FONTWELL – FEBRUARY 14
Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
2016: £33.30 (6 favourites – 4 winners – 1 placed – 1 unplaced)
Tuesday's Placepot permutation at Fontwell:
Leg 1 (2.00): 3 (Brian Bear), 6 (Shrubland) & 9 (Day Of Roses)
Leg 2 (2.30): 2 (Flemcara) & 4 (Kayf Adventure)
Leg 3 (3.00): 3 (Tara Bridge) & 2 (Midtech Valentine)
Leg 4 (3.30): 1 (Casper King), 2 (Not Another Muddle) & 7 (The Mighty Don)
Leg 5 (4.00): 2 (Ballycoe), 5 (Log Loch Luke) & 1 (Johns Luck)
Leg 6 (4.30): 8 (Reel Leisure) & 3 (Fafa)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
Overview for Wednesday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
2.00: Six-year-olds have won both renewals thus far and in BROWN BEAR, the vintage is well represented. Nick Gifford’s Yeats gelding is equipped with ‘pieces’ for the first time here though from what we have witnessed thus far, this aid can only be attributed to an edge of concentration edge. SHRUBLAND and DAY OF ROSES are feared most.
Favourite factor: The two favourites to date have secured gold and bronze medals alongside Placepot positions.
Record of course winners in the opening event:
1/3—Dainty Diva (soft)
2.30: Five-year-olds come to gig on a hat trick via just two previous renewals, with Emma Lavelle seemingly being the trainer to have notice the edge having declared the only vintage representative, namely FLEMCARA. Emma’s Flemensfirth raider is the first name on the team sheet accordingly, naming KAYF ADVENTURE and ROBINROYALE as the main threats. Daryl Jacob has the job of steadying FLEMCARA who ran a little too freely first time up under rules.
Favourite factor: Favourites have won both contests thus far.
Record of course winner in the second race:
1/1—King Uther (good to soft)
3.00: Horses carrying 11-7 or more have won both races to date, whilst securing three of the four available Placepot positions and I expect the trend to continue, with TARA BRIDGE and MIDTECH VALENTINE having been declared from towards the top of the handicap.
Favourite factor: One of the two market leaders has claimed a Placepot position without winning the relevant event.
Record of course winner in the third contest on the card:
1/1—Midtech Valentine (good)
3.30: Six-year-olds have won both contests thus far and the brief trend should be extended by NOT ANOTHER MUDDLE and particularly CASPER KING, who has terms and conditions in his favour. Nick Gifford’s local raider THE MIGHTY DON, is the other potential winner in the field from my viewpoint, albeit CASPER KING is very much the call.
Favourite factor: The two favourites have secured gold and silver medals to date.
Record of course winner in the fourth event:
1/2—Not Another Muddle (soft)
4.00: LEG LOCH LUKE is hardly one of the leading lights in the Tizzard stable, but Colin seems to have found a half decent opportunity for his only runner on the Fontwell card, certainly from an each way/Placepot perspective. It could be argued that more likely winners in the line-up are BALLYCOE and JOHNS LUCK.
Favourite factor: Although the two favourites have claimed gold and silver medals thus far, only one Placepot position was gained as the runner up found one too good in a ‘win only’ contest.
Record of course winners in the penultimate contest:
1/2—Bredon Hill Lad (heavy)
4.30: REEL LEISURE only has to repeat a fine effort at Newbury second time up to have his rivals in trouble here, such was the impact he made at the Berkshire venue. Harry Cobden is another positive factor with the pilot (respectfully) standing out from the crowd in terms of experienced jockeyship. FAFA is expected to put up a decent showing at the first time of asking.
Favourite factor: Both (4/5) favourite have prevailed in the Placepot finale.
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.
Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Fontwell card on Tuesday – followed by their ratios at the track + profits/losses accrued:
3 runners—Chris Gordon (4/36 – loss of 6 points)
3—Sue Gardner (No previous runners this season)
2—David Dennis (0/9)
2—Nikki Evans (0/1)
2—Nick Gifford (1/10 – loss of 4 points)
2—Philip Hobbs (3/14 – loss of 4 points)
2—Linda Jewell (0/7)
2—Gary Moore (8/53 – loss of 23 points)
2—Paul Nicholls (8/18 – Profit of 14 points)
2—Daniel Steele (0/4)
+ 24 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
46 declared runners
General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:
Ayr: £91.00 – 8 favourites – 1 winner – 2 placed – 5 unplaced
There was no meeting at Newcastle on the corresponding day