Placepot Pointers: Rely on Pied Piper calling the tune at Newmarket

By Placepot Pointers@ToteRacing
Tue 20 Oct 2020

By The Tote Team

Soft ground on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket on Wednesday is the order of affairs for the highlight Placepot meeting.

Below you’ll find our pointers, trends and a suggested perm to give you some inspiration ahead of racing’s favourite multi-leg pool.

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How’s the going?

The ground at Newmarket is already soft and there is plenty of the wet stuff in the forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday. With that in mind, it will pay to keep horses with form on deep ground firmly on side. Course form won’t go amiss either and look out for horses, perhaps, with the ability to stay a little further.

The Big Trend

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The top jockey at HQ in 2020 is Godolphin maestro William Buick, who has ridden no less than 17 winners from his 71 rides, producing an excellent 24% strike rate. Buick has a strong book of rides across the Tote Placepot pool on Wednesday and they are listed below.

All are worthy of close attention, but those in bold make it into our suggested perm:

Leg 1 - 1:00 Glyndebourne

Leg 2 - 1:35 The Attorney

Leg 3 - 2:10 Symbolic Power

Leg 4 - 2:45 Act Of Wisdom

Leg 5 - 3:20 Lady Lynetta

Leg 6 - 3:55 Royal Touch

Placepot Banker

PIED PIPER (Leg 3, 2:10pm) made a modest but fairly eye-catching start when 6th at Sandown backed in early August, before improving on that significantly when second at Haydock last time out.

John Gosden’s New Approach colt was held by the winner Pleasant Man, but the pair pulled clear of the rest and Pied Piper handled the soft ground very well, which will be handy here. A step up in trip looks sure to suit and this Derby entrant will be extremely difficult to kick out of the frame.

Outsider to Consider

ZAKARIA (Leg 4, 2:45pm) runs for Roger Charlton and has less experience than most in the field with just the two runs to date, finishing 4th on both occasions. His run at Goodwood behind Lone Eagle last time was a fine effort and a decent improvement on his debut. A handicap mark of 75 is stiff on the bare form, but the son of Intello is open to plenty of improvement up in trip. Jockey Rob Hornby is +£22.00 to £1 level stakes at SP with his Newmarket rides in the past five years, so his presence in the saddle is no bad thing around here.

Torpedo Leg

Leg 5 of the pool at 3:20pm only has the nine runners, but it looks to be a very open contest for fillies’ and it might pay to have a couple of horses on side. Perhaps one at the head of the market, and another likely to be bigger odds with fair place claims. Freyja runs for Mark Johnston and Silvestre De Sousa and looks nicely set to score after a consistent run form. She’s good on the clock and will be hard to kick out of the frame. Julie Camacho’s Lorton is a bit hit and miss, but recorded a nice speed figure in third here last time and could run well off the same mark at rewarding odds.

Our Placepot Perm

Leg 1: 3,8

Leg 2: 4,8

Leg 3: 4

Leg 4: 2,6

Leg 5: 1,5

Leg 6: 3,8

2 x 2 x 1 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 32 lines

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