LINGFIELD – APRIL 3
Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
2017: £90.30 (6 favourites – 4 winners – 1 placed – 1 unplaced)
Breakdown of the percentage of successful units in each Placepot race last year and the prices of the horses which finished in the frame – favourites which finished out of the Placepot positions offered in brackets:
Race 1: 65.2% units went through – 9/4*, 4/1 & 8/1
Race 2: 9.9% of the remaining units when through – 12/1 & 20/1 (4/7)
Race 3: 56.6% of the remaining units went through – 13/2 & 11/10*
Race 4: 61.3% of the remaining units went through – 4/6* & 9/2
Race 5: 43.4% of the remaining units went through – 7/2*, 5/1 & 11/2
Race 6: 83.1% of the units secured the dividend – 7/2*, 9/2 & 9/2
*The only market leader to finish out of the frame was the shortest priced (4/7) favourite on the Placepot card.
Tuesday's Placepot permutation at Lingfield:
Leg 1 (2.20): 2 (Dotted Swiss), 4 (Sir Hector) & 7 (Blessed To Empress)
Leg 2 (2.55): 2 (Jungle Inthebungle) & 3 (Kingi Compton)
Leg 3 (3.25): 3 (Topamichi) & 8 (The Jungle VIP)
Leg 4 (3.55): 5 (Ostilio) & 3 (Kawasir)
Leg 5 (4.25): 2 (Bernie’s Boy), 5 (Dutiful Son) & 1 (Sandra’s Secret)
Leg 6 (5.00): 5 (Le Torrent) & 2 (Wolf Of Windlesham)
Suggested stake: 144 bets to 10p stakes
2.20: It’s worth noting that yesterday’s lone UK meeting attracted a Placepot pool which was around twice the size of the usual Wolverhampton total. That type of pool can be expected to be in place today with a total nearing another six figure mark I’ll wager. This is a decent race for openers and no mistake, with DOTTED SWISS (representing the in form Richard Hannon yard), SIR HECTOR (well weighted against Warrior’s Valley via recent form) and BLESSED TO EMPRESS in my Placepot mix.
Favourite factor: This is a new race with which to open proceedings.
Record of the three course winners in the opening event:
2.55: With a juvenile scorer (winner of both races to date) already to his name on turf this season, Mick Channon will no doubt be expecting a decent effort from his representative JUNGLE INTHEBUNGLE. As you will have guessed, Mick’s March foal hails from Bungle Inthejungle stock, the sire being all about speed a year or three ago. Archie Watson saddled the winner of this event twelve months back and his Compton Place colt KINGI COMPTON is expected to offer most resistance to the selection close home.
Favourite factor: Last year’s 11/10 favourite found one too good when securing a Placepot position.
3.25: With three of his last six runners having prevailed, Michael Appleby can go into this race (which he won last year) with plenty of confidence whereby TOPAMICHI is the first name on the team sheet, albeit his runners run much better further north in general terms. That comment cannot be made about Mark Johnston however, as his runners fly the flag to good effect wherever they are directed. I’m hoping that THE JUNGLE VIP is another typical Johnston raider that will run his heart out on behalf of the yard, to Placepot effect at least.
Favourite factor: Last year’s 4/6 market leader duly obliged.
Record of the course winner in the field:
3.55: Simon Crisford has his team back in the winning way and his dual runner up OSTILIO is expected to go one better at the third time of writing, albeit Simon’s New Approach colt is easy to back on the exchanges at the time of writing, despite his odds on quote in the trade press. KAWASIR is nominated ahead of Key Player as the main threat.
Favourite factor: This is another new race on the Lingfield programme.
4.25: Phil McEntee (BERNIE’S BOY) has saddled 19 all weather winners here at Lingfield, Chelmsford and Wolverhampton during the last five years but the trainer can put Lingfield ahead of the other two venues following this event. That said, DUTIFUL SON is fully expected to make BERNIE’S BOY pull out all the stops at the business end of proceedings. SANDRA’S SECRET completes my trio against the other three contenders in this ‘short field’ contest. New readers might like to know that the term short field relates to 5/6/7 runner races in which only the first two horses qualify from each way and Placepot perspectives.
Favourite factor: Last year’s inaugural 7/2 favourite prevailed on behalf of investors.
Record of the four course winners in the fifth event on the card:
5.00: Threediamondrings could outrun his price for speculative each way players though punters looking for a way out of trouble from a win perspective might home in on the likes of LE TORRENT and WOLD OF WINDLESHAM. The first named raider represents Simon Dow who has seldom had his horses in better fettle, certainly not in recent years at any rate.
Favourite factor: Another 7/2 favourite on last year’s card obliged for punters.
Record of the five course winners in the Placepot finale:
Record of the four course winners in the 7th (non Placepot) race on the Lingfield card:
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.