The Speculator

Placespotter has been a mainstay for SP2A Members since inception of the service. However since 2019 it has been the home of Ian in respect of UK selections using the "Placespotter criteria" and Sean in respect of IRISH selections using the same methodology. To better distinguish between the pair we will now retain SEAN as PLACESPOTTER focussing on IRISH Racing and Irish Trained horses running in the UK. IAN will advise and proof Tips as "The Speculator" from Monday 7th March 2022 (there will be no retrospective amending of results prior to 07/03/2022 for transparency)

On the right hand side of the screen is the analysis for the tipster: The Speculator, you can view the data of the last 20 Tips, All Tips for the current year, 2024, 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 The Speculator, 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 The Speculator

Chepstow 3.08 Posted: 24/02/2024 15:08

SPECULATOR - Chepstow 3.08 Handicap Hurdle - Class 2 - 12 run - 2 miles 7 and 1/2 furlongs - Heavy Rain and Snow forecast, it actually snowed in Totnes in deepest Devon would you believe yesterday whilst I was there,very unexpectedly! Whils... [Read More]

Ascot 2.25 Posted: 17/02/2024 14:25

SPECULATOR - Ascot 2.25 Handicap Hurdle - Class 2 - 2 miles 3 and 1/2 furlongs - 16 run - Good to Soft With enhanced places on offer I looked hard at the likes of Monviel, Bad and Issam and see them as the biggest dangers.  I kept comi... [Read More]

Newbury 3.15 Posted: 10/02/2024 08:23

SPECULATOR - NEWBURY 3.15 Betfair Hurdle - Handicap - Class 1 - 2 miles 1/2 furlong - Heavy - 24 declared. It's likely there will be a significant number of non runners as the morning wears on and possibly after the first couple of races if the ... [Read More]

Sandown 3.10 Posted: 03/02/2024 15:10

SPECULATOR - Sandown 3.10 Handicap Hurdle - Class 1 - 2 miles 7 and 1/2 furlongs - 15 run - Good to Soft An interesting 15 runner field; up the stiff finishing climb on this right handed track. I think the market looks particularly strong h... [Read More]

Taunton 4.30 Posted: 21/02/2023 16:30

THE SPECULATOR - Taunton 4.30 - Mares Handicap Hurdle - Class 5 - 3 miles - 11 run A fascinating race and one that after a long look I want to attack and look for some value. Coillte Eile is a very consistent performer I've tipped with succ... [Read More]

Sandown 4.45 Posted: 16/02/2023 16:00

SPECULATOR - Sandown 4.45 Novice Handicap Hurdle - Class 4 - 2 miles 4 furlongs - 11 run - Good to Soft I think this race could be a bit of a gold-mine long term with some nice progressive types involved. The market leaders are Gary Moores ... [Read More]

Warwick 4.23 Posted: 11/02/2023 16:23

THE SPECULATOR - Warwick 4.23 - Handicap Hurdle - Class 5 - 2 miles 5 furlongs - Good - 12 run It didn't take too long to whittle a few out of contention here and I was left with around half the field to consider realistically. A couple at big p... [Read More]

Sandown 2.55 Posted: 04/02/2023 14:55

SPECULATOR - Sandown 2.55 Handicap Hurdle - Class 1 - 2 miles 7 and 1/2 furlongs - 15 run - Good to Soft We saw yesterday how a prominent run style can be best on drying ground and I don't think we'll be far off the mark to take this in to ... [Read More]

Chepstow 3.30 Posted: 03/02/2023 15:30

THE SPECULATOR - Chepstow 3.30 - Handicap Chase - class 4 - 3 miles 2 furlongs - 12 run - Good to Soft There are three in form types dominating the market here in IN REM who won last time in heavy and whose mark has gone up to 122, FAIRLAWN FLYE... [Read More]

Thursday 2nd February Posted: 02/02/2023 16:35

THE SPECULATOR - Fakenham 1.40 Handicap Hurdle - Class 5 - 2 miles 7 and 1/2 furlongs - 10 run - Good to Soft At the top of the market we have Secret Trix  who looks really strong and Shesupincourt a runner up the last 3 runs and if yo... [Read More]

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Last 20 Results For The Speculator

The Speculator tips for 2024

The table below gives all tips from The Speculator, 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