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

Kerry National - Listowel 4.25 Posted: 22/09/2021 16:25

Listowel - KERRY NATIONAL 4.25 - 3 miles - 18 run - Good to Yielding This is a sharp left handed track and one of the easier 3 miles to get if the ground rides Good or better. It can get testing though with any hint of Soft and very few of these... [Read More]

Leopardstown 3.45 Posted: 11/09/2021 15:45

Leopardstown 3.45 - Handicap - 1 mile 5 furlongs - 23 run - Going Good A very competitive renewal and I'll start with last year's runner up from the Joseph O'Brian yard SHOSHONE WARRIORwho arrives here possibly with a bit of a plot and a ta... [Read More]

Doncaster 2.10 Posted: 09/09/2021 14:10

Doncaster 2.10 Wetherbys 2 year Old Stakes - 6 and 1/2 furlongs - 21 run I think Draw wise the best place at Doncaster is to have a rail, preference on Good or Good to Firm tends to be Stands side (High) but a pitch on the far side can help too.... [Read More]

Kilbeggan 5.37 Posted: 03/09/2021 17:37

KILBEGGAN 5.37 Handicap Hurdle - 3 miles 1 furlong - Division 1 - 16 run - Going Good A competitive race that I narrowed down to a shortlist of 3 who I felt may be competitive at decent odds. I think this Division has far more scope for somethin... [Read More]

Clonmel 6.15 Posted: 02/09/2021 18:15

Clonmel 6.15 - Handicap - 1 mile 1 furlong and 111 yards - Good - 14 run At the head of the market are Accessory and Liberty Star and at the prices I'm prepared to take both on as I think a couple tick more boxes and are on competitive Handicap ... [Read More]

The Curragh 2.30 Posted: 27/09/2020 14:30

THE CURRAGH 2.30 Handicap - 5 Furlongs - Yielding 18 run The Straight course firmily favoured LOW Drawn number at the last Meeting on Good Going and indeed that seems to be the trend in recent times. We've had significant success with a few... [Read More]

Listowel 2.40 Posted: 25/09/2020 14:40

Listowel 2.40 - Handicap Hurdle - 3 miles - Soft (15 run with 3 reserves) This is not a race of great quality or great depth and very few have actual form at the trip and in this kind of Going. The top 3 in the market look most likely ... [Read More]

Listowel 3.55 Posted: 24/09/2020 15:55

Listowel 3.55 - 1 mile 4 furlongs - Heavy I would always want to turn the market upside down and look at value in these conditions. The draw here also favours low drawn horses in normal conditions and the market factors that into prices, bu... [Read More]

Listowel 4.30 - Kerry National Posted: 23/09/2020 14:30

Kerry National Listowel 4.30 - 3 miles - 18 run (3 reserves) A tough and competitive race that really is a test to try to fathom. WE got it right with Poker Party last season at a nice price. Some may need the run, but a few do run well fresh, m... [Read More]

Curragh - Sunday 13th October Posted: 13/09/2020 17:50

Curragh 2.00 - Handicap 6 furlongs - 22 run - Good to Yielding The Draw bias here can change from Meeting to Meeting but I do feel that better Ground suits High Drawn horses, however pace is important and especially on the opposite Rail, one pla... [Read More]

Musselburgh 4.35 Posted: 12/09/2020 16:35

Musselburgh 4.35 Handicap - 5 Furlongs - Class 5 - 12 run - Good to FirmOn good to Firm here the high drawn horses have a big advantage usually and unless something pings the stalls drawn low and gets right across it can be seen as a bit asset to be ... [Read More]

Kilbeggan 5.50 Posted: 11/09/2020 17:50

Kilbeggan 5.50 - a competitive race that is very tricky to fathom, the one I thought was best each way value if FINDING JOY, a winner twice last season off marks of 93 and 98, struggled initially with marks over 100, and has been finishing very ... [Read More]

Punchestown 3.40 Posted: 08/09/2020 15:40

Punchestown 3.40 Handicap Hurdle - 2 miles 4 1/2 furlongs - Yielding (18 run) A very competitive Handicap Hurdle and I narrowed it down to a final 4. Make The Switch could be progressive and one to track forwards from today if it proves it ... [Read More]

Kilbeggan 6.10 Posted: 04/09/2020 18:10

Kilbeggan 6.10 - Handicap Hurdle - 3 miles 1 Furlong - 14 run - Soft The top 3 in the market dominate this poor race but there could be value to be had with DONT LET GO. I like it immeasurably more on proven form and current form than the o... [Read More]

Punchestown 2.55 Posted: 03/09/2020 14:55

Punchestown 2.55 Handicap - 1 mile - Going Soft - 14 run with 3 reserves  A tough race to call with a few having won last time out and an abnormal number dropping back down to a mile after not quite getting trips over a little longer distan... [Read More]

(Sean) Fairyhouse 5.45 Posted: 23/09/2019 17:45

The draw is a factor here and a high stall position puts me off Pillar and Captain Power, ones to watch though when they get better tactical options. Sayese has moved over to Ireland and would have a chance on some past UK form but seems to... [Read More]

Ayr 2.40 Posted: 21/09/2019 14:40

Placespotter (Ian) - the 2 I want here against the field are ROYAL RESIDENCE drawn in stall 1, should get a lovely tow off Flying Pursuit, who looks good TriCast material and a live danger as better than 2019 form has indicated.ROYAL RESIDENCE ran we... [Read More]

Uttoxeter 1.40 Posted: 23/09/2018 13:40

P/Spot Utto 1.40 1 Cairnshill @ 8/16 Aristocracy @ 16/1 ¼ e/w¼ e/w Boyle 1-4Boyle 1-4  The tips are CAIRNSHILL who has had the benefit of a run, who will appreciate the Going and the trip and looks the most likely to bustle up the ... [Read More]

Ayr 4.10 Bronze Cup Posted: 21/09/2018 16:10

PLACESPOTTER - Ayr Bronze Cup 4.10 -: 3 TOMMY G @ 16/1 + 15 CAPTAIN JAMESON @14/1 + 20 KENNY THE CAPTAIN @ 16/1(ALL 1/2 point each way - SKYBET and PADDY POWER go odds to 6th place - numerous others to 5th place - will settle to 5th place)   &nb... [Read More]

Yarmouth 3.20 Posted: 18/09/2018 15:20

PLACESPOTTER - YARMOUTH 3.20 5 Albert Boy @ 11/2 + 11 Go On Gal @ 18 - 20/1 (bits of 25/1 early PP + BetFred go odds to 4th according to some sources)(Suggest 1/2 point each way on Go On Gal and either 1 point win or 1/2 point each way on Albert Boy ... [Read More]

Doncaster 4.05 Posted: 13/09/2018 16:05

DONCASTER 4.05 -: There are many old favourites in here with chances and it was hard to narrow it down. The draw told us nothing yesterday; which is typical of Doncaster, always feel more about pace angle there than draw angle. EASTERN IMPACT hold ob... [Read More]

Listowel 4.20 Posted: 12/09/2018 16:20

Listowel 4.20 3 Snow Falcon + 1 Jury Duty - both @ 7/1 - 1/2 point each way each - PP / BV + Sky odds to 5thWe did very well in Ireland last winter, it is very early yet to really focus on NH over there but I will be all over Irish NH like a rash all... [Read More]

Newton Abbot 4.20 Posted: 10/09/2018 16:20

Newton Abbot 4.30 12 Georgina Joy @ 8/1 + 8 Presenting Berkely @ 12/1 - both 1/2 point each way (Sky enhance to 4th place)Another race over an extended 3 miles, this time a Handicap Chase. The in form Paige Fuller rides the enigmatic Mr Satco and tha... [Read More]

Saturday 9th September Posted: 09/09/2018 14:20

TipsterCourseTimeHorseStake NotesP-SpotYork1.505 Lady In Question @ 7/14 Storm Ahead @ 7/1½ e/w½ e/wSky 1-5?P-SpotYork2.2018 Rhosneigr @ 12/1½ e/wSky 1-5MentionYork1.5014 Zodiakos @ 33/1¼ e/wSky 1-5 1.50 5 Lady In Que... [Read More]

Haydock 3.35 Posted: 07/09/2018 15:35

Haydock Park 3.35 6 Show Palace @ 9/2 (win bet) / 13 Lydiate Lady @ 16/1 - 1/2 point each way (Skybet go odds to 4th)A 5 Furlong dash and although HIGH is usually the place to be when Soft on the other Course here (used tomorrow) on the inner Course ... [Read More]

Redcar 4.10 Posted: 27/09/2017 16:10

Redcar 4.10 1 Bronze Beau @ 25/1 / 11 Ayresome Angel @ 16/1 (1/2 point e/w - odds to 4th)The more I looked at this race the more I noticed one imbalance that favoured a specific horse;it is speculative but one of those you don't want to leave and the... [Read More]

Beverley 3.15 Posted: 26/09/2017 15:15

Beverley 3.15 3 Navarone @ 10/1 / 1 Intense Style @ 10/1 (1/2 point each way each)The 3.15 over just short of a mile at Beverly intrigued me as I started off by looking at proven Course performers like Talent Scout (upped slightly in grade here); Rel... [Read More]

Daily Tip Message Update Sunday 24th September Posted: 24/09/2017 17:15

Good Morning There are a couple of NH meetings today at Plumpton and Uttoxeter and a meeting at Naas in Ireland.It is all very moderate fare and very early in the UK NH season if we now consider it to be "winter" as opposedto "summer" jumping on... [Read More]

Newbury 5.05 Posted: 22/09/2017 17:05

Newbury 5.05 4 Balmoral Castle @ 25/1 (WH/B365/PP) / 5 Grapevine @ 11/1 (generally) - 1/2 point e/w each horseA competitive handicap over 10 Furlongs with a number of unexposed 3 year olds; any of whom mayimprove for the step up in trip. I always loo... [Read More]

Ayr 2.10 Posted: 21/09/2017 14:10

Ayr 2.10 1 Finn Class @ 12/1 / 2 Strong Steps @ 16/1 (1/2 point each way each - Lads/SkyBet odds to 4th)A mile at Ayr on soft Going takes some getting and I am therefore looking for proven form in the Going;Course form, a nice handicap mark and if th... [Read More]

Redcar 3.25 Posted: 19/09/2017 15:25

Redcar 3.25 5 Silvery Moon @ 8/1 / 2 Finn Class @14/1 (1/2 point each way both)There are 10 runners in the mile race at 3.25 on soft Going and a tight competitive field, I narrowedmy selections down to a final 3, and was left with the Tim Easterby pa... [Read More]

Doncaster 1.20 Posted: 14/09/2017 13:20

Doncaster 1.20 4 Khelman - each way @ 11/1 (WH/Lads) / 10 Kenny The Captain @ 4/1(Lads + Coral + PP + Sky do guaranteed odds to 4th place so use if you can)A 6 furlong Handicap for Lady Riders, most of whom are Amateurs but decent ones with a few pro... [Read More]

Brighton 4.55 Posted: 11/09/2017 16:55

Brighton 4.55 11 Ronni Layne @ 8/1 / 10 Queen Beatrice @ 11/1 (1/2 point e/w each Lad/Coral/Skybet - odds to 4th)The 4.55 is a low grade 3 year old Handicap over 1 mile. There are 14 runners and as by far the biggest field of the day it means th... [Read More]

Curragh 2.00 Posted: 10/09/2017 14:00

Curragh 2.00 1 Raucous @ 10/1 / 3 Al Qahwa @ 16/1 - each way (Lads / B365 / Coral / PP odds to 5th)The recent trend over 6 furlongs at The Curragh has been to favour those drawn High; at that end of the track are 2 strong raiders from the UK in RAUCO... [Read More]

Kempton 3.15 Posted: 09/09/2017 15:15

Kempton 3.15 5 Georgian Bay @ 12/1 / 13 Golden Wedding @ 16/1 (both e/w odds to 4th place)I remain convinced and somewhat vindicated recently that a high draw here is not a disadvantageany more, indeed it can be an advantage running down the middle o... [Read More]

Newcastle 2.15 Posted: 08/09/2017 14:15

Newcastle 2.15 1 Hallstatt - each way @ 12/1 (Lad/Coral odds to 4th)- the 2 mile trip here takes some getting and one horse I always want onside in such racesis HALLSTATT; he is well handicapped despite top weight, rarely runs a bad race; comes from ... [Read More]

Sandown 4.45 Posted: 02/09/2017 16:45

Sandown 4.45 1 Golden Wedding - 1/2 point each way @ 12/1 / 4 Lady Perignon - 1 point win @ 7/1Although disappointing in 2 runs this year the form of a couple of runs last season, and the factthat they came in the Autumn, makes me think that LADY PER... [Read More]

Placespotter - Pontefract 3.25 1 Off Art @ 11/1 (RaceBets) 9/1 (generally) - each way Posted: 15/09/2016 15:25

I have put my Placespotter hat on for the day and one that jumped off the page at me wasOFF ART in the 3.25 at Pontefract. Another horse down in Class and in my opinion back upat its best trip today, it has been playing "catch up" in better races ove... [Read More]

Daily Tips for today - available now Posted: 15/09/2016 07:56

Good MorningWe have selections today from Work Watcher and The Advisor at Ayr and Placespotter at Pontefract - online now in The Members Paddock and sent by e-mail and sms to Daily Tip subscribers by 9.00am [Read More]

Placespotter - Bath 2.40 6 Fitzwilly @ 9/1 (generally) - each way Posted: 11/09/2016 14:40

FITZWILLY is a bit of a favourite of mine with a few nice wins at nice odds over the years, I amalways interested when he runs off a mark of 75 or lower and with some cut in the ground andafter some rain at Bath yesterday and plenty of dew this morni... [Read More]

A Day to pay respect! Posted: 11/09/2016 08:22

Fifteen years ago today I lost several good friends and former colleagues.They were working in New York in a Building I had visited just 2 weeks before 11/9/20012996 people died that day, over 6,000 were injured and the lives of millions were affecte... [Read More]

Tips at Bath + The Curragh today Posted: 11/09/2016 08:19

We have tips today from Placespotter and Bath and Work Watcher at The Curragh - available from 9.15am in the Members Paddock [Read More]

Ante Post - St Leger - Saturday 10th September Posted: 10/09/2016 15:45

I rarely bet ante-post but have been tracking/following a specific Tipster for a while, he will be one ofthose we follow in our "HOLY GRAIL" project - details of which I outlined to all current and recently lapsed SP2A Members a few weeks ago. I... [Read More]

Placespotter - Redcar 2.50 3 Kenny The Captain @ 13/2 / 7 Mercers Row @ 11/1 - each way Posted: 06/09/2016 14:50

KENNY THE CAPTAIN is both due a win and on a very nice mark, the ground and drawlook ideal and he looks very solid place (at least) material. I can't ignore Mercers Rowthough as a year ago he was beating Bowson Fred off a mark of 76 and as we sa... [Read More]

Selections today from myself; Work Watcher and Barry Nicholls Posted: 06/09/2016 08:21

There are selections today from myself and Work Watcher at Redcar and from Barry at Worcester and all will be available in The Members Paddock at 9.30am   [Read More]

Todays Lucky 31 - Monday 5th September Posted: 05/09/2016 16:50

Lucky 31 Accumulator - suggested 10p each way stake costs £6.20Brighton 2.00 3 SymposiumBrighton 4.00 1 Lord ReasonBrighton 4.30 10 The Greedy BoyWindsor 2.50 8 Peak HillWindsor 4.50 5 Fast and Hot [Read More]

Poor day of racing so just a "fun Lucky 31 today" Posted: 05/09/2016 08:00

A poor day of racing in variable and uncertain conditions, so a "fun Lucky 31" will be available in The Members Paddock for Daily Tip Members from 9.00am [Read More]

PLACESPOTTER Haydock 4.30 2 Cymro - 1 point each way @ 14/1 Haydock 4.30 8 Gabriels King - 1 point each way @ 14/1 Posted: 01/09/2016 16:30

The 4.30 race revolves around a solid form yardstick in SNOANO a favourite of ourswho may just be suffering from a string of solid runs, it has chances here but twocurrently unfancied runners have very interesting form angles. CYMRO beat Snoanoat Thi... [Read More]

A selection at Haydock today Posted: 01/09/2016 07:32

I have had a good look at the 4.30 at Haydock, a very competitive handicap but I think I have found some outstanding each way value -  selection an analysis will be online in The Members Paddock at 8.40am [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