Plumpton Placepot: Monday February 9

Monday's Placepot comes from Plumpton
Monday's Placepot comes from Plumpton

Plumpton stages a strong Monday card and therefore receives our interest for the Placepot.

"This is as about as competitive as you could imagine a four-runner novice handicap chase on a Monday to be."

13:50 - With the hope of a flop a pretty forlorn one and her rivals not as solid let alone able, Twentytwo's Taken becomes a cheap, if easy, route through leg one.

14:20 - Only seven remain in division two of the mares' novice and Taniokey and Allez Encore just about bet to 100% between them. As Taniokey has the hurdling experience, she's our choice.

14:50 - This is as about as competitive as you could imagine a four-runner novice handicap chase on a Monday to be. Any of them could win, so taking them all is the advice. Be sure to watch the race, though: it's bound to prove indicative.

15:20 - There's no easy way through this race that doesn't include Great Choice. With today's conditions of a slightly shorter trip and, crucially, less-testing conditions, he really should be able to make the three having shaped well before his stamina seemingly gave out in a better race at Wincanton last time.

15:50 - Again, we're backed into the corner where the favourite is concerned. With other options King Rolfe (failed to complete three of last four starts) and Roberto Pegasus (chasing debutant) ruling themselves out, Knight of Pleasure becomes by far the best choice.

16:20 - In the final leg Dainty Diva, who promised plenty on her first outing for the Jeremy Scott yard, is a better option than Catchin Time, whose improvement to win at Leicester last time came from out of the blue.

13:50 - 1
14:20 - 1
14:50 - 1, 2, 3, 4
15:20 - 1
15:50 - 1
16:20 - 3

= 4 lines

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