Placepot pointers – Tuesday May 17



Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:

2015: £41.40 (7 favourites: 4 winners - 2 placed - 1 unplaced)


Tuesday's Placepot permutation at Nottingham: 

Leg 1 (2.10): 2 (Hakeem) & 1 (Book Of Poetry)

Leg 2 (2.45): 2 (Geno), 1 (Wowcher) & 3 (Zain Emperor)

Leg 3 (3.15): 6 (Laughton), 9 (Angie's Girl) & 1 (Mutarajjil)

Leg 4 (3.50): 1 (Maoi Chinn Tire), 6 (Hallstatt) & 13 (Danglydontask)

Leg 5 (4.20): 2 (Fadillha) & 3 (Bombilate)

Leg 6 (4.50): 7 (Mokhalad) & 2 (Blair House)

Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes


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


2.10: Although Global Applause let the form down at Newbury at the weekend, others finishing behind that horse first time up have subsequently run well (and scored) whereby the chance for HAKEEM looks there for all to see.  That said, BOOK OF POETRY should also be there or thereabouts at the distance, whilst I will be watching Nordic Combined with an eye to the future.

Favourite factor: This is a new race with which to open proceedings on the Nottingham card.

2.45: The bottom two horses in the handicap appear to have plenty to do, given that all seven winners have carried at least 8-12 thus far.  Five of the last six winners have been burdened with a minimum of 9-1 which cuts four more out of the reckoning if you want to go down that route, though that would leave just five of the eleven runners in contention via potential jockey claims.  Hopefully GENO, WOWCHA and ZAIN EMPEROR will lead the others home.

Favourite factor: We still await the first successful market leader given that gold medallists to date have been returned at 16/1-16/1-14/1-14/1-10/1-9/1-7/1.  Only two of the eight market leaders have claimed toteplacepot positions thus far.

3.15: This is the second division of the second race on the card and using the same strategy regarding weights, my short list consists of LAUGHTON, ANGIE'S GIRL and MUTARAJJIL.  That said, my eyes are attracted to DACOITY, although mainly because Richard Fahey leads the way with four winners at Nottingham this season, double the total of his nearest persuers.

Favourite factor: This is the second division of the previous contest on the card, whereby the same stats apply.

3.50: Five-year-olds have won four of the seven contests whilst vintage representatives were only conspicuous by their absence two years ago. A trio of five-year-olds have been offered the green light by their respective trainers this time around, the pick of which should prove to be course winner DANGLYDONTASK. The subject of course winners leads me to mentioning two other horses in the line up who have particularly good records here at Colwick Park.  MAOI CHINN TIRE (4/5) and HALLSTATT (5/12) are the horses in question and it would be churlish in the extreme to leave two such entries out of the overnight Placepot mix.

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Favourite factor: The seven favourites to date have secured three gold medals, three silver and one bronze, all having secured toteplacepot positions thus far.

4.20: All six winners have carried a minimum burden of 9-2 whilst the biggest priced winner thus far was sent off at 5/1.  The top three horses in the handicap all won last time out and have been stepped up a grade following Class 5 victories.  Daisy Bere is pretty exposed compared the the two fillies below her in the list, namely FADILLHA and BOMBILATE.  Charlie Appleby's latter named raider makes her turf debut on Tuesday, whereby slight preference is for the William Haggas raider FADILLHA who won on her only start on good ground at Haydock just over three weeks ago.  This is an intriguing contest however, with the declaration of SUNSCAPE adding interest to proceedings.

Favourite factor: Two clear market leaders and one joint favourite have prevailed to date, with five of the nine jollies finishing in the frame (exact science).

4.50: Four of the last five favourites have won representing top yards and there is every chance that MOKHALAD (Sir Michael Stoute), BLAIR HOUSE (Charlie Appleby) and CLIFF EDGE (Roger Varian) will be well to the fore in the market come flag fall and hopefully in the race as well, particularly at the business end of proceedings.

Favourite factor: Seven of the nine market leaders have secured toteplacepot positions during which time, four favourites have 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 Nottingham card on Tuesday:

4--Karl Burke (1/12 at Nottingham this season)

4--Richard Fahey (4/13)

4--Richard Hannon (1/7)

3--Michael Appleby (0/13)

3--Robert Cowell (0/1)

3--Hughie Morrison (0/1)

3--Kevin Ryan (1/1)

3--Roger Varian (0/5)

2--Charlie Appleby (0/1)

2--Alan Bailey (0/1)

2--John Best (--)

2--Tony Carroll (0/3)

2--Clive Ciox (0/4)

2--Brian Ellison (1/6)

2--Daniel Mark Ellison (0/1)

2--Rod Millman (--)

2--Mike Murphy (0/2)

+ 45 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card

90 declared runners


General overview:

There are no other corresponding meeting from last year.

The fixtures at Huntingdon, Wetherby and Lingfield have all been added to the calendar, whilst the first ever all weather meeting is being staged at Newcastle.


Nottingham overview:

Two-year-old records of represented trainers in the juvenile event at 2.10:

No runners yet this season: Mark Johnston (Book Of Poetry) - 5 year 2YO record: 8/53

0/2--Richard Hannon: (Hakeem) - 7/35

No runners--Karl Burke: (Man About Town) - 2/9

0/1--Brian Ellison: (Nordic Combined & Roar) - 0/7

No runners--Daniel Mark Loughnane: (Padleyourowncanoe) - None

1/2--David Evans: (Mesmeric Moment) - 6/62

0/1--Michael Appleby: (Misty Moo) - 0/8


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