14-1 SHOOTING STAR AND BETDAQ TREBLE WITH FORTUNE COOKIES: Daqman was reading the stars yesterday, lining up the Fortune Cookies into a BETDAQ treble of big-name odds-on winners and finding a long shot as the day’s outsider (advance information under the sign of Virgo!)
WON 14-1 ADVANCED VIRGO
WON 8-15 BALLYADAM (Fortune Cookie)
WON 2-11 ENVOI ALLEN (Fortune Cookie)
WON 4-11 HONEYSUCKLE (BETDAQ Treble)
Look out this week
FORTUNE COOKIES update
WEEKEND big-race guide
MONDAY TRIO: DAQMAN keeps the stakes low on Monday as he goes in search of a profitable day on his staking plan. The nap runs in the 1.35 at Ayr.
FORTUNE COOKIES: 27 points profit
⚠️ HEADS UP: Daqman’s horses to follow, the Fortune Cookies early birds on trial for the big league, are showing a profit of 27.74 at SP, more if you’d backed them on BETDAQ on the morning of each race.
WON 8-15 Ballyadam
WON 3-1 Cyrname
WON 8-11 Easy Work
WON 2-11 Envoi Allen
WON 2-1 Galvin
WON 10-3 Vanilier
LOSERS: 0 Annie Mc, 2nd Chris’s Dream, 0 Easysland, 3rd Darver Star, 3rd McFabulous, 2nd Saint Roi, F Thyme White
⚠️ HEADS UP: Amour De Nuit, Cloth Cap, Court Maid and Floressa are added to the list.
Runners expected this week are;
Annie Mc (Jonjo O’Neill) Grand Sefton, Aintree, Saturday, December 5; or Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, Cheltenham, Saturday, December 12.
Chris’s Dream (Henry De Bromhead) John Durkan, Punchestown, Sunday, December 6.
Crievehill (Nigel Twiston-Davies) Becher Chase, Aintree, Saturday, December 5.
Greaneteen (Paul Nicholls) Tingle Creek Chase, Sandown, Saturday, December 5
Rouge Vif (Harry Whittington) Tingle Creek Chase, Sandown, Saturday, December 5
NEXT WEEK: Revised list ready for Boxing Day and the New Year
NO BRIDGE TOO FAR
⭕ 1.35 Ayr The ground will be knee deep at Ayr this afternoon ensuring this 3m handicap hurdle will be a real test of stamina.
That should prove music to the ears to the connections of O’Hanrahan Bridge who can continue the good recent form of trainer Donald McCain.
The eight-year-old doesn’t have that many miles on the clock and relished his first experience of heavy ground when winning by seven lengths at Carlisle earlier in the month.
It was also his first try over this trip under Rules and he should again relish the test – even though Ayr is less demanding than Carlisle.
The negatives are that he is up 5lb and it didn’t look a particularly strong contest at Carlisle, but this might not take two much winning either.
Two of his four rivals are out of the handicap and Legalized, chief rival on BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE, has two career wins to her name but they have both come over 2m 4f.
A bigger danger may come from Bryden Boy who gets ticks in the distance and going boxes but needs to show plenty more than he did at Aintree last time out.
GOLD TURNS TO SILVER
⭕ 3.20 Fakenham As usual, not huge fields at Fakenham and one of the more interesting races on the card is the concluding handicap chase at 3.20.
The starting point has to be Gold Fields who romped home by 18 lengths over course and distance on the 17 November.
He was beaten under his statutory (7lb) penalty next time out at Sedgefield (last week) and now races off a mark 12lb higher than his win here on the 17th.
Apart from the hike in the weight – the three races in quick succession must also be a cause for concern.
I prefer the chance of Court Jurado (another today trained by Donald McCain) who is hard to win with but has shown enough recently to suggest his form is right up there and could prove hard to peg back on a course that often favours front runners.
I’VE SEEN THE LIGHT
⭕ 6.20 Wolverhampton This class 2 handicap, sponsored by Ladbrokes, is very much the highlight on the Wolverhampton card.
John Gosden’s Moonlight In Paris ran well in Listed company at Doncaster last time out but I’m not so keen on her 8lb rise in the weights – in addition to her trying the all-weather for the first time.
Elegant Light can continue the superb run of trainer Ralph Beckett – now an outstanding 7 winners from his last 12 runners.
She ran well enough at Lingfield in Listed company last time out having previously finished fourth at Goodwood in another Listed race. This should prove an easier assignment.
DAQMAN’S BETS (all staked to win 10 points)
BET 5.8pts win (nap) O’HANRAHAN BRIDGE (1.35 Ayr)
BET 4.5pts win COURT JURADO (3.20 Fakenham)
BET 4.0pts win ELEGANT LIGHT (6.20 Wolverhampton)
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