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Placepot Pointers - Tote's tips at Doncaster on September 10

  • We bring you Tote's Placepot Pointers on Friday 10th September
  • The St Leger Festival continues at Doncaster on Friday
  • Stradivarius is Tote's placepot banker in the Doncaster Cup
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Stradivarius winning at York. (Getty)

The Doncaster Cup headlines day three at Doncaster's St Leger Festival. Friday's viewers also have the Flying Childers Stakes to take in, along with the Flying Scotsman and the Mallard Handicap.

A popular bet on major race days like today is the Tote Placepot. We've taken a look at Tote's website to see which horses they suggest including in your Placepot at Doncaster on Friday.

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    Table Of Contents
  • Tote's Placepot at Doncaster on September 10
  • The Big Trend
  • Placepot Banker
  • Outsider to Consider
  • Torpedo Leg

Tote's Placepot at Doncaster on September 10


Leg 1 Leuven Power, Bay Of Honour & Tack
Leg 2 Ribhi, Hoo Ya Mal
Leg 3 Armor
Leg 4 Stradivarius
Leg 5 Lucky Dream & Uber Cool
Leg 6 Asjad & Bernardo O'Reilly

3 x 2 x 1 x 1 x 2 x 2 = 24 lines

The Big Trend


It’s paid to side with experience in the Listed Flying Scotsman Stakes (Leg 2 - 13:40) in the past. Over the last decade, just two of the 24 horses to finish in the frame had run more than three times. That criteria rules out half the field in the 2021 renewal as we seek a less exposed candidate.

RIBHI is bred to show early, by Middle Park winner Dark Angel, and with his unraced dam a sibling to two juvenile Listed winners, while one other was placed at Listed level as a 2yo. Marcus Tregoning’s charge was a good winner on debut at Salisbury, picking up nicely to put the race to bed in a matter of strides.

HOO YA MAL built on a solid Sandown third first time out when getting better ground at York to win comfortably. He was one of the first off the bridle on the Knavesmire, but kept finding for Oisin Murphy. He looks one for further in time, but another bold show is not ruled out.

Placepot Banker


Even if Trueshan stands his ground in the Doncaster Cup (Leg 4 - 14:40) , on a fast surface the pick has to be with three-time Gold Cup winner STRADIVARIUS who proved he was not quite done with when digging deep to land the Yorkshire Cup at the Ebor Festival last month. His Ascot fourth this year was the only time in 11 outings that John Gosden’s charge has been beaten over 2m+ on ground described as Good or faster. 

With it looking likely to remain rattling fast on Town Moor, conditions will suit him better than Alan King’s contender who prefers to get his toe in. Of the rest, Stradivarius is at least 8lb clear on official ratings and should have no problem finishing in the first two.

Outsider to Consider


It’s likely BERNARDO O’REILLY (Leg 6 - 15:45) will find one too good from a win point of view in the final leg of the Placepot, but he looks sure to go off too big a price to ignore for this bet. 

A winner on this card 12 months ago, incidentally his last win, he’s gone close a couple of times this term. Firstly getting to within a length of the winner at Haydock, before bumping into one that improved for a drop in trip at Ascot. His mark’s unchanged from that run but that does leave him 1lb lower than his Town Moor success of 2020 with Angus Villiers taking off a further 5lb. At a double-figure price, there are far worse candidates for your Placepot. 

Torpedo Leg


A few of those near the top of the betting for the Mallard Handicap (Leg 5 - 15:15) would have liked to see more rainfall on Doncaster this week. For that reason opting for a couple at slightly bigger prices that will appreciate the fast ground could be the value play.

UBER COOL returned from over two years off in May with a victory at Chester and returned to the Roodee last time out for an excellent fourth, beaten 1¼l in a Listed contest. He gave more than a stone to the winner that day, with that one actually rated a pound higher than him. Perform to that level over the same trip, off a mark of 92 and he’ll surely go close. 

LUCKY DEAL has started to put things back together in his last two races having gone off the boil when his stamina was really stretched over midsummer. His close second at Newmarket last time out off 1lb lower was much more like it and with Mark Johnston’s charge now 4lb lower than his last winning mark, he’s starting to look well treated.

*All content taken from Tote's website*
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