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, 2019, 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

(Sean) Tipperary 4.15 Posted: 11/08/2019 16:15

Soft going is key here,, low draw is usually best place to be but on soft Going a pitch right by the rail is less vital, although winning from High is not impossible but quite rare. I narrowed down to 6 horses, and actually changed one selection... [Read More]

Curragh 8.00 Posted: 09/08/2019 20:00

SEAN - Curragh 8.00 a 5 Furlong handicap with 22 declared, Going is currently "Good" but lots of wet stuff so I think probably Yielding or Soft in the going description by tonight. High Draw is favoured here but the tough finish and change in Go... [Read More]

(Sean) Leopardstown 5.50 Posted: 08/08/2019 17:50

This is a competitive Mile handicap with 20 declared plus reserves. Not great quality but with a draw bias favouring those drawn in single digits and some decent Course form to follow I was able to narrow down to 3 horses. WATERMELON BAY is a ho... [Read More]

Friday 2nd August Posted: 02/08/2019 18:15

IAN - Goodwood 3.00 Golden Mile - Class 2 (20 declared) A very strong and competitive field but as we have seen all week, the luck of a "clear passage" is as much a part of form analysis here than anywhere. For that reason the "luck" element pul... [Read More]

Thursday 1st August Posted: 01/08/2019 17:20

GALWAY 4.55 - Galway Hurdle and a field of 20 declared over 2 miles and a lot with more flat credentials than jumping. The top of the market feels right and there is enough value in RIVEN LIGHT who was a talented novice hurdler in 2017 before going o... [Read More]

Saturday 25th August Posted: 25/08/2018 16:50

 YORK EBOR - 3.40 -: 7 Nakeeta @ 11/1 / 3 Muntahaa @ 16/1 (bits of 20) / 15 Platitude @ 25/1 - all 1/2 point each way - SKYBET odds to 7th / WH odds to 6th! (mot to 5th)A quality field of 20 runners although may be not the proven stamina laden r... [Read More]

Friday 24th August Posted: 24/08/2018 16:50

On to today and here is the logic and analysis-:YORK 1.55 4 Pacify @ 12/1 / 19 Never Surrender @ 20/1 / 13 Mukhayyan @ 20/1 - all 1/2 point each way - most major Bookies odds to 5th place.I have to be honest; this is beyond tough, it gave me a headac... [Read More]

Thursday 23rd August Posted: 23/08/2018 16:50

YORK 2.25 17 Secret Venture @ 10/1 (12/1 in places) - 1/2 point each way - Paddy Power and Sky go odds to 5th and Lads / B365 / Coral and BV to 4th place.A tough race to call as the collateral form, what it is, is confusing and the likes of Celebrity... [Read More]

Wednesday 22nd August Posted: 22/08/2018 16:50

TipsterCourseTimeHorseStake NotesP/spotYork1.553 Final Venture@ 11/1 /17 Holmeswood@ 12/1/ 15 Eastern Impact @ 16/11 e/w½ e/w1-51-5P/SpotYork4.1512 Northwest Frontier@ 10/1 /11 Here and Now @ 7/11 e/w1 e/w PP/BV/S 1-5P/SpotYork4.5010 Elja... [Read More]

Thirsk 5.05 Posted: 20/08/2018 17:05

THIRSK 5.05 Mon Beau Viasge - 1/2 point each way @ 10/1 (SkyBet odds to 5th - all other to 4th place)A very competitive race over a mile and O'Meara has an unexposed 3 year old currently favourite and a few others including MON BEAU VIAGE. Class 4 se... [Read More]

Newton Abbot 3.50 Posted: 15/08/2018 15:50

Newton Abbot 3.50 4 Billy My Boy - 1 point each way @ 9/1 (WH / BV + SKY) - Odds to 4th placeHe has a 12lbs pull with Chantcler who is clear favourite here for a 16 length defeat last time and at face value that is not enough to win. However; looking... [Read More]

Curragh 4.45 Posted: 06/08/2018 16:45

Curragh 4.45 8 Enter The Red - 1 point each way @ 10/1A competitive 6 Furlong Sprint and the one niggle here is the draw. It can favour extremes of very high or very low, but that tends to be in 25+ runner cavalry charges. With a field of 11 runners,... [Read More]

Goodwood 2.25 Posted: 04/08/2018 14:25

10 Soldier In Action @ 10/1 - 1/2 point each way (most major bookies odds to 4th) - will settle odds to 4th----analysis to follow is able to load offline using 4g ----   [Read More]

Catterick 3.20 Posted: 30/08/2017 15:20

Catterick 3.20 6 Johnny Cavign - 1 point each way @ 9/1In what looks a very competitive Sprint the low draw and handicap mark of JOHNNY CAVIGN jumped off the page a little. A winner last year over Course and Distance off a mark of 83, runs off 7... [Read More]

Curragh 4.20 Posted: 27/08/2017 16:20

IRISH CAMBRIDGESHIRE - Curragh 4.20 2 Hibou - 1 point each way @ 8/127 So You Thought - 1 point each way @ 12/1 (Lads/Coral)(SkyBet go odds to 6th / Lad/B365/Coral/PP - odds to 5th)The draw bias here is negligible with so many runners and you ne... [Read More]

Friday 25th August Posted: 25/08/2017 19:10

Good MorningThere are a few angles today in terms of price and probability that I have looked at myself that you may wish to consider.The Nunthorpe at York 3.35 sees the eagerly awaited clash between Lady Aurelia and Battaash  and it seems unlik... [Read More]

Worcester 5.30 Posted: 23/08/2017 17:30

Worcester 5.30 7 Owen Na View - 1/2 point each way @ 20/1The Fergal O'Brien yard is in great shape and seemingly continuing to progress they run a very nicetype in the 8.00 Aristocracy but that's a short price. In the opener OWEN NA VIEW is back over... [Read More]

Bath 5.10 Posted: 19/08/2017 17:10

Bath 5.10 6 Essaka - each way @ 10/1 (PP) 8/1 (generally) - odds to 4thYou can follow a horse "off a cliff" and ESSAKA is in last chance saloon, but he keepsrunning well and just finding bad luck in running, now whether that is genuine bad luck or wh... [Read More]

Yarmouth 6.30 Posted: 17/08/2017 18:30

Yarmouth 6.30 4 Stosur - each way @ 10/1They have had some fair amounts of rain at Yarmouth overnight and could be more to come; thatwill suit STOSUR who seems to handle anything and with Trainer Gay Kelleway in good form and the Course recordof the ... [Read More]

Beverley 5.15 Posted: 16/08/2017 17:15

Beverley 5.15 4 Peterhouse @ 11/2 / 3 Modernism @ 22/1 (BV+Sky or 16/1 generally)The 5.15 is a race over a mile and a half and includes what look like regressive older horses and a fewprogressive 3 year olds. Mark Johnstone targets the race and runs ... [Read More]

Nottingham 7.55 Posted: 15/08/2017 19:55

Nottingham 7.55 6 Keanes Point - each way @ 20/1 (Lads + Coral - odds to 4th)I have started to focus on biorhythms and actually encouraged all of the Tipsters to do the same,some will understand the reasoning others not so, but looking back over my t... [Read More]

Wolverhampton 7.20 Posted: 14/08/2017 19:20

Wolverhampton 7.20 8 Pivotman @ 20/1 / 3 Pensax Boy @ 18/1 (both each way)In a race dominated by 2 well bred Newmarket based 3 year olds from powerful yards; it is a riskto take them on, but both Pensax Boy and Pivotman, have CD form that could upset... [Read More]

Haydock 1.55 Posted: 12/08/2017 13:55

Haydock 1.55 6 William Hunter - 1 point each way @ 7/1The trip over 12 furlongs in Good to Soft Going with a bit of rain about will stretch the staminaof a few of these unless something gets an easy lead, which can happen in this type of race. Dance ... [Read More]

Brighton 5.15 Posted: 11/08/2017 17:15

Brighton 5.15 5 Essaka - 1 point each way @ 14/1 (WH) @ 10/1 generally (see notes)I can't resist ESSAKA here, last 2 runs at Bath have in my opinion been set up to gethere on preferred better Going on a nice mark. The races at Bath over slightly shor... [Read More]

Leicester 2.30 Posted: 08/08/2017 14:30

Leicester 2.30 4 Soaring Spirits @ 5/1 / 3 East Coast Lady - each way @ 9/1I think high is the place to be drawn here when the rain comes down, both selections have proven form with "soft" in the Going description and both have form over an exte... [Read More]

Bath 6.05 Posted: 04/08/2017 18:05

Bath 6.05 7 Silvericca @ 8/1 / 3 Waseem Faris @ 12/1 (1/2 point each way each)It is Good to Soft Going and a dry day and some strong winds should see the racing on genuine Good to Soft Going. That is quite unusual here where "firm" is usually in... [Read More]

Nottingham 5.40 Posted: 03/08/2017 17:40

Nottingham 5.40 6 Our Cilla @ 100/30 / 10 Nothing Compares - each way @ 11/1 (1/2 pt each)Our Cilla ticks every box for me in terms of current form and ability to handle the conditions butNothing Compares looks over priced, ran much better last time ... [Read More]

Goodwood Wednesday 2nd August Posted: 02/08/2017 17:50

Good MorningHere is the plan for today; we will offer here thoughts on 2-3 horses at Goodwood later on the Card by which time weanticipate Soft at best; probably soft to Heavy and we will focus on horses proven on the surface. At around noon (12... [Read More]

Placespotter -: Ripon 6.45 5 Shipyard - each way @ 8/1 (a tip, news of a well handicapped Course specialist and a potential "plot horse too) Posted: 30/08/2016 18:45

With some fairly small fields and moderate fare today, I focussed on two decent handicaps; the 3.10 at Epsom and the 6.45 at Ripon. The Epsom race is the harder of the two to fathomas there are some potential improvers yet all of the form points to t... [Read More]

One selection today from Placespotter at Ripon Posted: 30/08/2016 07:54

We have just the one selection today from Placespotter at Ripon and it will be available in The Members Paddock at 9.00amWe also have some handy "inside information" about a very well handicapped Course specialist at Epsom and a pointer to a run... [Read More]

Curragh 5.00 CANARY ROW + HASANOUR - 1/2 pt e/w @ 16/1 (Lad/365/CORAL/PP/Sky go odds to 5th place) Posted: 28/08/2016 17:00

There will be no tips tomorrow - Bank Holiday Monday - our usual Bank Holiday Monday break;and today we will focus on just the one race the Irish Cambridgeshire at The Curragh at 5.00pmA 24 runner field over a mile, the ... [Read More]

One tip today from The Curragh Posted: 28/08/2016 07:24

A quiet day today for the Daily Tipsters - one selected race at The Curragh and selections available in the Members Paddock at 8.30am [Read More]

PLACESPOTTER - Ffos Llas 5.05 4 Shore Step - each way @ 10/1 (1 point each way) Posted: 26/08/2016 17:05

Very rare for me to venture in to deepest Wales, a track I have been to and it is an outstandingset up, created by Dai Walters, and I do feel sorry for him, a fantastic gesture, lovely location,BUT; it is literally miles from anywhere and it seems to... [Read More]

A rare tip at Ffos Llas Posted: 26/08/2016 08:20

I will venture to a beautiful part of deepest wales today for a 10/1 shot I have been waiting for! It will be updated in The Members Paddock at 9.20am [Read More]

Lucky 63 - Thursday 25th August Posted: 25/08/2016 23:59

 There is racing today at Leicester; Musselburgh and Wolverhampton on the Flat and atFontwell and Sedgefield over the Jumps and Irish action at Bellewstown and Tipperary.There are a few horses that have jumped off the page, a few in the tra... [Read More]

Placespotter - Musselburgh 3.00 4 Adams Ale @ 7/1 / 3 Fast Act @ 16/1 - each way Posted: 24/08/2016 15:00

I have had a look at the big Sprint at Musselburgh at 3.00, a lot of conflictingform lines and many have chances, however, a high draw is an advantage here andearly pace can often deliver a win, in that context the in form ADAMS ALE ticks all th... [Read More]

A detailed look an tip in the 3.00 at Musselburgh Posted: 24/08/2016 08:40

The 3.00 at Musselburgh looks a competitive Sprint and I have 2 strong fancies in the race looking to make a nice net profit.My analysis and tips are online in the Members Paddock from 9.40am [Read More]

Kempton 6.20 10 Zlatan - 1 point each way @ 10/1 - please also note Lucky 31 option following tip explanation Posted: 22/08/2016 18:20

Zlatan looks excellent value at 10/1, bearing in mind that his jockey is making a concertedbid to be champion Jockey and his Trainer, Ed De Giles is milking low grade races like this.Crowley is not a major name, a decent jockey, he has improved with ... [Read More]

I have a selection at Kempton this evening Posted: 22/08/2016 08:01

I have a runner at double figure odds (as at 9am)  running at Kempton this evening who I confidently expect to be very competitive. The selection will be available in The Members Paddock from 9.05am [Read More]

PLACEPOTTER - York 1.55 1 Barsanti @ 5/1 Posted: 19/08/2016 13:55

BARSANTI is the class option in the opening race and with the Yard having a big race winneron Wednesday, and an upturn in the form of other recent runners, fears of a virus in the Yard seem to be receding. The Course and Distance winner should f... [Read More]

My York Banker bet of the week - runs today Posted: 19/08/2016 08:35

A very well handicapped horse who looks a "cut above" its rivals on top form.The tip will be in The Members Paddock at 9.40am [Read More]

Windsor 7.30 race analysis + tip Posted: 15/08/2016 19:30

PLACESPOTTER - Windsor 7.30 4 Rosies Premier - each way @ 6/1The big race at Windsor is the Class2 six furlong sprint at 7.30; as you may know the SP2A Racing Clubhas horses with John Spearing and his Clear Spring runs here, top weight, down slightly... [Read More]

A little "information" can go a long way. Posted: 15/08/2016 08:00

The last time I had a little bit of inside information about this horse it bolted up at 25/1, the only inside information I have had all season and totally genuine. The Trainer in question tells me that his horse will run well tonight BUT he really f... [Read More]

Southwell 5.35 Posted: 14/08/2016 17:35

Placespotter - Southwell 5.35 5 Vital Evidence - each way @ 13/2 The closing race at Southwell is a nice little race, Deserter is a warm favourite and understandably;it may though just be in the grip of the handicapper and Kim Bailey does well h... [Read More]

A tip at Southwell this afternoon Posted: 14/08/2016 08:30

I have a selection running over the jumps at Southwell this afternoon, it will be online in The Members Paddock area at 9.30am [Read More]

Placespotters - new place Posted: 03/08/2016 09:56

Hi, it's Ian here, AKA your SP2A Owner and Mr Elite Service (on a Saturday).I have adopted the "Placespotter" mantle since mid May and not done too badly so far. My aim is to apply my "Elite Service" methodology to 3-4 races per week, usually in midw... [Read More]

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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

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