Placepot Pointers

Placepot pointers – Thursday 25th February



Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:

2015: £99.70 (6 favourites: 3 winners--1 placed--2 unplaced)



1.45: My eye is attracted to PERSIAN BREEZE down at the foot of the list in the opening event on the card, Lucy Wadham's ex John Gosden raider have reached an official mark of 84 on the level.  Beaten by an improving type when recorded as a beaten favourite during his flat campaign when reaching that mark, Lucy's Pivotal raider should appreciate the ground if the meeting receives the green light on Thursday morning.  Others for the overnight mix include UNISON and BLUE RAMBLER.

Favourite factor: These are all new races with the exception of the fifth event on the card which is contested at 3.55.



2.15: Jonjo O'Neill's team is slowly returning to form with ULTIMATE DREAM being the stable representative on this occasion.  Joshua Moore rides Jonjo's representative for the fourth successive time and there were definite signs last time out that the five-year-old could strike gold in this grade/company.  Joshua has reach new heights in the saddle these last few years and having ridden four of his last seven mounts to finish 'in the three' at the time of writing (stats include two winners), the popular pilot could score again.  The main threats appear to include ROLLING DOUGH and L FRANK BAUM.

Huntingdon record of course winners in the second contest on the card:

1/1--Noir Girl



2.45: Willie Mullins boasts a 38% strike rate via 13 winners during the last fortnight and a rare inmate is directed to Huntingdon to contest this Listed event, namely GITANE DU BERLAIS.  A winner at Naas last time out, Willie's six-year-old has won four of his last nine assignments and Daryl Jacob's partner looks to be the horse to beat.  EMILY GRAY has five pounds to find according to official figures with the other three declarations playing catch up at this stage of their respective careers.



3.20: New readers might not be aware that they can find all the represented trainers (along with the relevant number of runners) further down the page, with some people stopping when reading the analysis for the toteplacepot finale.  Upwards and onward in positive fashion that the two recent winners in the field should take some kicking out of the short field frame, namely MAY HAY and COMRAGH.  DEJA BOUGG is the other horse to consider from my viewpoint. The term 'short field' relates to 5/6/7 runner events in which only the first two horses home qualify for each way and toteplacepot purposes.

Huntingdon record of course winners in the fourth event:

1/4--Drombeg West



3.55: All three winners have carried a minimum burden of 11-7, whilst six of the seven horses to have secured Placepot positions have carried 11-5 or more. Course and distance winner HERE I AM was rewarded for some consistent efforts last time out, whilst the chance of David Pipe's raider VAZARO DELAFAYETTE is also entitled to plenty of respect.  ITS A STING would be a threat if completing the course.

Favourite factor: The three favourites to date have secured two gold medals and one of the silver variety.

Huntingdon record of course winners in the fifth race:

1/2--Hollow Blue Sky (C&D winner)

1/1--Here I Am (C&D winner)



4.30: BOARD OF TRADE does not (seemingly) know how to run a bad race and though thoroughly exposed now, Alan King's five-year-old looks sure to run his race.  The addition of BOY IN A BENTLEY and TEN SIXTY should see us safely home if were live going into the toteplacepot finale.



All references to placed horses on these pages are based on an exact science regarding general place terms offered by bookmakers and


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Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Huntingdon card on Thursday:  

3--Kim Bailey

3--Nicky Henderson

3--Jonjo O'Neill

3--Jamie Snowden

3--Ian Williams

3--Venetia Williams

2--Calire Dyson

2--Diana Grissell

2--Alan King

2--Laura Mongan

2--Jeremy Scott

2--Oliver Sherwood

2--Dan Skelton

2--Nigel Twiston-Davies

1--Conrad Allen

1--David Arbuthnot

1--George Baker

1--Alan Blackmore

1--Barry Brennan

1--Anna Brooks

1--Roy Brotherton

1--Dai Burchell

1--Jenny Candlish

1--Anthony Carson

1--Zoe Davison

1--Des Donovan

1--Henry Daly

1--John Ferguson

1--Nick Gifford

1--Warren Greatrex

1--Alex Hales

1--Philip Hobbs

1--Iain Jardine

1--John Jenkins

1--Fiona Kehoe

1--Martin Keighley

1--Phil Kirby

1--Bernard Llewellyn

1--Charlie Mann

1--Neil Mulholland

1--Willie Mullins

1--Ben Pauling

1--David Pipe

1--Lucy Wadham

1--Robert Walford

1--Paul Webber

66 declared runners


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