By The Tote Team www.tote.co.uk
On Tuesday we look to a competitive and well-populated card at Chepstow for a tilt at the Placepot pool. Our handy guide with hints and tips, along with a suggested perm, can help you toward a winning line!
How’s the going?
There are a few showers in the area which could dampen the surface a little further, but the ground at Chepstow is set to be Good to Soft, Good in places. So for Chepstow, a sound surface considering the time of year. You can be sure there will be deeper days at the Welsh venue this winter!
The Big Trend:
HARRY COBDEN has ridden 7 winners from 14 rides (50%!) at Chepstow this season and is clearly riding the track well. He has three mounts on Wednesday and they’re well worth keeping in mind for your Placepot perms:
Leg 1 - 12:50 - Time To Tinker
Leg 2 - 1:20 - Sonny Crockett
Leg 3 - 3:25 - Blackjack Kentucky
GALILEO SILVER (Leg 4, 2.20pm) represents the up and coming Sam Thomas yard and is a really consistent sort, and there should be much more to come this season. The five-year-old grey returned to action with a solid second at Newcastle in September and a 2lb rise in the weights makes him look nicely treated from a mark of 117 on the back of that career-best effort. He’s progressing well and will be very difficult to kick out of the frame today.
Outsider to Consider:
LADY KYRIA (Leg 5, 2.55pm) makes the long 230 mile trip to Chepstow from trainer Philip Kirby’s stables and that alone makes her an interesting outsider in leg five of the pool. She is no star but has shown glimpses of promise which make a mark of 93 look quite workable. As a 6yo, she is open to more progress in this sphere and 7lb claimer William Shanahan negates her weight further. Should be a double figure runner and could creep into this two mile handicap hurdle for mares.
Leg 3 at 1.50pm is a seven runner novices’ handicap chase with only two places up for grabs. It is a tricky heat with several horses in the mix here and since we’re dealing with novices, there are inherent risks there as well. So, it could pay to have two horses on side to be sure of continuing through the pool. HIS DREAM is consistent and represents the in-form Jonjo O’Neill yard, so the 7yo Yeats gelding is the first we’ll have on side. The second is SCHNABEL for Tom Symonds and Bryan Carver, a 5lb claimer who got on well with the horse when they scored at Fontwell last month.
Our Placepot Perm:
Leg 1: 2,4 Leg 2: 2,14 Leg 3: 7,8 Leg 4: 4 Leg 5: 1,6 Leg 6: 1
2 x 2 x 2 x 1 x 2 x 1 = 16 lines
Select any odd to add a bet