Tote Placepot Selections for Day 1 of the Newmarket Cambridgeshire Meeting

It is possible to win big from a small stake at Newmarket this week 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 Newmarket Cambridgeshire Meeting:

Race 1 – 1.15 Rossdales EBF Stallions Maiden Stakes (4) – 1m (RTV)

TOROMONA made a very satisfactory debut when runner-up at Sandown earlier this month and with that run under his belt should improve buckets. The Shamardal colt wasn’t fancied in the betting that day so it was clearly a run for a bit of experience. He has the beating of likely fiercest rival Albert Camus judged on that effort.

Race 2 – 1.50 Bentley Motors Nursery Handicap (2) – 1m (ITV4)

It may well be a fantastic day at the office for the famous colours of Godolphin who should land this handicap with LAST SUNSET for Saeed Bin Suroor and Frankie Dettori. A winner on debut at Kempton in July, the Teofilo filly was last seen finishing second to an impressive Roger Charlton newcomer and a mark of 84 could be lenient.

Race 3 – 2.25 British Stallion Studs EBF Premier Fillies’ Handicap (2) – 6f (ITV4)

Andrew Balding has won two of the last four runnings of this race and has another golden opportunity with QUICKSTEP LADY with Andrea Atzeni booked for the ride. This filly by Australia was an extremely taking winner at Goodwood when last seen, powering clear to win by nearly six lengths. There should be more to come.

Race 4 – 3.00 Tattersalls Stakes (Group 3) – 7f (ITV4)

Six runners go to post for this cracking renewal but it is the Charlie Appleby trained LA BARROSA who will take all the beating. He looked like a group winner in waiting when quickening clear in good style to land a very strong-looking Ascot maiden on debut. William Buick takes the ride and he should have too much class for his rivals.

Race 5 – 3.35 Jockey Club Rose Bowl Stakes (Listed) – 2m (ITV4)

Withhold won this race last year for trainer Roger Charlton but he will have his work cut out to stop Mark Johnston’s MILDENBERGER this time around. This is a top stayer who won two conditions events on the All-Weather last winter. When last seen 110 days ago he was a brilliant runner-up in the Sagaro Stakes at Newcastle and he goes well fresh.

Race 6 – 4.10 Federation Of Bloodstock Agents Handicap (2) – 1m 4f (RTV)

This is quite a moderate affair so it looks like a golden opportunity for John Gosden’s GRAND BAZAAR to get back into the winners enclosure. The well-bred Golden Horn colt was a winner here on the July course in July off 83 and although he runs off an 8lb higher mark here, he should be able to cope with it.

Thursday Placepot Selections

  • Race 1: Toromona
  • Race 2: Last Sunset
  • Race 3: Quickstep Lady
  • Race 4: La Barrosa
  • Race 5: Mildenberger
  • Race 6: Grand Bazaar

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 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.


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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