York Ebor Festival Tote Placepot Tips – Day Three Selections & Permutations

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York Ebor Festival Tote Placepot tips on Friday 20 August

The latest of the big summer festivals continues into the third day of racing at York 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. Here at Racing Tips, we’ve picked out our York Ebor Festival Tote Placepot tips for day three on the Knavesmire.

The third day of the York Ebor Festival descends on Friday and a cracking day three racecard awaits punters on the Knavesmire headed by Group One action in the shape of the Nunthorpe Stakes. Punters looking to potentially win big for relatively small stakes might be tempted to try the Tote Placepot and we’ve picked out our York Ebor Festival Tote placepot tips for Friday’s third day of classy racing.

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 York Ebor Festival Tote Placepot tips on Friday.


1:50 York – Sky Bet Handicap (1m4f)

15 STATE OF BLISS – A popular horse amongst Placepot punters having finished in the first three in all eight of his starts since a debut ninth. Deservedly got off the mark at Ascot last time where the switch to patient tactics paid dividends, and similar can be expected here having been drawn widest of all in stall 18.

12 HMS PRESIDENT – Admirably consistent the last thrice finishing third, second and second. Has been pushed up three pounds for the more recent of those efforts but arrives here in the form of his life and has the excellent William Buick onboard, so another big run looks in the offing.

2:25 York – Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup Stakes (2m)

2 SPANISH MISSION – Found the 2m4f trip too taxing in the Ascot Gold Cup last time, but had demolished a smart field in the 1m6f Yorkshire Cup here on his start prior. That proved his effectiveness on the Knavesmire, and drying ground conditions look a big plus. Usually comes into his own around this time this year and looks the runner in this line-up with least to prove.

3:00 York – Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes (6f)

1 BERKSHIRE SHADOW – Showed a telling turn of foot to land the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. Best forgiven his fast-finishing second in the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood afterwards, for all that was a good effort. Big player on his favoured ground conditions back at 6f.

8 ORAZIO – Put up an eye-catching performance when running out a three-length winner at Windsor on debut. Beaten favourite in Listed company at Newbury afterwards but he received an injury there so the performance can be upgraded. Yard won this race in 2014.

3:35 York – Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes (5f)

6 DRAGON SYMBOL – Consistent sprinter who found the drop back to the minimum trip no issue when chasing home Suesa at Goodwood last time. Interference no plus there and should get that gap closer granted better luck in running, with the fast ground another plus.

1 ARECIBO – Has improved leaps and bounds since joining his current connections. Runner-up in the Group 1 King’s Stand earlier this year and he has run well in defeat in both starts since. Probably hit the front too soon at Goodwood last time and looks sure to do better here if held on too for longer.

4:10 York – British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes (7f)

3 BROADSPEAR – 105,000 guineas yearling who finished a good second at Salisbury on debut in June. Front two six lengths clear of the remainder that day, and his yard is operating at just shy of a 30% strike rate with their juveniles here in recent years.

5 DAWN OF LIBERATION – Half-brother to Group 1 winner Toormore and shaped with plenty of promise when third on debut at Newbury last time. The winner there looks very smart and the second (Harrow) franked the form here yesterday.

4:40 York – Assured Data Protection EBF Fillies’ Handicap (1m2f)

9 SEA LA ROSA – Well-bred filly who got her head in front at Redcar last time. Tom Marquand now replaces the claimer booked there, and a two-pound rise looks far from excessive. Has some very smart juvenile form to her name which would suggest this mark is lenient.

YORK EBOR FESTIVAL PLACEPOT TIPS ON DAY THREE: 2 x 1 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 1 = 16 Lines