JMI Publications and website Owner "Ian" took over the PLACESPOTTER mantle in May 2016;
the previous incumbent since we launched in 2010 had been Charles and we thank him for his
long and excellent service and dedication to the role.

Ian will bring to PLACESPOTTER from the 13th May the kind of detailed analysis that he has
delivered to the specialist SP2A Elite Service since it launched in January 2015. We would anticipate that Placespotter will tip on one race per day, approx. 4 or 5 days per week.

Ian uses a no nonsense old fashioned form book approach to research and deliver tips and this involves looking in detail at the career record of each horse in a selected race each day. Ian then cross references form lines, Going and Track preferences, current and historic handicap marks and Trainer form, to arrive at the horse or horse(s) most likely to win, irrespective of price.

This can take up to 4 hours per race, races tend to be, big field Handicaps, that offer the best price value and also enhanced place and Bookmaker odds. This tends to deliver big priced win and place returns and in July 2016, Placespotter has consistently had one f the best returns on investment over a 3;6 and 12 month period on Racing Index, out of over 200 Tipsters.

All tips PROOFED to Racing Index and all historic results in SP2A archive

For the benefit of transparency from 1/1/18 ALL Results are recorded to SP to 1 point each way or 2 point win not to specific stakes as advised in Daily Tips e-mail

On the right hand side of the screen is the analysis for the tipster: Placespotter, you can view the data of the last 20 Tips, All Tips for the current year, 2020, 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 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 Placespotter

York 12.55 Posted: 09/07/2020 12:55

PLACESPOTTER - York 12.55 Class 3 , 12 run , 1 mile and 4 furlongs Fox Vardy is clearly the one to beat but at very short odds for a race of this type. Gabriel The One has the right form credentials but to say it's a Chester specialist is p... [Read More]

Epsom Derby 4.55pm Posted: 04/07/2020 16:55

Placespotter (Ian) has strong views on The Derby-:"The DERBY at 4.55 is probably more difficult to fathom than usual, the usual glut of O'Brien runners, any of whom could "pop up" most of whom will be employed in the usual disgraceful "mobile ch... [Read More]

Galway 7.20 Posted: 31/07/2019 19:20

Galway 7.20 - Galway Plate 2 miles 6 1/2 furlongs - 22 run As usual the market thinks Elliott has found something that has slipped in off a nice mark so Borice (topical name) should be very well backed. On a couple of facile hurdle wins, I'll le... [Read More]

Galway Day 2 - Tuesday 30th July Posted: 30/07/2019 20:00

A very disappointing day for me yesterday and I can only say "sorry". I've been in generally good form but it reminds me that the word "Festival" here should not compare it with what's happening over at Goodwood. There you have top Class Racing but a... [Read More]

Galway Day 1 - Monday 29th July Posted: 29/07/2019 19:40

Good Morning Sean-:Galway 5.55 16 MONKEYLOU @ 9/1  / 6 CONVARA @ 12/1 (All major bookies except B365 go odds to 5th place) Galway 7.40 7 LEGAL SPIN @ 15/2  / 8 MR EVEREST @ 8/1 (All major bookies except B3... [Read More]

Daily Tips back on Friday 26th July Posted: 22/07/2019 08:29

Good Morning A disappointing weekend and a poor week of Fixtures quality wise ahead. There is Glorious Goodwood to look forward to next week and a number of the regular Tipsters on holiday this week. So, rather than plough on for the n... [Read More]

Curragh 4.20 Posted: 21/07/2019 16:20

Sean-:Curragh 4.20 a 24 runner handicap over 6 and a 1/2 furlongs. The draw here can confuse and lead the unsuspecting punter down many false avenues. The common view suggests a high draw is preferred but many times horses can win off a low numb... [Read More]

Newbury 2.25 Posted: 20/07/2019 14:25

A marathon Flat trip of just over 2 miles and the proven form of THE GRAND VISIR and PROSCHEMA make them somewhat obvious selections. THE GRAND VISIR who could ensure a big Saturday across the card double for Ian Williams won well at Royal ... [Read More]

Fairyhouse 7.15 Posted: 17/07/2019 19:15

SEAN -:Fairyhouse 7.15 - A low grade 6 furlong handicap but a field of 18 and reserves gives us enhanced place opportunities. I usually like to have one each side here as low does best but high can deliver nice prices in terms of draw. The Course and... [Read More]

Pontefract 3.15 Posted: 09/07/2019 15:15

A field of 12 and whilst the top 3 in the market look very solid, we will try to find some each way value. Clon Coulis won this last year, very impressive on seasonal debut at Royal Ascot and looks primed to win this but Odds are very restrictiv... [Read More]

Goodwood 3.00 Posted: 31/07/2018 15:00

Goodwood 3.00 11 Suedois @ 6/1 (1 point each way) PP + Sky go odds to 4th placeThe Lennox Stakes run over 7 furlongs and at the head of the market an old friend. "TIP TWO WIN" remember him, our 50/1 punt for the 2000 Guineas who ran a cracker that da... [Read More]

Galway 5.55 Posted: 30/07/2018 17:55

Galway 5.55 11 Motcombe Street - 1 point each way @ 10/1 (early WH + BV) - Lads/ Coral / PP / Sky go generally 8/1 to 5 placesI will focus on this 2mile and 130 yards Handicap Hurdle today; 20 runners and enhanced odds (see above). I always look for ... [Read More]

Uttoxeter 7.00 Posted: 10/07/2018 19:00

Uttoxeter 7.00 4 Nemean Lion + 5 Samson @ 7/1 (both) - 1 point each way - SkyBet odds to 4th placeThe obvious favourite in most NH races these days seems to be a Dan Skelton runner; Premier King in no exception but does not look great value, and I ha... [Read More]

Haydock 4.00 Posted: 05/07/2018 16:00

Haydock 4.00 7 Kirkham @ 12/1 - 1 point each wayI was immediately drawn to this horse as the Camacho yard have picked up a few nice wins and places in recent weeks; then the more I looked at it, the more the form angles began to stack up. Sometimes i... [Read More]

Thirsk 5.20 Posted: 04/07/2018 17:20

Thirsk 5.20 7 Smugglers Creek @ 11/1 - 1 point each wayAnother tight and tough little Thirsk handicap and SMUGGLERS CREEK is back in the right Grade and Going and on a similar mark to when runner up at Musselburgh earlier in the season. This is one o... [Read More]

York 8.00 Posted: 28/07/2017 20:00

                                                                       ... [Read More]

Bath 2.40 Posted: 26/07/2017 14:40

Bath 2.40 10 Essaka - each way @ 25/1A 6 furlong Class 5 sprint at Bath, it is usually Good or Firm here but a lot of rain overnightand more this morning; should turn it Good to Soft or Soft. They don't have proper irrigation and it is the highest&nb... [Read More]

Saturday 22nd July Posted: 22/07/2017 15:35

HelloThere are many who may think of me as a sentimental aging old git; I have always worn my heart on my sleeveand never been afraid to hide my feelings and emotion and the events of yesterday at Haydock have left me bothdeeply saddened and yes, a l... [Read More]

Wednesday 19th July Posted: 19/07/2017 19:05

Placespotter - Sandown 7.05 10 A Sure Welcome @ 15/2 / 9 Beeceepee @ 16/1 - both each way(Ladbrokes / Coral / SkyBet go odds to 4th and please use them if possible)Placespotter - Uttoxeter 4.40 Sweeping Rock @ 3/1We saw on Monday how well the John Sp... [Read More]

York 4.55 Posted: 14/07/2017 16:55

York 4.55 3 East Street Review @ 9/1 / 8 Coolfitch @ 14/1 (1/2 point each way each horse)I always think that unless you have extremes of ground here that middle to low is thebest draw, they tend to finish in an arrow like formation and gravitate to t... [Read More]

Thursday 13th July Posted: 13/07/2017 16:35

Newmarket 4.35 1 Monsieur Joe @ 16/1 + 12 Compas Scoobie @ 7/1 (all Bookies go odds to 4th place and SkyBet offer odds to 5th place) 1/2 point e/w each horse. Carlisle 4.20 12 Whipphound @ 7/1 + 10 Gaelic Wizard @ 14/1 (all Bookies go odds to 4t... [Read More]

Pontefract 3.40 Posted: 11/07/2017 15:40

Pontefract 3.40 2 Courier - each way @ 16/1 (BOG at 14/1 + asap)COURIER is a stand out for me in this race as the weather forecast is for heavy and sustained rain at the trackall morning. This prominent runner is proven over this trip in soft Going o... [Read More]

Thirsk 3.30 Posted: 05/07/2017 15:30

Thirsk 3.30 7 Clear Spring @ 9/1 / 6 Giant Spark @ 16/1 - both each wayWe all have our favourite horses and CLEAR SPRING is one of mine, last May it was a very confident tip when winning at 25/1. We subsequently bought a share in two horses with John... [Read More]

Chepstow 8.10 Posted: 04/07/2017 20:10

Chepstow 8.10 9 Ring Eye @ 16/1  / 5 Miskin @ 14/1 both each way (Lads/Sky go odds to 4th place)A mile and a half at this Course specialists track gives me an angle to look at Course form and alspat proven stamina and then to look for something ... [Read More]

Windsor 9.00 Posted: 03/07/2017 20:00

Windsor 9.00 1 Fit For The Job @ 6/1 / 12 Its How We Roll @ 16/1 (Lads/Coral/Skybet odds to 4th)a mile trip at Windsor and a competitive little heat although I do think there is some deadwoodin here. Shifting Star is a great benchmark horse for a rac... [Read More]

Uttoxeter 3.30 Posted: 02/07/2017 15:30

Placespotter - Uttoxeter 3.30 18 Optimistic Bias @ 10/1 / 13 Henllai Harry @ 10/1(all bookies go odds to 4th place - Paddy Power/SkyBet go odds to 5th place)The standout race, especially when you take on board concerns about the weather/going at Wind... [Read More]

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Placespotter tips for 2020

The table below gives all tips from 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