Tote Placepot Selections for Day 1 of the York Ebor Meeting

Muntahaa and Jim Crowley winning the Ebor at York 2018

It is possible to win big from a small stake at York 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 York Ebor Festival:

Race 1 – 1.45 Sky Bet And Symphony Group Handicap (2) – 5f 89y (ITV)

An ultra competitive sprint to kick off the Ebor meeting but JUSTANOTHERBOTTLE should have more than enough to hit the frame. He has a nice draw in stall 1 and although he will have competition for the lead, he should have the far side all to himself and he arrives here in good form after a solid 3rd at Ayr.

Race 2 – 2.15 Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (Group 3) – 7f (ITV)

It could prove to be a fruitful day for the Kevin Ryan yard as DARVEL should build on his latest win and should prove difficult to beat here. The Dark Angel colt improved massively to land his race at Ayr in great fashion when last seen and he looks the type that will continue to progress.

Race 3 – 2.45 Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes (Group 2) – 1m 3f 188y (ITV)

John Gosden has won this race five times, including last year with the Leger winner Logician so he knows what it takes. His runner DARAIN cost a huge sum as a yearling and is by Dubawi and Dar Re Mi so the pedigree is outstanding. He has won both of his starts to date and he looks like a potential monster in the making.

Race 4 – 3.15 Juddmonte International Stakes (Group 1) – 1m 2f 56y (ITV)

Ghaiyyath is the deserved favourite for this after his incredible season to date but he has had three very tough races and it will catch up with him sooner rather than later. Aidan O’Brien’s MAGICAL can take full advantage, a fantastic mare in receipt of 4lb from the favourite. She arrives here off the back of three Group 1 victories in a row and could take some beating.

Race 5 – 3.45 Sky Bet Handicap (2) – 2m 56y (ITV)

The rain is coming at York so that should bode well for the chances of outsider BLUE LAUREATE who is partnered by the returning Paul Hanagan in the saddle. The gelding found the ground on the quick side at Goodwood but should be able to get competitive off this rating and the first-time blinkers could work the oracle.

Race 6 – 4.20 Sky Bet Fillies’ Sprint Handicap (2) – 5f (RTV)

ELECTRIC LADYLAND made all at Windsor two starts back and although she was disappointing last time when 4th behind the re-opposing Glamorous Anna at Goodwood when last seen, she didn’t get the soft lead she desires on that occasion. She has a good draw here and is worth another chance.


Wednesday Placepot Selections

  • Race 1: Justanotherbottle
  • Race 2: Darvel
  • Race 3: Darain
  • Race 4: Magical
  • Race 5: Blue Laureate
  • Race 6: Electric Ladyland

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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