Cheltenham Placepot Selections for Day 2 of the November Meeting

Splash Of Ginge winning the 2017 Betvictor Gold Cup

Saturday is the middle day of Cheltenham’s November meeting. The feature race on the day is the Paddy Power Gold Cup, always one of the best handicap chases of the season. Five of the last ten winners have been at double figure prices so it’s a great day to have a tilt at the Tote Placepot where you could win big for a small stake.

Cheltenham November Meeting Selections

Race 1 – 12.30 JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Grade 2) 2m 87y (RTV)

DUFFLE COAT has already looked to be right at the top of the juvenile tree. He raided Wetherby in October, giving seven pounds and a beating to one who already had four hurdling wins to her credit. He has a penalty to carry here but looks well up to it.

Race 2 – 1.05 South West Syndicate Handicap Chase (3) 3m1f (RTV)

LAMANVER PIPPIN was last seen at the Cheltenham Festival when running third in the National Hunt Chase. Back in a handicap now, this should be more suitable for him and he looks capable of making an impact in this sphere as the season progresses.

Race 3 – 1.40 From The Horse’s Mouth Podcast Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) 1m 7f 199y (ITV)

FUSIL RAFFLES has taken well to fences, a fluent winner of both his starts. The second of those came at this track and that prior experience of jumping round here is very helpful for a novice. Well regarded over hurdles, he’s already made up into a better chaser and looks to still have more to come.

Race 4 – 2.15 Paddy Power Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 2m 4f 44y (ITV)

ASO doesn’t know how to run a bad race here and has been given a real helping hand by the handicapper. He has slipped back to his last winning mark and with career form in November of 122413, he looks set to run another huge race.

Race 5 – 2.50 Paddy Power Games Handicap Hurdle (Listed) 2m 7f 208y (ITV)

MRS MILNER is a fascinating one stepping up to this trip for the first time. She produced her career best when trying the longest trip she had tried last time out and shapes as if this extra quarter of a mile can see her improve again for a canny yard.

Race 6 – 3.25 Paddy Power First Millionaire Qualifier Intermediate Handicap Hurdle (3) 2m 5f (ITV)

WHATSUPWITHYOU stayed on strongly over course and distance on his return to action and should strip fitter for that. The slightly softer ground is a big plus for him as stamina is his strong suit over this trip.

Saturday Placepot Selections

  • Race 1: Duffle Coat
  • Race 2: Lamanver Pippin
  • Race 3: Fusil Raffles
  • Race 4: Aso
  • Race 5: Mrs Milner
  • Race 6: Whatsupwithyou

What is a Placepot and how does it work?

The Tote Placepot is a pool bet where a punter has to pick out a horse in each of the first six races at particular meeting and in order to be successful, all six runners must place.

Everything runs through the Tote pool betting operation. The size of the pool is determined by how many people play so naturally the more money bet on the Placepot the larger the pool will be.

That pool is divided among the winner so the more winners there are the smaller the winning dividend will be.

How do I put on a Placepot?

Would you like to bet on the Tote Placepot with a risk-free bet? Tote is the official provider, follow this link below to claim your risk-free bet of up to £10 and then follow these steps once you have opened your account.

  1. Go to the Multibets page, click Tote Placepot and select your meeting.
  2. You will be directed to the racecard for the first leg of the day.
  3. Add your selections to that leg and continue until you have at least one horse in all six races.
  4. If you are happy with your selections, add your stake to the betslip and click “place bet”.
  5. Remember, your stake will be multiplied by the number of lines in your Placepot.

When you are putting on your Tote Placepot bet, you can choose how brave or safe you would like to be. You can choose one horse in each race or you can choose multiple in a race. There selections are referred to as ‘lines’ in Placepot terminology.

If you do decide to add multiple lines in each race, this of course will increase your chances of picking a horse that will place. However, the more lines you place the higher the stake will be.

In order to calculate how many lines in total you have, multiply the number of lines in race one by the number of lines in race two by the number of lines in race three and so on until you get to race six.

How much does a Placepot cost?

The minimum stake per line is generally 10p. The minimum total stake is £1. You will need a minimum of 10 lines at 10p to meet minimum requirements.

For example, if you bet £1 lines on a 36-line Tote Placepot, the total stake would amount to £36.

How are the Tote Placepot places determined?

The place rules are the same across the industry and are as follows:

1-4 runners: Win Only
5-7 runners: 2 Places
8+ runners: 3 Places
Handicap 12-15 runners: 3 Places
Handicap 16+ runners: 4 Places

How is the Tote Placepot prize pool worked out and shared?

Tote have to make their money somehow so 27% is taken out of the total pool. Then the remaining 73% will be divided among the winners of the Placepot.

For example, if the pool is £200,000, the amount taken out of the pool will be £54,000. This means £146,000 will be split among the winners and each winner may have a different return based on how many lines they have.

The best payouts tend to be on days where favourites struggle to reach the frame as favourites are very popular choices for Placepot bettors.

How to work out Tote Placepot winnings

At the end of a meeting, Tote will publish the dividend which will show what a punter would win in return for a £1 staked winning bet. Your return will be determined by the amount you stake per line and also by how many of your lines were successful.

You can work this out by multiplying the amount of winning lines in each leg together to get your total winning lines.

To then work out how much you have won, simply multiply your stake per line by the amount of winning lines you have.

For example:

If the Placepot has a dividend of £1,000 to a £1 stake and you have three winning 20p lines then you have a total of 60p going on the dividend so you win £600.


If the Placepot pays £150 to a £1 stake and you have three winning £1 lines, your total of £3 of winning bets means you win £450.

What happens if one of your legs is a non-runner?

If one of your runners turns out to be a non-runner, it will automatically go on the SP (Starting price) favourite. If there are joint or co-favourites, the lowest racecard number will count.

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