Irish Racing (Sean aka Placespotter)

Sean is our No 1 Irish Racing Expert with an excellent Track record over the Jumps and on the Flat. He also specialises in selecting the best Irish based options at the big UK Racing Festivals under both Codes. He is also refereed to as "Placespotter" and Proofed to Racing Index as "Placespotter"

 
On the right hand side of the screen is the analysis for the tipster: Irish Racing (Sean aka Placespotter), you can view the data of the last 20 Tips, All Tips for the current year, 2024, and their historical data, all their tips since starting at SP2A. The final tap is a graphical representation of their tips by course. The top pie chart, shows the 10 courses that have given Irish Racing (Sean aka Placespotter), their best return’s (this is a total of the PROFIT on that course) the second Pie Chart give there least profitable course’s, again this is total profit of all tips given for that course. **Holding you mouse over each segment, will reveal the number of tips given for that course, along with the average return.**


Recent Blog Entries for Irish Racing (Sean aka Placespotter)

Ballinrobe 7.50 Posted: 26/06/2023 19:50

SEAN - Ballinrobe 7.50 A trip of 13 furlongs here and the top pair in the market Sign From Above and Nostra Case have solid if not overly confident claims. Greek Gladiator was with AP O'Brien and is worth adding to TRACKER but may need the ... [Read More]


Leopardstown 8.30 Posted: 15/06/2023 20:30

SEAN- Leopardstown 8.30 Handical 1 mile 7 furlongs - 15 run - Good to Yielding A low Grade if affair that lacks overall depth. The market ones are obvious but by no means bombproof with the frustrating Reflectionist a short priced favo... [Read More]


Roscommon 5.13 Posted: 12/06/2023 17:13

SEAN - Roscommon 5.13 - Handicap Chase - 3 miles - 12 run - Going - Good Stealthy Tom is early market leader for Enda Bolger and won at 2 and a half miles last time off 104  and 3 miles in the past off a mark of 96, clearly in fine fettle&n... [Read More]


Punchestown 3.25 Posted: 11/06/2023 15:25

At Punchestown in the 3.25 a 25 runner handicap over 2 miles 3 and 1/2 furlongs - Sean suggests a 50% each way bet on FLASHTHELIGHTS and SERPOLETTE who he thinks have excellent enhanced each way chances and with enhanced places down to 6th for t... [Read More]


Clonmel Friday 9th June Posted: 09/06/2023 20:30

SEAN - Clonmel I looked at the 7.25 but only Carnet De Stage looked any value but not really with confidence so I'll go instead to the 8.30 where both RULE OF JUNE and RUDY CATRAIL really do both look like solid e/w propositions in a field of 13... [Read More]


Tipperary 7.50 Posted: 30/06/2022 19:50

SEAN - TIPPERARY 7.50 - Handicap Hurdle - 3 miles - Yielding - possibly Soft by the start. - 17 run (3 reserves) This is possibly going to be one of those races that will throw up a lot of future winners. I don't see any Cheltenham winner in her... [Read More]


Ascot 6.10 Posted: 16/06/2022 18:10

ROBIN - Ascot 6.10 Buckingham Palace Stakes - Handicap - 7 furlongs C2 - 29 run I prefer this to The Britannia as its an all age race and gives me more scope as 3 year olds aren't really my speciality. Indeed we'll look first at a couple of... [Read More]


Ascot 3.05 Posted: 16/06/2022 15:05

SEAN - Ascot 3.05 King George V Handicap - Class 2 - 1 mile 4 furlongs. A race with some scopey types not fully proven at the trip and a few more exposed types who are. It's very tricky and I looked closely at Post Impressionist a... [Read More]


Clonmel 6.10 Posted: 10/06/2022 18:10

SEAN - Clonmel 6.10 Handicap Hurdle - 3 miles - 16 run - Going Good (rain this afternoon) A tricky race with a number at the top end of the market in with good chances and a fair bit of deadwood. At the bigger price end I do think TOP QUEST... [Read More]


Wexford 3.45 Posted: 08/06/2022 15:45

SEAN - Wexford 3.45 Handicap Hurdle - 3 miles 1/2 furlong - 13 run - Good / Good to Soft There are 4 who dominate the market, Its Time Again is upped 9lbs after wins off marks of 80 and 89, Journey West is up 8lbs for winning a dire race at Down... [Read More]


Kilbeggan 3.20 Posted: 05/06/2022 15:20

SEAN - Ireland - Kilbeggan 3.20 Handicap Hurdle - 3 miles 1/2 furlong - 16 run (with reserves available) - Going Good (some showers) This isn't a particularly deep or competitive race on a quirky tight right handed Course where the inner Hu... [Read More]


Curragh 7.15 Posted: 01/06/2022 19:15

SEAN - Curragh 7.15 Ebor Handicap - 1 mile 6 furlongs - 16 run - Going Good A fair mix in here and although the race is nowhere near the UK equivalent in stature nor prize money it's still a decent pot to aim for. Earl Of Tyrone is an uneas... [Read More]


Curragh 5.25 Posted: 26/06/2021 17:25

Curragh 5.25 - Handicap - 1 MILE - 17 run - Good A nice competitive handicap where many have chances but three stood out. I will just pass over He Knows No Fear who won last time, is in fine fettle but may just have copped a bit too much fr... [Read More]


Curragh 6.00 Posted: 25/06/2021 18:00

Curragh 6.00 - Apprentice Derby - 1 mile 4 furlongs - Going Good There are a pair in here who look ideally suited to the conditions of the race and the Going and Course and also the fact they have proven stamina off appealing handicap marks.&nbs... [Read More]


Carlisle - Wednesday 23rd June Posted: 23/06/2021 16:05

CARLISLE BELL at 3.30 A tough 1 mile handicap with 16 declared and a few to consider closely. At the top end of the market and at the prices I'm not really convinced that either Billhilly or Chichester are really good value, one who is may ... [Read More]


Royal Ascot 5.35 Posted: 19/06/2021 17:35

Placespotter - Royal Ascot 5.35 Golden Gates Handicap - Class 2 - 1 mile 2 furlongs - 16 run (3 year olds) The heavy Going will favour a few but by no means all and interesting too to look at the pedigree lines here to try to find some proven st... [Read More]


Ascot 6.10 Posted: 17/06/2021 18:10

6.10 Buckingham Palace Stakes - Handicap Class 2 - 7 Furlongs - Good to Firm An intriguing contest made more challenging by rain and draw considerations but I always think the starting point is to consider every horse on it's merits before you g... [Read More]


Royal Ascot 3.40 Posted: 15/06/2021 15:40

Ascot 3.40 King Stand Stakes - 5 furlongs - Group 1 - 16 Run - Good to Firm The obvious starting point here is BATTASH who at peak would be close to Odds On, some considerable concerns though about the preparation and a few of these are good eno... [Read More]


Wednesday 9th June Posted: 09/06/2021 17:05

The final 2 races on the Cork Card are 2 Divisions of The Fermoy Handicap over 7 furlongs. There is undoubtedly more quantity than quality in these fields but with the enhanced places a pair who have been running well and look to be coming in to... [Read More]


Thirsk 6.15 Posted: 03/06/2021 18:10

Thirsk 6.15 Handicap Chase - Class 5 - 1 mile - 16 run - Good to Firm A typically competitive low grade Handicap for the Course and a case of trying to find one fit to win off a nice mark. A couple in here who should be notebooked for the f... [Read More]


Sunday 28th June Posted: 28/06/2020 15:30

A very tricky Curragh Card, low field sizes at Newmarket and Windsor and genuinely soft Going at Hamilton today. A couple at nice e/w prices might be worth a small 1/2 point Tracker bet, but that's about it... Here are Ian's thoughts on a c... [Read More]


Nass + Roscommon - Wednesday 24th June Posted: 24/06/2020 19:15

TRACKERS - Naas 3.00 1 mile Handicap - 18 run (and reserves so assured enhanced place Odds) A competitive if low grade Handicap and a few catch my eye a couple of which are very big Odds. I have gone back though to a race at Leopardstown on... [Read More]


Ascot 1.15 Posted: 16/06/2020 13:15

BUCKINGHAM PALACE 1.15 - Daily Tips - Placespotter (Ian) A 24 runner (down from the usual 30 due to Covid Restrictions meaning 24 in max field size this year) Opener and with not too many having had a run and no early season pointers to any pote... [Read More]


Sean - Leopardstown Sunday 14th June Posted: 14/06/2020 17:15

Leopardstown, Good Ground and some showers so it'll be nice perfect Flat Ground and I'm always very interested in Course form here and the Draw can play a significant role.3.35 Handicap - 1 Mile 4 Furlongs (18 runners) My form check and analysis... [Read More]


Sean - Curragh Friday 12th June Posted: 12/06/2020 19:15

CURRAGH 5.10 6 Furlong Handicap - 16 run On form it's hard not to fancy one of the 3 obvious Course specialists in ICE COLD IN ALEX, ARDHOOMEY and VERHOYEN.  I will side today with ARDHOOMEY whose stable has made a good start to the se... [Read More]


Sean - Trackers - Leopardstown Tuesday 9th June Posted: 09/06/2020 16:30

LEOPARDSTOWN 4.00  I always like Course form here and this is far trickier at face value than the 2nd Division of this race at 4.30 which we will look at below. The Draw suggests a low number if favourable but the other flank delivers ... [Read More]


Sean Trackers - Naas Monday 8th June Posted: 08/06/2020 16:30

Naas4.00 -: Gee Rex is obvious favourite given connections but at the price I want to take him on. The Draw here on Good to Firm is a bit of an unknown, it's not too often Good to Firm here. Doonard Prince is a veteran and CD specialis... [Read More]


Royal Ascot Day 3 - Thursday 20th June Posted: 20/06/2019 17:35

PLACESPOTTER (Ian) GOLD CUP 4.25 - the obvious one is Stradivarious but I can't take odds on or close to Evens in any race and the value over the extreme trip of 2 1/2 miles and in soft Going may be at the bottom of the market. Whilst CYPRE... [Read More]


Sean - Placespotter Tuesday 18th June Royal Ascot Day 1 Posted: 18/06/2019 17:35

Here are the tips and brief analysis of our 3 chosen races from SEAN who let's be honest, is in cracking form! 2.30 QUEEN ANNE STAKES -: I see this 16 runner race being dominated by "Class Horses" my only concern is that the 3 most likely are dr... [Read More]


Sean - Gowran Park 3.15 Posted: 16/06/2019 15:15

I narrowly favour SCORPION BLACK over Zayriyan and only real split for me was the draw with selection getting an ideal draw and Zayriyan less so, I think a small reverse f/c on those 2 could deliver a nice return. HEAVENS ALIGN drawn in 7 has shown g... [Read More]


York 2.20 Posted: 14/06/2019 14:20

York 2.20 - A Class 4 Handicap over 10 Furlongs and a 100 yards and a very competitive filed of 16 declared. Lord Of The Rock was considered but a non runner and whilst I think SPUTNIK PLATINUM is the one to beat I do have concerns about 3 runs ... [Read More]


Haydock 4.10 Posted: 08/06/2019 16:10

Haydock 4.10 - The 6 Furlong Handicap at 4.10 has a field of 16 reduced by one already but Bookies should still offer enhanced Odds. The Going here is Heavy but they significantly switch Courses and on this outer track I always favour a higher d... [Read More]


Tipperary - Tuesday 4th June Posted: 04/06/2019 20:30

Racing today is probably the worst day all Summer in UK with National Hunt and AW and small fields over Jumps. There is a moderate Irish Flat Card at Tipperary but Sean has an interesting bet angle on 2 Divisions of a 12 1/2 furlong Handicap at 8.00 ... [Read More]


Carlisle 3.30 Posted: 27/06/2018 15:30

Carlisle 3.30 4 Calvados Spirit (2 point win) @ 9/2 / 8 Mon Beau Visage (1 point each way) @ 9-10/1 (all Bookies to 4th + SkyBet to 5th)(see Mentions re Waarif and also Tricast suggestion and feel free to hedge and have an each way saver instead of w... [Read More]


Newbury 8.45 Posted: 26/06/2018 20:45

Newbury 8.45 4 Whitecrest - 1 point each way @ 5/1 (Sky go odds to 4th place)This wonderful servant and a favourite of mine as I explained last time won at 20/1 for us a few weeks back. I was pretty confident that day; despite the price, tonight is a... [Read More]


Ascot 5.35 Posted: 23/06/2018 17:35

ASCOT 5.35 2 Fun Mac @ 16/1 with BetVic + Sky - 1 point each way PP + Sky go odds to 4th place  THOMAS HOBSON will be the one to beat and have a WIN SAVER if you wish, although likely to be around 5/4. That pushes everything else out and whilst ... [Read More]


Market Rasen 4.35 Posted: 22/06/2018 16:35

Market Rasen 4.35 1 Classical Milano @ 8/1 + 10 Pshycocandy @ 11/2 - both 1 point each way (consider win bet on No 10 if below 5/1) I have had Classical Milano in my Tracker since winning a nice Hurdles race over this type of trip last season. I... [Read More]


Ascot 5.35 Posted: 21/06/2018 17:35

PLACESPOTTER - Royal Ascot 5.35 11 First Eleven @ 13/2 / 15 Lucky Deal @ 20/1 - both 1 point each way(WH + PP + SkyBet go odds to 5th on this race so use if you can)I am most intrigued by 2 aspects of this race (a) the lack of proven 12 furlong form ... [Read More]


York 3.30 Posted: 15/06/2018 15:30

York 3.30 10 Starlight Romance - 1 point each way - currently 14-16/1 generally - all Bookies odds to 4th and Sky to 5th as of now. (may be more to 5th in the morning).A few things interest me about this horse, Hanaghan rides for Fahey who will have ... [Read More]


Nottingham 3.15 Posted: 14/06/2018 15:15

Nottingham 3.15 - I was initially drawn to old favourite HALLSTATT a Course specialist here, off a nice mark for a Trainer who likes winners at one of his local tracks. I will definitely make him a "mention" off what could be a decent pace; they take... [Read More]


Yarmouth 3.30 Posted: 13/06/2018 15:30

Yarmouth 3.30 -: It is good to let the heart rule the head sometimes and SEXT SECRET gave myself and a small band of SP2A Racing Club's greatest thrills when winning for us here at Yarmouth in 2016. We no longer have a share in him as we decided to m... [Read More]


Worcester 5.15 Posted: 11/06/2018 17:15

Worcester 5.152 DOTTIES DILEMNA - 2 point win @ 5/1 - (Sky + WH)  Lads + Coral + Sky - go odds to 4th place so use those if you can e/w and Sky are best odds on all 3 selections(M) 9 WALTER ONEIGHTONE - 1/2 point each way @ 12/1 (BV + Sky - Sky ... [Read More]


Carlisle 3.30 Posted: 08/06/2018 15:30

Carlisle 3.30 6 Kensington Star - 2 point win @ 4/1 + 9 Stormin Tom 1 point e/w @ 7/1 (consider a small reverse F/Cast too)This may be the trickiest race of the day with a few who would prefer further than this, v a few 14 Furlong experts, some with ... [Read More]


Leicester 5.10 Posted: 04/06/2018 17:10

Leicester 5.10 10 Pursuing Steed @ 8/1 + 13 Art Echo @ 20/1 (WH + PP + BV) - 1 point each way each - all Bookies odds to 4th A decent field 17 run over 7 furlongs and the Good ground will surely be firming up. A number hold very good form Claims... [Read More]


Epsom 3.45 Posted: 02/06/2018 15:45

18 Bahamian Sunrise @ 20/1 + 16 Tanasoq @ 20/1 - 1 point each way both (prices correct and verified and email sent at 7.30pm Friday)A high draw against the rail has always been an advantage here and early pace is vital. On Friday the rail was a "gold... [Read More]


Carlisle 3.00 Posted: 28/06/2017 15:00

Carlisle 3.00 14 Tamayuz Magic @ 18/1 / 6 Multielle @ 25/1 - 1/2 point each way each (WH/Lad/Sky still to 4th)A mile and a half will take some getting in deteriorating ground here and whilst I fear them I thinkconditions have turned against Mukhayyam... [Read More]


Beverley 5.30 Posted: 27/06/2017 17:30

Beverley 5.30 12 Minty Jones @ 10/1 / 8 Mercers Row - @ 40/1 - 1/2 point each way each (Lad/Coral/Sky to 4th)I am banking on the Going being Good to Soft at least by race time, forecast indicates that is a real possibility. MINTY JONES has a decent d... [Read More]


Royal Ascot 5.35 Posted: 24/06/2017 17:35

Royal Ascot 5.35 12 Qewy - each way @ 6/1 / 11 Montaly each way @ 10/1 (PP/BV/SkyBet odds to 4th)firstly a few have queried where I have been, a couple of weeks ago I had a verydodgy spell of health and tipping confidence vanished, so I took a break,... [Read More]


York 3.30 Posted: 16/06/2017 15:30

York 3.30 13 Sakhees Return @ 11/1  / 4 Bertiewhittle @ 16/1 each way (all Bookies odds to 4th / SkyBet to 5th)It is no secret that York is my favourite track, great Course, fantastic facilities, a lack of toffs and snobs and always big and... [Read More]


Newbury 3.40 Posted: 15/06/2017 15:40

Newbury 3.40 3 Dubai Secret @ 11/1 / 4 Wind In My Sails @ 14/1 - both each way (Lad/Coral/Skybet - odds to 4th)The straight mile at Newbury is a classic test of horse and jockey, you need tactical speed but thestamina to get every yard of the trip an... [Read More]


Worcester 3.50 Posted: 14/06/2017 15:50

Worcester 3.50 3 Over The Air - each way @ 8/1 (Lads/Coral go odds to 4th)"OVER THE AIR" ran a very promising race here 11 days ago, ran a place after an extended lay off and many will knowthat we have a bit of an inside link to the Trainer John Spea... [Read More]


Updated Placespotter Results from inception in 2010 to date Posted: 12/06/2017 11:52

When we launched the NEW SP2A Website in August 2016 we archived a lot of data from our inception in 2010.The vast majority of Tipping Services; appear and then vanish within 12 months; or are "morphed" in to Tipping Factories. These Tipping Fac... [Read More]


Ripon 8.05 Posted: 07/06/2017 20:05

Good AfternoonPlacespotter - Ripon 8.05 1 Scrutineer @ 10/1 / 3 Shared Equity @ 8/1 - 1/2 point each way eachThere is clear evidence that the best place to be drawn at Ripon is either very high (marginally the best) or very low.I will always look at ... [Read More]


Tuesday 6th June Posted: 06/06/2017 15:30

Chepstow 3.30 2 Cinquenta Pasos - each way @ 10/1 / 4 Sir Billy Wright - each way @ 8/1 (BOG asap)A 6 furlong sprint in the mud at Chepstow is anything but a sprint, can turn in to a real slog;especially for those that go off too fast. I always look ... [Read More]


Monday 5th June Posted: 05/06/2017 16:00

Placespotter - Thirsk 3.30 6 Compton Park - 1/2 point win @ 5/1 / 10 Oh James - 1/2 point each way @ 20/1 ( BOG asap)Placespotter - Thirsk 4.00 4 Sunnua - 1 point each way @ 14/1 (odds to 4th BOG asap)I am looking at a forecast with rain from early m... [Read More]


Friday Evening Patent Posted: 02/06/2017 19:30

Small Unit Patent for tonightBath 6.50 8 Trick Of The Light e/w @ 4/1Bath 7.50 13 Burauq e/w @ 16/1 (odds to 4th)Doncaster 7.30 13 Ballymore Castle e/w @ 12-14/1----Very hard to assess this rain, it's like the middle of the night where I am and been ... [Read More]


Epsom 2.35 Posted: 02/06/2017 14:35

PLACESPOTTER - Epsom 2.35 1 Remarkable - win @ 10/3 / 5 Spring Offensive - each way @ 9/1 (SkyBet go odds to 4th place and prices for BOTH horses)A competitive Handicap of just over a mile. The market leaders are GKChesteron and Remarkable and of the... [Read More]


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The table below gives all tips from Irish Racing (Sean aka Placespotter), since they started at SP2A.

All Results recorded to SP - Starting Price unless otherwise state Results recorded to £10 each way / £20 win - as advised prior to 31/12/17 From 1/1/18 Results recorded to advised unit on basis of 1 point = £10.00