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, 2020, 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

Carlisle 3.25 Posted: 17/02/2020 15:25

Carlisle 3.25 - 3 miles 1 furlong - Heavy 13 run The favourite here is Jobsonfire, a facile winner of last 2 races but up 15lbs today and no tangible form in very heavy Going. At the Odds, I want to take it on. Aengus is a horse capable of ... [Read More]

Sunday 16th February Posted: 16/02/2020 16:35

NAVAN 3.30 Handicap Hurdle - 2 miles 17 furlongs (16 run) Heavy Elliott runs 3 here and whilst i will have a win saver on THUNDER DOWN UNDER, I actually think stable mate CHERIF DE L'ISLE is the better option at slightly better odds. Has proven ... [Read More]

Punchestown 4.00 Posted: 11/02/2020 16:00

We see no reason to change the analysis originally sent out on Sunday for the abandoned Punchestown meeting. The money for General Principle since Sunday, when we identified it at longer odds is most interesting! There is an additional runn... [Read More]

Warwick 3.50 Posted: 08/02/2020 15:50

A very competitive race and the pair at the top of the market UrtheonethatIwant and Mr Love are huge dangers. If i had to nominate a win saver, I think the CD form of UrtheonethatIwant is the clincher of the pair.Of the remainder, Potters Hedger... [Read More]

Leopardstown 2.30 - Sean Posted: 02/02/2020 14:30

A 28 runner field including 3 reserves the 3rd of which is favourite on some Bookies books! If you look seriously at the field in the likely soft Going it is hard to rule too many out but equally hard to be particularly confident about more... [Read More]

SEAN TIP - Fairyhouse 2.50 Posted: 23/02/2019 14:50

FAIRYHOUSE 2.50 Golden Jewel - a tough and tight Handicap Hurdle where it is hard to rule much out with confidence. I have Rock De Baune in my Tracker but will leave it there for today as I don't think the price is any value. I will have a stab ... [Read More]

SEAN - Thurles 4.15 Posted: 21/02/2019 16:15

Thurles 4.15, a 3 mile competitive Handicap Hurdle, DIGGIN DEEP is the one to beat but at the price I want to take it on, Getaday is in my tracker but not totally convinced will like this track and Monition comes from the Elliott yard looking to... [Read More]

SEAN - Fairyhouse 3.35 Posted: 13/02/2019 15:35

Fairyhouse 3.35 -: This looks to be between Kayf Thou and School Lane according to the betting market and I can't honestly split them but think neither is great value. Of the remainder there is not great strength in depth in the race and the likes of... [Read More]

Sunday 10th February Posted: 10/02/2019 16:20

3.20 - This 3 mile Handicap Hurdle has a strong market leader in GLOBAL RACING. At 4/1 I'm certainly not convinced about the value, a return here off 11lbs higher than its CD win explains the price, I want to take it on but if you want a small "... [Read More]

Naas 3.40 and notes from Sean Posted: 09/02/2019 15:40

It is not a great Card and I think market leaders will dominate but here are a few with some punting value and confidence in the Tip and Strong Tracker. 3.40 CAPPUCCINO MAN could be the each way value puzzle here to a tricky race. The step ... [Read More]

Sean - Leopardstown Sunday 3rd February Posted: 03/02/2019 14:25

LEOPARDSTOWN 2.25 - 4 Flawless Escape - 1 point each way @ 8/1 (generally) - plenty of early 10/1 Was placed 3rd in this race last season and then went to Cheltenham as a warm order but was rather stage struck. Elliott quickly went down the... [Read More]

Sean - Irish Tips Posted: 02/02/2019 14:00

Leopardstown 2.00 - This meeting is in its infancy (second year) but very much already shaping up to be a Cheltenham Trials Meeting for many. I will watch the non-handicaps avidly for form and scope potential (see below) but the Handicaps pose a... [Read More]

Exeter 4.50 Posted: 23/02/2018 16:50

Knockanrawley - 1/2 point each way @ 7/1This is a marathon trip and I really want something proven at 4 miles. I am aware that KNOCKANRAWLEY and Emporers Choice are also declared at Newcastle in The Eider tomorrow, IF Exeter dally I could see on... [Read More]

Huntingdon 1.50 Posted: 22/02/2018 13:50

2 Red Admirable 1 point e/w @ 15/2  / 14 Taken By Force 1/4 point e/w @ 33/1 - Lads/Coral/Sky odds to 4thI am convinced that most of the time Bookmakers get this type of race wrong, looking for potential that may not be there;the 4 market leader... [Read More]

Doncaster 2.50 Posted: 21/02/2018 14:50

Doncaster 2.50 2 Buckle Street / 3 TanarpinoA 3 Mile Handicap Hurdle on Soft Going that may improve before the Off; but a cloudy day so not markedly. The key for me here isproven form at this trip, the likes of Early Retirement and Work Du Bretau hav... [Read More]

Taunton 4.50 Posted: 20/02/2018 16:50

Taunton 4.50 5 Black Narcissus @ 10/1 / 4 Deckers Delight @ 33/1(1/4 point each way all horses in both races)Bisobison will be backed off the Boards most likely; Olly Murphy; won lto; effectively little penalty but it is uppedin trip here and I want ... [Read More]

Carlisle 4.05 Posted: 19/02/2018 16:05

Carlisle 4.05   4 Christmas Twenty @ 7/1 / 8 Point N Shoot @ 14/1(1/2 point each way each horse)Hard for me to ignore my own personal "horse of the season LETEMGO; you all know the journey we have been on with this horse, can he win a ... [Read More]

Wincanton 1.40 Posted: 17/02/2018 13:40

Placespotter - Wincanton 1.40 4 Goodgirltheresa @6/1  / 18 Breaking Ground @ 33/1 / 7 Steel Express @ 20/1(all Bookies 1-4 places but SkyBet enhance to 5th use if you can as 3 picks)(1/2 point each way each horse)This is a very competitive 18 ru... [Read More]

Fontwell today Posted: 15/02/2018 16:20

With the Going so bad at Fontwell; there could be some e/w value for a bit of shrapnel in WILLSHEBETRYING in the 3.45 and ITOLDYOU in the 4.20, both have proven they can stay in deep mud here and I suspect both may be ridden to "finish" past pulled u... [Read More]

Musselburgh 4.30 Posted: 14/02/2018 16:30

Musselburgh 4.30 2 Staigue Fort @ 20/1 / 6 Professor Plum @ 15/2    (both 1/2 point each way)I think Nefyn Bay is there to be taken on at 5/2 despite the Yards great run of form, upped in trip and notas good over hurdles. There are a few wi... [Read More]

Punchestown 4.20 Posted: 11/02/2018 16:20

Punchestown 4.20 2 Baie Des Isles @ 9/1 / 17 White Arm @ 16/1 / 9 Forever Gold @ 16/1(all 1/2 point each way - Lads + Coral + PP go odds to 5th and SkyBet to 6h place)The big race is The Grand National Trial at Punchestown and there is a huge "sub pl... [Read More]

Doncaster 1.55 Posted: 08/02/2018 13:55

Doncaster 1.55 11 Good Man Vinnie - 1/2 point e/w @ 12/1 (see notes)I am really compromised here in the respect that covers have been down at Doncaster and they have yetto provide a Going Stick reading and describe Going as Good to Soft. That may be ... [Read More]

Fairyhouse 3.20 Posted: 07/02/2018 15:20

Fairyhouse 3.20 7 Benefit Of Magic - @ 13/2PLACESPOTTER - You will recall we tipped Wee Small Hours to win on the 20th January; advised at 10/1; that racestuck in the memory for the brave front run and the fact that every horse finished absolutely ex... [Read More]

Members Paddock Access Posted: 04/02/2018 07:55

Due to some scheduled upgrade work the tips for today have been sent by e-mail ONLY and will be updated as results after 6pm today. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, if you have NOT received an email by 9.00am please contact us before 12 noo... [Read More]

Saturday 3rd February Posted: 03/02/2018 15:35

Sandown 3.00 3 Prime Venture @ 14/1 / 16 Fourth Act @ 16/1 / 4 Topofthegame @ 5/1(Paddy Power + Sky go odds to 5th place - others may follow - every Bookmaker odds to 4th at least)Musselburgh 3.15 12 Full Jack @ 11/1 / 9 Gonalston Cloud @ 14/1 / 10 A... [Read More]

Wincanton 2.25 Posted: 01/02/2018 14:25

Wincanton 2.25 3 Dinos Benefit @ 6/1 / 4 Frozen Motion - e/w @ 9/1(see logic for specific staking and also important advice re Inch Lala)I really want to take on the Odds On favourite here, has it all to prove at the trip and in this Going and has&nb... [Read More]

Placespotter - Taunton 2.00 1 Oscar Jane - each way 7/1 (odds to 4th) Posted: 21/02/2017 14:20

Placespotter - "Good appears in the Going description here and although it is a bit early yet inthe next week or so we may have to start dusting down the "spring going" form book. A lot of these lower grade horses who have been battling through mud a... [Read More]

Placespotter - Sandown 4.15 6 Willoughby Hedge - each way 10/1 Posted: 17/02/2017 16:15

PLACESPOTTER -: a decent 3 mile Chase at last and a lot of focus will be on the top pair, Cogry is back over fences having won over hurdles, a talented horse but one you have to watch from behind a cushion every time it leaves the ground;Pete The Fea... [Read More]

No specific Tips - see small suggested Patent for those desperate for a small punt Posted: 14/02/2017 16:10

Good MorningI don't like to have "no tip" days but neither will I ever have days when we "tip for the sake of it".There is National Hunt Racing today at Ayr and Fakenham, a significant number of the raceshave less than 8 runners and even if you look ... [Read More]

Placespotter - Bangor On Dee 3.20 3 Barton Gift 12/1 / 7 Saroque 6/1 - both each way Posted: 10/02/2017 15:20

Placespotter -: not often you get to tip a horse BARTON GIFT you've met and got to know well,due to our Racing Club association with the Spearing stable, I have met this old boy a few times,he is quirky and can gets spooked by his own ... [Read More]

See below for suggested Patent at Sedgefield (if 2nd inspection is passed) Posted: 06/02/2017 16:05

The Meeting at Lingfield (NH) has been abandoned due to waterlogging and the NH Fixture at Sedgefield is subject to a 2nd Inspection at 9.30am due to Frost and the other meeting is an All Weather Fixture at Wolverhampton this afternoon. We have ... [Read More]

Placespotter - Sandown 3.00 1 Mr Mix - each way 10/1 (generally) (Paddy Power go odds to 4th!) Posted: 04/02/2017 15:00

I considered the 3.00 at Sandown for The Elite tip but went to Musselburgh instead; itis a messy race and hard to work out what is really unexposed and what has the real form,the added issue is that many are unproven at the trip. I can make a case fo... [Read More]

Placespotter - Wincanton 3.10 1 Tornado In Milan 12/1 / 4 Sirop De Menthe 16/1 - both each way Posted: 02/02/2017 15:10

In the hope Wincanton is on I prefer the proven form in the mud at the trip of a coupleof the more "exposed" runners and both TORNADO IN MILAN + SIROP DE MENTHE are well handicapped enough to have a solid place chance at least and far better equipped... [Read More]

Placespotter - Hereford 3.00 9 Mountainous 9/1 / 2 Firebird Flyer 12/1 - both e/w Posted: 01/02/2017 08:36

"The race at Hereford will be a slog in the mud and although Goodtoknow is a worthy favourite theprice is short and I'm not sure is well handicapped. Stablemate Mountainous is slowly coming tohand, as is the yard in recent weeks and the mark and Goin... [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