Placepot Pointers

Placepot Pointers – Thursday January 12



Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:

2016: £245.60 (6 favourites - 1 winner - 3 placed - 2 unplaced)


Thursday's Placepot permutation at Chelmsford: 

Leg 1 (5.50): 6 (False ID), 1 (Clement) & 7 (Garter)

Leg 2 (6.25): 2 (Alkashaaf), 3 (Tailor’s Row) & 1 (Sans Souci Boy)

Leg 3 (7.00): 8 (General Hazard), 4 (Iberica Road) & 6 (Mr Red Clubs)

Leg 4 (7.30): 4 (Shan Dun na nGall), 9 (Newtown Forest) & 5 (Medicean Queen)

Leg 5 (8.00): 6 (Rosie Crowe) & 7 (Ertidaad)

Leg 6 (8.30): 6 (Getting’ Lucky) & 2 (Diamond Indulgence)

Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes



Overview for Thursday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
5.50: And so we come to the third year of fixtures at this venue because this is the card from the opening programme at Chelmsford City on Sunday January 11th in 2015, which marked the start of a new era following the closure of Great Leighs.  Upwards and onwards by suggesting that the early 16/1 (Bet365) quote about FALSE ID makes for interesting reading, given that Robert Eddery is the represented in form  trainer of the few that have runners here.  Robert has greeted two of his last four runners in the area reserved for winners whereby 16/1 makes some appeal.  Others for the overnight mix include CLEMENT and GARTER.

Record of the course winners in the opening race:


1/2—False ID

1/1—Medicean Ed Diablo

6.25: The handicapper could have been unkind by raising ALKASHAAF a pound or two after a decent effort when only beaten a length at Newcastle last time out.  Archie Watson got back on the winning trail the other day and David Probert’s mount should certainly be there or thereabouts at the furlong marker.  Fellow course winner TAILOR’S ROW cannot be left out of the overnight equation, with similar thoughts relating to the Richard Hannon course and distance winner SANS SOUCI BOY.

Record of the course winners in the second event:

1/1—Sans Souci Boy


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1/1—Tailor’s Row

7.00: Lulu Stanford remains good value for the five pound claim and GENERAL HAZARD can be the latest to take full advantage of the allowance. Course and distance winner IBERICA ROAD is feared most, with MR RED CLUBS possibly outrunning his odds.  18/1 was available in a place early doors which I could not resist to minimum win and place stakes.

Record of the course winners in the third contest on the card:

1/2—Best Example

1/2—Iberica Road


7.30: Amy Murphy is saddling winners for fun these days and SHAN DUN NA NGALL can continue the good run on behalf of the yard.  Jimmy Fox (NEWTOWN FOREST) has saddled a couple of winners at this track since the ‘new season’ began back on October 27, producing a couple of points of level stake profit into the bargain.  MEDICEAN QUEEN completes my tentative trio against the remaining six contenders.

Record of the course winners in the fourth race:

2/6—King Olav

1/1—Shan Dun na nGall

1/5—Par Three


8.00: Course and distance winner ROSIE CROWE is the only course winner in the field, having gained two of just three victories in total at this track.  Five pound claimer Charlie Bennett is ‘on the up’ given that he rode more winners (19 in total) in 2016 than the aggregate he managed during the previous three years.  Charlie is taken to kick start 2017 aboard ROSIE CROWE, at the main expense of ERTIDAAD should give Adam Kirby a decent ride.

Record of the course winner in the fifth event:

2/8—Rosie Crowe


8.30: Talking of Adam Kirby, GETTING’ LUCKY looks sure to get the pilot close to winning the ‘lucky last’, with DIAMOND INDULGENCE added for insurance purposes.  This pair are taken to land the dividend between them if we are live going into the final leg of our favourite wager.

Record of the course winners in the Placepot finale:

2/5—Louise Vee


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 Chelmsford card on Thursday – followed by this season’s ratios at the track + profits/losses accrued:

5 runners—Tony Carroll (1/7 – Profit of 1 point)

4—John O’Shea (0/4)

3—Mark Johnston (1/21 – loss of 18 points)

2—Conrad Allen (0/4)

2—Michael Appleby (1/22 – loss of 17 points)

2—Brian Barr (0/3)

2—Clare Ellam (0/1)

2—Jimmy Fox (2/9 – Profit of 2 points)

2—Ivan Furtado (0/4)

2—John Holt (0/1)

2—Dean Ivory (3/17 – loss of 1 point)

2—John Jenkins (1/7 – loss of 2 points)

2—Matthew Salaman (No runners)

+ 27 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card

59 declared runners


General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:

Catterick: £184.90 – 6 favourites – 1 winner – 2 placed – 3 unplaced

Leicester was abandoned, whilst Thursday’s meeting at Newcastle is a new fixture on the calendar




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