WOLVERHAMPTON – MARCH 24
Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
2015: £100.90 (7 favourites - 2 winners - 3 placed - 2 unplaced
Average Placepot dividend (all codes) in 2016 (calendar year): £601.64
Average A/W Placepot dividend in 2016: £314.77
Average Wolverhampton NH Placepot dividend in 2016: £182.48 (27 meetings)
Thursday's Placepot permutation at Wolverhampton:
Leg 1 (2.15): 12 (Splash Of Verve), 2 (Lineman) & 9 (Golden Thread)
Leg 2 (2.50): 4 (Las Gar Gan), 1 (Tatting) & 7 (Samsonite)
Leg 3 (3.25): 10 (Give Us A Belle), 1 (See Vermont) & 2 (Quality Art)
Leg 4 (4.00): 4 (Kyllukey) & 1 (Sir Dudley)
Leg 5 (4.35): 1 (Kestrel Call) & 4 (Rosealee)
Leg 6 (5.10): 6 (Recognition) & 2 (Whitecliffe Park)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
2.15: Phil Kirby saddled the first winner of this event twelve months ago, with the trainer holding two options earlier in the week. Phil has offered the green light to SPLASH OF VERVE even though Joey Haynes was booked aboard the other option at the penultimate stage. Philip's Fast Company representative is the selection, with connections probably having most to fear from LINEMAN and GOLDEN THREAD.
Favourite factor: Last year's inaugural 11/4 favourite missed out on a Placepot position behind horses which filled frame at 6-1-28/1-4/1.
Wolverhampton record of course winners in the opening event:
1/6--Splash Of Verve
2.50: Five-year-olds have held the edge via four renewals from just 18% of the total number of runners. Three of the four vintage representatives have finished in the frame, statistics which include two (13/2 & 2/5) winners. LAS GAR GAN should emerge as the pick of the relevant trio of raiders, with TATTING rated an obvious threat off a mark of 79 in this selling grade. SAMSONITE is also well in on the figures. Five-year-old course and distance winner EVACUSAFE LADY is offered the overnight reserve nomination.
Favourite factor: The four winners to date have scored at a top price of 13/2, whilst two of the four favourites have secured Placepot positions, statistics which include one (2/5) winner.
Wolverhampton record of course winners in the second contest on the card:
2/16--Les Gar Gan
2/6--Let Me In
3.25: Seven-year-olds have won the last three contests and yet GIVE US A BELLE is the lone vintage representative in the eleven strong line-up. QUALITY ART won the race last year off a mark of 62 and only three spots higher now, Steve Drowne's mount should figure prominently. SEE VERMONT is the other interesting runner from my viewpoint. A course winner already, SEE VERMONT was dropped a pound having been beaten less than four lengths at Beverley last time out. Paul Mulrennan's mount has won after a long absence here at Wolverhampton before.
Favourite factor: Just one of the five market leaders has secured a Placepot position via four renewals by winning its race as a 2/1 joint favourite. That said, the biggest priced winner returned to date scored at 9/2.
Wolverhampton record of course winners in the third race:
6/29--Give Us A Belle
4.00: Charlie Hills has won with two of his last five runners, having declared KYLLUKEY to make his Wolverhampton (Tapeta) debut. SIR DUDLEY is well exposed now but his five pound claimer will aid and abet his chance, whilst THE COMMENDATORE completes my trio against the other six contenders. POWERFUL DREAM would be added to the mix if non-runners rear their ugly heads.
Favourite factor: Last year's inaugural 2/1 joint favourites secured the forecast positions.
Wolverhampton record of course winners in the fourth event:
1/2--Le Manege Enchante
4.35: Simon Crisford boasts a 26% strike rate in 2016 via five winners, whilst his record of 3/7 at Wolverhampton this season also bodes well for the chance of KESTREL CALL. James Given has his horses in decent nick whereby the chance of KING OF SWING is respected. ROSEALEE has failed to build on her debut Kempton success via five subsequent assignments, though her consistency from a Placepot perspective demands attention when considering your permutation on Thursday.
Favourite factor: This is the second division of the previous event on the card.
Wolverhampton record of course winners in the fifth contest:
5.10: Roger Varian only held one penultimate stage entry in the Placepot part of Wolverhampton's card earlier in the week and sure enough, RECOGNITION has been granted clearance to take his chance. Brain Ellison throws a spanner in the works by declareing the top pair in the handicap and named in order of preference, WHITECLIFFE PARK and NIETZSCHE should take a hand in proceedings at the business end of the contest.
Favourite factor: Three of the four favourites have finished in the frame, statistics which include two (8/11 & 11/8) winners.
Wolverhampton record of course winners in the toteplacepot finale:
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 Wolverhampton card on Thursday:
4--David Evans (13/94 at Wolverhampton this season)
4--Daniel Mark Loughnane (10/96)
3--Michael Appleby (9/82)
3--Tony Carroll (5/65)
3--Phil Kirby (2/29)
3--Phil McBride (2/10)
2--Milton Bradley (5/22)
2--Ed Dunlop (4/13)
2--Chris Dwyer (1/15)
2--James Given (2/29)
2--Simon Hodgson (0/8)
2--Jamie Osborne (8/54)
2--Malcolm Saunders (--)
2--Derek Shaw (1/25)
+ 49 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
85 declared runners