Placepot pointers – Tuesday August 23



Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:

2015: £305.90 - 6 favourites - No winners - 2 placed - 4 unplaced


Tuesday's Placepot permutation at Newbury: 

Leg 1 (4.40): 4 (Ettihadi) & 11 (Fields Of Fortune)

Leg 2 (5.10): 3 (Quench Dolly), 2 (Nayyar) & 1 (Sayesse)

Leg 3 (5.45): 2 (Henry Croft), 4 (Fashion Design) & 7 (Scattered Stars)

Leg 4 (6.20): 7 (Wrapped) & 8 (Hitman)

Leg 5 (6.50): 6 (Edward Lewis), 9 (Poole Belle) & 10 (Panther Patrol)

Leg 6 (7.20): 9 (Monjeni) & 7 (Folly Bergere)

Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes


Overview for Tuesday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page


4.40: The stats and facts relating to Tuesday's column were compiled before Monday's sport was contested.  Ensure that you take a look at the five year juvenile stats for Tuesday's represented trainers at the foot of the column.  Hugo Palmer has been enjoying a good spell and the trainer saddles his Rip Van Winkle colt ETTIHADI here with a leading chance, given that the April foal was beaten less than four lengths on debut under fast conditions at Lingfield. William Buick takes the ride having secured a 241/1 treble at York on Saturday.  William seems to have plenty of appetite for the game following his 'rest'.  FIELDS OF FORTUNE and GENETICS also ran well at the first time of asking and look sure to figure prominently.

Favourite factor: There are no favourite factors to take into account relating to this fixture because although there was an inaugural meeting last year on the corresponding day (hence the Placepot details listed above), it appears that six new races have been put into place.

5.10: QUENCH DOLLY was John Gallagher's first Nursery runner for a few years when scoring at BRIGHTON, albeit in a low grade three runner race.  That said, this race will not take a great deal of winning by Newbury standards and I fancy John's Hellvelyn raider to outrun his probable odds with leading trainers represented in the contest. Connections might have most to fear from NAYYAR and SAYESSE, the latter named Leicester winner representing Mick Channon who has been knocking out a few winners again recently.

Record of the represented trainers relating to Nursery events this season:

4/35--Richard Hannon (Nothern Thunder & Blue Suede)

2/12--David O'Meara (Coolfitch)

2/14--Mick Channon (Sayesse)

1/1--John Gallagher (Quench Dolly)

0/3--Charlie Hills (Nayyar)

5.45: John Godsen has emerged from a fairly quiet spell (by his high standards) with all guns blazing of late and HENRY CROFT can extend the good run of the yard in this grade/company.  James Doyle's mount only found one too good at Brighton the last day, having shown plenty of promise on his second assignment under fast conditions at Sandown.  Sir Michael Stoute also has his team in fine form, whereby FASHION DESIGN is also entitled to go close if Michael's Montjeu filly can transfer recent good 'all weather' form to turf.  Like HENRY CROFT, Charlie Appleby's SCATTERED STARS represents Dubawi and we look set for a decent race here, notwithstanding one of two other interesting declarations.

6.20: HITMAN has a couple of positive pointers if you look below but trainer William Muir confuses things a tad by saddling another runner in the contest.  WRAPPED is preferred accordingly, especially with William Haggas enjoying a really terrific month.  Before Monday's sport was contested, William had saddled 73 winners in August during the last four years, strengthened by a 24.1% strike rate for good measure.  ALIZOOM completes my trio against the field.

Record of the course winner in the fourth event:

1/2--Hitman (good to firm)

Represented trainer stats in 3YO Handicaps this year:

21/96--William Haggas (Wrapped)

17/103--Clive Cox (He's My Cracker)

15/71--Roger Varian (Alizoom)

21/71--Roger Charlton (Hoorah)

10/53--William Muir (Hitman & Calvados Spirit)

7/51--Gary Moore (Art Collection)

5/22--Philip (Charlie) McBride (Kylla Instinct)

3/21--John Best (Ballylare)

6.50:  PANTHER PATROL is the speculative each way call in the contest, especially as Eve Johnson Houghton could win a donkey derby with a new born ass, given the form the trainer is enjoying right now.  Fifteen months have passed since John Fahy's mount last ran however, whereby more probably winners of the contest include EDWARD LEWIS and POOLE BELLE.

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

1/2--Field Game (good to firm)

1/3--Panther Patrol (good to firm)

7.20: This is the type of race that Sir Mark Prescott has farmed down the years via improving three-year-olds, especially over a distance of ground.  Mark has a way of finding the right races for his 'stayers' and MONJENI looks another winner in waiting off the 'Prescott press'.  That said, the beaten favourite faces his ninth assignment here and connections will be running out of patience soon I'll wager.  FOLLY BERGERE looks weighted to go very close.

Record of course winners in the Placepot finale:

1/5--See And Be Seen (good)

1/2--Kleitomachos (heavy)


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Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Newbury card on Tuesday

5--Alan King (2/12 at Newbury this season - winners at 5/1 & 10/11*)

4--Richard Hannon (8/61 - winners ranging between 11/8* & 20/1)

3--John Best (0/5)

3--Harry Dunlop (1/8 - winner at 20/1)

3--Sylvester Kirk (2/22 - winners at 16/1 & 15/8*)

3--David Menusier (0/1)

2--Andrew Balding (3/21 - winners at 9/2-3/1*-4/5*)

2--Clive Cox (0/19)

2--James Eustace (0/1)

2--John Gosden (3/27 - winners at 11/1-13/2-7/2)

2--Eve Johnson Houghton (4/16 - winners at 25/1-7/1-3/1*-15/8*)

2--William Muir (1/5 - winner at 11/4**)

2--Hughie Morrison (3/17 - winners at 8/1-11/2-3/1*)

+ 32 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card

67 declared runners


General overview - corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:

Chelmsford: This is a new fixture

Southwell (NH): £84.20 - 8 favourites - 2 winners - 2 placed - 4 unplaced

Yarmouth: Last year's meeting was abandoned


Newbury overview - 5 year juvenile record of represented trainers in the relevant events at 4.40 & 5.10:


6/79--Brian Meehan (Raheen House)

1/6--Alan King (Amadeud Rox - Kozier - City Dreamer)

0/3--John Best (Casado)

3/9--Hugo Palmer (Ettihadi)

3/44--Andrew Balding (Genetics)

2/31--Hughie Morrison (Temple Church)

1/19--Michael Bell (Je Suis Charlie)

0/3--Michael Blanshard (Famous Dynasty)

17/148--Richard Hannon (Fields Of Fortune)

3/12--Harry Dunlop (Assanika)

0/1--David Menusier (Bianca Minola)


7/100--Mick Channon (Sayesse)

5/85--Charlie Hills (Nayyar)

No runners--John Gallagher (Quench Dolly)

17/148--Richard Hannon (Northern Thunder & Blue Suede)

0/1--David O'Meara (Coolfitch)
































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