Goodwood Placepot Picks
The Tote Placepot offers a chance to win big for a relatively modest outlay and the real beauty of playing the Placepot lies in the fact that your selections don’t need to win the race, they simply need to finish in the places.
Not dissimilar to other Tote bets, the Placepot puts punters in against each other. The more people that play the Placepot, the more money is added into the pool, and therefore the dividends tend to be larger. This is what makes Glorious Goodwood an excellent opportunity for Placepot punters, as there tends to be a greatly increased number of people playing the Placepot.
Another attraction of the popular bet is that more than one horse can be selected per race, but while this increases the chances of winning, it also increases the punter’s stakes.
The minimum stake for the Placepot is 5p, and there is no limit to the number of selections that you can add. To explain, the number of selections must be multiplied race by race, so for example:
2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 – Two selections per race (£64 for £1 lines)
3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 – Three selections per race (£729 for £1 lines)
4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 x 4 – Four selections per race (£4,096 for £1 lines)
As you can see above, by adding just a few extra selections in each race, the overall stake will increase significantly.
Glorious Goodwood Placepot
The Goodwood Placepot on day 1 of their Glorious Goodwood festival features three tricky handicaps, including the Qatar Handicap – which was taken last year by 14/1 shot Only Spoofing. As well as this, there is the Group 1 Goodwood Cup, with Stradivarius likely to be many punters idea of the banker for their Goodwood Placepot today. The Goodwood Placepot results for the last ten years on day 1 are varied, with the average payout £266.63 to a £1 stake – the dividend in 2013 was an eyecatching £867.40.
Day 2 of Glorious Goodwood sees the week’s feature race in the Sussex Stakes. As well as this, there is the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes, and three competitive handicaps. Whilst many people’s Goodwood Placepot tips will revolve around getting through the Sussex Stakes, the closing fillies conditions race will pose plenty of problems. The Goodwood Placepot results for day 2 have paid an average £261.52 to a £1 stake in the last ten years, with the highest payout being £745.20 which was the 2012 day 2 dividend.
The third day of Glorious Goodwood features the Group 1 Nassau Stakes, a race that looks set to be one of the most competitive of the entire week. Competitive handicaps kick off the day 3 card, and if punters can navigate their way through them, there are two Group races in the Richmond and Gordon Stakes to decipher. The final leg of the Goodwood Placepot is a nursery, and that could be a key race for anyone looking at Goodwood Placepot tips.
Friday’s Goodwood card is a competitive one, with the sprinters taking centre stage in the Group 2 King George Stakes. Battaash has won that race for the last four years and will be many punters idea of the banker for the Placepot at Goodwood today, yet having only managed to finish fourth on his last start, that could be a risky strategy. As well as the King George, there is the ultra-competitive Golden Mile Handicap. Looking at previous Goodwood Placepot results this is likely to be a crucial leg of the Placepot for most punters.
Day 5 is the final day of the 2021 Glorious Goodwood festival and arguably the most competitive of the entire week. The action kicks off with a consolation race for the Stewards’ Cup, the day’s feature race. Two 22/1 shots finished in the places in this race last year, so this looks like a tough start for any Placepot players. The Stewards’ Cup looks sure to be a crucial Goodwood Placepot result, however, and if punters can get through that leg unscathed, they must still find a horse to place in the maiden – with 66/1 shot Raging Rascal finishing in the places in that very race last year.