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Placepot Selections – (Sunday 2nd January)

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Race 1 (12:08pm) CODE NAME LISE

Strong performances so far, with a win and two places in four starts so far, picking up the victory back in February, when beating Miss Fairfax by 1.25 lengths at Ascot (1m 7f, soft). In a bumper. The progression has been quick however, with a third just two starts later at Cheltenham in a Listed Bumper in November. Should make an impression on hurdling debut and is expected to be in the mix here.

Race 2 (12:38pm) ELIXIR DE NUTZ

Three wins and three places in nine starts for Colin Tizzard since switching form Philip Hobbs, including a Supreme Trial at Cheltenham back in 2019. Returned from a year off, with a fourth at Warwick (2m, good to soft) in November, before improving to second at Exeter (2m 3f, good to soft) in the latest a month ago, missing out by just a nose to Gladiateur Allen. Should take the spoils in this three runner contest.

Race 3 (1:10pm) ESSENTIAL JACO

Made a great impression on hurdling debut at Lingfield (2m 3f, heavy) eleven days ago, when 4.75 lengths clear of Concrete King. Gary Moore’s runner looks to have a big opportunity for a double, with World Of Dreams the likely contender. Extension of an extra furlong should also add to his hopes here.

Race 4 (1:45pm) COCHISE

Two wins and two places in fourteen starts, although has not seen the winners circle in six starts, since winning at Nottingham (1m 6f, soft) back in May. Form has dropped off a little, with the latest of seventh at Fontwell struggling to make an impression in the latter stages. Comes in off an opening low mark and should have a better chance to shine.

Race 5 (2:20pm) SALTY BOY

Three wins and six places in twenty-two starts, with a victory in the penultimate run at Fontwell (3m 3f, good), beating Almazhar Garde by 5.5 lengths in the Southern National. Placed fifth of then in the latest at Sandown and looks to be in good nick to push on for another win.

Race 6 (2:55pm) GUGUSS COLLONGES

Ten race maiden, but showed a strong performance in the latest at Lingfield (2m, good to soft), finishing 6 lengths behind Gallic Geordie, twenty days ago, Rise of 7lbs looks about right and he should build upon that run in this contest.


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