Placepot Pointers – Tuesday December 29



Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:

2015: £68.40 (6 favourites - 2 winners - 1 placed - 3 unplaced)


Tuesday's Placepot permutation at Tuesday: 

Leg 1 (1.10): 4 (Skeleton Bob) & 1 (Minella Style)

Leg 2 (1.40): 2 (Champagne To Go), 1 (Poisoned Berry) & 5 (Kristal Hart)

Leg 3 (2.10): 4 (Jaunty Inflight) & 2 (Very Live)

Leg 4 (2.40): 7 (Collodi) & 9 (Third Act)

Leg 5 (3.10): 1 (As De Fer), 4 (Cody Wyoming) & 6 (Rocky Bender)

Leg 6 (3.40): 2 (Scooter Boy), 8 (Cucklington) & 3 (Bryden Boy)

Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes


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


1.10: Alan King’s newcomers continue to run well, whether they be hurdlers or as in this instance, contenders in bumper events.  Alan’s four-year-old representative SKELETON BOB is the call in the opening event, with MINELLA STYLE the likely danger.
Favourite factor: Last year’s 5/6 market leader duly obliged.

1.40: This is another race on the card where lines can be pencilled through many of the runners, with CHAMPAGNE TO GO and POISONED BERRY looking pretty much nailed on to snare a couple of Placepot positions between them. Neil Mulholland’s KRISTAL HART is the only other contender to make me look twice.
Favourite factor: Last year’s race turned into a duel in the market and in the subsequent contest, though the even money market leader lost out to the 5/4 second favourite close home with the rest well in arrears.

2.10: Seven-year-olds have won four of the last seven contests, with both of the vintage representatives holding toteplacepot claims, namely JAUNTY INFLIGHT and VERY LIVE.  FIELDS OF GLORY has his ground but despite being given some respite by the handicapper, a five pound drop in the weights did not inspire an improved effort last time out whereby another couple of spots is unlikely to make a big difference, even in this grade/company.

Favourite factor: Seven of the ten winners during the last decade scored at a top price of 4/1, three of which were returned as favourites.  The other three gold medallists were sent off at 15/2, 10/1 & 16/1.  Six of the eleven favourites finished in the frame.

Record of the course winner in the third race:

1/1—Very Live (heavy)

2.40: The current form line of COLLODI is better than it looks, as three of the last four outings have resulted in wins, with two flat victories having been gained in between his last two NH sorties.  Despite the good run of form, Noel Fehily’s mount runs off a one pound lower mark than when gaining his last victory just two outings ago under the NH code.  THIRD ACT is expected to offer most resistance at the business end of proceedings, though COLLODI is very much the call from a win perspective.

Record of the course winner in the fourth contest on the card:

1/5—Beau Lake (soft)

3.10: ROCKY BENDER would have made more appeal with a recent run on his CV, though the heavy parts of the ground at Lingfield will suit which might mean that I include Robert Dunne’s mount in my Placepot permutation.  More likely winners include the six time gold medallist AS DE FER (will also appreciate the conditions) and CODY WYOMING who contested a much stronger veteran’s event at Cheltenham last time out.
Favourite factor: This is a new race on the Lingfield card.

Record of the course winner in the field:

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1/2—Cody Wyoming (good to soft)

3.40: SCOOTER BOY represents Alex Hales who saddled an 11/1 winner at Ludlow on Monday and there is a chance that the yard could strike here with their seven-year-old in a race which should not take a great deal of winning.  Colin Tizzard had a day to remember at Newbury on Saturday and with the yard in generally good nick just now, CUCKLINGTON could easily outrun his odds.  Others to consider include BRYDEN BOY and (possibly) DRUMVIREDY.
Favourite factor: Last year’s inaugural 6/4 market leader fell when ‘going backwards’, though bookmakers did not have everything going their way as the 7/4 second favourite prevailed.

Record of the course winner in the Placepot finale:

1/2—Georgieshore (heavy)


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Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Lingfield card on Tuesday – followed by their five year stats at the track + profits and losses accrued:

4 runners—Gary Moore (10/73 – loss of 17 points)

4 runners—Neil Mulholland (2.25 – loss of 16 points)

4—David Pipe (5/14 – Profit of 5 points)

3—Tony Carroll (1/9 – level)

3—Colin Tizzard (2/9 – loss of 2 points)

2--Jenny Candlish (0/2)

2—Neil King (2/15 – loss of 6 points)

2--Dr Richard Newland (loss of 6 points)

2--Tim Vaughan (6/17 - loss of 2 points)

2—Venetia Williams (4/33 – loss of 17 points)

+ 24 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card

52 declared runners


General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:

Southwell (NH) – Inspection on Tuesday: £55.60 – 6 favourites – 3 winners – 1 placed – 2 unplaced

Newcastle: This is a new meeting


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