Day four York Placepot tips – Saturday selections and permutation

Day four York Placepot tips on Saturday 21 August

We enter the fourth and final day of the York Ebor Festival and as usual, the Tote Placepot is again sure to be a popular bet amongst punters on the track and in shops as well as online and there could be a big pot to be landed with the day four racecard boasting some competitive handicaps. Here at Racing Tips, we’ve picked out our day four York placepot tips as we look to land a share of the prize pool on the final day.

The fourth day of the York Ebor Festival gets underway on Saturday and a last day racecard awaits punters on the Knavesmire headed by the eponymously titled famous handicap that is the Ebor Handicap while there is also Group Two and Group Three action on a fantastic fixture.

Punters looking to potentially win big for relatively small stakes might be tempted to try the Tote Placepot which could return a big dividend given the competitive racing on show and we’ve picked out our day four York placepot tips for Saturday’s concluding day of classy racing on the Knavesmire

The ever-popular Tote Placepot bet offers punters the chance to potentially win big for a relatively small outlay where the bets beauty lies in not even having to back a winner in order to collect a share of the pot.

Covering the first six races of any meeting punters only need to have their selection(s) make the frame according to the number of runners and the race conditions. For a more detailed explanation of how the Tote Placepot works see this page and check below for our day four York placepot tips on Saturday.


1:50 York – Sky Bet And Symphony Group Strensall Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m1f

1 LORD GLITTERS – Not getting any younger but remains capable of high class form and has a fair record here. Won this race in 2018 and arrives on the back of decent efforts the last twice having made hay in the Emirates earlier in the year. Has to give weight all round and wouldn’t want a lot of rain but proven at the top level and can go well.

6 REAL WORLD – Has stepped up on his all-weather form to win his last two on turf and he looked a potentially high-class sort latest when readily seeing off Derab at Newbury in a Listed race despite pulling hard. Surely has more improvement to come and could easily prove to be much better in time so ought to prove a tough nut to crack despite going up in grade.

2:25 York – Sky Bet Melrose Handicap (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 1m6f

4 MOSHAAWER – Lightly raced sort who won twice earlier in the campaign and wasn’t seen to best effect when finishing third latest at Newcastle, caught out by a swift injection of pace. Remains capable of better though and could go well with this contest likely to be run at more of a gallop.

7 OMAN – Only finished once out of the first three in eight starts (on his debut) and has been in rude health this term following a gelding operation, winning twice which includes over this trip at Chester last month. Scored readily there and the form looks solid so every chance of a big run from just 4lbs higher.

10 SUMMER’S KNIGHT – On a roll at present winning four of his last six and the latest of those came last time out where he won readily at Ffos Las nine days ago. This is a much deeper race but he’s thriving and represents a very shrewd yard so he could go well in an attempt to defy a 8lbs higher mark.

3:00 York – Sky Bet City Of York Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (3yo+) 7f

1 GLORIOUS JOURNEY – Better than the bare result when midfield in the July Cup and can do better back at this trip having won impressively over the distance the time before in the Criterion Stakes. Has a little work to do with Space Blues on form but likely to get involved back at this distance and handles softer ground so rain won’t be a problem.

9 PRIMO BACIO – Better than recent form figures suggest and ought to go well having contested Group Ones the last twice at Newmarket and Deauville where he hasn’t been beaten far in either despite finishing out of the frame. Won a Listed race here in May and will benefit from the drop back in trip so looks a big player.

3:35 York – Sky Bet Ebor Handicap (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (4yo+) 1m6f

7 ALOUNAK – Bolted up on his last handicap start at Haydock and ran better than the bare result at Goodwood latest back in Group company behind Passion And Glory. Worth a try at this longer trip and could yet have more to come given he’s low-mileage for a six-year old and rain wouldn’t harm his chances.

10 SONNYBOYLISTON – Knows how to win and rarely runs a bad race, winning three times in 2020 and continuing his good form into this season where he’s twice finished third before winning a Listed contest at Limerick in June. Showed this trip to be no issue when third to Japan in the Ormonde Stakes and not seen to best effect behind Hukum latest here in the Silver Cup. Respected back in a handicap from 1lb lower and shrewd yard knows how to target one.

16 GLOBAL STORM – Proving progressive of late now his stamina is being drawn out, winning at Newmarket in May and acquitting himself well in defeat with placed efforts at Ascot and Newmarket since, latterly beaten less than one length behind Live Your Dream. 4lbs rise in the weights makes life tougher but he’s going the right way and can make his presence felt.

4:10 York – Julia Graves Roses Stakes (Listed Race) Cl1 (2yo) 5f

6 ATTAGIRL – Looked a smart prospect when readily getting off the mark at the second attempt at Haydock in June before contesting a hot Group Three contest at Ascot next time behind Zain Claudette. Only run down late in a Listed race at Newbury eight days ago but remains with plenty of scope and she ought to go well if this doesn’t come too soon.

4:45 York – Sky Bet Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 1m2½f

2 MIGRATION – Dual-winner in 2019 prior to a lengthy absence and ran a blinder on return to finish a close fourth at Salisbury enroute to readily landing a valuable Glorious Goodwood handicap, beating Caradoc. Gave the impression there that there was more to come and a 8lbs rise could prove very workable so she ought to remain competitive and won’t be inconvenienced by any rain.

9 MONTATHER – Low-mileage 4YO who has won three out of his first four starts during a curtailed career to date and he ran better than the result when last of five at Doncaster last month, racing too keenly and fading having done too much in front. He is likely to benefit from getting a lead this time in this bigger field and perhaps to soon to write off from posting a better effort.

DAY FOUR YORK PLACEPOT SELECTIONS & PERM: 2 x 3 x 2 x 3 x 1 x 2 = 72 bets