Placepot pointers – Monday May 30



Last year's corresponding Placepot dividend:

2015: £49.60 (6 favourites - 1 winner - 3 placed - 2 unplaced


Monday's Placepot permutation at Leicester: 

Leg 1 (2.10): 7 (Mums The Word) & 4 (Pretty Vacant)

Leg 2 (2.45): 7 (Masqueraded), 6 (Jersey Roy) & 5 (Yankee Mail)

Leg 3 (3.20): 11 (Free One), 7 (Tainted Love) & 9 (Normandy Knight)

Leg 4 (3.55): 9 (Moorside) & 4 (Ajman Princess)

Leg 5 (4.25): 3 (Bounce), 6 (Taneen) & 4 (Mont Kiara)

Leg 6 (4.55): 7 (Gleaming Girl) & 5 (Song Of Norway)

Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes


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


2.10: PRETTY VACANT ran a fine race in defeat at Haydock at the first time of asking when 'not expected', given the way that Roger Varian's March foal drifted badly in the market.  Andrea Atzeni's mount could go one better though that said, Richard Hannon was very sweet on his Mayson filly MUMS THE WORD during a stable visit earlier in the year.  Indeed, Richard was talking up the filly as a potential 'Queen Mary' type a few months ago and this pair should take care of this field between them.

Favourite factor: This is the first of two new races on the Leicester card with which to open proceedings.

2.45: Seven of the last ten winners have carried a maximum burden of 9-2, which rules out Hannington via my 'anorak' stance.  The pick of the remaining six runners should prove to be MASQUERADED, JERSEY ROY and YANKEE MAIL.  The latter named raider is saddled by Karl Burke who can do little wrong at present, whilst the first pair are three-year-olds who take on their elders, with vintage representatives often getting the better of their rivals in these mixed vintage events.

Favourite factor: Favourites of one description or another have won five of the last eight renewals during which time, seven winners scored at a top price of 7/2.  Six of the last seven market leaders have secured Placepot positions.

3.20: Ivan Furtado is going through a purple patch right now with three of his last five runners having won.  Ivan has offered the green light to FREE ONE on Monday and if Josephine Gordon calls on all five pounds of her claim, the Fast Company representative will effectively be running off the same mark as when successful at Wolverhampton last year.  TAINTED LOVE makes some appeal in the week that Yarmouth hope to recommence sport taking place at the venue.  Chris Wall boasts a fine record at Yarmouth, yet he does not have any runners at the track this week, whereby one of his few raiders that might be offered a run in the near future boasts definite claims from my viewpoint. NORMANDY KNIGHT completes my trio against the other nine contenders, with DUBAI DYNAMO being offered the reserve nomination.

Favourite factor: This is the second of the new races on the Leicester programme.

Leicester record of course winners in the third race:

1/6--Hickster (good to firm)

1/1--Normandy Knight (good to frame)

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3.55: Unless Sir Michael Stoute's newcomer RUSCOMBE is something out of the ordinary (a possibility given that Ted Durcan's mount is a Dubawi raider), MOORSIDE and AJMAN PRINCESS should dominate proceedings.  The top three four-year-olds are easily opposed, whereby I fully expect a three year old to score, the trio being listed in order of preference at the overnight stage.  MOORSIDE was only beaten half a length in the Cheshire Oaks, whilst AJMAN PRINCESS has taken in two warm races at Ascot and Sandown to date, snaring silver medals on both occasions.

Favourite factor: All four favourites have finished in the frame, three of which won at 11/10-4/7-4/9, with the other (4/7) market leader having snared a silver medal.

4.25: All ten winners during the last decade carried a minimum burden of 8-13, statistics which eliminates the bottom two runners in the field.  Three represented trainers have saddled winners of this race during the last decade, Henry Candy (2010 - has declared BOUNCE this time around), Roger Varian (2011 - TANEEN) and Kevin Ryan (2013 - MONT KIARA).  This trio will do for me against the field, certainly from a Placepot perspective at the very least.

Favourite factor: Four favourites have won during the last ten years, whilst seven of the last nine market leaders snared Placepot positions.  Eight of the ten winners during the study period scored at a top price of 9/1.

4.55: Four-year-olds have landed four of the eight renewals and GLEAMING GIRL deserves to register her third success after two half decent efforts when snaring runner up medals of late.  The pick of the other three vintage representatives should prove to be EXOPLANET BLUE and AZAGAL.  Chris Wall's other runner on the card (alongside Tainted Love in the 3.20 contest) is SONG OF NORWAY who could prove to be the joker in the pack against the four-year-olds.

Favourite factor: Only one (joint) favourite has prevailed via eight contests during the last decade, though all eight gold medallists scored at a top price of 9/1.  Five of the eleven market leaders finished in the frame).


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--Michael Appleby (6/84 at Leicester during the last five years and 0/5 this season)

3--Henry Candy (8/53 - 0/1)

3--Richard Hannon (13/88 - 2/8)

3--Roger Varian (10/57 - 1/8)

2--Michael Blake (0/1 - No runners this season)

2--Tim Easterby (1/7 - No runners)

2--Richard Fahey (22/105 - 1/5)

2--Ivan Furtado (0/5 - 0/2)

2--John O'Shea (1/8 - 0/1)

2--Alan Swinbank (0/1 - No runners)

2--Chris Wall (5/20 - No runners)

+ 38 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card

65 declared runners


General overview:

Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:

Carlisle: £596.90 (6 favourites - 3 winners - 1 placed - 2 unplaced)

Cartmel: £542.70 (6 favourites - No winners - 2 placed - 4 unplaced)

Redcar: £293.60 (7 favourites - 3 winners - 1 placed - 3 unplaced)

Windsor: £27.50 (8 favourites - 2 winners - 4 placed - 2 unplaced)


Leicester overview:

Represented trainers in the juvenile race at 2.40 and their records at Leicester in two-year-old races during the last five years, followed by 2016 ratios:

2/24--Tom Dascombe (Cosmic Beau) - 0/2)

Richard Hughes saddles his first runner at Leicester on Monday

4/23--Brian Meehan (Jet Setter) - No two-year-old runners this season

1/19--Roger Varian (Pretty Vacant) - 0/1

1/12--Ed McMahon (The Daley Express) - 0/2

1/12--Michael Appleby (Misty Moo) - No runners

7/44--Richard Hannon (Mums The Word) - 1/2

6/34--Richard Fahey (Rosebride) - No runners








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