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, 2021, 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

Gowran Park 5.00 Posted: 07/04/2021 17:00

Gowran Park 5.00 Handicap - 16 run (reserves ensure guaranteed places) Soft > Yielding A galloping track where they need a bit of proven stamina to get up the hill. The start is close to the first bend they encounter so a low draw can be an a... [Read More]

Irish National Punchestown 5.00 Posted: 05/04/2021 17:00

Irish Grand National Day and of the 30 runners between Sean and myself we must have looked at 27 of the runners in terms have having some sort of a chance. Way too many to mention to be honest but let's try to section them off so that ... [Read More]

Cork 4.35 Posted: 04/04/2021 16:35

Cork 4.35 - Handicap Hurdle - 3 miles 80 yards - 17 run - Good / Yielding. An intriguing race, not the least as there are a pair of Reserves who would hold excellent chances IF getting a run and the 2nd favourite is entered in to what looks a be... [Read More]

Fairyhouse 3.30 Posted: 03/04/2021 15:30

Fairyhouse 3.30 Novice Hurdle Series Final - 3 miles (Inner Track) 20 run - Yielding A competitive affair on the Inner Course with a big field and some selective watering to keep the sting out of the ground. It's likely to be run at a fair ... [Read More]

Virtual Grand National - Aintree 5.00 Posted: 04/04/2020 00:00

Good Morning; AINTREE - Virtual Grand National 5.00 suggested 1-2-3-4 are (see analysis below)  17 BURROWS SAINT @ 12/1  / 30 POTTERS CORNER @ 18/1 / 40 WALK IN THE MILL @ 16/1  / 16 BALLYOPTIC @ 25/1... [Read More]

Punchestown - Tuesday 30th April Posted: 30/04/2019 18:40

SEAN - Punchestown 3.40 The annual BANK race starts the Card, Amateur Jockeys who go over the famous, some say infamous Banks in the centre of the Course. The market usually leads here and it is hard to look for a winner beyond Youcannotbes... [Read More]

Fairyhouse 4.10 Posted: 23/04/2019 16:10

Fairyhouse 4.10 A 3 mile Handicap Hurdle Final over 3 miles, I will get the "e/w saver" out of the way first and that is the likely favourite MY SISTER SARAH - Mullins and Ruby, the one to beat IF it gets the trip, so 1 point each way on that and now... [Read More]

Sean - Irish National Fairyhouse 5.00 Posted: 22/04/2019 17:00

A field of 30, 11 from Elliott and 7 from Mullins who has yet to win this race, that's an incredible statistic in itself. The benefits of 2 Trainers so dominating Irish NH Racing is a moot point, best left to another day, my opinion is the issue is n... [Read More]

Cork 4.50 Posted: 21/04/2019 16:50

Cork 4.50 - a challenging 3 mile Handicap Hurdle and plenty of exposed and unexposed types, the kind of race where you can't rule much out, and hard to be 100% confident about ruling anything in but I kept coming back to 2 horses on my form anal... [Read More]

Newmarket 3.35 Posted: 17/04/2019 15:35

Newmarket - Craven 3.35 - this is seen as a major Guineas Trial and market is headed by a pair of Godolphin Horses, Royal Marine trained by Bin Suroor and Zakouski trained by Appleby, I am not convinced by either, Royal Marine has good 2 year ol... [Read More]

Newmarket 1.50 Posted: 16/04/2019 13:50

 This early season race will be ideally suited to those with some Course form and proven to be able to win or run well first time out. The meeting tends to be dominated at 3 year old level by Gosden and Hannon but other Trainers like Kevin Ryan,... [Read More]

Grand National Posted: 06/04/2019 17:15

The world’s most famous race takes centre stage this week-end and, whilst it may not be the test it once was, it is still one of the finest spectacles in sport. It is a contest with such a rich tapestry of history and each and every one of... [Read More]

Leopardstown 4.30 Posted: 03/04/2019 16:30

A decent Flat card here in terms of numbers and this at 4.30 race has 13 runners over 1 mile and 2 furlongs. The 3 running's of this race have seen all winners at double figure odds but I can't find anything in that range to support with co... [Read More]

Ripon 2.55 Posted: 28/04/2018 14:55

Ripon 2.55 3 Pipers Note @ 5/1 - 1/2 point each wayThe draw here tends to favour extremes, either high or low but as we saw at the last meeting both have chances, it is more aboutCourse form and where the pace is. You have to play your hand early fro... [Read More]

Perth 3.45 Posted: 27/04/2018 15:45

Perth3.458 Itstimeforapint @ 14/1 PP/BV 10/1 generally½ e/w  This could turn in to a real slog over an extended 30 furlongs and most of these are what we can best call "enigmatic".Ballymalin, at the head of the market looks very stro... [Read More]

Ayr 4.45 Posted: 20/04/2018 16:45

P/SAyr4.455 Carnspindle @ 16/1½ e/w1-4 A Mares Hurdle at 4.45 over 3 miles and 70 yards and the Going is rated Good to Soft, a bit of sun and a decentbreeze logically dries the Going out BUT; they have had a hell of a bad winter up there;... [Read More]

Cheltenham 3.15 Posted: 19/04/2018 15:15

Chelt3.1511 Whatdjazz 12/1 /3 Brilliare Momento 6/1½ e/wPP/S 1-5 An all mares Card at Cheltenham should not put us off and we looked at this race and the 3.50 but the enhanced place Odds here are attractive. BRILLIAIRE MOMENTO won on Good... [Read More]

Aintree 1.45 Posted: 13/04/2018 13:45

Aintree 1.45 9 Lough Derg Spirit @ 9/1 (NON RUNNER) / 5 Spiritofthegames @ 9/1 / 12 Massinis Trap @ 16/1 / LANDIN - added at 10:10am (Skybet go odds to 6th place / Lads / Coral / PP go odds to 5th place)Another competitive race with 20 runners a... [Read More]

Monday 9th April Posted: 09/04/2018 17:50

Good MorningThere are 3 excellent NH Fixtures today at Kempton; Ludlow and Wincanton and AW at Wolverhampton. The Card at Kempton; in the context of a Monday is outstandingly competitive stuff; Ludlow and Wincanton stage above average Cards too;... [Read More]

Carlisle 3.55 Posted: 08/04/2018 15:55

Carlisle 3.55 5 Calivigny @ 7/1 / 9 Swing Hard @ 11/1 - 1/2 point each way each.a tricky puzzle over 2 miles and 4 furlongs on drying ground with the closest Going Stick readings to genuine softground seen here in quite a while. You could give chance... [Read More]

Friday 6th April Posted: 06/04/2018 16:15

Good MorningWe finally get to see a bit of green turf, and no doubt some sticky mud, and some Hurdles today at Fontwell. There is not much quality;nor indeed quantity on the Card, but with the BHA (to give them credit where it is due) arranging some ... [Read More]

Mention Race Ffos Llas 4.35 Posted: 01/04/2018 16:35

Ffos Llas 4.35 7 Shotgun Paddy @ 6/1 / 8 Misty Mai @ 10/1 - small each way stake to your "mention level" - SkyBet odds to 4th.There are 2 ways to look at this race really, with a form eye and analysis or with a pin, I think anyone who puts up anykind... [Read More]

Huntingdon 5.45 Posted: 28/04/2017 17:45

Huntingdon 5.45 1 Laugharne @ 12/1 / 8 Buckontupence @ 20/1 - both each wayLaugharne is one of the few in this race with proven form at the trip on Good to Firm ground;he carries notional top weight, but with a 7lbs Claim will actually carry less wei... [Read More]

Epsom 3.50 Posted: 26/04/2017 15:50

Epsom 3.50 5 Innocent Touch - each way @ 9/1 (WH/B365)"I always look at Course form at Epsom as it is such a unique track. That's not to say a newcomercan't win here but you never know how a horse will handle the steep inclines and undulations until ... [Read More]

Hexham 2.25 Posted: 25/04/2017 14:25

Placespotter - Hexham 2.25 10 Miss Conway - each way @ 8/1 (PP)"Miss Conway won over Course and Distance last June off a markof 78 and has run well since but slightly in the grasp of the handicapper. The Trainerhas had a few winners in recent fortnig... [Read More]

Ayr 2.40 Posted: 21/04/2017 14:40

Placespotter - Ayr 2.40 2 Prarie Town - each way @ 8/1 (WH/B365/PP)Ayr 2.40, I'd like to take on the Skelton trained favourite, he couldbe anything and may win this with ease but he seems a bit quirky and there are strong form reasons to believe that... [Read More]

Cheltenham 3.50 Posted: 19/04/2017 15:40

Placespotter - Cheltenham 3.50 9 Azure Fly  - (1 point each way @ 8/1 WH/B365/Sky)PLACESPOTTER - " The Going puts me off Spookeydookey who may be one to watcheven yet this summer if it rains a bit more. Plenty have chances but all of t... [Read More]

Haydock 2.40 Posted: 15/04/2017 14:40

"the more I looked at this race the ore the 2 selections looked reallysolid each way options, despite being double figure prices. FINGERONTHESWITCH in  particularhas good form here, over the Hurdles and the style of fences suits, looks to be on ... [Read More]

Kelso 2.10 Posted: 10/04/2017 14:10

Placespotter - Kelso 2.10 5 Landecker @ 7/1 + 3 Lough Derg Jewel @ 12/1 (BV/SkyBet)Placespotter -: A good test over 2 miles and 7 furlongs on Good ground and a few were very seriously considered, Maggie Blue and Maraweh have good form claims but comi... [Read More]

Placespotter -: Huntingdon 4.20 5 Giveitachance - each way @ 6/1 (Paddy Power) / Placespotter -: Ludlow 5.30 8 River Of Intrigue - each way @ 6/1 (Generally) Posted: 03/04/2017 17:30

Placespotter -: I've been waiting a long time for GIVEITACHANCE to have some decentground, it has won twice over Course and Distance and Huntingdon is a bit of a specialiststrack, those wins off 95 and 100, look good in the context of a mark of 95 to... [Read More]

Placespotter - Doncaster 2.25 4 Another Touch - each way @ 14/1 - (Sky - odds to 6th / others to 4th) Posted: 01/04/2017 14:35

ANOTHER TOUCH ticks every box for me. Fahey farms any straight track handicap at Doncaster;his string are usually primed and ready to run, the horse has every draw option from the middledrawn in 11, Paul Hanaghan rides for his old boss and the T... [Read More]

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Placespotter tips for 2021

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