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THREE WINNERS FOUR TIMES IN A WEEK: FOUR SUPERNAPS: Daqman has landed three winners in a day FOUR times in a week of FIFTEEN winning bets. Yesterday, as he strolled 19-9 ahead of Pricewise, he made it four winning supernaps (five naps altogether) in the week, which has seen winners at 8-1, 7-1, and 13-2 from 11.0 (more details yesterday). He gave the one-two in the French 2,000 Guineas. Here are the four sequences of triple hits:

WON 1-2 PERSIAN KING, French supernap
WIN (2ND 32-5) w/p SHAMAN
WON 2-5 BROOME, Irish supernap

WON 2-1 ANTHONY VAN DYCK, supernap

WON 5-4 CIRCUS MAXIMUS, supernap

WON 11-4 HAPPEN, nap

NOW LOOK OUT FOR DAQMAN AT THE YORK DANTE MEETING: Another week of Classic trials ahead, concentrated on York, as Daqman revises his Fortune Cookies in the hope of trapping the future stars as they rise off the launch-pad.


Broome, Broome! The engine took time to warm up yesterday, and the latest Ballydoyle Classic-trial star looked more like a St Leger sort or a Cup horse for next year than a Derby winner.

And, though a colt can do no more than win two Classic trials – he took the Ballysax, too – I prefer the acceleration in the big bold stride of Sir Dragonet, who must surely come on the proverbial ton from the Chester Vase.

Persian King could do no more than win his Guineas at Longchamp yesterday, and not much point naming him a horse to follow, as he is likely to spend his racing days in France, with perhaps the exception of one race at Royal Ascot.

Thursday’s Dante is the last big day for flying a Derby kite or bursting some bubbles. More about that tomorrow. Now here is the revised Fortune Cookies list, with target races we know of.

Almania (Sir Michael Stoute) Dante Stakes, York, Thursday
A Momentofmadness (Charles Hills) Forget Chester where he got stuck in the mud.
Cleontie (Andrew Balding) Well backed for the Chester Cup, got too far back.
Dubai Warrior (John Gosden) misses the Dante
Elector (Sir Michael Stoute) Royal Hunt Cup
Enable (John Gosden) Coronation Cup, Epsom May 31
Global Prospector (Clive Cox) Nothing specified
Hermosa (Aidan O’Brien) Epsom Oaks, May 31
Joyful Mission (Sir Michael Stoute) Needs a run before Royal Ascot
Kick On (John Gosden) Will be dropped back to 7f.
Mabs Cross (Michael Dods) On path to more sprint glory
Matterhorn (Mark Johnston) AW star, stepped up to Group 2 on grass at Chester
Mustashry (Sir Michael Stoute) Lockinge Stakes, Saturday
Ripp Orf (David Elsworth) Needs a win to get in the Royal Hunt Cup
Sangarius (Sir Michael Stoute) Irish 2,000 Guineas
Sir Dragonet (Aidan O’Brien) My pick of the Derby trialists so far
Qabala (Roger Varian) Coronation Stakes, Royal Ascot
Solage (Jim Bolger) Ribblesdale Stakes, Royal Ascot
Too Darn Hot (John Gosden) Dante Stakes, Thursday
Wissahickon (John Gosden) Coronation Cup, Epsom


2.00 Musselburgh Cape Victory can bounce back from an odds-on defeat at Southwell last month.

He was sent off a 1/3 favourite but failed to beat Parallel World by a short head.

Southwell is such a quirky venue that I wouldn’t want to condemn him after that run and I think he can make it third time lucky here as he gets stepped up in trip and can now get back on track after his promising debut at Newcastle where he chased him a John Gosden trained runner.

Spirit Of Lund looks a little short in the market to me for a horse that trailed home last of 15 last time out at Haydock on soft ground.

Although the faster surface will suit, a 35 length beating hardly inspires confidence.

2.10 Kempton Another disappointingly subscribed Kempton meeting with the (good to firm in places) scaring off a lot of runners.

Only four go to post for the opening novices’ hurdle but it remains a competitive betting heat with the exception of Salazar who looks out of his depth.

There’s a case to be made for the remaining trio and I think there is spot of value in opposing the current BETDAQ 2.22 favourite (at the time of writing) Tiffin Top.

He has a 4lb swing in the weights with Highly Prized who beat him a head and 2 1/4 lengths into third at Wincanton in April (good ground) and whilst that ordinarily would suggest he has a great chance of turning the form around, I think there is every reason to think that the Emma Lavelle trained Highly Prized will improve considerably on just his third start over hurdles. He’s got an interesting CV – having started with Lady Cecil and then moved to the USA where he was a winner on the flat.

Tiffin Top was a beaten favourite over course and distance last time out and again might be vulnerable.

Locker Room Talk cannot be ruled out. He won easily at Huntingdon before finishing last of 16 finishers in an Aintree handicap last time out and will find this easier.

4.20 Kempton Another small field, but competitive betting event.

The market seems to be favouring Canny Tom but his two career wins from 44 starts have both come with give in the ground, so statistically you have to look elsewhere.

The 12-year-old Here Am I doesn’t seem the force he once was – although has won on good ground.

Preference is for Come On Charlie who is a good ground specialist – he was pulled up on good to soft ground at Exeter last month which is a little concerning but the balance of his form is good and trainer Philip Hobbs is in pretty good form.

DAQMAN’S BETS (staked to win 20 points except SUPERNAP at SP)
SUPERNAP BET 20pts win CAPE VICTORY (2.00 Musselburgh)
BET 9.3pts win HIGHLY PRIZED (2.10 Kempton)
BET 7.1pts win COME ON CHARLIE (4.20 Kempton)

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