Placepot Pointers

Placepot pointers – Tuesday 2nd February

TAUNTON 

Your first 30 days for just £1
Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
2015: £379.90 (6 favourites: 1 winner--1 placed--1 unplaced)

2.15: Horses carrying weights of 11 stones or more have secured 13 of the 19 available toteplacepot positions to date, stats which include five of the seven winners at 12/1-6/1-9/2-4/1--5/4.  The bottom two horses can be eliminated if we adhere to the weight trends, whereby I am short listing GLENDERMOT and RUN BOB RUN at the overnight stage. COMICAL RED is another horse to consider in the opening contest, especially as eight-year-olds have won three of the last five renewals.  COMICAL RED is the lone vintage representative on this occasion. 
Favourite factor: The seven favourites have secured two medals of each colour to date, with one (15/8) market leader failing to reach the frame.

 
Taunton record of course winners in the first race:
1/3--Oscar Jane (C&D winner)
1/12--Comical Red (C&D winner)
 


2.45: Six-year-olds have won four of the last six renewals though the trio of vintage representatives look up against it this time around.  Forget about the even money quote in the trade press about BLOODY MARY who could go off as short as 1/2 from my viewpoint, particularly as Nicky Henderson's lone raider on the card appears to only have LOU VERT to beat.  BANYU looks booked for third spot. 

Favourite factor: Favourites have finished in the frame in the last seven (of nine in total) contests to date, statistics which include five winners.  

 
3.15: The two course winners (FOUNTAINS FLYPAST and GALLIC WARRIOR - see stats below) should take some kicking out of the frame though from a win perspective, the younger raider VIC DE TOUZAIN makes more appeal.  Venetia Williams sends three raiders to Taunton on Tuesday and this Dom Alco representative is arguably the pick of the trio of stable contenders.
Favourite factor: Last year's marginal 10/3 favourite finished out of the frame behind horses which claimed toteplacepot positions when sent off at 7/2- 6/1-20/1.  
 
Taunton record of course winners in the third event on the card:
1/2--Fountains Flypast
1/1--Gallic Warrior
 

3.45:  I short listed last year's 16/1 winner (Tornado In Milan) which was the first of two winners for Evan Williams (84/1 double) from just four runners on the card. Upwards and onward in positive mode by informing that horses carrying a maximum burden of 11-1 have secured seven of the 11 available toteplacepot position, statistics which include all four (16/1-14/1-17/2-5/4*) winners.  Evan saddles DE FAOITHESDREAM this time around, the second on four runners on the card again, via 11 penultimate stage entries.  Evan's ten-year-old reverts back to hurdling here but it's worth noting that his record is better over timber (3/10) than over the larger obstacles (3/13).  WAR SINGER is another win and place option, whilst AFTER HOURS completes my trio against the remaining four contenders.  
Favourite factor: The five favourites to date have secured gold and bronze medals between them via four renewals.
 
 
4.15: WYCHWOODS BROOK is another Evan Williams raider on the card with definite claims, with connections possibly having most to fear from SONNY THE ONE at the other end of the handicap. Now and and then you have to limit the potential selections in attempting to keep the Placepot permutation within the budget and this pair are expected to get us through to the finale if we were live going into the penultimate leg of our favourite wager.
Favourite factor: This is a new race on the Taunton card.
 
Taunton record of course winners in the fifth race:
1/1--Wychwoods Brook
 

4.45: Dual course and distance winner EXEMPLARY might have to be dropped a few pounds before regaining the winning thread but that said, a toteplacepot position is certainly up for grabs in this grade/company.  Others for the overnight mix include JOIN THE NAVY, PRECIOUS GROUND and MILESTONE.  

Favourite factor: Five renewals have slipped by since the inaugural favourite scored at 5/4.  The subsequent winners have scored at odds ranging between 11/2 & 50/1.  Three of the six market leaders have secured toteplacepot positions.

 
Taunton record of course winners in the toteplacepot finale:
2/7--Exemplary (Dual C&D winner)
1/3--Winged Express
1/4--Jon The Navy
 
 
All references to placed horses on these pages are based on an exact science regarding general place terms offered by bookmakers and totepool.com
Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Taunton card on Tuesday:
4--Johnny Farrelly
4--Evan Williams
3--David Pipe
3--Robert Walford
3--Venetia Williams
2--John Flint
2--Sue Gardner
2--Mark Gillard
2--Chris Gordon
2--Anthony Honeyball
2--Neil Mulholland
2--Paul Nicholls
2--Henry Oliver
2--Nigel Twiston-Davies
2--Richard Woollacott
1--Kevin Bishop
1--Kate Buckett
1--Paul Cowley
1--Henry Daly
1--Alexandra Dunn
1--Brian Eckley
1--Hywel Evans
1--Nicky Henderson
1--Philip Hide
1--Philip Hobbs
1--Fergal O'Brien
1--Jamie Snowden
1--Kate Stephens
1--Colin Tizzard
1--Laura Young
 52 declared runners
Your first 30 days for just £1