Placepot Pointers: Sibaaq a banker for your Goodwood perm?

Thu 27 Aug 2020

By The Tote Team

On Friday we look to the Sussex Downs for an exciting and interesting card of Flat racing action at Goodwood. The first six races, from 12:15pm, make up the Tote Placepot pool and below, you’ll find our handy pointers to help give you some useful insights before placing your first bet of the day.

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How's the Going?

There has been lots of rain around in the past few days, so the going at Goodwood is described as Soft. As always at Goodwood, you need a blend of speed and stamina to cope with the demands of this track. But here, a little bit of proven form with give underfoot wouldn’t go amiss, either.

The Big Trend

HARRY BENTLEY is boasting a 29% strike rate at Goodwood in 2020 and a £1 stake on all of his rides would have yielded a £29.50 profit during this time. He has rides in Leg 2 (12:45pm), Leg 3 (1:20pm), Leg 4 (1:55pm) and Leg 6 at 3.00pm. Given how well he is riding the track lately, it could pay to have one or two of his mounts on side.

Placepot Banker

SIBAAQ (Leg 1, 12:15pm) is an improving Dark Angel colt who has progressed through each of his four starts to date and there’s no reason he can’t go on again following a smooth success at Beverley last time out. Mark Johnston’s inmate has to shoulder a 6lb penalty today, but it will be unlikely to halt him winning again. Jim Crowley is riding at the very top of his game at the moment and the pair look sure to go very close.

Outsider to Consider

I’M AVAILABLE (Leg 3, 1:20pm) runs for the Stuart Williams yard that might just be ready to finally hit some form. There is a bit of a risk, but this Tom Morley owned four-year-old's handicap mark has dropped by 12lb in his last six starts and he is interesting here in a first time tongue-tie and blinkers. On the best of his form he’d run all over this field from a mark of 74 and with four starts under his belt so far this season, hopefully he’s in good spirits and ready to run big in his new headgear.

Torpedo Leg

The 2:30pm (Leg 5) is a six-runner field (could cut up if any non-runners arrive) and with only two places at most up for grabs, this race could trip up quite a few Placepot perms. With a couple of in-form fillies and some quality mares looking to peak here, it is a tricky affair. All told, it might just pay to have two on side. Oti Ma Boati recorded a good time when winning at York last time and there could be more to come, so she’s worthy of her place. Jaaizah wears cheekpieces now for Roger Varian and remains interestingly handicapped on a mark of 79. With just 8st 5lb on her back, the Dansili filly could creep into this late under Jack Mitchell.

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Leg 1: 3 Leg 2: 2,6 Leg 3: 3,6,11 Leg 4: 4 Leg 5: 2,6 Leg 6: 5,6

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