Record of course winners in the third race:
1/2—Whiskey Chaser (soft)
3.20: The Sam and Jonathan England bandwagon is rolling along nicely just now, so much so that CABRAGH is expected to add to their recent impressive tally of winners. ROLLING THUNDER is taken to offer most resistance at the business end of proceedings.
Record of course winners in the fourth contest on the card:
1/2—Kilcullen Flem (soft)
3.50: Hope’s Wishes is somewhat reluctantly left out of the equation in this ‘win only’ event. Barry Brennan’s raider would not be a surprise winner as such, it’s just that I only have so much space in my Monday Placepot equation and I have opted for OWNERS DAY, WHIZZZEY RASCAL and LITTERALE CI, the trio being listed in marginal order of preference.
4.20: David Rees has (respectfully) probably created a personal best in having greeted three of his last four winners in the area reserved for winners, whereby STEEL NATIVE is the win and place call in the Placepot finale. WITHOUT FRONTIER is taken to get the better of Only A Tipple on the run to the line to secure the silver gong.
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 Bangor card on Monday – followed by this season’s ratios at the track + profits/losses accrued:
4 runners—Donal McCain (9/50 – Profit of 22 points)
3—Venetia Williams (0/14)
2—Steve Flook (0/3)
2—Harry Fry (4/11 – Profit of 19 points)
2—Warren Greatrex (1/6 – loss of 4 points)
2—Neil Mulholland (1/8 – loss of 6 points)
2—Michael Mullineaux (0/6)
2—Katy Price (1/6 – loss of 2 points)
2—Sam Thomas (0/3)
2—Nigel Twiston-Davies (4/10 – Profit of 4 points)
2—Tim Vaughan (0/3)
+ 21 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
46 declared runners
General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:
Newcastle: Meeting abandoned
Wolverhampton: £30.00 – 6 favourites – 1 winner 3 placed – 2 unpalced