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

see email for todays tips and analysis Posted: 13/01/2021 00:00

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Doncaster 12.30 Posted: 11/01/2021 12:30

Doncaster 12.30 - Handicap Hurdle - Class 5 - 3 miles 84 yards - 18 Run - Good to Soft - (rain expected later than start time of this race) A competitive if moderate Handicap Hurdle but if we weed out some who have no form at the trip, or remote... [Read More]

Exeter - Sunday 10th January Posted: 10/01/2021 15:10

EXETER 3.10 Handicap Chase - Class 3 - 3 miles 54 yards - 14 Run - Soft A competitive race and one where I want to take on the top end of the market. The race is a tad compromised by 3 non runner, all who ran yesterday but were declared here in ... [Read More]

Thyestes - Gowran Park 3.00 Posted: 23/01/2020 15:00

THYESTES CHASE - Gowran Park 3.00 18 run (plus 3 reserves) 3 miles 1 furlong - Going is SOFT! Whilst there are the usual suspects at the bottom of the market whose best days are well behind them, you never know, although i think the ra... [Read More]

Chepstow 3.55 Posted: 17/01/2020 15:55

Chepstow 3.55 Handicap Chase Class 5 - 2 miles 3 1/2 furlongs (13 run) Heavy I narrowed this down to 3 and the tip is the Course winner DON'T BE ROBIN who is on a very nice mark and no real concerns about the conditions. Sonoftheking won fo... [Read More]

Kelso 2.30 Posted: 12/01/2020 14:30

Kelso 2.30 Class 4 Handicap Chase - 2 miles 7 1/2 furlongs 10 run - soft. The 2 market leaders are Mymilan and Warendorf. The latter has yet to conclusively prove stamina and the very short price favourite Mymilan who won a 2 mile race recently ... [Read More]

Kempton 2.40 Lanzarote Hurdle Posted: 11/01/2020 15:00

A famous old race although the quality seems to have diminished in recent years, especially this year, although the paradox is that this makes the race more interesting and therefore competitive betting heat.I can't look beyond BURROWS EDGE for the w... [Read More]

Chepstow 2.25 Posted: 06/01/2020 14:25

CHEPSTOW 2.25 2 miles 7 1/2 furlongs - Novice Handicap Chase (16 run) Heavy A few come from P2P background and finally get the trip and fences (as opposed to Hurdles) to attack.  At the top end of the market Ector from the Greatrex yar... [Read More]

Tip Analysis from SEAN BRESLIN - dedicated page to be set up soon - Thursday 24th January Posted: 24/01/2019 15:00

 I can't ignore the claims of the favourite INVITATION ONLY who has good course form, was a shade unfortunate on seasonal debut, has very good franked form and is the pick of the still more than capable Ruby Walsh. Looks to have been laid out fo... [Read More]

Warwick 3.05 Posted: 21/01/2019 14:05

 Warwick 2.05  - A 3 mile Class 4 Handicap Chase with a decent field and as I always do here I look first at Course form as the Fences down the back straight take some jumping and placement means a horse has to attack them off the right str... [Read More]

Wincanton 2.25 Posted: 17/01/2019 14:25

Wincanton 2.25 - There are a few in here who are quite tough to fathom, Belmount may have needed a break before poor last run and could revive but I think one of those Autumn specialists Twiston-Davies readies for that part of the season. Garran... [Read More]

Punchestown 2.20 Posted: 13/01/2019 14:20

Se Mo Laoch - they are having a similar lack of rain in Ireland as in the Mainland and this "Amateur National" has a reduced field as a consequence. I think the Mullins horse could revive, but it was desperately poor last time and looking at its prof... [Read More]

Doncaster 1.35 Posted: 09/01/2019 13:35

Doncaster 1.34 Damier - 1 point each way + Stonemadforspeed - 1 point each way A Class 5 race over 3 miles and 1/2 furlong and interesting to see that much of the proven form at the trip is on more turning right handed Courses than this gal... [Read More]

Wincanton 2.40 Posted: 05/01/2019 14:40

WINCANTON 2.40 KK LEXION + WALLACE SPIRIT - 1 point each way each  A trip of 2 miles and just over 5 furlongs, Class 3 Handicap Hurdle on what is described as "Good Going" although at this time of year it will probably be a bit "tacky"... [Read More]

Hereford 1.20 Posted: 02/01/2019 15:00

Hereford 3.00 PRESENT TIMES - A Class 5 over a trip of 26 Furlongs; not much rain about so "Good to Soft" but that probably means tacky Going. I could give all of them some chance and Gardeners Hill is very well weighted and would be no surprise... [Read More]

Exeter 2.25 Posted: 01/01/2019 14:25

Exeter 2.25 11 ACHILLE - hard to ignore the form of the Venetia Williams string at the moment and this one is typical of her French imports. The fact is the horse is proven at the trip on soft and heavy Going, an eye-catching run last time and a... [Read More]

Hereford 1.40 Posted: 29/01/2018 13:40

Hereford 1.40 10 Tarrona - 1 point each way @ 8/1There is a lot of good P2P form here which we like to delve in to, the issue today is that all of the P2P formis of horses on Good Going, it will be very soft here bordering heavy and that will be a vi... [Read More]

Sedgefield 3.40 Posted: 28/01/2018 15:40

Sedgefield 3.40 11 Christmas Twenty @ 25/1 (plenty of 33/1 in places)  / 3 Moidore @ 14/1(SkyBet / Ladbrokes / Coral go odds to 4th place IMPORTANT to use them if at all possible)A trip of 2 miles and 5 and a half Furlongs, Going is Soft, bit of... [Read More]

Doncaster 12.55 Posted: 27/01/2018 12:55

Doncaster 12.55 5 Copper West @ 8/1 - 1 point each way(Lads / Coral / Skybet go odds to 4th use if you can - see logic re Princess Tara)This is an interesting Novice Hurdle on Going that should be genuinely Good To Soft unless someunexpected and not ... [Read More]

Huntingdon 3.50 Posted: 26/01/2018 15:50

Huntingdon 3.50 7 First Assignment @ 9/1 (B365/BV) / 9 Natter Jack Croak @ 14/1 (PP) 10/1 generally - 1/2 point e/w(have small win saver on 1 Cloth Cap - generally available 3/1 - Lads + Coral go enhanced places to 4th*)Cloth Cap should be backed as ... [Read More]

Thyestes Chase Gowran Park 3.00 Posted: 25/01/2018 15:00

Gowran Park 3.00 3 Ucello Conti @6/1 (13/2 PP) / 4 Pleasant Company @ 10/1 (12/1 B365)(Paddy Power/ SkyBet go odds to 5th so use if possible or Lads/Coral/ BV - who go odds to 4th)(1 point each way each horse and see below for a suggested Tricast Per... [Read More]

Thurles 2.20 Posted: 21/01/2018 14:20

Thurles 2.20 4 Westerners Son @ 9/1 / 2 Icario @ 8/1(both 1/2 point each way with Ladbrokes + Coral enhancing odds to 4th place)A competitive 2 mile handicap at 2.20 and a few from big yards, I think though that WESTERERSSON can have them all at it a... [Read More]

Navan 2.10 Posted: 20/01/2018 14:10

Navan 2.10 9 Wee Small Hourse @ 10/1 / 10 Glenabo Prince @ 10/1(1/2 point each way each horse - ALL Bookies go odds to 4th and BETFRED go odds to 5th)Two unexposed horses from Elliott (Swingbridge) and Meade (The Comediologist) could start to showund... [Read More]

Chepstow 3.20 Posted: 19/01/2018 15:20

Good MorningChepstow 3.20 10 Wood Yer @ 12/1 (generally) + 11 Astigos @ 20/1 (generally)(back both 1/2 point each way + note Tricast Perm suggestion)A slog in the mud over 3 miles Class 4. Greyed A goes for a hat trick but this is a bigger field' dee... [Read More]

Ludlow 3.45 Posted: 18/01/2018 15:45

Ludlow 3.45 4 Vinegar Hill - 1/2 point each way @ 9/1 (PP + BV)A 3 mile handicap hurdle and likely the Course will resemble a ploughed field by this stage of the afternoon.Likely therefore that proven form in mud and stamina will be big assets and th... [Read More]

Market Rasen 1.00 Posted: 17/01/2018 13:00

Market Rasen 1.00 12 Red Danaher @ 8/1 / 8 What a Diva @ 16/1(1/2 point each way each horse and if you can use SkyBet who enhance place odds to 4th!)Our Going Stick analysis at Market Rasen indicates that the Going will be unusually soft/heavy, as we... [Read More]

Ayr 2.15 Posted: 15/01/2018 14:15

Ayr 2.15 7 Another Mattie @ 16/1 / 4 Rowdy Rocher @ 10/1 - both each wayA Hurdle Race (Handicap Qualifier) over an extended 3 miles in mud, the market leader looks vulnerable at this price although the Yard, better known for its Flat horses had ... [Read More]

Kelso 12.40 Posted: 14/01/2018 12:40

Kelso 12.40 3 Call Me - 1/2 point each way @ 100/1 (see specific staking plan / tricast)I like to look deep at any relevant Point 2 Point form in this type of race for some potential value; the bottomline is this and that is the first 3 home on all k... [Read More]

Catterick 2.35 Posted: 11/01/2018 14:35

Catterick 2.35 1 Gonalston Cloud - 1 point each way @ 9/1 (WH / BV / Sky)the obvious starting point is the Sue Smith Trained I JUST KNOW; we had the winner in this last year with oneof her's who finished well, and this has a similar profile and sure ... [Read More]

Ludlow 3.00 Posted: 10/01/2018 15:00

Ludlow 3.00 5 Goohar @ 10/1 + 2 Gorky Island @ 8/1 (both 1/2 point each way)A marathon trip and it could be that GOOHAR has been laid out for this race by local Trainer Henry Daly.It has enough form in the mud to warrant close inspection; the Course ... [Read More]

Placespotter - Doncaster 12.50 6 Alf N Dor 12/1 / 11 Get Rhythm 9/1 - each way (odds to 4th) Posted: 28/01/2017 12:50

There has been some significant rain overnight at Doncaster and the Course cut up quitebadly yesterday despite being advertised as "good"; the rain may actually make the surfacebetter and in the 12.50 it may pay to side on a couple with improving for... [Read More]

Placespotter - Chepstow 3.20 11 Walk On Al 10/1 (Sky) / 9 Wilton Milan 16/1 (Sky and Paddy Power go odds to 4th place in this race) - both each way Posted: 20/01/2017 15:20

The 3.20 is the feature race a 3 mile Class 4 Chase with some old favourites and somepromising types in competition. The obvious favourite is Allchilledout; he has strong claims on a Course and Distance win last time but as a novice Chaser and up to ... [Read More]

Placespotter - Wincanton 3.20 3 Sartorial Elegance - each way @ 7/1 Posted: 19/01/2017 15:20

The Somerset National is a cracking race and on the form book it is very hard to separateMorney Wood (who we tipped to win last time, Dawson City and Sartorial Elegance; allcame out of the same race and having watched it repeatedly, the one to take o... [Read More]

Placespotter - Newbury 2.55 7 Brandon Hill - 5/1/ 8 Wychwoods Brook e/w 16/1 (PP go odds to 4th) Posted: 18/01/2017 14:55

At Newbury the 3 mile Chase at 2.55 again has a favourite who I think is vulnerableat the trip in Potters Corner, BRANDON HILL returned to form with a bang  at Warwicklast time, is upped in weight/mark but not clobbered and I think 5lbs is reaso... [Read More]

Placespotter - Plumpton 4.10 6 Clonusker - each way 6/1 (B365) Posted: 16/01/2017 16:10

Finally at Plumpton in the 4.10 (surely it will be dark then??) ; Clonusker is a Course and Distancewinner over a bit further in heavy Going, you can only imagine that parts of the Course willresemble a ploughed field by the last race and having had ... [Read More]

Placespotter - Catterick 2.50 6 Doing Fine NON RUNNER / 10 Alto Des Mottes 11/1 each way  / Straidnahanna 9/1 (odds to 4th) Posted: 12/01/2017 14:50

I have gone to Catterick with my "Placespotter" hat on, and whilst it is a very competitive racethere is no getting away from the fact that DOING FINE is the class of the race and with anyluck in running the one they have to beat. The 4/1 is skinny b... [Read More]

Placespotter - Hereford 3.20 13 Kapricorne 9/1 / 12 Try It Sometime 16/1 - both each way Posted: 11/01/2017 15:20

In the 3.20 a 26 furlong race over Fences in Heavy Going the obvious starting point is stamina;the other factor few will consider today is "the wind" which is picking up and can suit both holdup horses, who can find shelter in the field of runners an... [Read More]

Lingfield 2.00 5 Desert Joe 9/1 Lingfield 3.00 4 Top and Drop 6/1 Lingfield 3.30 9 Flugzeug 16/1 £1 each way patent covers 3x e/w singles; 3x e/w doubles; 1x e/w treble - total cost £14.00 Posted: 10/01/2017 15:30

There is racing today at Lingfield over the Jumps on Heavy, and AW fodder at Southwell and Wolverhampton.All of the Tipsters have studied possible races, we cant find anything of note on the AW specifically fromNeil; and whilst we collectively and in... [Read More]

Placespotter - Doncaster 2.05 1 Phare Isle - each way @ 8/1 Posted: 09/01/2017 14:05

The racing today consists of a poor NH Card at Doncaster and two awful AW Cards at  Lingfield and Wolverhampton, but one race caught my eye and one horse in particular jumped off the proverbial page!The 2.05 is over 3 miles and just short of 100... [Read More]

Placespotter - Sandown 3.35 6 Chocala 9/2 Posted: 07/01/2017 15:35

CHOCALA is from another yard coming nicely in to form (a bit later this time for the King horseswho maybe peaked a bit too early last Autumn 2015); has run two nice races over further; stepback in trip will allow it to run prominently with confidence... [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