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 2 of the Newmarket Cambridgeshire Meeting:
Race 1 – 1.15 Derrinstown Irish EBF Maiden Stakes (4) – 7f (RTV)
Aidan O’Brien was successful in this race last year with New World Tapestry but there are no Irish challengers to fear this year. BEIJING BILLY ran well on debut at Sandown, sent off at odds of 20/1 and was not given a hard time of things on his racecourse introduction. He is expected to run a huge race now with the cobwebs blown away.
Race 2 – 1.50 Tasleet British EBF Rosemary Stakes (Listed) – 1m (ITV4)
This is a high-standard Listed contest we have to look forward to and slight preference goes to Roger Varian’s FOORAAT. This filly won at Newcastle on debut before going on to land the double at Chelmsford by seven lengths. She didn’t handle the undulations at Epsom in a Group 3 next time but ran a good race on unsuitable ground in France when last seen and she has low mileage on the clock.
Race 3 – 2.25 Princess Royal Muhaarar Stakes (Group 3) – 1m 4f (ITV4)
John Gosden has won this race four times since 2012 and he runs FRANCONIA here with Frankie Dettori booked for the ride. It is an interesting race for Frankel lovers as he sired half the field. This filly was clearly amiss in the Yorkshire Oaks but was twice a Listed winner prior and she is worth another chance to prove her worth.
Race 4 – 3.00 Shadwell Rockfel Stakes (Group 2) – 7f (ITV4)
It is always worth noting the Irish runners when they go across the water in these times and Ballydoyle might have a good one on their hands in the form of MONDAY, who will be ridden by Ryan Moore. This is the first foal of Group 1 winner Ballydoyle and she is bred to be very smart indeed. She won a Listed race at Leopardstown earlier this month and should improve again.
Race 5 – 3.35 Shadwell Joel Stakes (Group 2) – 1m (ITV4)
BENBATL won this race in extremely impressive fashion last year and will take all the beating if he is in that sort of form again. His last three runs have been out in the Middle East and he will appreciate the return to turf. He has a fantastic record when running fresh and it is clear that connections would have been aiming at this race.
Race 6 – 4.10 Eqtidaar Godolphin Stakes (Listed) – 1m 4f (RTV)
Charlie Appleby’s New Approach colt LOXLEY beat Defoe in a Meydan Group 2 when last seen in March and arrives back at the scene of his agonising defeat in this race twelve months ago. He was beaten a nose by Mountain Hunter in this and a reproduction of that level of form should be enough to get his head in front.
Friday Placepot Selections
- Race 1: Beijing Billy
- Race 2: Fooraat
- Race 3: Franconia
- Race 4: Monday
- Race 5: Benbatl
- Race 6: Loxley
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.
- Go to the Multibets page, click Tote Placepot and select your meeting.
- 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.
- If you are happy with your selections, add your stake to the betslip and click “place bet”.
- 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.
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.