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) Sunday 13th October - Munster National / other Irish ANALYSIS Posted: 13/10/2019 16:35

CURRAGH 4.25 - 2 miles on yielding to soft and all of the betting interest and money seems to be on Willie Mullins SAGLAWY very impressive last time out, could sluice home again but definitely win saver material to cover a couple of each way bet... [Read More]

(Sean - Cork 3.35) Posted: 01/10/2019 15:35

Cork 3.35 - A Listed Race over just beyond a mile with 14 runners. The favourite Pincheck and the second favourite Verbal Dexterity look huge dangers as you would expect but I feel I want to take on Pincheck who does not convert good runs to win... [Read More]

Galway 3.25 Posted: 28/10/2018 15:25

GALWAY 3.25 HIGH SPARROW frankly looks the one to beta here and with enhanced place Odds at a price around 5/1 just a case of whether you want to be brave and go for the "win" or take as an "each way banker" as it should be very strong with a clear r... [Read More]

Cheltenham 3.45 Posted: 27/10/2018 15:45

PLACESPOTTER - Cheltenham 3.45 16 Milrow @ 33/1 - 1/2 point each way (majority of big Bookies to 5th place)A 3 mile Handicap Hurdle on Good Ground at Cheltenham. In a normal year by now the "summer jumpers' would have been put away for the winte... [Read More]

Kempton 7.40 Posted: 23/10/2018 19:40

Kempton 7.40 6 A Sure Welcome - 1/2 point each way(we don't yet have any analysis from Placespotter - will update if and when received) [Read More]

Catterick 4.05 Posted: 20/10/2018 16:05

Catterick 4.05 5 All My Love @ 10/1 - 1/2 point each way tip + 10 Ingleby Hollow @ 14/1 - 1/4 point each way Mention (Lad / Coral 1-4)A tricky heat and several have strong claims but niggles about the Going and that just put me off BE PERFECT; AL DES... [Read More]

York 5.35 Posted: 12/10/2018 17:35

YORK 5.35 19 Captain Jameson @ 16/1 + 12 Yes You @ 14/1 - both 1/2 point each way - all Bookies Odds to 4th as 20 runnersI fairly quickly narrowed the 20 down to 6 in anticipation of deteriorating Going conditions. I think The Arm... [Read More]

Saturday 6th October (ELITE / PLACESPOTTER) Posted: 06/10/2018 16:45

Here are the ELITE SERVICE TIPS FOR SaturdayThe key fact to mention is a band of very heavy rain moving down the Country from the North, due to arrive in Newmarket around 9-10am and in Ascot around 10-11am. I know for a fact that it is 99.99% certain... [Read More]

Hexham 5.10 Posted: 05/10/2018 17:10

Hexham 5.10 7 Chancelton (non runner) + 8 Lawtop Legend @ 14/1 - 1/2 point each wayWhilst I had intended to cease tipping for a while, I looked at this race and really want to take on the pair at the head of the market on this demanding Track. Those ... [Read More]

Carlisle 4.25 Posted: 26/10/2017 16:25

Carlisle 4.25 2 Carrigdhoun - 1 point each way @ 10/1I am very keen on CARRIGHDOUN . The horse has excellent Course and Course and Distance form overthis trip and slightly shorter, it's wins are on slightly better ground but it can handle heavy Going... [Read More]

Exeter 4.20 Posted: 24/10/2017 16:20

Exeter 4.20 8 Wells Gold - 1/2 point e/w @ 11/1 / 5 Scrumpy Boy - 1/2 point e/w @ 10/1An intriguing Handicap Hurdle for mostly younger developing types over just shy of 22 furlongs. Hard to ruleout Eddy who won well here last time but the handicapper... [Read More]

Newcastle 5.15 Posted: 19/10/2017 17:15

Newcastle 5.15 2 Hallstatt @ 11/2 / 10 Jan Smuts - 1/2 point each way @ 12/1I am kicking myself for missing a 16/1 winner from the Mackie yard yesterday as it is one you know welike to follow. We tipped HALLSTATT last time he ran at around 16/1 advis... [Read More]

Nottingham 3.35 Posted: 18/10/2017 15:35

Placespotter - Nottingham 3.35 2 EMPRESS ALI @ 8/1 / 8 AWAKE MY SOUL @ 14/1 - both 1 point e/w(**All Bookies go 1/4 odds to 3rd place except SKYBET 1/5th Odds to 5th place**) (*SkyBet have best odds on price and pretty amazing enhancement to 5th... [Read More]

Musselburgh Monday 16th October Posted: 16/10/2017 16:20

Having decided today is one to treat with extreme caution, I set about finding something "left field" to have a small bet on that I could back up with some sound form logic, I did not expect to find too much but was surprised at these pair lurking at... [Read More]

Chepstow Sunday 15th October Posted: 15/10/2017 15:25

PLACESPOTTER - Chepstow 3.25 2 Loose Chips @ 11/1 / 7 Potters Cross @ 10/1 (Lads/Coral/PP odds to 4th)(Have 1/2 point each way on both horses) I love these "veteran races" and this brings together a decent field. The Course and stamina abilities... [Read More]

York 5.35 Posted: 13/10/2017 17:35

York 5.35 16 Lagenda @ 14/1 / 6 Qeyaadah @ 12/1 - both 1/2 point each way (SkyBet odds to 5th - all others to 4th)A very competitive 7 Furlong handicap and a number as you would imagine with good chances. The likesof Mujassam; Twin Appeal; Instant At... [Read More]

Ludlow 3.00 Posted: 11/10/2017 15:00

Ludlow 3.00 6 Belmount - 1 point each way @ 6/1 / 13 By The Broadwalk - 1/4 point e/w @ 10/1(SkyBet go odds to 4th place in this race) I love Ludlow, regularly attend and always look at the same criteria here with some decent success down the ye... [Read More]

Hexham 5.20 Posted: 06/10/2017 17:20

Placespotter - Hexham 5.20 8 Court Baloo @ 8/1 / 3 Bescot Springs @ 12/1 (1/2 point each way each horse)A trip just shy of 3 miles on Good to Soft, possibly soft Going, I can find no indication of much if any rain and it looks likea drying day, key a... [Read More]

Kempton Park Tuesday 3rd October Posted: 03/10/2017 21:10

Kempton 8.40 3 Iballisticvin @ 10/1 / 1 Victors Bet @ 28/1 (1/2 point e/w each - Lads/Coral to 4th place)Kempton 9.10 7 Elusive Cowboy @ 20/1 (1/2 point each way - Lads/Coral to 4th place)I've grown more and more fond of Kempton as an AW Venue in the... [Read More]

Stratford 3.00 Posted: 02/10/2017 15:00

Placespotter - Stratford 3.00 2 Astrum - 1 point each way @ 7/1(see also write up re Water Willow @ 40/1)ASTRUM ticks pretty much every box here for me today, The Trainer is in very good form; the horse hasperformed well on Soft Going, is in the righ... [Read More]

Epsom 4.20 Posted: 01/10/2017 16:20

Epsom 4.20 4 Whinging Willie - 1 point each way @ 14/1The logic - a 12 furlong (Derby Course and Distance) race for Apprentices, where Course form and Jockey ability andknowledge of the venue, will be useful assets. C'Est No Mour is a worthy favourit... [Read More]

Nottingham 2.50 4 Zealous each way at 20/1 (B365) 16/1 generally Posted: 26/10/2016 14:50

The 2.50 at Nottingham is a competitive Class 4 handicap over just over a mile;sadly with 15 runners, odds to 3rd and not 4th place. As you would expect at thistime of year there are a number of tired horses and a number of unexposed types.The Going ... [Read More]

Placespotter - Carlisle 3.55 9 Settledoutofcourt - 1/2 point each way at 16/1 Posted: 20/10/2016 15:55

I think there is going to be a lot of pace in the Carlisle race and the Going lookssure to be soft, bordering heavy in places. The conundrum is how fit some of these are and as always in this type of race I look at previous autumn and first timeout f... [Read More]

Ascot Special - Daily/Elite combined - Saturday 15th October Posted: 15/10/2016 16:25

2.00 9 Twilight Sun - 6/1 generally2.35 4 Journey - 7/1 generally3.45 1 Fascinating Rock - 6/1 generally4.25 1 GM Hopkins - 8/1 generallyWe suggest either an accumulator Lucky 15 bet for a sensible unit stake50p each way would cost you £15 and ... [Read More]

Placespotter - Nottingham 3.50 5 Emerald at 12/1 / 3 Hit The Jackpot at 20/1 (1/2 point each way each horse) Posted: 12/10/2016 15:50

Finally to Nottingham and a decent handicap at 3.50 over 10 furlongs. I have to admitI was a bit stumped on this one with three horses standing out, the fact that one of them(Storm Rock) was declared a non runner at 8.15am - has made the decision eas... [Read More]

Placespotter 3.45 11 Get Knotted at 8/1  / 13 Hoofalong both e/w at 20/1 (odds to 4th) Posted: 08/10/2016 15:45

I have put my Placespotter hat on again after a bit of a break, largely as I wasfocussing so much time on The Holy Grail Project. That is now launched andalthough there is a lot to do still, there is now a full time Manager and a coupleof able assist... [Read More]

Placespotter - Ascot 4.15 13 Iffranesia - each way @ 16/1 (Lad/B365/PP/BV) BOG asap Posted: 01/10/2016 16:20

IFFRANESIA is a Course and Distance winner at Ascot, has a high draw which is nota negative and should be in with a shout off this mark but with some top of the groundhorses in contention, every drop of rain would be a worry to most of those sho... [Read More]

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Placespotter tips for 2019

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