LEICESTER – MAY 23
Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
2015: £69.70 (6 favourites: No winners - 3 placed - 3 unplaced)
Monday's Placepot permutation at Leicester:
Leg 1 (2.15): 3 (Equity) & 1 (Global Revival)
Leg 2 (2.45): 6 (Global Slam), 9 (Top Hatter) & 1 (Dr Julius No)
Leg 3 (3.20): 10 (Dismantle), 1 (Faintly) & 7 (Diminutive)
Leg 4 (3.55): 4 (Banksea), 1 (Mutawaaly) & 2 (Gershwin)
Leg 5 (4.30): 6 (Thetis) & 4 (Opal Tiara)
Leg 6 (5.00): 2 (Mickey Haller) & 8 (The Salmon Man)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
2.15: EQUITY represents the David Barron/Ryan Moore bandwagon that looks set to score with the Equiano colt who has been showing plenty of promise back on the ranch. ANGEL'S ACCLAIM is another newcomer to consider, whilst GLOBAL REVIVAL completes my trio against the field. Although only finishing ninth on debut, Ed Dunlop's raider was beaten less than six lengths at Newmarket.
Favourite factor: Last year's inaugural 15/8 favourite finished out of the money.
2.45: Roger Varian has called his newcomer GLOBAL SLAM "a bargain" and the trainer has been looking forward to seeing what his March foal could transfer onto the racecourse. That said, Jamie Osborne's TOP HATTER represents the sire Helmet whose stock have started the season so well. DR JULIUS NO brings experience to the contest in a much more interesting heat than was the case in the opening division.
Favourite factor: This is the second division of the opening event whereby the same (brief) stat applies.
3.20: You will find relevant stats for this selling event at the foot of the page. Three-year-olds have snared three of the last six renewals, with two vintage representatives having been offered the green light this time around. DISMANTLE is the pick of the pair via official figures, whilst also adding FAINTLY and course and distance winner DIMINUTIVE into the overnight mix.
Favourite factor: Two favourites have won during the last decade, whilst eight of the last ten market leaders have secured toteplacepot positions.
Record of course winners in the third race:
1/2--Diminutive (good to firm)
3.55: Seven of the last eight gold medallists have carried a minimum burden of 8-13, which brings the likes of BANKSEA, MUTAWAALY and GERSHWIN into the mix. The trio are listed in order of preference ahead of the overnight reserve GRAPEVINE. Luca Cumani's raider BANKSEA was only beaten half a length on his seasonal debut following two fine efforts last year and a repeat of his Ascot sortie seventeen days ago should be good enough to snare this prize.
Favourite factor: Four of the last five favourites have finished in the frame, statistics which include three winners.
4.30: Three-year-olds have won four of the last eight renewals and it's interesting that Sir Michael Stoute had this event in reserve for THETIS who was pulled out of a much tougher assignment at Haydock on Saturday at the eleventh hour. Fellow junior raider OPAL TIARA should prove to be the main threat.
Favourite factor: Favourites have won five of the last seven contests, though the other two market leaders missed out on Placepot positions, statistics which include a red hot 1/4 chance.
5.00: Four-year-olds have claimed five of the eleven available Placepot positions, statistics which include two winners. MICKEY HALLER, THE SALMON MAN and UNNOITCED form my short list ahead of Champagne Bob.
Favourite factor: Three of the five market leaders have claimed Placepot positions via four renewals, two of which were won by favourites at 5/2 & 3/1.
Record of course winners in the toteplacepot finale:
1/1--Jay Kay (good)
1/3--Smokethatthunders (good to soft)
1/2--Champagne Bob (soft)
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 Leicester card on Monday:
4--Tony Carroll (9/53 at Leicester during the last five years)
4--Roger Varian (9/53)
3--Luca Cumani (10/43)
3--David Evans (9/111)
3--Grace Harris (0/3)
2--Michael Appleby (6/83)
2--Michael Bell (6/55)
2--Edward Bevan (0/9)
2--Roy Bowring (5/59)
2--Mick Channon (13/85)
2--Michael Chapman (1/17)
2--William Haggas (10/45)
2--Ron Harris (1/32)
2--Sylvester Kirk (3/39)
2--William Knight (5/18)
2--Stan Moore (1/25)
2--Brendan Powell (3/19)
2--Richard Price (1/25)
2--Kevin Ryan (4/61)
2--Sir Michael Stoute (20/65)
+ 40 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
87 declared runners
Record of represented trainers (five year stats) in selling events in the relevant 3.20 race on Monday:
13/58--Tony Carroll (Faintly)
20/87--Richard Fahey (Johnny B Goode)
12/89--Ron Harris (Arizona Snow)
1/26--Michael Chapman (L'Es Fremantle)
2/39--Charles Smith (Robbian)
1/18--Mick Quinn (Alhella)
1/6--Grace Harris (Diminutive & Dismantle)
0/24--Ann Stokell (Simple Black)
2/5--David Dennis (Kenstone)