Royal Ascot Tote Placepot tips on Thursday – Selections for day three

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Royal Ascot Placepot tips on Thursday – Selections and permutation for day three

We pick out our third day Royal Ascot Tote Placepot tips on Thursday as we look over another top-class racecard.

The 2021 Royal Ascot Festival continues and we’ve turned our attentions to the third day of top-class racing to pick out our Tote Placepot selections and permutation for Thursday’s day three racecard.

The Tote Placepot offers a chance to win big for a relatively modest outlay and the real beauty of playing the Tote Placepot lies in the fact that selections don’t need to win the race; they only need to run well enough to make the frame.

Another attraction of the popular Tote bet is that punters can choose more than one horse can be selected per race; but while this increases the chances of winning, it also increases the punter’s stakes.


If you’re new to the Tote Placepot concept the bet typically involves choosing one or more runners in the first six races of the meeting and the number of available places per race varies depending on the type of race and the number of runners. As Royal Ascot this week forms part of the World Pool the places are slightly different than they would normally be with the Tote Placepot.

Staking a Tote Place might seem complicated at first, but it is really pretty simple. To work out how much stakes to pay simply multiply the numbers of selections together in each race. For example, if you have two horses in every race your permutation would be 2x2x2x2x2x2 = 64 bets; bear in mind the minimum total stake for a Tote Placepot is £1 with minimum unit stake 10p.

Ideally to win big the favourites should fail to make the places as these tend to be the most popular selections and as a rule of thumb the more favourites who fail to make the frame then the bigger the likely payout should be. However it’s not always possible to ignore the claims of the favourite and it can occasionally be a sensible play to include a hot-favourite as a banker leg.

The Tote have an excellent offer for new customers with a £10 welcome offer when signing up. Simply bet £10 on any Totepool bet – the Tote Placepot is an ideal Royal Ascot bet – and you’ll receive £10 back in cash if the bet loses. For more details on the Tote new customer offer see this dedicated page on how to claim!

Wednesday’s third day racecard at Royal Ascot delivers even more top-class action which comes hot on the hooves of the opening two days and we’ve looked over the action to pick out our day three Royal Ascot placepot tips as we try to land a share of the prize pool.


2:30 Ascot – Norfolk Stakes (Group 2) Cl1 (2yo) 5f

3 GO BEARS GO – Expensive breeze up who ran out an impressive debut winner for David Loughnane over course and distance, making all. That form has taken a couple of knocks but he’s capable of improvement and can go well.

4 INSTINCTIVE MOVE – Looked potentially smart when scoring on debut at Bath last month, scoring by two lengths and showing a good turn of foot when asked. Fourth from that race has won since and further improvement is likely so can go well here.

14 SECOND WIND – Won both starts to date at Yarmouth and Salisbury, the latter under a penalty where the Kodiac colt was value for more than the winning margin. In top hands and looks sure to progress having seen that form franked.

3:05 Ascot – Hampton Court Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (3yo) 1m2f

1 ONE RULER – Won twice last season including a Group Three at Newmarket before finding only Mac Swiney too good in the Vertem Futurity at Doncaster. Two runs this term have been better than the bare result each time in the 2000 Guineas and Epsom Derby and he could relish this distance and has to be respected despite carrying a penalty.

3 MOHAAFETH – Unbeaten this term with a hat-trick of wins which include a Listed contest over this trip last month where the Frankel colt was an impressive five lengths victor. Step up in class demands more but he’s going the right way and with more to come looks a big player.

3:40 Ascot – Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies) Cl1 (3yo) 1m4f

4 DIVINELY – Heavy ground Curragh winner last term who looked in need of the run in the Lingfield Oaks Trial before running better than the bare result at Epsom,running on well for third having met traffic problems although no match for the winner.. Could be capable of better but might ideally want rain to be seen at her best.

11 NOON STAR – Filly bred in the purple who won either side of her seasonal break at Nottingham and Wetherby prior to posting a very good second in the Musidora at York where only Snowfall proved too good. Could do better yet and looks sure to be involved.

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4:15 Ascot – Gold Cup (Group 1) (British Champions Series) Cl1 (4yo+) 2m4f

5 TRUESHAN – Progressive stayer who won three of his five outings last term which included the Long Distance Cup here in October where he won by seven lengths. Returned to action this term with a solid runner-up effort in the Ormonde Stakes but should come on for that and will be sharper this time around while the step back up in distance is sure to be more suitable.

12 SUBJECTIVIST – Three-time winner last term including the Group One Prix Royal Oak and demolished a good field on his reappearance at Meydan in March when winning the Dubai Turf. Absent since but Mark Johnston’s improving stayer is dangerous to discount here with further improvement anticipated over this longer trip.

5:00 Ascot – Britannia Stakes (Heritage Handicap) (Colts & Geldings) Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 1m

5 RAADOBARG – Unbeaten in three runs this season and still looked ahead of his mark when romping home at Haydock last month, much more dominant than the winning margin might suggest. Last two wins have come in testing ground but kicked off his hat-trick on better ground and he’s sure to improve further so can get involved.

17 DINOO – Winless in three but has shown plenty in defeat, most recently looking as if in need of the run at Wolverhampton. The Starspangledbanner colt should come on for that and he’s interesting making his handicap debut from a potentially exploitable mark.

5:35 Ascot – King George V Stakes (Handicap) Cl2 (3yo 0-105) 1m4f

2 SISKANY – Progressive sort who has won his last three starts, readily coming clear at Sandown latest to beat three rivals. Has more on his plate upped 10lbs while he has stamina to prove over this longer trip although breeding suggests he’ll stay. Looks a smart prospect and could have more to come.

9 KONDO ISAMI – Won on the all-weather last term and toughed out a win over a subsequent scorer on his reappearance at York in May. Mark Johnston’s charge was run down late by Dancing King over further at Doncaster earlier in June but back down in trip could resume winning ways and no surprise to see him going close.


The Royal Ascot Tote Placepot for day two is staked as: 3 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 96 bets