In the first of a new series – which will become more regular as the year wears on – we’ll have a crack at a placepot perm at Wolverhampton. The perm will be in two parts: a ‘basic’ version, which is a simple one ticket perm; and an ‘advanced’ version, which will use the ticket builder tool here to calculate the various different slips which comprise the perm.
It’s truly dire racing today, and so there could be some fun to be had if we can get a couple of results to go our way. Let’s get cracking!
Race 1: 2.20
Spark Of Genius won a poor maiden by eight lengths last time, and this is her first start in handicap company. She ought to go close, but handicaps are a good bit more competitive than Class 5 and 6 AW maidens, and I wouldn’t be banking on her. Sir Bruno has dropped a long way down the handicap and this looks his optimal track/trip. Unlimited is no 33/1 shot for this, but doesn’t quite make the ticket.
A – 6 B – 2
Race 2: 2.50
Four runners so win only. Bold Marc is unplaced from five starts here, and is overlooked. The other three could all win and all make A.
A – 2, 3, 4
Race 3: 3.20
A bugger’s muddle of a race, and one in which I’ve nominated the Stat of the Day selection. He is Tyrur Ted, and he makes B. Arabian Flight and Flag Of Glory are the safest options, and both make A. Koo And The Gang and the impossible-to-predict Pipers Piping join Ted on B.
A – 4, 8 B – 2, 5, 7
Race 4: 3.50
Rosie’s Lady looks banker material. Landown Littlerock and talented on his day, Waldsee, are others to consider. But my placepots always contain ‘one brave race’ – or a banker selection – and Rosie’s Lady will be that.
A – 1
Race 5: 4.20
The much more competitive division, and the top two in the weights – Liberty Love and Scribe – look to hold solid prospects. Easydoesit has been running well under similar conditions and ought to go close again. In a race which seems to have a lot of dead wood further down the weights, that trio will do.
A – 1, 2, 5
Race 6: 4.50
A very trappy closer and, depending on your budget, there are a number of ways to play this. You could choose the favourite and lay it on the exchanges for a place (assuming eight or more runners: currently nine) to insure your position. Alternatively, you could take the first two or three in the betting, and then perm the rest in combination trifectas to cover stakes. Or you could just choose a couple and ‘let it ride’.
Above The Stars and Aubrietta should run well, as should Mey Blossom and Climaxfortackle. Unhelpfully, they’re the first four in the betting. Avonvalley is a bigger priced lass with a squeak, while there’s been notable money for Button Moon.
Foolishly, perhaps, I’m going to take the favourite, Above The Stars, on here. Climaxfortackle and Aubrietta will be A’s, and Mey Blossom and Button Moon will be B’s.
A – 3, 8 B – 5, 9
Let’s see how those perms pan out…
Basic version, A’s only
1 x 3 x 2 x 1 x 3 x 2 = 36 bets
Basic version, A’s and B’s
2 x 3 x 5 x 1 x 3 x 4 = 360 bets
Advanced version, using ticket builder