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 3 of the Newmarket Cambridgeshire Meeting:
Race 1 – 1.15 Blandford Bloodstock Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (4) – 7f (RTV)
HIDDEN BREEZE created a good impression on debut at Leicester, given an easy time of things in the closing stages by Nicky Mackay. John Gosden’s runner can be expected to improve massively with the cobwebs blown away and Frankie Dettori is booked for the ride.
Race 2 – 1.50 Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (Group 2) – 1m (ITV4)
Aidan O’Brien always has to be feared when he brings runners across the water so Ontario must be respected but Clive Cox’s COBH gets our vote. This colt chased home one of the Guineas market leaders Chindit at Ascot in July and showed plenty of pace when scoring at Salisbury last time out.
Race 3 – 2.25 Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes (Group 1) – 6f (ITV4)
This is a fantastic renewal and you could make a case for half the field but MISS AMULET has gone from strength to strength this season and could take some pegging back. The form of her Listed Naas win has worked out really well and she made all i the Lowther where again the form has received a great boost.
Race 4 – 3.00 Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (Group 1) – 6f (ITV4)
On bare figures, LIPIZZANER needs to improve to win this but this is Aidan O’Brien we’re talking about so improvement can be expected. US-bred horses have won this race seven times since 2000 and he is the only US-bred runner in the field. He was only beaten half a length when he met Lucky Vega at Naas in June and finds 5f a bit on the sharp side so the step back up to 6f will be massively in his favour.
Race 5 – 3.35 bet365 Cambridgeshire Handicap (2) – 1m 1f (ITV4)
It can pay to have a high draw in the Cambridgeshire and at a large price, Saeed Bin Suroor’s DUBAI MIRAGE is of serious interest off a lowly mark of 97. This Dubawi gelding was an impressive winner of a Haydock handicap in August and was well backed when third at Sandown when last seen. He runs off the same mark here and is not to be underestimated.
Race 6 – 4.10 British Stallion Studs EBF ‘Jersey Lily’ Fillies’ Nursery Handicap (2) – 7f (RTV)
Rossa Ryan has a 63% strike-rate at Newmarket this year with five winners from eight rides and MEU AMOR is his only ride of the week at the track which is interesting. This filly won well at Pontefract in August and ran a solid race when third at Doncaster latest. She has low mileage on the clock and should keep on improving.
Saturday Placepot Selections
- Race 1: Hidden Breeze
- Race 2: Cobh
- Race 3: Miss Amulet
- Race 4: Lipizzaner
- Race 5: Dubai Mirage
- Race 6: Meu Amor
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.