Placepot Pointers

Placepot pointers – Tuesday 25th January


Latest corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
2014: £41.00 (6 favourites - 2 winners - 1 placed - 3 unplaced)

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1.20: Donald McCain has been going through a lean time by his high standards but there are a few signs that the stable is finding its feet, with SEAN BAN boasting each way claims in this opening event.  That said, connections of MALANOS, NORSE LIGHT and AKULA could point to their own representatives as having similar chances.
Favourite factor: This is a new race with which to open proceedings at Leicester.

Leicester record of course winners in the opening event:
2/6--Malanos (Dual C&D winner)
1/2--Catchin Time
1.55:  Six-year-olds have won three of the four renewals thus far, whilst vintage representatives lead the five-year-olds via 11 available toteplacepot positions to date.  One horse from each vintage appear to hold the call between them in this disappointing four runner 'win only' event.  Oliver Sherwood's five-year-old unbeaten raider THE ORGANIST takes on six-year-old TARA FLOW with conditions suiting both horses.  TARA FLOW is a winner of three of her five races having secured silver medals on her other two assignments.  Down the years, trainers have complained about the lack of races for fillies and mares and here we are with just four declarations, with just five runners having contested the race last time around.   
Favourite factor: The four favourites have secured one gold and two silver medals alongside toteplacepot position, with search parties still out looking for the other (8/15) market leader. 
Leicester record of course winners in the second race:
1/1--Tara Flow (C&D winner)
2.30:  Eight-year-olds come to the gig on a hat trick and with four of the five entries representing the vintage on this occasion, the trend looks set to be extended.  Hat trick seeker ON TOUR looks to have been well placed with the other four contenders all struggling to win on a consistent basis.  GENTLEMAN JOHN is expected to follow the selection home.   
Favourite factor: Two of the three favourites have won their respective events at 1/2 & 4/6, though the other 11/10 market leader finished last of four in a 'win only' contest.
3.00: Five-year-olds have won the last three events but every trainer in the land has ignored the 'edge' this time around.  The two course and distance winners KNOCKGRAFFON and HIT THE HIGHWAY are difficult to oppose and are listed in marginal preference at the overnight stage.  Dan Skelton continues to knock out the winners on a regular basis, whereby KNOCKGRAFFON gets the nod over the Giles Smyly raider.
Favourite factor: The six contests thus far have produced a top priced scorer of 9/1, though just one (even money) market leader has prevailed.  Three of the six favourites have claimed Placepot positions.
Leicester record of course winners in the fourth race:
1/1--Hit The Highway (C&D winner)
1/1--Knockgraffon (C&D winner)
3.35:  BALLYRATH represents Nigel Twiston-Davies who is the only trainer involved this time around who has saddled a winner of the contest following five contests. BALLYRATH remains a maiden after seven races under rules, though the figure soars to 12 if taking point to point events into account.  That said, none of the other four horses are prolific winners, the pick of which might prove to be KINGS APOLLO and CALL THE DECTECTIVE who both won last time out.  KINGS APOLLO is preferred given that the last time the Tom Symonds runner was in the enclosure reserved for the winner, the King's Theatre raider was securing back to back successes.
Favourite factor: We still await the first successful favourite from a win perspective following five renewals.  Four of the six favourites have finished in the frame (exact science). 
4.10: It's difficult to be enthusiastic about this event, given that the 10 represented trainers 'boasted' an aggregate ratio of 1/29 during the last night fortnight before Monday's sport was contested.  BLACK NARCISSUS comes to the gig on a hat trick, with connections possibly having most to fear from the likes of CARHUE PRINCESS and LOVES DESINATION. 
Favourite factor: The toteplacepot finale is another new race on the Leicester programme. 
All references to placed horses on these pages are based on an exact science regarding general place terms offered by bookmakers and
Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Leicester card on Tuesday:
2--John Groucott
2--Barry Leavy
2--David Pipe
2--Tom Symonds
2--Colin Tizzard
2--Venetia Williams
1--Caroline Bailey
1--Linda Blackford
1--Tony Carroll
1--Ben Case
1--Geoff Deacon
1--David Dennis
1--Robin Dickin
1--Alexandra Dunn
1--Stuart Edmunds
1--Mark Gillard
1--Chris Gordon
1--Tom Gretton
1--Sean Harris
1--Laura Hurley
1--Tom Lacey
1--Donald McCain
1--John O'Shea
1--Alan Phillips
1--Richard Phillips
1--Jeremy Scott
1--Oliver Sherwood
1--Dan Skelton
1--Giles Smyly
1--Ali Stronge
1--Nigel Twiston-Davies
1--Mark Wall

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1--Dai Williams
1--Evan Williams
1--Noel Williams
41 declared runners
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