York Ebor Festival placepot tips – Day one selections and permutation

York Ebor Festival Placepot tips on Wednesday 18 August

The latest of the big summer festivals rolls into town with the first day of racing at York and as usual the Tote Placepot is sure to be a popular bet amongst punters on the track and in shops as well as online; we’ve picked out our York Ebor Festival Placepot tips for the first day on the Knavesmire.

Day one of the York Ebor Festival descends on Wednesday and a cracking first day racecard awaits punterson the Knavesmire headed by Group One action in the shape of the Juddmonte International Stakes. Punters looking to potentially win big for relatively small stakes might try the Tote Placepot and we’ve picked out our York Ebor Festival placepot tips for Wednesday’s first day.

The ever-popular Tote Placepot bet offers punters the chance to potentially win big for a relatively small outlay where the bet’s 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 York Ebor Festival placepot tips.


1:50 York – Sky Bet And Symphony Group Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 5½f

2 HURRICANE IVOR – Showed smart form in France and struck at the second attempt for new yard when dead-heating for victory at Sandown. Finished a good runner-up next time at Ascot but floundered in the mud under a penalty at Goodwood in the Stewards’ Cup latest and can do better back on a quicker surface so can be given another chance to continue his progression.

6 PENDLETON – Not many miles on the clock for a 5YO and has shown some decent form, often making the frame. Has run twice at this track, finishing runner-up last September here and winning at the track in May on the back of good runs at Ascot and Doncaster previously. Had an impossible task in the Wokingham and remains capable of a big run following a break.

13 TWILIGHT CALLS – Lightly-raced sort who has already won twice this term at Doncaster and Newmarket either side of finishing runner-up at Leicester and ran better than the bare result when fourth at Goodwood latest where he wasn’t seen to best effect, hampered at the start and meeting trouble in running. That form has been boosted and with further improvement anticipated he can make his mark again.

2:25 York – Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (Group 3) Cl1 (2yo) 7f

2 EHRAZ – Showed promise when runner-up on debut behind Noble Truth at Newmarket and showed the benefit of that run to strike at Ascot last month, scoring readily by four lengths. That was over six furlongs but return to further is no issue and the Showcasing colt can improve to make his presence felt here.

4 NOBLE TRUTH – Finished third on debut behind subsequent Group Two winner Lusail and stepped up on that experience to deny Ehraz at Newmarket latest, winning in the style of a potentially smart prospect. That form looks decent with runner-up , fifth and seventh horses all winning since and with more to come he looks set for a big run here where he can win again.

3:00 York – Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings) Cl1 (3yo) 1m4f

1 KEMARI – Showing plenty of progression following his debut runner-up effort, winning both starts since which includes the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot on his latest outing. He’s been penalised for that victory and has a bit more to do as a result as he gives away weight all round here as he drops back in trip. He ought to remain competitive however and should be in the mix once more as he bids for a hat-trick.

2 HIGH DEFINITION – Won both starts as a juvenile and was finishing to good effect on his reappearance in the Dante Stakes here in May behind subsequent dual-Derby hero Hurricane Lane where he was given too much to do. Bombed at the Curragh when last seen but all couldn’t have been well and he’s been given a break so could return here with an improved effort and he’s not one to write off just yet.

3:35 York – Juddmonte International Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2½f

2 MISHRIFF – Top-class performer last term three wins from four starts and continued the good work in the Emirates over the winter, winning twice more including the Sheema Classic. The classy colt has met with defeat on both runs this term in the Coral Eclipse and King George VI Stakes but he hasn’t been disgraced on either occasion and could prove a tough nut to crack despite some strong opposition.

4:10 York – Sky Bet Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-105) 2m½f

2 ELYSIAN FLAME – Building a solid profile in staying handicaps on the flat and has run well in all starts this term, winning at Newbury over this trip in April and not seen to best effect in the Chester Cup next time. Has finished third in valuable handicaps at Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood the last twice and he looks set for another big run here with the return to this trip no issue.

6 FUTURE INVESTMENT – Chester winner last term has been running better than bare form figures might suggest and he’s hit the frame the last twice in starts at Ascot and Goodwood, not beaten far either time and he could benefit from this return to further having posted that last victory over this trip. 4lbs here but remains capable of a big performance and no surprise to see him involved here having placed on his only previous run at this venue.

14 RAJINSKY – Generally consistent stayer and a winner at Ripon this term prior to successive efforts in the frame which include finishing third in the Northumberland Plate. Didn’t put his best foot forward at Goodwood latest but can bounce back here and finished runner-up in this race twelve months ago from 1lb so could well do better and he’s not one to write off from delivering a big performance.

4:45 York – IRE Incentive, It Pays To Buy Irish Stakes (Fillies’ Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+ 0-100) 5f

2 TENAYA CANYON – Proving progressive of late and arrives having won two of her last three starts, latterly at Doncaster when finishing strongly from off the pace to score a shade readily. Has also won at Haydock this term and latest victory hinted at better still to come so a 5lbs rise might not be too much of a hurdle for her to overcome with further progress not ruled out.

5 EY UP IT’S MAGGIE – Scored a good win at Carlisle in May prior to turning in a smart performance to finish a close third to First Folio over this course and distance the following month, perhaps just doing too much in front but keeping on well once headed. Didn’t show her best off a slow pace at Chester latest but can do better back here with a stronger pace likely to show her in better light and she’ one to remain positive about.

YORK EBOR FESTIVAL PLACEPOT TIPS ON DAY ONE: 3 x 2 x 2 x 1 x 3 x 2 = 72 bets