KEMPTON – MARCH 1
Thursday's Placepot permutation at Kempton:
Leg 1 (5.55): 3 (Cloud Eight), 6 (Haverland) & 2 (Flora Tristan)
Leg 2 (6.30): 6 (New Rich), 9 (Dalness Express) & 5 (Fantasy Justifier)
Leg 3 (7.00): 3 (White Desert) & 2 (Chocolate Box)
Leg 4 (7.30): 3 (Fortunes Pearl) & 2 (Bobby Biscuit)
Leg 5 (8.00): 5 (Shadow Warrior) & 2 (Titan Goddess)
Leg 6 (8.30): 6 (License To Thrill), 1 (World Of Good) & 4 (Mr Freeze)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
Overview for Thursday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
5.55: Aled Beech is a name that few of us (yours truly included) will know though that said, Aled has ridden eight winners to date and in HAVERLAND, the pilot has definite win and place claims from my viewpoint. Arguably, more logical winners include CLOUD EIGHT and FLORA TRISTAN.
6.30: Eve Johnson Houghton might have a tough task matching last year’s impressive figures but that said, the trainer saddled a winner the last day and the yard will be in confident mode with NEW RICH having been declared in a race which should not take a great deal of winning. Others to consider as you put the kettle on for the umpteenth time this morning include DALNESS EXPRESS and FANTASY JUSTIFIER.
Record of the course winners in the second race:
1/8—Fairway To Heavn
7.00: Charlie Appleby has taken time out to declare WHITE DESERT alongside seven runners at Meydan this afternoon. The tip looks worth taking with seemingly only CHOCOLATE BOX to beat according to the gospel of yours truly.
Record of the course winner in the field:
7.30: There is not a great deal of money knocking about in the dead of night this morning as you might expect, though there is some realistic cash in the positive queue relating to FORTUNES PEARL which makes for interesting reading with Andrew Balding’s team in such blinding form. BOBBY BISCUIT gets the alternative each way vote at 14/1 which is available in a few places as I pen this column. Three of the last six horses saddled have won for Simon Dow and though at the upper end of the scenario, single figures odds would not have surprised me relating to Simon’s recent course and distance winner.
Record of the course winners in the fourth contest on the card:
1/3—Morning Has Broken
8.00: There are some extremes to consider here because the trade press price of 9/1 about Wink Oliver always looked skinny but to be entirely fair to the lads/lasses in the office, 22/1 (which has been priced up in a place) appears unfairly dismissive to say the least. Yes, SHADOW WARRIOR and TITAN GODDESS are more logical gold medallists but as I was advised at my first day at work as an Odds Compiler in a previous life, “why lay 20/1 about a horse if people are prepared to back it at 16’s”?
Record of the course winners in the fifth event:
2/12—Tee It Up Tommo
8.30: LICENSE TO THRILL is the first name on the team sheet at the prices of offer (9/1 in a place) though the likes of WORLD OF GOOD and the appropriately named MR FREEZE should also be in contention at the business end of proceedings.
Record of the course winners in the Placepot finale:
4/31—Light From Mars
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 (two or more) on the Kempton card on Thursday – followed by their ratios at the track this season and then five year figures + profits/losses accrued on both counts:
3 runners—Marco Botti (1/10 – loss of 10) – 26/267 – loss of 119
3—Ron Harris (0/5) – 5/139 – loss of 109
2—Milton Bradley (0/7) – 8/141 – loss of 84
2—Jane Chapple-Hyam (First runners at Kempton) – 4/68 – loss of 27
2—Simon Dow (5/14 +9) – 20/168 – loss of 18
2—Neil Mulholland (2/9 +10) – 15/85 – loss of 7
2—Mike Murphy (1/6 +7) – 4/73 – loss of 44
2—Jamie Osborne (1/20 – loss of 16) – 21/197 – loss of 46
2—Mark Usher (0/8) – 7/148 – loss of 69
2—Lisa Williamson (0/2) – 0/38
+ 45 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
67 declared runners
General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:
Newcastle: £40.50 – 6 favourites – 3 winners – 2 placed – 1 unplaced