It is possible to win big from a small stake at Glorious Goodwood 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 4 of the Glorious Goodwood Festival:
Race 1 – 1.10 TDN Australia Handicap (3) – 1m 3f 44y (RTV)
CEPHEUS was a maiden winner at Newmarket maiden winner who was pitched straight into top-class company on his second start, finishing well down the field in the Guineas. He ran a good race at Kempton latest, this test will suit and the fact connections felt he was good enough to run in a Guineas is promising.
Race 2 – 1.45 Saint Clair Oak Tree Stakes (Group 3) – 7f (ITV)
This race has traditionally been dominated by three-year-olds and four-year-olds but ONE MASTER can buck the trend this year for trainer William Haggas. She was right back to her best when a close-up 4th in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket and she is the class act in the race.
Race 3 – 2.15 Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes (Group 3) – 1m (ITV)
KHALOOSY has found a golden opportunity to keep on progressing and should take the world of beating in this. He produced the handicap performance of the season when trouncing 21 other horses in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot last month and this looks like a superb opportunity to get his head in front again before he moves on to top-class races.
Race 4 – 2.45 Unibet Golden Mile Handicap (2) – 1m (ITV)
William Knight’s SIR BUSKER is in the form of his life at present, winning a pair of handicaps at Newcastle and Ascot over a mile before finishing with a late rattle to finish runner-up at Newmarket over 7f when last seen. The four-year-old does his best work at the finish so this former course and distance winner will really appreciate the step back up to a mile and he isn’t done winning yet.
Race 5 – 3.15 King George Qatar Stakes (Group 2) – 5f (ITV)
BATTAASH, Jim Crowley and Charles Hills have teamed up to win this race in 2017, 2018 and 2019, and it is very difficult to see anything preventing them from winning the race four years in a row. He was at his imperious best in the Nunthorpe and comfortably saw off a couple of his chief rivals at Royal Ascot so he looks a winner barring an accident.
Race 6 – 3.45 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Glorious Stakes (Group 3) – 1m 3f 218y (ITV)
PABLO ESCOBARR loves it around Goodwood with a win and runner-up finish to his name here from two starts and with the Haggas yard in top shape, can add to his tally. He was an All-Weather Listed winner in December and been thereabouts on all four starts this year, the most recent when third to Global Giant in Newbury.
Friday Placepot Selections
- Race 1: Cepheus
- Race 2: One Master
- Race 3: Khaloosy
- Race 4: Sir Busker
- Race 5: Battaash
- Race 6: Pablo Escobarr
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.