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Placepot pointers – Sunday 29th November

Placepot pointers – Sunday 29th November 2015

 

It should be noted that placed/unplaced records are in line with the ruling of bookmakers, i.e. only one win and one place in races for 5/6/7 runners etc.

 

Corresponding details for Sunday:

 

Placepot dividends at Carlisle for the last four renewal years: 

2014: £24.40 (6 favourites - 3 winners & 3 placed)

2013: £104.70 (6 favourites - 2 winners – 1 placed - 3 unplaced)

2011: £195.70 (6 favourites 2 winners – 2 placed – 2 unplaced)

2009: £20.80 (6 favourites - 4 winners & 2 placed)

Average dividend: £86.40

Favourites (24): 11 winners – 8 placed – 5 unplaced

 

Represented trainers who have saddled at least two winners at the corresponding meeting during the last four renewal years:

3—Donald McCain (4/6* - 9/1 – 14/1)

2—James Ewart (11/2 & 13/2)

2—Nicky Richards (4/7* & 4/1)

 

Placepot dividends at Leicester for the last five renewal years:

2014: £13.40 (6 favourites - 3 winners - 2 placed – 1 unplaced)

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2013: £35.10 (6 favourites - 2 winners – 2 placed – 2 unplaced)

2012: £474.30 (6 favourites - 1 winner – 2 placed - 3 unplaced)

2011: £63.40 (6 favourites - 3 winners - 1 placed - 2 unplaced)

2009: £83.00 (7 favourites – 3 winners – 1 placed – 3 unplaced)

Average dividend: £133.84

Favourites (31): 12 winners – 8 placed – 11 unplaced

 

Represented trainers who have saddled at least two winners at the corresponding meeting during the last five renewal years:

3—Barry Brennan (5/4* - 11/4 – 25/1)

2—Michael Appleby (5/4 & 6/1)

2—Tom George (Evens* & 9/4*)

2—Neil King (5/2 & 4/1)

2—Donald McCain (9/4 & 17/2)

 

At this time of the year, ‘lads’ in the stables (included lasses which I know is politically incorrect these days) are looking for trainers to tell them that some of their respective runners in the lead up to Boxing Day are ‘well in’, in terms of a ‘Christmas box’ if you like.

Down the years, trainers have denied such comments but they know which races they target year on year and given the wage structure in place throughout the land, trainers

would not be looking after their staff in a decent way if the odd nod and a wink here and there failed to provide the ‘lads’ with an edge with which to wage war against bookmakers.

That statement in not an opinion, it is a fact.  

Having heard about this 'tradition' many years ago, I started looking at potential trends which has led me to where we are today.  I make a living out of trainers targeting venues and dates throughout the year because even the most 'suspicious' journalists in the land agree with me on one issue, that trainers are creatures of habit - just like the rest of us!

The Placepot was introduced on 22nd November 1977 and for the last thirty eight years I have been hooked on my favourite wager and yes, trainer (and favourite) trends feature very strongly in my daily analysis.

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