Placepot pointers – Tuesday October 24



Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:

2015: £419.70 (6 favourites - 2 winners - 2 placed - 2 unplaced)


Tuesday's Placepot permutation at Bangor: 

Leg 1 (2.10): 3 (Keep In Line) & 2 (Excellent Result)

Leg 2 (2.40): 4 (Wishing And Hoping), 3 (Value At Rick) & 1 (Hunters Hoof)

Leg 3 (3.15): 2 (Captain McGinley), 9 (Fled Or Ped) & 3 (American Life)

Leg 4 (3.45): 5 (Blake Dean) & 4 (Winged Express)

Leg 5 (4.15): 2 (Royal Plaza) & 4 (River Of Intrigue)

Leg 6 (4.45): 2 (Bastien), 6 (Natter Jack Croak) & 1 (Le Breuil)

Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes


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


2.10: A Harry Fry raider missed out on winning the first running of this contest last year by a short head and the trainer comes back with a potential each way option in IMPERIAL GLANCE twelve months on.  That said, I cannot be led away from Alan King’s 4/4 record at the track this season whereby his Huntingdon debut winner KEEP IN LINE demands to be the first name on the team sheet, especially having contested races off a 100 mark on the level.  A 2/5 chance at the first time of asking, KEEP IN LINE only has to settle a little better this time around to follow up successfully with something to spare.  EXCELLENT RESULT reached the heady heights of 115 on the flat but as a six-year-old, Noel Fehily’s mount is giving ‘two years away’ to his younger rival whereby KEEP IN LINE potential earns him the call.

Favourite factor: Last year’s inaugural 11/8 favourite was shorted headed twice by 10/1 and 5/1 chances twelve months ago when securing a Placepot position.

2.40: The trade press quote of 3/1 about HUNTERS HOOF takes into account the (Nicky Henderson) stable he represents I’ll wager but either way, Alan King has a chance of snaring the first two events on the card with WISHING AND HOPING making his fencing debut on Tuesday, having won on his first two starts last term.  The experience over the larger obstacles gained by VALUE AT RICK potentially makes Dan Skelton’s seven-year-old a tough nut to crack but having missed out in three chasing assignments to date, I’m ready to take a chance with Wayne Hutchinson’s mount in this exciting ‘win only’ contest.

Favourite factor: An even money Nicky Henderson hot-pot was turned over in the inaugural race twelve months ago.

3.15: The horses form the Rebecca Curtis yard are running to decent each way effect just now and though you might be hard pushed to secure 5/1 about CAPTAIN MCGINLEY, Rebecca’s six-year-old representative might only need to be 95% fit to reach the frame at the very least in this grade/company.  Others for the overnight equation include FLED OR PED and course and distance winner COURSE KING.  If plenty of rain falls between now and flag fall, interest would grow for AMERICAN LIFE.

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Favourite factor: The first two horses in the market (7/2 & 4/1) secured the forecast positions with the third horse seven lengths adrift in the inaugural contest twelve months ago.

Record of the course winner in the field:

1/1—Court King (good)

3.45: Last year’s inaugural market leader bolted up by 24 and 18 lengths and favourite backers will be hoping that plenty of money comes in to support Gordon Elliott’s Irish raider BLAKE DEAN I’ll wager, though connections of WINGED EXPRESS will have plenty to say about that.  BALLYCOOL is the each way option in the contest if you want to take on more fancied rivals from my viewpoint.

Favourite factor: The first two horses in the market (7/2 & 4/1) secured the forecast positions with the third horse seven lengths adrift in the inaugural contest twelve months ago.

Record for the course winners in the fourth event on the card:

1/4--Swaledale Lad (Heavy)

1/1—Ballycool (good to soft)

1/6—Humbel Ben (good)

1/5—Maizey Missile (good to firm)

4.15: Gordon Elliott has another runner on the Bangor card, though I believe that Vote Of Confidence might find it tough to finish in front of the likes of RIVER OF INTRIGUE and ROYAL PLAZA.  The latter named pair represent the powerful Henderson and King yards and this pair will take plenty of kicking out of the frame, though I will not get involved from a win perspective.

Favourite factor: Although last year’s 2/1 favourite frustratingly finished third  in a ‘short field’ contest, the 19 length gap behind the silver medallist suggest that bad luck could not be mentioned in dispatches.

4.45: Two of the three horses that finished in front of BASTIEN at the first time of asking have subsequently won, with Robin Roe having scored in impressive style at Aintree on Sunday.  Alan King saddles BASTIEN with an obvious chance according, especially having been beaten less than six lengths at Warwick.  It is difficult to evaluate the form of NATTER JACK CROAK though the same yielding conditions might be in place as was the case in Largy (Ireland) when he scored in pleasing style.  Ben Pauling’s Warwick winner LE BREUIL completes my trio against the other ten contenders, though the relevant seven pound penalty will make things tough from a win perspective.  The reserve nomination is awarded to MR ONE MORE.

Favourite factor: The front pair in the market secured the forecast positions last year, though the wrong way around for the majority of punters as the 7/4 favourite was beaten eleven lengths by a 4/1 (Alan King) winner.


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 Bangor card on Tuesday:

4 runners—Alan King (4/4 at Bangor this season)

3—Donald McCain (5/24)

2—Kim Bailey (0/3)

2—Rebecca Curtis (0/3)

2—Gordon Elliott (---)

2—Harry Fry (---)

2—Ollie Greenall (0/2)

2—Nicky Henderson (1/2)

2—Sophie Leech 0/3)

2—John Mackie (0/1)

2—Jonjo O’Neill (2/9)

2—Matt Shephard (0/3)

2—Sue Smith (1/3)

2—Adrian Wintle (0/3)

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

55 declared runners


General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:

Catterick: £2,219.10 – 1 winner – 1 placed – 4 unplaced

Chepstow: This is a new meeting

Newcastle: Another new fixture



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