BEVERLEY – APRIL 27
Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
2016: £19.20 (9 favourites – 3 winners – 4 placed – 4 unplaced)
Thursday's Placepot permutation at Beverley:
Leg 1 (1.40): 5 (Bosham), 11 (Perfect Symphony) & 10 (Lawless Symphony)
Leg 2 (2.10): 1 (Emelia James) & 8 (Royal Crown)
Leg 3 (2.45): 5 (Kodiac Khan) & 6 (Weloof)
Leg 4 (3.15): 6 (Fleetfoot Jack), 3 (Our Charlie Brown) & 1 (Geophony)
Leg 5 (3.50): 4 (Lopito De Vega), 2 (All You) & 3 (Correggio)
Leg 6 (4.25): 4 (Pacharana) & 1 (Gaelic Toger)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
Overview for Thursday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
1.40: The last eight winners have carried nine stones or more to victory, though such details are only offered this year for your records as all thirteen runners qualify via the weight stats. Upwards and onward by suggesting that BOSHAM, LAWLESS LOUIS and PERFECT SYMPHONY should get us safely through to the second leg of our favourite wager.
Favourite factor: Five of the last ten favourites have prevailed, whilst eight of the last eleven market leaders have secured toteplacepot positions. All eleven winners during the last thirteen years scored at a top price of 8/1.
Record of the course winners in the opening contest:
1/7—Poppy In The Wind (soft)
1/2—Lydia’s Place (good to firm)
1/8—Bosham (good to firm)
2.10: Mark Johnston seems to have found a perfect opportunity for his Poet’s Voice filly EMILIA JAMES to go one better than was the case over course and distance at the first Beverley meeting of the season last week. Mark makes a habit of making a quick start to the turf season in the juvenile sector, with Joe Fanning’s mount probably only having to repeat that first effort to establish a Placepot position. I’ll take David O’Meara’s Kodiac filly ROYAL CROWN over Richard Fahey’s pair for the forecast call.
Favourite factor: Last year’s even money favourite duly obliged.
2.45: Mark Johnston secured the first two renewals and the stable is represented by KODIAC KHAN on this occasion. Mark's late May foal did well to score twice via eight assignments last year and with seemingly only the southern raider WELOOF to beat, Joe Fanning could notch himself a quick double on Thursday. Straight Romance is preferred to Arc Royal for the bronze gong.
Favourite factor: Four of the six market leaders have claimed Placepot positions via four renewals, statistics which include three winners at 13/8, 2/1 & 9/4***.
3.15: Nine of the twelve toteplacepot positions have been secured by horses carrying a minimum burden of nine stones, statistics which include all four (7/1-13/2-4/1-2/1*) winners. Unfortunately just the one horse is eliminated from my Placepot thoughts accordingly though that said, all four winners have carried 9-4 or more which points me in the direction of FLEETFOOT JACK, OUR CHARLIE BROWN and GEOPHONY.
Favourite factor: Two of the five favourites have claimed toteplaepot positions via three renewals thus far, statistics which include one (2/1) winner.
3.50: Horses carrying 9-2 or more have secured seven of the eleven available toteplacepot positions thus far, statistics which include (33/1, 14/1 & 7/1) winners. Five of the ten entries 'qualify' via the weight trend, whilst two five-year-old raiders been declared in the 'superior' sector of the handicap, vintage raiders having won two of the three contests when represented. LOPITO DE VEGA and ALL YOU are the first names on the team sheet accordingly, whilst CORREGGIO completes my trio against the remaining seven contenders.
Favourite factor: The terms and conditions of this ‘Rapid Lad’ handicap have changed whereby the contest as it stands now has just four renewals to consider, with three of the five market leaders finishing in the frame (exact science) – no winners. Rapid Lad (the race is named after the grand servant) won 12 races at Beverley between 1983 and 1989 during an unbeaten record at the venue. Strange but true for such a prolific scorer, is the fact that Rapid Lad failed to win anywhere else, other than at Beverley.
Record of the course winners in the fifth event on the card:
2/3--Ravenhoe (Good & good to soft)
1/2--All You (good)
1/3--Lopito De Vega (good)
4.25: The last six winners of this contest have carried a minimum burden of 8-13 Thought the stats are only included this time for your records as all six runners qualify via the weight trend on this occasion. Upwards and onward however by suggesting that Luca Cumani’s PACHARANA can win this event for the south by holding off GAELIC TIGER at the business end of proceedings.
Favourite factor: Three of the seven market leaders have secured Placepot positions thus far, two of them having won their respective events at 7/4 and 3/1.
Record of the course winners in the Placepot finale:
2/7--Peterhouse (2 x good)
1/8--Mysterial (good to firm)
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 Beverley card on Thursday – followed by winners at the track (+ SP details) at the first meeting of the season:
7 runners—Richard Fahey (2/5 – winners at 4/1 & 6/4*)
7—David O’Meara (1/2 – winner at 8/1)
5—Tiom Easterby (0/4)
5—Mark Johnston (0/4)
2—Ruth Carr (0/2)
2—Keith Dalgleish (0/4)
2—Tom Dascombe (0/1)
2—Ann Duffield (0/1)
2—Roger Fell (0/2)
2—David C Griffiths (No runners)
2—Kevin Ryan (0/4)
2—Nigel Tinkler (0/2)
2—John Wainwright (No runners)
+ 39 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
61 declared runners
General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:
Perth: £15.90 – 6 runners – 2 winners – 2 placed – 2 unplaced
Taunton: £8.90 – 6 runners – 2 winners – 3 placed – 1 unplaced
Market Rasen: £513.50 – 6 runners – 1 winner – 1 placed – 4 unplaced
Chelmsford: £295.00 – 6 favourites – 2 winners – 1 placed – 3 unplaced