Placepot Pointers

Placepot Pointers – Tuesday February 7



Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:

2016: £1,581.60 (6 favourites – 1 winner – 1 placed – 4 unplaced)


Tuesday's Placepot permutation at Market Rasen: 

Leg 1 (1.50): 1 (Domperignon Du Luys) & 2 (I See You Well)

Leg 2 (2.20): 2 (Little Miss Poet) & 4 (Pampanini)

Leg 3 (2.50): 1 (Bastien), 3 (Any Drama) & 4 (Bally Gilbert)

Leg 4 (3.25): 5 (Monyjean), 1 (Eminent Poet) & 6 (Sharp Response)

Leg 5 (4.00): 3 (Handsome Sam), 1 (Doitforthevillage) & 2 (Minella Fiveo)

Leg 6 (4.30): 5 (Streams Of Whiskey) & 2 (Hindon Road)

Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes


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


1.50: Perhaps the first thing I should mention about Tuesday’s Market Rasen card in that no course winners have been declared throughout the entire card; lest you thought that I might have forgotten to include the potential ‘edge’ in the service!  Nicky Henderson has scored with four of his eleven runners at the track this season and with DOMPERIGNON DU LYS representing the stable this time around (Nicky’s only runner on the card), Daryl Jacob’s mount is taken to score.  I SEE YOU WELL appears to offer the main threat.

Favourite factor: Last year’s inaugural 4/5 market leader found the 5/4 second favourite too good (beaten by a short head), though the pair finished 17 lengths clear of the rest of the field when securing Placepot positions.


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2.20: LITTLE MISS POET has gained her only victory to date under these (soft) conditions and it’s worth taking into account her first effort at Newbury when made a 13/8 chance.  As if to reflect that debut price, LITTLE MISS POET has only finished ‘out of the two’ on one of her four assignments thus far.  Philip Hobbs has his team in decent enough form for good measure, whereby Richard Johnson’s mount in the first name on the team sheet ahead of PAMPANINI who represents Harry Fry and his team.

Favourite factor: This race last year set up the great Placepot dividend with horses filling the ‘short field’ frame at 40/1 & 17/2, with the 2/5 favourite finishing out with the washing.  New readers might want to know that the term short field relates to 5/6/7 runners races, in which only the first two horses home ‘qualify’ from each way & Placepot perspectives.


2.50: Several top yards are represented here though if we take the Paul Nicholls yard as an example (record of 0/17 at the track during the last five years), Market Rasen produces the type of ratios that are not commonplace at most venues.  Paul’s raider Anchor Man is the clear choice via official marks but with that record to be overcome, the likes of dual winner BASTIEN and ANY DRAMA make more appeal from a value for money perspective.  BALLY GILBERT ran well on his only previous start at the venue.

Favourite factor: Just like the previous race on the card, only one of the two favourites thus far has snared a Placepot position.


3.25: Fergal O’Brien cannot do a lot wrong just now and in MONYJEAN, the trainer has offered an each way chance to his six-year-old from my viewpoint.  Connections might have most to fear from horses who already ‘have the t-shirt’ in EMINENT POET and SHARP RESPONSE, especially as they too hail from in-form (Venetia Williams & Sue Smith) yards.

Favourite factor: In what seems to be a running theme on this card, one of the two market leaders has secured a Placepot position thus far.


4.00: A five pound claiming jockey might enable Alan King’s HANDSOME SAM to repay recent losses, albeit the top pair in the handicap might take some beating, namely DOITFORTHEVILLAGE and MINELLA FIVEO.  Having utilised two options in three of the other races on the card, I can include this trio in the relatively safe knowledge of making it through to the last leg.

Favourite factor: Once again, one of the two favourites failed to secure a Placepot position, albeit via a ‘win only’ contest.


4.30: STREAMS OF WHISKEY was a (beaten) joint favourite in a Class 2 event last time out, though that race was contested the thick end of two years ago.  That said, this is a Class 6 contest whereby any trace of his former form would be good enough to go close, even if the Nicky Richards raider is only 95% fit.  HINDON ROAD and BAREL OF LUGHS are feared most.

Favourite factor: Last year’s inaugural 4/9 favourite duly obliged.


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 Market Rasen card on Tuesday – followed by their ratios at the track this season + profits/losses accrued:

4 runners—Sue Smith (0/9)

3—Alan King (0/11)

3—Jonjo O’Neill (2/22 (loss of 4 points)

2—James Evans (0/6)

2—Harry Fry (1/3 – Profit of 1 point)

2—Alex Hales (1/9 – level on the year)

2—Philip Hobbs (1/13 – loss of 2 points)

2—Gary Moore (No runners)

2—Neil Mulholland (2/7 – Profit of 1 point)

2—Fergal O’Brien (6/24 – Profit of 29 points)

2—Nicky Richards (1/9 – loss of 5 points)

+ 20 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card

46 declared runners


General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:

There were no corresponding meetings at Hereford and Newcastle last year


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