LEICESTER – JUNE 21
Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
2015: £171.30 (8 favourites: 2 winners - 3 placed - 3 unplaced)
Tuesday's Placepot permutation at Leicester:
Leg 1 (6.10): 7 (Trident Tested), 3 (Captain Peacock) & 8 (Tyrell)
Leg 2 (6.40): 3 (Mitchum) & 2 (Noodles Blue Boy)
Leg 3 (7.10): 1 (Kreb's Cycle) & 5 (Nature Boy)
Leg 4 (7.40): 5 (Matilda's Law) & 4 (Hermarna)
Leg 5 (8.10): 4 (We'll Shake Hands), 3 (Sakhalin Star) & 2 (Hold Hands)
Leg 6 (8.45): 12 (Cape Spirit) & 6 (Phantom River)
Suggested stake: 144 bets to 10p stakes
Overview for Tuesday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
6.40: It should be remembered that last week's card was abandoned and with soft/heavy ground in place on Tuesday night, staking plans should be amended accordingly. TRIDENT TESTED relished such conditions at Lingfield recently and could be up to securing a double. Connections might have most to fear from CAPTAIN PEACOCK and Tyrell.
Favourite factor: This is a new race with which to open proceedings at Leicester.
6.40: RED INVADER defends his crown having won this contest under much faster conditions twelve months ago. NOODLES BLUE BOY has contested all three renewals thus far to good effect by snaring one medal of each colour, whilst my trio against the other six contenders is completed by MITCHUM who could be weighted to regain an impressive winning thread with a seven pound claimer in the plate, especially as Ron Barr's seven-year-old acts under these conditions.
Favourite factor: Only one of the four favourites (via three renewals) has secured a Placepot position thus far which occurred two years ago when one of the two 11/4 joint favourites prevailed.
Record of course winners in the second event:
2/9--Noodles Blue Boy (good & good to firm)
1/3--Bronze Beau (good)
1/1--Red Invader (good to firm)
7.10: KREB'S CYCLE was only beaten a neck on his debut on soft ground before scoring at the second time of asking. Two subsequent defeats have ensued but with a decent five pound claimer in the plate and ground which should hold no fears for connections and punters alike, Richard Hannon's Helmet colt can go in again. The other experienced runners have contested races on fast ground to date, whereby the two newcomers NATURE BOY and STELLAR SURPRISE could swag Placepot positions on their respective debuts in this 'dead eight' contest.
Favourite factor: This is another new race on the Leicester programme.
7.40: Three-year-olds invariably get the better of their elders in these mixed vintage handicaps and with Chris Wall in such blinding form right now, his three-year-old Aussie Rules filly MATILDA'S LAW is the first name on the team sheet, in a race confined to fillies which should not prove difficult to win. Harry Dunlop's soft ground Salisbury winner HERMARNA has to be offered a chance for obvious reasons, whilst PASTORAL STAR should also figure prominently.
Favourite factor: Three of the four (joint) favourites have claimed Placepot positions thus far via just the two renewals.
8.10: The ground could have been better for WE'LL SHAKE HANDS but with Karl Burke having landed a Group 1 event at Royal Ascot last week, the northern based trainer could be forgiven if he feels like he could walk on water just now. Karl's five year-old has been offered a decent assignment here and Ben Curtis could add another winner to his impressive tally of 30 in 2016 at the time of writing. SAKHALIN STAR (arguably) showed improved form on this type of going at Nottingham recently and with Richard Guest saddling winners again, Connor Beaseley's mount could go close alongside HOLD HANDS. The latter named raider will be ridden by Fran Berry who has already scored for trainer Brendan Powell since crossing the Irish Sea for his main source of income.
Favourite factor: Two of the three market leaders have secured toteplacepot positions without winning their respective events to date.
Record of course winner in the fifth race:
1/4--Scent Of Power (good to firm)
8.45: Four and five-year-olds have (equally) shared the six renewals to date and the collective vintage representatives are between 10/11 and 5/6 to land the spoils between them again. The pick of the 'junior set' should prove to be CAPE SPIRIT and PHANTOM RIVER, whilst the pair of five-year-olds can be led home by MOON OVER RIO.
Favourite factor: Six of the seven favourites have finished in the frame, statistics which include two winners.
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 Leicester card on Tuesday:
3--Andrew Balding (0/4 at Leicester this season)
3--Karl Burke (0/1)
3--Scott Dixon (---)
3--Richard Fahey (3/13 - winners at 10/1-6/1-15/8)
3--Richard Guest (0/1)
2--Michael Appleby (0/10)
2--Peter Chapple Hyam (1/1 - winner at 9/1)
2--Paul D'Arcy (---)
2--Gay Kelleway (0/3)
2--Srtuart Kittow (2/2 - winners at 9/2 & 5/2)
2--Alan King (0/2)
2--Barry Leavy (1/4 - winner at 10/1)
2--John O'Shea (0/4)
2--Brendan Powell (0/3)
2--Richard Rowe (---)
+ 35 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
70 declared runners
Corresponding Placepot dividends:
Beverley: £30.80 - 6 favourites - 4 winners - 1 placed - 1 unplaced
Brighton: £99.30 - 6 favourites - 1 winner - 4 placed - 1 unplaced
Newton Abbot: £187.50 - 6 favourites - 2 winners - 1 placed - 3 unplaced
Leicester overview - Relating to the juvenile event at 7.10:
Represented trainers - their 5 year record with two-year-olds at Leicester:
8/48--Richard Hannon (Kreb's Cycle)
0/8--George Baker (Altiko Tommy)
2/44--David Evans (Bazwind)
6/37--Richard Fahey (Good Time Ahead)
1/10--Peter Chapple Hyam (Nature Boy)
1/10--Scott Dixon (Night Shadow)
1/6--Brendan Powell (Pheonix Dawn)
0/9--Stuart Williams (Stellar Surprise)