Placepot Pointers

Placepot Pointers – Monday January 30



Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:

2016: £36.60 (6 favourites – 2 winners – 11 placed – 3 unplaced)


Monday's Placepot permutation at Plumpton: 

Leg 1 (1.40): 4 (Oscars Boss) & 6 (The Caller)

Leg 2 (2.10): 4 (Yourholidayisover), 1 (Jump And Jump) & 3 (Taroum)

Leg 3 (2.45): 4 (Jerrysback) & 1 (Clandaw Bisto)

Leg 4 (3.20): 1 (Eminent Poet), 6 (Dalience) & 4 (Stay Out Of Court)

Leg 5 (3.50): 3 (Royal Salute), 1 (Talk Of The South) & 5 (Like Sully)

Leg 6 (4.25): 6 (Royal Ettiquette) & 3 (Kastani Beach)

Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes


Overview for Monday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page



1.40: Seven-year-olds have secured three of the last five available Placepot positions, statistics which include both (7/2 & 10/11*) winners.  Only 19% of the four day decs where potential vintage representatives, with only OSCARS BOSS eventually having been offered the green light.  Neil Mulholland’s Norse Dancer gelding is the first name on the team sheet accordingly, followed by THE CALLER and Gary Moore’s newcomer ARGYLE.

Favourite factor: Two of the three favourites have secured Placepot positions by winning their respective events at 10/11* & 1/10*.


2.10: Course and distance winner YOURHOLIDAYISOVER is the first port of call, especially with Tom Gretton being one of only two represented trainers to have saddled a winner (from just the one runner) during the last fortnight at the time of writing.  JUMP AND JUMP and TAROUM are considered the main threats at the overnight stage.

Favourite factor: Three of the four market leaders have finished in the frame via three renewals.  That is as many as there could have been as the favourite that missed out contested a ‘win only’ event.

Record of course winners in the second race:

1/1—Yourholidayisover (soft)

1/10—Clonlusker (heavy)


2.45: The Philip Hobbs Irish import JERRYSBACK should be good enough to win in this grade/company at the first time of asking on these shores, with CLONDAW BISTO preferred to Zero Grand as the main danger to Barry Geraghty’s mount.  Suzy Smith’s course winner is not easily passed over from a win perspective, given the projected (soft/heavy) ground conditions.

Favourite factor: This is a new race on the Plumpton card.

Record of course winners in the third contest on the card:

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1/2—Clandaw Bisto (heavy)


3.20:  Six of the seven available Placepot positions to date have been claimed by horses carrying a maximum burden of 11-4, statistics which include all three (16/1, 4/1 & 2/1*) winners.  DALIENCE is the call over Margot Fontane via the weight trend.  On the flip side of the weights, Venetia Williams was responsible for the top two in the handicap at the penultimate stage, a sure sign that very soft/heavy ground was in the offing.  Venetia has given the green light to EMINENT POET on this occasion.  David Pipe was the only represented trainer to have won the race to date at the five day stage and sure enough, his lone option STAY OUT OF COURT has been declared, the six-year-old being David’s only runner on the card.

Favourite factor: The inaugural 2/1 favourite duly obliged though that said, the other three favourites (via two further renewals) finished out of the frame.

Record of course winners in the :


3.50: Harry Conden’s useful three pound claim could be difference between victory and defeat aboard Anthony Honeyball’s course and distance winner ROYAL SALUTE.  I still feel that two other selections are needed to guarantee us getting through to the next leg of our favourite wager, namely TALK OF THE SOUTH and LIKE SULLY who has gained all three of his three career successes at this venue.

Favourite factor: This is another new race on the Plumpton programme.

Record of course winners in the fifth event:

1/3—Talk Of The South (soft)

1/1—Royal Salute (soft)

3/9—Like Sully (good – soft – heavy)


4.25: Five-year-olds would have come to the gig on a hat trick but no trainer is live to the ‘edge’, whereby I am left to hope that ROYAL ETTIQUETTE and course and distance winner KASTANI BEACH will reel in the Placepot dividend for us.  The overnight reserve nomination is awarded to BOL D’AIR

Favourite factor: Only one of the four favourites (via three renewals) has claimed a Placepot position by winning the respective event at odds of 2/1.

Record of course winners in the Placepot finale:

2/9—Kastani Beach (good & heavy)



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Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Plumpton card on Monday – followed by their ratios at the track this year + profits/losses accrued:

3 runners—Chris Gordon (1/13 – loss of 5 points)

3—Lawney Hill (4/7 – Profit of 12 points)

3—Gary Moore (8/42 – slight loss)

2—Johnny Farrelly (3/7 – Profit of 10 points)

2—John Flint (0/1)

2—Warren Greatrex (1/6 – Profit of 6 points)

2—Diana Grissell (0/15)

2—Anthony Honeyball (4/17 – slight loss)

2—Seamus Mullins (0/9)

2—Anna Newton-Smith (0/9)

2—Daniel O’Brien (0/4)

2—Richard Rowe (1/11 – loss of 6 points)

2—Robert Walford (1/2 – Profit of 3 points)

+ 18 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card

47 declared runners


General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:

No corresponding meeting at Southwell – Ayr was abandoned

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