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Placepot Pointers: Trust Heaven to strike on chasing debut at Sligo

Mon 14 Sep 2020

By The Tote Team www.tote.co.uk

We’re focusing on jumping action on Monday for our Placepot Pointers, with a glance towards the six important legs at Sligo.

This card returned a three-figure dividend last year, so with that in mind, we’re hopeful of a decent return.

Read our Placepot Pointers to put you on the right path.

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How's the Going?

It’s Good ground at Sligo, with the team watering to ensure it stays safe for the jumpers amid some fine, dry weather in the area recently. It could all change on Monday though, with a few showers forecast throughout the afternoon.

The Big Trend

Mark Walsh hasn’t made many trips to Sligo in recent years, but when he does he usual ends up in the winner’s enclosure one way or another. He has taken 11 mounts at the track in the last three seasons, and has finished in the frame on seven of them.

He takes two rides on the card today, both of whom have place possibilities, ACT IN TIME (Leg 3 - 2:10) and TIMIYAN (Leg 6 - 3:50) in the green and gold of JP McManus.

Placepot Banker

Last seen finishing a respectable seventh in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Paul Hennessy’s HEAVEN HELPS US (Leg 1 - 1:10) makes her chasing debut in the opener and in all likelihood, she shouldn’t have any trouble landing the race, let alone finishing in the first two.

Her second behind Abacadabaras in a Grade 1 last Christmas is streets ahead of any of the form brought into the race by her opponents and if she is fully wound up for her first run since March, a straightforward success should be forthcoming.

Outsider to Consider

MUYAM SPIRIT (Leg 4 - 2:45) has been labouring on the flat this summer, finding a hotter pace a bit too much to handle at the tail end of races. A switch back to the jumping sphere could see him reignite some of his old spark. On his most recent outing over fences back in January, Denis Hogan’s charge finished fourth at Cork, in a race that has thrown up a handful of winners since. He’s got more experience over the bigger obstacles than many in this race, and while he’s vulnerable for win purposes, he is worthy of consideration in a Placepot.

Torpedo Leg

The final leg of the day (3:50) looks to be between Jerandme and FUNKY DADY, with the pair likely to take up a big part of the market. But with just two places up for grabs, should one of the two fail to hit the frame, a big chunk of the remaining units could increase that final dividend.

The latter of the two is still selected for our perm, but we’re also throwing in the aforementioned TIMIYAN under Mark Walsh. The Gordon Elliot-trained gelding still needs to prove he stays this trip, but he was only 1½l outside the places at Kilbeggan earlier in the week. This mark looks workable if he is on a going day, so is a tentative selection in the final leg of the Placepot.

Our Placepot Perm

Leg 1: 2 Leg 2: 1 Leg 3: 1, 3 Leg 4: 6, 10 Leg 5: 1, 7 Leg 6: 1, 5

1 x 1 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 16 lines

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