WETHERBY - NOVEMBER 23
Last year’s corresponding toteplacepot dividend:
2015: £450.20 (6 favourites - 1 winner - 1 placed - 4 unplaced)
Wednesday's Placepot permutation at Wetherby:
Leg 1 (12.20): 1 (Lycidas), 9 (Ulva Ferry) & 7 (Robbing The Prey)
Leg 2 (12.50): 7 (Kalanti) & 5 (Flyball)
Leg 3 (1.20): 1 (Zeroshadesofgrey) & 3 (Flashjack)
Leg 4 (1.55): 11 (Norse Magic), 2 (Coeur De Lion) & 6 (Indirocco)
Leg 5 (2.25): 1 (Rathlin), 8 (Roxyfet) & 7 (Witness)
Leg 6 (3.00): 3 (Royal Plaza) & 4 (Generous Pet)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
Overview for Wednesday - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
12.20: Four-year-olds have won seven of the fifteen renewals to date, with Dan Skelton introducing an interesting newcomer in ULVA FERRY this time around. That said, five-year-olds might complete a six-timer in the contest with ROBBING THE PREY, though the trends could go base over apex on this occasion, with seven-year-old LYCIDAS also having been declared.
Favourite factor: 14 of the last 17 market leaders have secured toteplacepot positions (six winners) whilst seven of the other gold medallists started at odds of 8/1 or less. That said, the four shortest priced (odds on) favourites were beaten (including a 1/2 market leader two years ago), albeit whilst finishing in the frame.
12.50: The trends (relating to the first event of this contest) should revert to type here with KALANTI representing the five-year-olds, with four-year-old FLYBALL also catching the eye.
Favourite factor: This is the second division of the opening event on the card whereby the same stat apply.
1.20: The terms and conditions of this event greatly favour the course and distance winner ZEROSHADESOFGREY, whose winning form over fences at the second time of asking was franked in no uncertain terms when Royal Vacation won at Lingfield on Tuesday. Neil King’s seven-year-old had ‘run into one’ (Southfield Royale) on his chasing debut but had little difficulty in going one better here last month. FLASHJACK would appear to be the pick of the opposition but lack of a recent outing in this grade is not in his favour.
Favourite factor: This is a new race on the Wetherby card.
Record of the course winners in the third race:
1.55: Dan Skelton (11/33) and Warren Greatrex (15/40) boast the best five year stats at the venue via Wednesday’s represented trainers and they saddle the respective newcomers INDIROCCO and NORSE MAGIC in this event which should not take a great deal of winning. The latter named raider remains a maiden following eight efforts on the level, whilst INDIROCCO is a totally unknown quantity. COEUR DE LION from Alan King’s powerful yard is the obvious danger.
Favourite factor: Four favourites have scored since the turn of the Millennium, whilst five winners have been returned in double figures, the prices ranging between 10/1 and 22/1. Nine of the 12 market leaders in as many years have secured toteplacepot positions.
2.25: Micky Hammond has six chances on the card and RATHLIN has one of the better chances of success from my viewpoint. Micky's seven time ‘chase winner will be ridden by useful seven pound claimer Joe wright who has ridden a winner for the stable in the past. Both of the stable companions (ROXYFET and WITNESS) might represent some value come flag fall.
Favourite factor: Last year’s inaugural 11/4 favourite finished last of the six runners in a ‘short field’ event. New readers might like to learn that the term ‘short field’ relates to 5/6/7 runner races in which only the first two horses home qualify from each way/Placepot perspectives.
Record of course winners in the fifth event on the card:
1/5—Trust Thomas (soft)
1/2--Back To Bracka (soft)
1/2—Aye Well (good)
3.00: ROYAL PLAZA deserved to notch his first success at the eleventh time of asking under soft conditions at Warwick last time out and as his weight has not gone up via the technicalities in place, Alan’s five-year-old is taken to get the better of GENEROUS PET close home. The handicapper might be right in assuming he has caught up with Ken Slack’s latter named representative from a win perspective, but a Placepot position is certainly within reach after a reasonable seasonal debut effort at Ayr.
Favourite factor: The Placepot finale is another new race on the Wetherby programme.
Record of the course winner in the sixth event:
1/5—Circus Star (soft)
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 Wetherby card on Wednesday – followed by their five year stats at the track and profits/losses accrued:
6—Micky Hammond (15/177 – loss of 68 points)
4—Jonjo O’Neill (18/82 – loss of 6 points)
4—Dianne Sayer (2/35 – loss of 24 points)
3—Phil Kirby 12/92 – loss of 25 points)
3—Dan Skelton (11/33 – Profit of 7 points)
2—Jenny Candlish (2/39 – loss of 28 points)
2—David Dennis (2/11 – loss of 6 points)
2—Lucinda Egerton (0/6)
2—James Ewart (4/36 – loss of 7 points)
2—Warren Greatrex (15/40 – Profit of 23 points)
2—Malcolm Jefferson (13/81 - loss of 9 points)
2—Alan King (7/42 - loss of 42 points)
2—Neil King (1/15 – loss of 12 points)
2—Rebecca Menzies (1/18 – loss of 10 points)
2—Lucinda Russell (12/108 (loss of 23 points)
2—Ken Slack (0/1)
2—Mark Walford (5/34 – Profit of 34 points)
+ 20 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
64 declared runners
General overview - Corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:
Hereford: This is a new meeting
Kempton: £7.60 – 6 favourites – 1 winner – 3 placed – 2 unplaced
Wolverhampton: This is a new fixture