DAQMAN DIGS OUT A 6-1 GOLD STRIKE: Daqman landed back-to-back naps yesterday and struck gold with 31 points profit from two winners out of three bets and low-level stakes.
Thursday: profit on the day: 31 points
WON 5-2 TAMARAMA (nap)
WON 6-1 ABERAMA GOLD
WON evens LIEBER POWER (nap)
WON 100-30 JUST FINE
50-38 UP ON FIRST DAY OF NEWMARKET: Daqman, who last weekend landed the French Gold Cup with Kyprios (WON 7-10) and the Arc de Triomphe with Alpinista (WON 7-2), today enters Cesarewitch weekend 50-38 up on Pricewise of the Racing Post.
THE ONE-TWO ARE IN 1-3 TODAY!
⭕ 1.50 Newmarket (Cornwallis Stakes) With the stalls on the far side, gates 1, 2, 3 head the market; that select little bunch have won five of the last nine renewals of the race.
Irish-raider Wodao (stall 3) has kept company with the best two-year-olds to date: placed twice behind The Antarctic and only five lengths off Little Big Bear in the Windsor Castle. He is too big at 10.5 this morning.
But he was just behind Bolt Action before that one was slammed by Prince Of Pillo in the Harry Rosebery. Prince Of Pillo is in the one stall today.
Betdaq Betting Exchange 2.76 Prince Of Pillo, 10.5 Wodao
⭕ 2.25 Newmarket (Oh So Sharp Stakes) There could be a similar draw advantage here to Crystallium (2) and Rage Of Bamby (1), with stalls one and two having won the last three renewals.
But I would put Youngest, out of gate 4, into that far-side group, as a Dubawi out of a Group-1-winning Shamardal mare, and with Roger Varian and Wlliam Buick in such great form together.
Rage Of Bamby was third to Commissioning in the Rockfel, so would boost that one’s chances in the Fillies Mile later on, were she to go well in this.
BETDAQ value 4 Crystallium, 9.1 Youngest
KEEPING 20.0 MAGNUS IN MIND..
⭕ 2.40 York Empirestateofmind has been involved in the finish of 14 out of 17 races. He has crept up the handicap but likes cut in the ground and is handy in gate 5, with the low numbers likely to get a lead from What’s The Story (7).
Substantial was a beaten favourite behind Empirestateofmind in the Summer Cup at thirsk in July. Improved in a tongue-tie, a head second at Goodwood, but drawn out in the old chocolate-factory car–park today.
La Trinidad is having his 15th race at York, half a stone lighter than when fourth in this handicap last year. He’s been big-field placed here four times, two of them wins, but is another drawn high today.
Carolus Magnus is better than the bare form, dropped back to the mile he won over last backend. Placed in higher grade over further recently.
Isla Kai landed a hat-trick on softish ground last summer; sixth in the Royal Hunt Cup in June, and now down to a winning mark.
BETDAQ value 8.4 Empirestateofmind, 20 Carolus Magnus
⭕ 3.00 Newmarket (Challenge Stakes) Sacred is a specialist at this 7f (3 wins out of 5) but her CV shows only 1-7 in Group 2.
She’s locked dead level on a mark of 113 with Pogo, who has similar form at Group level; unlikely now to improve on it at age six but would feature if reproducing the form of his narrow defeat by Kinross at York.
Ease in the ground is not Jumby’s bag and Oscula seems firmly in a rut in Group 3, and can’t contain Internationalangel on Goodwood form.
Purplepay, who has won a Group-2 over a mile on soft ground, didn’t see out the 1m 2f when fifth in the Group-1 Pretty Polly at the Curragh.
I can see Purplepay’s in-form rider, Andrea Atzeni, taking them on here, with her William Haggas stablemate Sacred (Tom Marquand) the most likely danger.
BETDAQ value 2.57 Sacred, 17.5 Purplepay
LIBRARY LOOKS BOOKED FOR PLACE
⭕ 3.35 Newmarket (Fillies Mile) Commissioning on 112 has a 2lb higher rating at this stage than Inspiral and Minding, who both won this off 110.
Commissioning, a Kingman filly out of a sister to Irish Derby and St Leger winner, Capri, landed the Rockfel comfortably only a couple of weeks ago.
Aidan O’Brien, who trained Minding and four other winners of this race, saddles the steady learner, Library, whose 13.5 looks a good each-way bet in a race of a dead eight.
Polly Pott is so improved from her four-timer (raised 38lb) that she has been supplemented for this, after taking the May Hill Stakes, so attempting the same double as Inspiral.
⭕ 3.50 York It’s likely Post Impressionist would have beaten Double Cherry and Zain Nights at Haydock but for being baulked by the runner-up Sea King. The good news is that Post Impressionist is well drawn today; the bad news is that the Haydock race was very slow-run.
Stablemate Nathanael Greene’s winning time was faster the last day over the same course and distance but he may be swallowed up from the one stall.
There is strong news from the Newmarket gallops for Aimeric, winner either side of a modest effort in the Melrose over today’s CD. This is to prove the Melrose was just a blip.
BETDAQ value 6.7 Aimeric
APPLEBY ROWLEY CUP RULER AGAIN
⭕ 4.10 Newmarket (Old Rowley Cup) La Yakel won at Ascot in cruise control but is really tested here, with the leader for most of that race beaten only a length, and now 9lb better off.
That’s First Ruler for Charlie Appleby and this is a race the trainer knows well, he and William Buick having won it twice in the last five seasons.
The Appleby camp will also know about La Yakel from a Godolphin stablemate in this race, first-time blinkered Wild Crusade, sixth to La Yakel at Ascot.
One-time royal hope for the Derby, Educator has been favourite in all four races since his debut but has spent 369 of his 394 days in training on a break!
Maksud has kept good company but, after five races and just his maiden success, has the hood applied.
Simply Sondheim is 6-6 in low-level handicaps with the money down every time. We don’t know his limits and, despite all that success, he is unexposed over today’s trip.
Caius Chorister has raced through the ratings from a 53 to the 99 mark today, winning five in a row and running second in the Melrose.
She was well beaten in France, and now faces her Goodwood runner-up Paradias (bumped at start) 13lb worse off.
BETDAQ value 6.3 First Ruler, 20 Paradias
1.50 Newmarket (win 20, win 10)
BET 2pts win WODAO
BET 5.5pts win PRINCE OF PILLO
2.25 Newmarket (win 10 each)
BET 3.15pts win CRYSTALLIUM
BET 1.25pts win YOUNGEST
2.40 York (win 20)
BET 2.75pts win EMPIRESTATEOFMIND
BET 1pt win CAROLUS MAGNUS
3.00 Newmarket (win 10, win 20)
BET 6pts win SACRED
BET 1.2pts win PURPLEPAY
3.35 Newmarket (win 15 total)
BET 1pt win and place LIBRARY
3.50 York (win 20, nap)
BET 3.5pts win AIMERIC
4.10 Newmarket (win 20)
BET 4pts win FIRST RULER
BET 1pt win PARADIAS
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