Placepot Pointers

Placepot pointers – Wednesday 20th January


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Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
201: £66.20 (6 favourites: 3 winners--1 placed--2 unplaced)

1.25: Just a reminder that the meeting is subject to an eight o'clock inspection, hoping that Newbury follows in the footsteps of Warwick and Plumpton to beat the freeze in recent days.  Upwards and onward in positive mode by suggesting that CONNETABKLE and FIXE LE KAP should take care of the rest of the field, with JINSHA LAKE chasing them home at a respectable distance.  

Favourite factor: Five of the 11 renewals to date have been won by market leaders, whilst nine of the 12 favourites have finished in the frame. 
Newbury record of course winners in the first race:
1/1--Fixe Le Kap (C&D winner)
2.00: Nicky Henderson saddles PREMIER BOND in this event which the Seven Barrows license holder has won four times during the last 10 years.  Nicky looks to have a firm grip on the prize as PREMIER BOND is a horse with a big future I'll wager.  A chaser in the making no doubt, there are still good races to be won with him over timber from my viewpoint.  Connections might have most to fear from LEG LOCK LUKE and ONEIDA TRIBE, though the relevant folk will have no trouble sleeping on Tuesday night I'll wager! 
Favourite factor: Seven of the last nine favourites have won, albeit the first two market leaders finished out with the washing. 
Newbury record of course winners in the second event:
1/1--Premier Bond
2.35: Dual heavy ground winner SEA WALL has to be the call in receipt of weight from three of his five rivals.  BORU'S BROOK is weighed down with a welter burden (in this ground) of 11-8, though his ability to handle these conditions will still take Jim Best's eight-year-old close in my book.  BALLYADEEN might plod round to collect third place prize money.  
Favourite factor: Last year's inaugural 6/4 favourite duly obliged.  
Newbury record of course winners in the third contest:
1/2--Laser Hawk
3.10: Eight of the last 10 winners have carried weights of 11-2 or more, whilst eight-year-olds have secured four of the last 10 renewals.  Three horses possess ticks in both boxes on this occasion and especially because of the state of the ground, the trio is listed in order of preference as GOODTOKNOW, BERKELEY BARRON and HANLLAN HARRI.  Kerry Lee can seemingly walk on water just now and it would come as no surprise if GOODTOKNOW continued the fine form of the yard.  EPIC WARRIOR receives the overnight reserve nomination.
Favourite factor: Eight of the 12 market leaders have secured toteplacepot positions, statistics which include three successful market leaders.
Newbury record of course winners in the fourth race:
1/2--Berkeley Barron
3.45: HOLLIES PEARL found one too good for her when attempting a five timer at Warwick the last day, but with Peter Bowen's team in decent form, Peter's six-year-old might be able to give the weight away to winning effect.  My view is that if HOLLIES PEARL fails to score, Sean Bowen might accept defeat to the point of giving the Black Sam Bellamy mare an easy ride whereby a Placepot position could be thwarted.  If that proves to be the case, MIA'S STORM could be classed as a Placepot banker and if HOLLIES PEARL does fall by the wayside, Alan King's raider could represent the value for money call in the contest.  
Favourite factor: Last year's inaugural 9/4 favourite snared a bronze medal alongside a toteplacepot position.  

4.20: We have to take a lot of trust in Nicky Henderson regarding his Stowaway gelding STOWAWAY MAGIC.  The fact the Nicky sends his newcomer to contest this race at his local course is good enough for yours truly to suggest that Nico's mount to supplement his Irish success between the flags. MR FENTON and SHREWD TACTICS are feared most.  

Favourite factor: The 6/5 favourite in the inaugural toteplacepot finale last year missed out on a Placepot position when finishing third in a six runner contest.
All references to placed horses on these pages are based on an exact science regarding general place terms offered by bookmakers and
Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Newbury card on Wednesday:  
3--Nicky Henderson
3--Evan Williams
2--Peter Bowen
2--Johnny Farrelly
2--Martin Keighley
2--Alan King
2--Graeme McPherson
2--Gary Moore
2--Sam Thomas
2--Colin Tizzard
2--Venetia Williams
1--Jim Best
1--Don Cantillon
1--Jo Davis
1--Alexandra Dunn
1--Harry Fry
1--Chris Gordon
1--Warren Greatrex
1--Paul Henderson
1--Martin Hill
1--Emma Lavelle
1--Kerry Lee
1--Charlie Longsdon
1--Seamus Mullins
1--Paul Nicholls
1--Richard Phillips
1--David Pipe
1--Brendan Powell
1--Fiona Shaw
1--Henry Tett
1--Nigel Twistion-Davies
1--Mark Wall
1--Simon West
1--Dai Williams
1--Ian Williams
1--Nick Williams
49 declared runners
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