Placepot Pointers

Placepot Pointers – Wednesday January 4



This is a new meeting whereby no history is available, alongside Wednesday’s other meetings.


Tuesday's Placepot permutation at Tuesday: 

Leg 1 (1.10): 5 (Dreaming Of Paris) & 8 (La Guapita)

Leg 2 (1.45): 4 (Ali Bin Nayef), 3 (Ruby Wednesday) & 9 (Divine Prince)

Leg 3 (2.15): 3 (Elysian Prince) & 1 (Dutch Uncle)

Leg 4 (2.45): 5 (Ribbing) & 1 (Alhajajj)

Leg 5 (3.15): 4 (Petite Jack), 1 (Cape Discovery) & 3 (Dolphin Village)

Leg 6 (3.45): 7 (Skylark Lady), 3 (Combe Hay) & 8 (Medicean Queen)

Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes


1.10: With five of his thirteen runners having won here at Lingfield this season, the William Haggas raider DREAMING OF PARIS looks sure to be popular in the market, with LA GUAPITA preferred to Dubai Art as the main threat.  Doing all her best work late in the day here at Lingfield on debut, I am a little surprised that William has not sought out a longer race for his Oasis Dream filly though either way, Josephine should find herself aboard another winner.


1.45: Both of Michael Wigham’s previous runners at Lingfield this term have won, whereby his five-year-old raider ALI BIN NAYEF is the first name on the team sheet, especially as George Baker’s mount is put in as a 10/1 chance in the trade press overnight.  RUBY WEDNESDAY and DIVINE PRINCE are expected to offer most resistance at the business end of proceedings.

Record of course winners in the second event:

1/4—Ruby Wednesday

1/5—Grand Facile

2/18—Comedy House

3/24—Lily Edge


2.15: I’m not at all sure that the trade press quote of 14/1 about ELYSIAN PRINCE will be available, especially with trainer Neil King having won with both of his runners here at Lingfeild this season.  Elysian Prince boasts track stats of 2/4 for good measure whereby the 14/1 price could prove to be fictitious in the extreme.  Ed Dunlop saddled a winner the other day which will please investors of DUTCH UNCLE who could take come stopping in this ‘dead eight’ contest.  The overnight reserve nomination is awarded to Icebuster.

Record of course winners in the third contest on the card:

2/4—Elysian Prince

4/11—Starlit Cantata

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1/5—The Gay Cavalier

1/3—Genuine Approval

1/2—Exceeding Power

1/2—Believe It


2.45: I am surprised that David Simcock’s only two runners on the card oppose each other, given that David took Lingfield by storm at the start of 2016.  Perhaps the fact that David’s five previous Lingfield runners this ‘new season’ (commenced on October 27) have all been beaten deterred the trainer from adding entries in other races though either way, Shane Kelly’s mount RIBBING looks sure to take the beating this time around.  Stable companion TELL A STORY should be there or thereabouts turning form home alongside Andrew Balding’s newcomer ALHAJAJJ


3.15: PETITE JACK is another Neil King raider on the card with definite claims, especially boasting a 100% record at the track via three assignments to date.  That said, CAPE DISCOVERY and DOPHIN VILLAGE are two likely types in the race, whilst an each way alternative option is offered in Arctic Rogue.

Record of course winners in the fifth race:

2/5—Dolphin Village

3/3—Petite Jack

1/8—Artful Rogue

2/13—Priors Brook

1/5—Celestial Bay


3.45: SKYLARK LADY is the win and place call in the ‘lucky last’, being Michael Wigham’s other runner on the Lingfield card.  This looks to be the most open race at the meeting in all honesty, opting for COMBE HAY and MEDICEAN QUEEN as the main dangers to the selection.

Record of course winners in the Placepot finale:

1/7—Karam Albaari

2/16—Fleetwood Poppy


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Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Lingfield card on Wednesday – followed by their seasonal ratio at the track + profits/losses accrued (‘new season’ started on October 27):

2 winners—Andrew Balding (1/7 – loss of 3 points)

2—Tony Carroll (0/5)

2—Ed Dunlop (0/8)

2—Richard Hughes (2/18 – loss of 12 points)

2—Eve Johnson Houghton (0/7)

2—Neil King (2/2 – Profit of 10 points)

2—Sylvester Kirk (0/8)

2—Gary Moore (1/15 – loss of 6 points)

2—Amanda Perrett (2/15 – loss of 9 points)

2—David Simcock (0/5)

2—Michael Wigham (2/2 – Profit of 13 points)

2—Stuart Williams (0/9)

+ 32 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card

56 declared runners

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