Placepot Pointers

Placepot pointers – Wednesday 3rd February

LUDLOW 

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Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
2015: £41.90 (6 favourites - 3 winners - 2 placed - 1 unplaced)

 

1.10: BROTHERLY COMPANY is an interesting recruit to the winter game, especially as Harry Fry's inmate reached the heady heights of an official mark on 81 on the level. Noel Fehily's mount landed the odds at Redcar over 10 furlongs and if taking to this discipline, Harry's Fast Company representative could prove useful. Whether that will be enough to trouble course and distance winner ST SAVIOUR is open to doubt, given his impressive debut effort on heavy ground here last month. BERLAND cannot be regarded as a 'back number' on only his third start.
Favourite factor: We still await the first successful market leader following six renewals. Five of the six market leaders have secured toteplacepot positions thus far, though those stats includes two beaten odds on favourites from a win perspective.
 
Ludlow record of course winners in the opening event on the card:
1/1--St Saviour (C&D winner)
 

1.40: Nicky Henderson chose the right one from five penultimate stage options last year, the trainer having two choices at the five day stage this time around.  Nicky's raider DIVINE SPEAR is his first relevant raider, both horses having been offered the green light by the trainer.  A winner at Towcester on his debut, Nicky's Oscar debut winner then found one too good for him at Doncaster.  I doubt if there is an entry capable of lowering his colours on Wednesday however, though BAY SLAY and course winner ROSE REVIVED could claim toteplacepot positions. 

Favourite factor: Last year's card finished badly for the layers as a 4/6 favourite prevailed, three of the last five favourites on the card having won.
 
Ludlow record of course winners in the second race:
1/1--Rose Revived
 

2.10:  CHOCCA WOCCA is Nicky Henderson's second representative in a race which should not take a great deal of winning, much like the previous heat.  A course winner at the first time of asking, CHOCCA WOCCA ran second in the big (Listed) mares bumper event at the Grand National meeting at Aintree in April.  The declaration of French import SPACE ODDITY adds interest to proceedings, whilst BOOLAVARD KING completes my trio against the remaining six entries. 

Favourite factor: This is the second division of the previous race on the card.
 
Ludlow record of course winners in the third race:
1/1--Chocca Wocca
 
 
2.45: BELMOUNT is my win and place call with Ryan Hatch potentially taking a useful three pounds off the Nigel Twiston-Davies raider.  A winner on fast ground over the course in May, potential investors need not worry about conditions as the Westerner gelding has won under all types of going via four successes thus far. STILL BELIEVING could prove to be the pick of the eight rivals, though ANOTHER HERO would be given another chance if Jojno O'Neill's team were in better form. All 25 of Jonjo's runners in January were beaten.
Favourite factor: Last year's inaugural 5/1 favourite missed out on a Placepot position when finishing fourth of eleven.  
 
Ludlow record of course winners in the fourth contest on the card:
1/1--Belmount
3/9--Still Believing
 
 
3.20:  It's over two years since dear old Mini Muck won and whilst the ten-year-old could scrape into the frame, I prefer the likes of MAGIC MONEY, ACES OVER EIGHTS and VERY EXTRAVAGANT this time around.  The first named pair could fight out the finish from my viewpoint and the fact that they take each other on will mean that I will keep my powder dry aside from including both horses in my Placepot permutation.  
Favourite factor: This is a new race on the Ludlow card. 
Ludlow record of course winners in the fifth race:
2/4--Money Magic (Dual C&D winner)
 
 
3.55: Paul Webber has been back among the winners of late and it's worth noting that stable representative LEMON'S GENT won on his seasonal debut last term.  ZAMA ZAMA is one of those horses we all seemingly have, whereby I can never catch the nine-year-old on the right day, whilst adding GUANCIALE to the overnight Placepot mix.
Favourite factor: Last year's inaugural 2/1 marker did the business for favourite backers.  
 
Ludlow record of course winners in the toteplacepot finale:
1/5--Kerryhead Storm (C&D winner)
1/1--Lemon's Gent
1/1--Zama Zama
 
All references to placed horses on these pages are based on an exact science regarding general place terms offered by bookmakers and totepool.com
 
Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Ludlow card on Wednesday: 
4--Jonjo O'Neill
4--Venetia Williams
3--Nicky Henderson
3--Matt Shephard
3--Tim Vaughan
2--Kim Bailey
2--Dai Burchell
2--Rebecca Curtis
2--David Dennis
2--Harry Fry
2--Kerry Lee
2--Bernard Llewellyn
2--Donald McCain
2--Gary Moore
2--Nigel Twiston-Davies
2--Evan Williams
1--Geirge Baker
1--Peter Bowen
1--Ben Case
1--Henry Daly
1--Sarah-Jayne Davies
1--Robin Dickin
1--Steven Dixon
1--Alexandra Dunn
1--Seamus Durack
1--Stuart Edmunds
1--James Evans
1--Nikki Evans
1--John Ferguson
1--Mark Gillard
1--Warren Greatrex
1--Grace Harris
1--Shaun Harris
1--Paul Hobbs
1--Charlie Longsdon
1--Graeme McPherson
1--Neil Mulholland
1--Michael Mullineaux
1--Fergal O'Brien
1--Henry Oliver
1--Aytach Sadik
1--Jamie Snowden
1--Bill Turner
1--Trevor Wall
1--Paul Webber
1--Harry Whittington
1--Ian Williams
1--Nick Williams
71 declared runners
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