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  • Last Updated: December 11 2012, 17:55 GMT

Each day Malcolm Boyle, the author of 'How To Win at the Tote Placepot' and a former odds compiler, will gives unique analysis of the feature meeting from a Placepot perspective.

His general preview for the following day's racing will appear around 1700 GMT the day before with the actual selections available around two hours before the first race on the day of racing so factors such as non-runners and going conditions can properly be taken into account.

FONTWELL - DECEMBER 11

Selections

Race 1 (12.40pm): 7 (Vexillum) & 1 (Dovils Date)

Race 2 (1.10pm): 4 (Venetian Lad) & 2 (Kaituna)

Race 3 (1.40pm): 2 (Breaking Bits), 3 (Captain Bellamy) & 5 (De Blacksmith)

Race 4 (2.10pm): 1 (Kilvergen Boy), 3 (Ballinhassig) & 6 (Billybo)

Race 5 (2.40pm): 6 (Invicta Lake), 4 (Ya Hafad) & 1 (Van Diemens Land)

Race 6 (3.10pm): 6 (Sulpius), 5 (Lapin Garou) & 8 (Join The Navy)


Recent toteplacepot dividends pertaining to this meeting:

2011: £76.20
2009: £893.30
2008: £131.00
2007: £1035.50
2006: £58.10
2005: £16.90
2004: £20.40
2003: £10.20
2002: £161.90


Average toteplacepot dividend at this meeting (9 years) £234.95


Average toteplacepot dividend at in 2006: £277.50 (22 meetings) - in 2007: £664.34 (20 meetings) - in 2008: £630.05 (23 meetings) - in 2009: £333.88 (21 meetings) - in 2010: £304.08 (19 meetings) - in 2011: £215.39 (23 meetings)

12.40 Harry Fry is fast building an early reputation as a trainer to keep on the right side, recent stats confirming this scenario as three of Harry's last six runners have won. Harry saddles newcomer VEXILLUM who was nothing special on the level and comes here pretty well exposed following 22 runs under the other code of the sport, assignments which produced two victories, the turf victory being gained on good ground. Mick Channon trained Vexillum on the level and Mick saddles SPANISH FORK here, with the trainer surely having some idea of what might happen from a 'head to head' perspective, albeit 'timber' can make fools of the best of us. The declarations of ANNALUNA and DOVILS DATE add interest to proceedings.

'Favourite factor': Five favourites have won during the last 14 years, though winners have also been recorded at 33/1 (twice) and 25/1. 10 of the 14 market leaders have finished in the frame, whilst eight of the last 10 winners have been returned at 9/1 or less. That having been stated, four of the last seven odds on favourites have been beaten, with two market leaders having been turned over at odds of 1/6 and 1/5.

1.10 Lydia Richards has saddled eight NH winners during the last five years, seven of which have been gained here at Fontwell (the other gold medallist scored at Plumpton. Lydia saddles VENETIAN LAD this time around and connections might have most to fear from fellow course and distance winner KAITUNA who represents the in-form yard of Oliver Sherwood.

'Favourite factor': This is a new race on the Fontwell card.

1.40 Four and five-year-old's have (equally) shared six of the seven contests to date. Hughie Morrison introduces his four time flat winner CAPTAIN BELLAMY here with a realistic chance at the first time of asking, especially with the champion jockey having been booked to ride. The four-year-old raider is joined by fellow vintage representative DE BLACKSMITH with an each way chance, whilst the pick of the five-year-old's should prove to be ONE FOR THE BOSS.

'Favourite factor': Favourites have snared four gold, one silver and one bronze medal silver variety via seven renewals to date.

2.10 Four of the seven winners have carried weights of 11-9 or more whereby this year's lone representative (beaten favourite) KILVERGEN BOY jumps off the page. Might As Well, Billybo and Wild Ground could struggle from a win perspective as all seven winners to date have been aged between six and eight (minimum of two victories apiece). Seven-year-old BALLINHASSIG is added to the overnight mix accordingly, especially as vintage representatives have secured three of the last six renewals.

'Favourite factor': Four of the five market leaders have secured toteplacepot positions (one winner).

2.40 Three of the last four winners have carried weights of 11-3 or more to record 20/1-15/2-7/2 successes, with eight of twelve runners 'qualifying' via the weight trends this time around. YA HAFAD, INVICTA LAKE and VAN DIEMENS LAND form my trio against the field. LATIN AMERICA is awarded the overnight reserve nomination.

'Favourite factor': Only one of the five favourites to date has finished in the frame (no winners).

3.10 Seven of the last 12 available toteplacepot positions were secured by horses carrying 10-7 or less, stats which include four winners at odds of 25/1-7/1-6/1-5/4. The progressive Hunt Ball was winning this race last year (can you believe?) en route to his astounding Cheltenham Festival success in March. The victory here was his second in an eight race period which ended with success in the Listed event at Prestbury Park which was greeted with enough tears to waterlog the hallowed Cheltenham turf. In the respectful belief that no such horse lines up here, we might have to do with the likes SULPIUS, LAPIN GAROU and JOIN THE NAVY filling the frame in order to boost our potential toteplacepot winnings.

'Favourite factor': Three of the seven favourites have secured toteplacepot positions via seven renewals to date, statistics which include two winners.

LINGFIELD:


Average toteplacepot dividend at Lingfield (flat) in 2006: £296.53 (91 meetings)-in 2007: £1,116.95 (98 meetings) - in 2008: £153.68 (90 meetings in total - NH & flat) - in 2009: £224.87 (69 A/W meetings) - in 2010: £205.34 (65 A/W meetings) - in 2011: £ 316.60 (87 A/W meetings)

SEDGEFIELD:

Recent toteplacepot dividends pertaining to this meeting:

2011: £41.60
2009: £90.40
2008: £20.00
2007: £35.30
2006: £982.60
2005: £14.80
2004: £184.20
2002: £3,325.00


Average toteplacepot dividend at this meeting (8 years) £469.39


Average toteplacepot dividend at Sedgefield in 2006: £172.23 (19 meetings) - in 2007: £454.76 (17 meetings) - in 2008: £252.16 (17 meetings) - in 2009: £130.56 (15 meetings) - in 2010: £113.39 (15 meetings) - in 2011: £158.33 (20 meetings)

Biggest toteplacepot dividends in 2012:

Fontwell - £24,236.50 - Wednesday March 7
Newcastle (flat) - £16,996.90 - Saturday September 15
Ffos Las (NH) - £16,892.70 - Thursday August 23
Pontefract - £15,743.00 - Monday October 22
York - £12,695.00 - Friday May 18
Chester - £10,215.40 - Saturday September 15
Thirsk - £9,810.20 - Saturday April 21
Wetherby - £9,442.60 - Tuesday February 21
Exeter - £8,908.50 - Thursday October 11
Lingfield (A/W) - £7,101.50 - Thursday November 1
Yarmouth - £7,012.50 - Monday July 30
Leicester (flat) - £6,919.10 - Tuesday September 11
Ayr (NH) - £6,762.20 - Friday April 20
Uttoxeter - £6,397.50 - Saturday March 17
Windsor - £6,240.50 - Monday June 25
Goodwood - £6,069.40 - Saturday August 4
Ripon - £5,815.70 - Thursday April 19
Catterick (NH) - £5,770.70 - Thursday January 12
Epsom - £5,764.30 - Wednesday April 25
Beverley - £5,676.70 - Tuesday September 25
Chester - £5,565.50 - Friday May 11
Beverley - £5,527.30 - Wednesday April 18
Chepstow (NH) - £5,510.50 - Friday January 20
Newmarket (Rowley Mile) - £5,470.80 - Wednesday April 18
Wetherby - £5,369.60 - Saturday December 8
Worcester - £5,339.00 - Wednesday May 23
Newcastle (Flat) - £5,312.10 - Friday August 24
Musselburgh (NH) - £5,069.20 - Sunday January 1
Stratford - £4,656.70 - Monday March 12
Southwell (N/H) - £4,432.60 - Sunday July 15
Lingfield (A/W) - £4,337.20 - Friday January 6
Wincanton (NH) - £4,294.50 - Saturday February 18
Lingfield (A/W) - £3,930.80 - Friday March 30
Doncaster (Flat) - £3,911.60 - Saturday March 31
York - £3,637.70 - Friday August 24
Newmarket (July) - £3,568.00 - Friday June 22
Yarmouth - £3,549.90 - Tuesday September 18
Pontefract - £3,533.70 - Thursday September 20
Newmarket (July) - £3,456.50 - Saturday August 18
Sandown (NH) - £3,439.70 - Friday February 24
Ayr (NH) - £3,370.70 - Saturday April 21
Newmarket (July) - £3,356.20 - Friday June 29
Warwick (Flat) - £3,313.40 - Thursday June 28
York - £3,187.60 - Saturday May 26
York - £3,004.20 - Wednesday May 16

2012 average toteplacepot dividends (up to and including Sunday December 9) - A-Z racecourse guide:

Flat (Turf) venues:
Total Turf meetings (£572.03 - 521 meetings)
Ascot (£566.34 - 17 meetings)
Ayr (£350.06 - 16 meetings)
Bath (£178.30 - 20 meetings)
Beverley (£950.62 - 16 meetings)
Brighton (£473.25 - 18 meetings)
Carlisle (£145.19 - 8 meetings)
Catterick (£113.70 - 17 meetings)
Chepstow (£236.88 - 11 meetings)
Chester (£1,335.89 - 15 meetings)
Doncaster (£324.05 - 24 meetings)
Epsom (£928.82 - 12 meetings)
Ffos Las (£255.37 - 6 meetings)
Folkestone (£161.89 - 12 meetings)
Goodwood (£852.23 - 18 meetings)
Hamilton (£446.37 - 15 meetings)
Haydock (£377.93 - 22 meetings)
Leicester (£822.70 - 14 meetings)
Lingfield (£68.13 - 4 meetings)
Musselburgh (£503.84 - 15 meetings)
Newbury (£480.31 - 17 meetings)
Newcastle (£1,591.90 - 15 meetings)
Newmarket (July) (£931.44 - 22 meetings)
Newmarket (Rowley Mile) (£495.42 - 16 meetings)
Nottingham (£514.64 - 16 meetings)
Pontefract (£1,569.76 - 15 meetings)
Redcar (£294.42 - 15 meetings)
Ripon (£700.31 - 14 meetings)
Salisbury (£362.21 - 14 meetings)
Sandown (£266.32 - 15 meetings)
Thirsk (£902.69 - 14 meetings)
Warwick (£559.76 - 7 meetings)
Windsor (£545.69 - 21 meetings)
Yarmouth (£872.66 - 23 meetings)
York (£1,791.83 - 17 meetings)

A/W venues:
Total A/W meetings (£243.26 - 287 meetings)
Kempton (£171.98 - 83 meetings)
Lingfield (£456.55 - 60 meetings)
Southwell (£209.20 - 43 meetings)
Wolverhampton (£186.26 - 101 meetings)

Mixed meetings (Flat - Turf & A/W):
Total A/W meetings (£173.25 - 13 meetings)
Lingfield (£173.25 - 13 meetings)

N/H venues:
Total NH meetings (£471.32 - 471 meetings)
Aintree (£309.54 - 8 meetings)
Ascot (£342.28 - 6 meetings)
Ayr (£1,178.20 - 10 meetings)
Bangor (£223.79 - 11 meetings)
Carlisle (£301.87 - 9 meetings)
Cartmel (£179.92 - 7 meetings)
Catterick (£1,224.12 - 6 meetings)
Cheltenham (£253.51 - 14 meetings)
Chepstow (£704.34 - 10 meetings)
Doncaster (£272.50 - 6 meetings)
Exeter (£831.78 - 12 meetings)
Fakenham (£260.84 - 9 meetings)
Ffos Las (£1,916.38 - 14 meetings)
Folkestone (£271.78 - 7 meetings)
Fontwell (£1,340.07 - 20 meetings)
Haydock (£196.47 - 7 meetings)
Hereford (£156.43 - 14 meetings)
Hexham (£295.72 - 12 meetings)
Huntingdon (£121.77 - 13 meetings)
Kelso (£188.03 - 10 meetings)
Kempton (£118.84 - 8 meetings)
Leicester (£205.29 - 7 meetings)
Lingfield (£149.12 - 5 meetings)
Ludlow (£98.14 - 12 meetings)
Market Rasen (£96.31 - 18 meetings)
Musselburgh (£843.72 - 7 meetings)
Newbury (£325.53 - 9 meetings)
Newcastle (£338.03 - 11 meetings)
Newton Abbot (£417.87 - 15 meetings)
Perth (£294.67 - 12 meetings)
Plumpton (£340.52 - 14 meetings)
Sandown (£457.99 - 9 meetings)
Sedgefield (£148.83 - 13 meetings)
Southwell (£612.54 - 14 meetings)
Stratford (£461.43 - 18 meetings)
Taunton (£331.02 - 10 meetings)
Towcester (£126.60 - 14 meetings)
Uttoxeter (£525.86 - 21 meetings)
Warwick (£101.90 - 8 meetings)
Wetherby (£1,325.58 - 11 meetings)
Wincanton (£453.66 - 14 meetings)
Worcester (£569.00 - 15 meetings)

Mixed meetings (NH & Flat):
Total average dividend (£271.77 - 3 meetings)
Ffos Las (£202.40 - 1 meeting)
Haydock (£263.80 - 1 meeting)
Sandown (£349.10 - 1 meeting)

The average toteplacepot dividend in 2012 stands at £508.64 (1292 meetings) up to and including Sunday December 9.