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 2 of the York Ebor Festival:
Race 1 – 1.45 Sky Bet Lowther Stakes (Group 2) – 6f (ITV)
Runner-up in the Queen Mary at Royal Ascot, this is a golden opportunity for SACRED who should relish the step up to 6f. She brings the best form to the table and can give William Haggas his third win in the race since 2012.
Race 2 – 2.15 Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes (2) – 6f (ITV)
Richard Hannon has won this race three times in the past four years and he has another gilt-edged opportunity with HAPPY ROMANCE. 5th in the Queen Mary, she went on to bolt up in the Super Sprint at Newbury and could take beating here.
Race 3 – 2.45 Clipper Logistics Handicap (2) – 7f 192y (ITV)
SIR BUSKER was very badly hampered when last seen at Goodwood and arguably would have won if he got a clear run. He won the Royal Silver Cup at Royal Ascot and shouldn’t have passage problems on this course so looks the one to beat.
Race 4 – 3.15 Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Group 1) – 1m 3f 188y (ITV)
Aidan O’Brien’s LOVE is building an incredible CV for herself, now at the head of the betting for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after bolting up in the Oaks at Epsom. It would be a major shock if she was turned over in this.
Race 5 – 3.45 British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes (Listed) – 1m 3f 188y (ITV)
ALBAFLORA won on her debut at Haydock and improved again when second in the Musidora at this track last month, without doubt looking like the best horse in the race but she just didn’t get the run of things. This trip will suit.
Race 6 – 4.20 Sky Bet EBF Stallions Nursery Handicap (2) – 7f (RTV)
MARK OF THE MAN has progressed at a rate of knots in his last couple of starts, following up his Chepstow success on his nursery debut at Goodwood where he sprinted away at the finish and there should be more to come.
Thursday Placepot Selections
- Race 1: Sacred
- Race 2: Happy Romance
- Race 3: Sir Busker
- Race 4: Love
- Race 5: Albaflora
- Race 6: Mark Of The Man
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.