PLUMPTON – MARCH 27
Monday's Placepot permutation at Plumpton:
Leg 1 (2.00): 5 (Ruwasi) & 4 (Little Chunk)
Leg 2 (2.30): 4 (He’s A Bully) & 2 (Oliver’s Hill)
Leg 3 (3.00): 10 (King Uther), 8 (Beau Du Brizais) & 11 (McKenzie’s Friend)
Leg 4 (3.30): 1 (Flashman), 5 (Alottarain) & 3 (No No Cardinal)
Leg 5 (4.00): 1 (Dragoon Guard), 6 (Landscape) & 8 (Goodnight Charlie)
Leg 6 (4.30): 1 (Code Of Law) & 3 (Killabrahar Cross)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
2.00: The early signs suggest that the trade press might have the two horses that appear to dominate the race the wrong way around in the betting, though it would not surprise yours truly if RUWASI and LITTLE CHUNK were eventually returned as joint favourites. Connections of the pair seem to have little worries aside from each other and if I had to separate the two, I guess I would side with RUWASI with Little Chunk already having had four chance to score without success thus far.
2.30: Philip Hobbs (HE’S A BULLY) has saddled each of his last five runners to finish ‘in the three’, whilst the popular trainer has secured five winners during the last six days. Philip’s eight-year-old representative secured his only victory to date under good to firm conditions, with similar ground potentially in the offing here if the sun gets to work as has been forecast today. OLIVER’S HILL is also suited by such ground and this pair should certainly get us safely through to the third leg of our favourite wager. The pair is listed in order of preference for those of you interested from a win perspective.
Record of the course winners in the second event:
1/2—Oliver’s Hill (good)
1/7—Frank N Fair (good)
3.00: Conditions seem to have gone against MCKENZIE’S FRIEND (2/2 at the venue) who would have been a definite player this time last week but as things stand, likelier winners include good to soft winner KING UTHER from the in-form yard of Chris Gordon and another Philip Hobbs raider on the card, namely BEAU DU BRIZAIS. Chris boasts a March ratio of 12/21 (57% strike rate), figures which have produced 33 points of profit for level stake investors.
Record of the course winners in the third contest:
1/3—Authorized Too (soft)
2/2—McKenzie’s Friend (2 x soft)
1/3—Clondaw Bisto (heavy)
3.30: It remains to be seen if Goonjim is turned out again after Saturday’s weak effort at Stratford but either way, his heavy ground victory here at Plumpton on his penultimate start cuts little ice under today’s contrasting conditions. Value for money might be found elsewhere accordingly, perhaps with FLASHMAN, ALOTTARAIN and NO NO CARDINAL heading the alternative options, certainly from a Placepot perspective.
Record of the course winners in the fourth race on the card:
1/4—Flashman (good to soft)
4.00: DRAGOON GUARD is on offer at 5/1 right across the board at the time of writing, with layers not at all interested in laying a fraction above even money in place terms against the consistent six-year-old, from an each way perspective at least. Others of interest include LANDSCAPE and GOODNIGHT CHARLIE.
Record of the course winners in the fifth event:
2/8—Ray Diamond (soft & heavy)
1/2—Yukon Delta (good)
4.30: Despite a five month break from the track, CODE OF LAW should take the beating here, with connections possibly having most to fear from the overpriced KILLABRAHAR CROSS who is a dual winner under good conditions. This morning’s 16/1 quote makes for interesting each way/Placepot reading, albeit this is a ‘short field’ event. New readers might like to know that the term ‘short field’ relates to 5/6/7 runners event in which only the first two horses home qualify from each way & Placepot perspectives.
Record of the course winners in the Placepot finale:
2/6—Killabraham Cross (2 x good)
2/19—Goring Two (soft & heavy)
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 ratios at the track this season + profits/losses accrued:
6 runners—Gary Moore (10/54 – loss of 3 points)
3—Zoe Davison (1/11 – loss of 1 point)
3—Warren Greatrex (3/9 – Profit of 13 points)
3—Dina Grissell (0/21)
2—Nick Gifford (1/10 – Profit of 1 point)
2—Chris Gordon (6/22 – Profit of 5 points)
2—Paul Henderson (2/13 – loss of 6 points)
2—Philip Hobbs (4/7 – Slight profit)
2—Neil Mulholland (2/21 – loss of 13 points)
2—Seamus Mullins (0/12)
2—Anna Newton-Smith (0/15)
2—Jackie Du Plessis (0/2)
2—Suzy Smith (0/3)
+ 39 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
56 declared runners