Tote Placepot: Tom Collins opts for three bankers in his Fontwell perm
The best way to start your Placepot perm is with a confident banker and the Alan King-trained Valleres is just that after three creditable runner-up efforts.
His overall level of form is far superior to his rivals in this novice hurdle (12.30) and he should provide King and rider Daryl Jacob with a winner from their sole runner on the card.
The following 2m1½f handicap chase (1.00) sits at the other end of the difficulty spectrum with no recent winning form on offer. Top trainer at the track, Gary Moore, has a couple of chances with Gentleman's Dream and Episode, while the consistent Cagliostro is also included.
Mount Windsor, who seeks a four-timer, can't be left out in the 2m3f handicap hurdle (1.30). He has a big weight and returns from a layoff, though, so it's wise to include another selection. Baddesley Prince makes the cut.
Five-race maiden Definite Dilemma has caught the eye on both starts in Britain and it's hard to imagine that three horses will beat him in leg four (2.00). The same can be said for the talented but frustrating Truckers Pass in the following maiden hurdle (2.32).
Rose Of Aghaboe has won four times from six starts this season and rates a confident pick in the 3m2f mares' novice chase (3.02). However, one more non-runner would mean you need the winner to land the Placepot, so back-up is required. Daytime Ahead provides an alternative.
Fontwell Placepot perm
3 Gentleman's Dream
1 Mount Windsor
7 Baddesley Prince
9 Definite Dilemma
8 Truckers Pass
2 Rose Of Aghaboe
4 Daytime Ahead
1x3x2x1x1x2 = 12 lines
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