Placepot Pointers – Sun 4 March


There is no history to this meeting as today’s fayre was added to the fixture list because of the recent adverse weather conditions…

Sunday's Placepot permutation at Southwell: 

Leg 1 (2.15): 7 (Silver Penny), 11 (Warrior’s Valley) & 1 (Roy’s Legacy)

Leg 2 (2.45): 4 (Dawn Dancer) & 5 (Kripke)

Leg 3 (3.15): 7 (Seasearch) & 1 (Canford Thompson)

Leg 4 (3.50): 8 (Wilde Oscar), 1 (Eponine) & 5 (Unnoticed)

Leg 5 (4.20): 2 (Western Way) & 1 (Mambo Dancer)

Leg 6 (4.55): 7 (Tilly Devine), 5 (Queen Moon) & 2 (Urban Spirit)

Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes


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2.15: I put in a strong word for ROY’S LEGACY at Lingfield yesterday and much will depend if Charlie Bennett’s mount is turned out again.  His chance would be there for all the see under the three pound claimer, certainly from a Placepot perspective at least.  You are obviously in a better position than yours truly regarding his potential participation.  SILVER PENNY and WARRIOR’S VALLEY might take most advantage if trainer Shaun Harris decides that enough is enough for Roy’s Legacy this weekend.

Record of the course winner in the opening event:

1/9—Roy’s Legacy (if turned out again after yesterday’s victory)


2.45: I’m not going to offer any surprise calls in this event unfortunately because as try as hard as I might, there is no getting away from the principles in the market here, namely DAWN DANCER and KRIPKE.  Andrew Balding’s only runner yesterday was beaten by two lengths and a spit at 8/1, though his recent ratio still stands at 6/12, which gives DAWN DANCER the edge from my viewpoint.


3.15: Another Andrew Balding raider today is added into the Placepot mix, namely SEASEARCH who receives the thick end of two stones from CANFORD THOMPSON which should bring the pair close together at the jamstick.  In terms of official figures, Andrew’s three-year-old in ‘chucked in’ or would seemingly seem so on a sounder surface than Fibresand in my book.

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3.50: WILDE OSCAR has the look of a typical ‘Fahey improver’ and with the stable back in some sort of form now (winner at Lingfield yesterday), Richard’s Poet’s Voice gelding could be another three-year-old winner this afternoon when taking on their elders. EPONINA and UNNOTICED should offer better value for money that Best Tamayuz, especially from a Placepot perspective.

Record of the course winner in the fourth race:

5/27—Best Tamayuz


4.20: WESTERN WAY and MAMBO DANCER are preferred to Cousin Khee who last secured back to back victories two and a half years ago, notwithstanding the fact this his recent course victory was a relief for connections following 20 consecutive defeats.

Record of the course winners in the fifth race on the card:


2/6—Cousin Khee

1/5—Ruler Of The Nile


4.55: A real teaser for the last leg of our favourite wager which I am leaving to TILLY DEVINE, QUEEN MOON and URBAN SPIRIT for reasons which would not convince a newcomer to the sport, let alone learned readers like your good selves.

Record of the course winners in the Placepot finale:

7/38—Royal Holiday

15/116—General Tufto

1/8—Tilly Devine


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Trainers with their relevant number of runners (two or more) on the Southwell card on Sunday – followed by their ratios at the track this season and then by their five year figures + profits/losses accrued on both fronts:

4 runners—Mick Appleby (6/52 – loss of 29 points) – 103/653 – loss of 172

3—Andrew Balding (1/7 – loss of 3) – 26/91 – loss of 1

3—Scott Dixon (4/38 +13) – 46/472 +42

3—Ivan Furtado (2/9 +10) – 8/63 – loss of 15

2—Tony Carroll (2/9 +30) – 5/69 +16

2—Anthony Carson (0/1) – 4/13 +2

2—Jane Chapple Hyam (First runners at Southwell this season) – 0/4

2—Richard Fahey (1/11 – loss of 7) – 30/167 – loss of 27

2—Roger Fell (2/16 +6) – 7/39 +18

2—Mark Johnston (0/1) – 19/112 – loss of 31

2—Adrian Nicholls (First runners at Southwell this season) – 0/4

2—Lisa Williamson (0/5) – 0/16

+ 20 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card

51 declared runners


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