After a wonderful day of racing on Saturday, which included thrilling races at Ascot and Haydock, we return to the calmer waters of Exeter on Sunday where there are six tricky races to dissect.
As ever, we are here to help you through the six races and try to claim a share of the pool. Read on for some tips and pointers as to who you should include in your Placepot perm.
There has been a lot of rainfall up and down the country and it has been relentless. Thankfully, Exeter racecourse drains quick enough and that means the going is soft, good to soft in places on the chase course. There is also meant to be a break in the rain for a few days leaving the day dry but cold.
It has been very well documented that Harry Cobden and Paul Nicholls are on fire. As of Saturday morning they have teamed up 162 times this season and they have won 52 races together supplying a strike rate of 32%. Moreover, there are a further 47 places meaning their place strike rate is hitting 70%! They team up twice more on Sunday with Monmiral (12:03, Leg 1) and Whiskey Lullaby (1:03, Leg 3).
Despite only the one appearance so far, Monmiral (12:03, Leg 1) looks to be a force to be reckoned with. He earned an RPR of 130 over in France and was purchased for a huge amount of money. Sometimes these French horses take a run or two but with Cobden and Nicholls in such devastating form, it is difficult to see another winner of the race. He is owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, the Masons and the Hales’, so they have certainly got another good ones on their hands.
Warren Greatrex’s Timeless Beauty (1:03, Leg 3) is certainly one to keep an eye on this season. She finished third in a very competitive hurdle first time out for her new trainer and a lot of positives can be taken out of that. Aidan Coleman gets the ride and despite going up against much more experienced horses, she will certainly hold her own. Most likely she will also come on from that run and Go Millie Go certainly isn’t the best opposition she will face in her career.
The final leg of the Tote Placepot is the one which could catch quite a few units out. It is not a race brimming with talent but will certainly make punters scratch their heads. If Cobra Angel (2:43, Leg 6) can manage a clean round of jumping then there is no reason that this six-year-old mare cannot feature in the places. Trained by Chris Down, she seems to go off at a big price every time. You may want to perm up the last leg but she would definitely be worth a second look.
Leg 1: 1
Leg 2: 2, 6
Leg 3: 5, 7
Leg 4: 11
Leg 5: 2, 3
Leg 6: 2, 8
1 x 2 x 2 x 1 x 2 x 2 = 16 lines
Select any odd to add a bet