Tote Placepot Selections for Saturday’s Showcase Meeting at Cheltenham

Sire Du Berlais taking the last in the Pertemps at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival

Saturday sees the second day of The Showcase Meeting at Cheltenham. As with Friday, the first four races are live on ITV Racing and we have a multitude of special offers on our free bets page to celebrate the return of Cheltenham.

The Tote Placepot allows punters the opportunity to win part of a pool without needing to pick winners, a place will do in every race bar the second on Saturday. Keep scrolling for the myracing placepot selections for Day 2 of the Showcase Meeting.

Race 1 – 2.05 Masterson Holdings Hurdle (2) 2m 87y (ITV4)

For a yard who won this race in 2018 with a filly, ANNA BURNINA looks the way to go given a similar looking profile. She has been on the go over the summer so while she is unlikely to be the best of these long term, she can make her fitness count now.

Race 2 – 2.40 Best Odds at Matchbook Novices’ Chase (2) 2m 3f 166y (ITV4)

Runner-up in the Martin Pipe at the Festival, PILEON has always looked a chaser in the making. He gets his first chance to prove that here on a track that saw his career best. He has less miles on the clock than his rivals and can progress straight past them despite giving up chasing experience to all three.

Race 3 – 3.15 Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle (2) 2m 7f 208y (ITV4)

TOBEFAIR won this race in 2019 and can go in again. He raced in deeper company that this subsequently and should appreciate the step back down into handicaps at a track that has seen a lot of his best efforts.

Race 4 – 3.50 Matchbook Betting Exchange Handicap Chase (2) 3m 1f (ITV4)

Two pounds lower than when sixth in the Ultima at the Festival in March, COBRA DE MAI will appreciate the better ground now. He should step forward for his return to action and has plenty of all important course form at this track to his credit in the past.

Race 5 – 4.25 Lara Telfer Reined In For Racing Welfare Novices’ Hurdle (2) 2m 7f 208y (RTV)

It could be a good day for Irish trainer John McConnell who holds a strong chance in the opener and also here in the form of STREETS OF DOYEN. He has the benefit of experience in handicaps and having to battle which makes him the most viable of these with that experience under his belt.

Race 6 – 5.00 Ryman Stationary Cheltenham Business Club Amateur Jockeys’ Handicap Chase (3) 3m 1f (RTV)

Amateur riders round here make for a tricky final leg where BOUGHTBEFORELUNCH looks the way to go. His best RPR came the only other time that Jack Savage has ridden him and that came off a couple of pounds higher so he has to hold strong each way claims.

Saturday’s Placepot Selections

  • Race 1: Anna Burnina
  • Race 2: Pileon
  • Race 3: Tobefair
  • Race 4: Cobra De Mai
  • Race 5: Streets Of Doyen
  • Race 6: Boughtbeforelunch

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.

  1. Go to the Multibets page, click Tote Placepot and select your meeting.
  2. You will be directed to the racecard for the first leg of the day.
  3. Add your selections to that leg and continue until you have at least one horse in all six races.
  4. If you are happy with your selections, add your stake to the betslip and click “place bet”.
  5. 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.


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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