Placepot Pointers

Placepot Pointers – Sunday January 29



Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:

2016: £40.40 (6 favourites: No winners--4 placed--2 unplaced)

Sunday's Placepot permutation at Sedgefield: 

Leg 1 (1.20): 1 (Spiculus) & 7 (Prince Khurrum)

Leg 2 (1.50): 5 (Volvalien) & 3 (Applesandpierres)

Leg 3 (2.20): 3 (Kelka) & 1 (Justforjames)

Leg 4 (2.50): 3 (Ascendant), 1 (Discoverie) & 2 (Mr Snoozy)

Leg 5 (3.20): 4 (Raktiman), 6 (Caraline) & 3 (Shadows Lengthen)

Leg 6 (3.50): 3 (Man Of Plenty), 6 (Tiger Mountain) & 1 (Wylde Magic)

Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes


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


1.20: Malcolm Jefferson has secured the thick end of a 30% strike rate since the end of the flat season and his course and distance winner SPICULUS has been well placed to add to the tally on behalf of the yard. Five time winner PRINCE KHURRAM has lost the habit of scoring, though there is no denying another Placepot opportunity is up for grabs in this grade/company.
Favourite factor: The two favourites to date claimed gold and silver medals alongside Placepot positions.

Course winners in the opening event:

1/2—Spiculus (soft)

2/6—Prince Khurram (2 x good to firm)


1.50: Brian Ellison’s VOLVALIEN attempts to secure a second course and distance victory in a race which the trainer sponsors. Brian appears to have placed his eight-year-old to good effect here, with Henry Brooke’s mount receiving weight from all four rivals.  The pick of the opposition should prove to be APPLESANDPIERRES, the Dan Skelton raider having won two of his five races on these shores to date.
Favourite factor: This is a new race on the Sedgefield card.

Course winner in the second race:

1/1—Volvalien (good)


2.20: The top three horses in the list should dominate proceedings, whereby the only real job is to choose which two of the favoured trio should make it into my Placepot mix.  The pin has fallen on KELKA and JUSTFORJAMES, marginally ahead of Old Salt.
Favourite factor: Two of the three market leaders have secured Placepot positions by securing gold and bronze medals.

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Course winner in the third contest on the card:

2/2—Justforjames (2 x good to soft)


2.50: DISCOVERIE has a fine record at this venue as you can see below, though at nine years of age, Ken Slack’s raider is hardly improving.  That said, there is no obvious potential conqueror in the field, not until you take a look at the stats at least.  This year’s ratio informs us that Johnny Farrelly has scored with both of his representatives here, whereby this self-confessed anorak will opt for course winner ASCENDANT on this occasion.  MR SNOOZY is the only other horse I could have on my mind in a disappointing event.
Favourite factor: This is another new race on the Sedgefield card.

Course winners in the second race:

6/13—Discoverie (4 x soft & 2 x good to soft)

1/1—Ascendant (good to soft)


3.20: Although this is one of the smaller fields on the day, the contest is arguably the most difficult to assess, though I am willing to offer a watching brief regarding Mr Mole who has lost the plot of late.  RAKTIMAN, CARALINE and SHADOWS LENGTHEN are short listed at the overnight stage.
Favourite factor: Only one of the four favourites has finished in the frame (exact science) via three contests to date.

Course winners in the fifth event:

1/2—Shadows Lengthen (heavy)

1/1—Caraline (heavy)


3.50: Dual course winner MAN OF PLENTY is overdue another win and Sophie Leech has seemingly found the perfect opportunity for her eight-year-old Manduro gelding to regain the winning thread.  TIGER MOUNTAIN might offer most resistance at the business end of proceedings, whilst beaten favourite WYLDE MAGIC could be given another chance in Class 4 company.
Favourite factor: This is another new race on the Sedgefield card.

Course winners in the Placepot finale:

2/2—Man Of Plenty (2 x good)

1/4—Turtle Cask (good to 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 Sedgefield card on Sunday – followed by their ratios this season at the track + profits/losses accrued:

6 runners—Micky Hammond (3/26 – loss of 7 points)

4—Malcolm Jefferson (3/13 – loss of 6 points)

4—Evan Williams (3/7 – Profit of 2 points)

3—Brian Ellison (6/22 – Profit of 8 points)

2—Tony Carroll (No runners)

2—Sam England (3/29 – Profit of 24 points)

2—Ben Haslam (1/9 – Profit of 3 points)

2—Jonathan Haynes (0/8)

2—Johnny Farrelly (2/2 – Profit of 10 points)

2—William Kinsey (No runners)

2—Donald McCain (2/34 – loss of 19 points)

2—Rebecca Menzies (2/8 – Slight profit)

2—Dan Skelton (2/10 – loss of 5 points)

2—Ken Slack (3/18 – loss of 7 points)

+ 21 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card

58 declared runners


General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:

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