York Ebor Festival Tote Placepot tips – Day two selections and permutation

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York Ebor Festival Tote Placepot tips on Thursday 19 August

The latest of the big summer festivals continues into its’ second 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; we’ve picked out our York Ebor Festival Tote Placepot tips for day two on the Knavesmire.

The second day of the York Ebor Festival descends on Thursday and a cracking day two racecard awaits punters on the Knavesmire headed by Group One action in the shape of the Yorkshire Oaks. 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 Thursday’s second 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 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 Tote Placepot tips on Thursday.


1:50 York – Sky Bet Lowther Stakes (Group 2) (Fillies) Cl1 (2yo) 6f

1 SANDRINE – Unbeaten in three and produced another impressive performance to land the Duchess Of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket following on from from her victory over Hello You in the Albany Stakes during Royal Ascot. Likely hasn’t reached the peak of her powers this term and ought to prove a tough nut to crack.

5 ILLUSTRATING – Has won two of her three starts this term, latterly bouncing back from a lesser run at Ascot to readily land the odds at Goodwood last month. Has more on her plate here but the extra furlong can unlock some improvement and no forlorn hope of delivering another big performance.

2:25 York – Goffs UK Premier Yearling Stakes (GBB Race) Cl2 (2yo) 6f

9 KORKER – Dual-winner already this term and bounced back from a lesser run at Ascot to score readily at Thirsk by five lengths, showing a really good attitude in the process. Placed here on debut and open to considerable improvement so ought to make his presence felt and can make a bold bid.

16 SMULLEN – Yet to win but has run well in defeat, twice finishing runner-up before a very good sixth in the Ballyhane Stakes at Naas where he was drawn on the wrong side of the course. Led briefly entering the last furlong there but was caught and passed and it was a smart effort all things considered. Can make his presence felt again.

20 WINGS OF WAR – Shaped with promise on debut and duly improved next time with an impressive victory at Nottingham next time, beating Sovereign Prince. This demands more but he quickened up well in the style of a good prospect and surely has more to come so can get involved here.

3:00 York – Clipper Logistics Handicap (Heritage Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+) 1m

10 TAMMANI – Dual-winner for William Haggas which included a French Listed contest prior to spending some time there with Edouard Montfort. Back in the UK now with David O’Meara who does well with such types and he could be well treated off this rating on his debut for his shrewd yard in a handicap having been rated 108 previously. If all is well after three months off he could post a big run here.

18 AMETIST – Progressive this season winning three times to take his winning run to four having rounded off last term with victory but he was disappointing when last seen in the Bunbury Cup under a penalty and this is no less competitive. Back on his proper mark here however and extra distance could unlock some improvement so he’s worth another chance and could go well.

20 GIFTED RULER – Runner-up the last twice and conceded first run on the latest occasion to finish just over one length adrift of reopposing Baashir. Better off at the weights at the weights with that rival and has a low draw to work from so can continue in form and every chance he can find more upped in trip.

3:35 York – Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m4f

7 SNOWFALL – Going from strength to strength this campaign, winning the Musidora here before landing an Oaks double and her three wins have come at a near aggregate 30 lengths. Gets weight from Wonderful Tonight who may want more rain and with serious potential for better still she looks hard to oppose with her limit unlikely to have been reached. Banker leg of the day two Tote Placepot.

4:10 York – OR8Wellness EBF Stallions Nursery Handicap Cl2 (2yo) 7f

4 ASWAN – Steadily progressive form on display and got off the mark at the fourth attempt at Goodwood having finished runner-up in both his previous starts. Appeared to do the job readily in that last outing and form has since taken a boost so a 4lbs rise here could be workable and he can make his presence felt.

5 TROPEZ POWER – Has looked steadily progressive and got off the mark at the third attempt when awarded the race following an incident at Newbury in June. Shaped as if amiss when folding tamely at Goodwood latest and finishing last behind Ever Given but is surely capable of better and can bounce back if resuming earlier progression.

6 HARROW – Looks progressive if quirky although took another forward step to get off the mark at Ffos Las earlier in the month and can continue his upward curve in the wake of that success. Had finished runner-up twice before and still looked green despite winning last time. Now goes handicapping and there could be more improvement to come so no surprise to see her in the mix for an in-form yard.

4:45 York – British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m4f

2 CABALETTA – Had placed in three runs this term before appearing stretched by the longer trip in soft ground behind Wonderful Tonight at Goodwood. Significantly back down in grade and trip and with better ground to contend with here it isn’t hard to imagine her turning in a better effort and she won at this level last term so could be capable of a big performance.

6 DUBAI FOUNTAIN – Dual-winner last term who acquitted herself well in defeat before returning to action following a break to win the Cheshire Oaks. Didn’t handle the track at Epsom in the Oaks but bounced back with a good fifth in the Ribblesdale and might have found the ground too testing last time in the Lancashire Oaks. Can do better back on a sounder surface and easing down in grade and no surprise to see a big performance.

YORK EBOR FESTIVAL PLACEPOT TIPS ON DAY TWO: 2 x 3 x 3 x 1 x 3 x 2 = 144 bets