By The Tote Team www.tote.co.uk
We’ve seen four-figure Placepot dividends already this week, and as the show rolls on, we’re hoping Musselburgh is the next place to return a big win.
There’s also the added benefit that Tote’s Placepot Insurance has played this week, with 98% of those playing the Exeter Placepot on Monday getting their money back, meaning that if you are eliminated in the first leg, we’ll give you your money back up to £10. T&Cs apply.
Hopefully that won’t be necessary, and you can conquer all six legs, with the help of our Placepot Pointers.
How’s the going?
As with any National Hunt cards that go ahead this week, it’s likely to be hard work for those lining up in Scotland. The ground is described as soft all round, and with rain forecast before the off, it’s not going to get any quicker.
The Big Trend:
Last season’s Champion Jockey is a man to be fearful of at Musselburgh. In 30 rides already this season, he has 9 winners. That 30% strike rate means he could be on for a winner or two today. He has a ride in each of the seven races today:
12:50 - Kitty Hall
1:20 - Esme Shelby
1:55 - Petite Ganache
2:25 - Goobinator
3:00 - For Three
3:30 - Not The Chablis
4:05 - Fruit N Nut
We are taking the Big Trend into account here for the final leg of the Tote Placepot as NOT THE CHABLIS (Leg 6, 3:30) looks to be the banker of the day. The drop back to 2m4f is likely to benefit the seven-year-old gelding following his second at the course over a longer trip on his latest start. Nick Alexander's gelding remains on the same mark and is open to progression on his third outing over fences. Izzy's Champion's last victory came over C&D 12 months ago and he commands respect along with his stablemate Book Of Invasions.
Outsider to Consider:
In the fifth leg of the Tote Placepot there is a Wetherby winner, Loughermore, who arrives in good form and must be considered, but a chance is taken on SIDI ISMAEL (Leg 5, 3:00), who was still to be passed when falling two from home over course and distance most recently. The seven-year-old is only 1lb higher here and his pair of seconds before that suggest he is sure to open his hurdles account sooner rather than later. Nicky Richards' Taking Flight is another name to note.
In the opening leg of the Placepot, the Skeltons look to send Craylands for his first outing at the yard. He comes from the Richard Fahey yard but didn’t manage to get the best out of him and just six months later the owners of Allmankind want to try their luck with him. We can’t have too much faith the first time up and so we are going to be siding with Little Mo who will be ridden by Ryan Mania. She placed on her first 2 starts in Irish points and was well ridden to make a successful debut over hurdles at Hexham last month, dictating matters and kicking on 2 out. Respected under a penalty this time.
Our Placepot Perm:
Leg 1: Little Mo
Leg 2: Bullion Boss, Sarvi
Leg 3: Cudgel, Hang Tough
Leg 4: Goobinator
Leg 5: Sidi Ismael, Loughermore
Leg 6: Not The Chablis
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