Tote Placepot Selections for Day 1 of Glorious Goodwood

Khaadem winning the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood 2019

It is possible to win big from a small stake at Glorious Goodwood by putting a bet on a Placepot with the Tote.

You must choose a minimum of one horse from the first six races at the meeting, and if they all place you win your bet!


Below you can find our selections for Day 1 of the Glorious Goodwood Festival:

Race 1 – 1.10 British European Breeders Fund EBF Fillies’ Handicap (3) – 1m (RTV)

ANGEL POWER confirmed the promise of her sole two-year-old start when making winning return to action at Chelmsford last month. The 3rd that day Award Scheme has since gone on to bolt up in a York handicap off 87 and is would be a surprise if King Power’s filly wasn’t better than her current rating of 90.

Race 2 – 1.45 Unibet You’re On Handicap (2) – 1m 1f 197y (ITV)

Cieren Fallon is the most valuable claimer in the country at present and his 3lb allowance can ensure CAPE CAVALLI gets his head in front once again. He had plenty of running left in him when seeing off his rivals at York when last seen and although up 8lb in the weights for that, Cieren offsets 3lb of that.

Race 3 – 2.15 Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes (Group 2) – 7f (ITV)

Aidan O’Brien’s BATTLEGROUND is impeccably bred and looked a Group 1 performer when scoring at Royal Ascot in decisive fashion last month. Further progress is anticipated and this has been a good race for favourites throughout the year with 12 hot-pots going on to score from the past 20 renewals of the race.

Race 4 – 2.45 Qatar Lennox Stakes (Group 2) – 7f (ITV)

Godolphin’s SPACE BLUES is a class apart in this field and is taken to land the hat-trick and his first Group 2 before moving on to Group 1 company again. He comfortably won the Prix de la Porte Longchamp when last seen and the runner-up D’bai went on to frank the form by winning next time out. The Dubawi colt is a massive player here.

Race 5 – 3.15 Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup Stakes (Group 1) – 2m (ITV)

Irish Derby winner Santiago is a fresh and progressive opponent for STRADIVARIUS but it’s still very hard to swerve away from Bjorn Nielsen’s star stayer, who was again at his mercurial best when powering 10 lengths clear of Nayef Road at Ascot when last seen. He is no stranger to setting records and can become the first four-time winner of this race.

Race 6 – 3.45 Qatar Handicap (Class 2) – 5f (ITV)

BENNY AND THE JETS could be a proper placepot booster in the final leg as he is set to be a decent price. He has a decent draw in a race loaded with front runners which should suit him as he can pick off his rivals in the closing stages if they go too hard which is very likely. Ben Curtis takes the ride and we’re confident he can run into a place at least.


Tuesday Placepot Selections

  • Race 1: Angel Power
  • Race 2: Cape Cavalli
  • Race 3: Battleground
  • Race 4: Space Blues
  • Race 5: Stradivarius
  • Race 6: Benny And The Jets

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. Add your selections to that leg and continue until you have at least one horse in all six races.
  3. If you are happy with your selections, add your stake to the betslip and click “place bet”.
  4. 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 so 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 and 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.

Or:

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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