Tote Placepot Selections for Day 5 of Glorious Goodwood

Goodwood Racecourse

The final day of Glorious Goodwood represents a great day to get stuck into a placepot. The big handicap sprints tend to thin the pot out, the placepot paying a massive £809 to a £1 stake on this day in 2019.

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 5 of the Glorious Goodwood Festival:

Race 1 – 1.50 Unibet Stewards’ Sprint Handicap (2) – 6f (ITV)

TOMMY G lines up in this race for the fourth consecutive year. He was second in 2017, won it in 2018 and was third last year so it’s no surprise that connections have lined him up for another tilt. He’s down in the handicap from all of those runs and bounced back to form at Ayr last time so another big effort is expected.

Race 2 – 2.25 Unibet Summer Handicap (2) – 1m 6f (ITV)

KING’S ADVICE won this race last year on good to firm ground, the surface very much coming in his favour once more. It’s easy to excuse a modest run on soft ground last time out, like so many from this yard will have been lined up with this meeting in mind. He’s four pounds lower than in 2019 which makes him looks temptingly weighted.

Race 3 – 3.00 Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes (Group 2) – 1m 6f (ITV)

ENBIHAAR fair bolted up in this race in 2019, producing a career-best RPR in the process. She produced a promising return to action in against the boys when both the soft ground and twelve furlongs wasn’t in her favour. Quick turf and the step back up to fourteen can allow her to show her best form once more.

Race 4 – 3.35 Unibet Stewards’ Cup (2) – 6f (ITV)

MERASS is one of the three year old crop in here, an age group that have done well in this race in recent renewals. He won the Scottish Stewards’ Cup last time with more in hand than the official margin and looks the proverbial group horse masquerading as a handicapper.

Race 5 – 4.10 Qatar Handicap (2) – 7f (ITV)

MISTER SNOWDON found soft ground at Royal Ascot and then the drop back to six furlongs against him the last twice. He looked a smart prospect in his early races and given these look his ideal conditions, he should be capable of getting back on the winning trail once more.

Race 6 – 4.40 British European Breeders Fund EBF Maiden Stakes (2) – 7f (RTV)

TITIAN showed plenty of promise on his debut at Newmarket when fourth. The third that day was sent off favourite at Listed level since, filling the same spot to suggest that was a decent race. He is very closely related to Group 2 winner The Black Princess so should have plenty more to come.

Saturday Placepot Selections

  • Race 1: Tommy G
  • Race 2: King’s Advice
  • Race 3: Enbihaar
  • Race 4: Meraas
  • Race 5: Mister Snowdon
  • Race 6: Titian

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.

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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