THE BENEFIT OF FOLLOWING DAQMAN: Daqman has had at least one winner every day for nine days now, Benefit (WON 9-2) yesterday following Outgate (WON 5-2) on Saturday after 96.45 profit in a seven-day spree of 11 winners. As yesterday’s 26 big-odds strikes show, betting on BETDAQ is the value Ascot benefit.
TODAY: ASCOT TOPPERS REVEALED: Royal Ascot opens tomorrow and Daqman’s countdown ends today with his Fortune Cookies to follow for the week. If you’re betting ante-post, check back on the stats and facts, race by race, day by day, last week for this week (Tuesday 7th to Friday/Saturday 10th/11th in the Archive).
ROYAL ASCOT FORTUNE COOKIES
🎩 TOPPERS of the week! Fortune Cookies, listed in race order with their official ratings, feature in eight races at Royal Ascot this week.
The only clash – if it happens – is in Friday’s Coronation Stakes, when last year’s filly star, Inspiral, returns against one of the big improvers of this season, Homeless Songs. But Songs is doubtful; she would only be singing in the rain.
Trueshan connections also face pulling out of the Gold Cup if the going is on the firm side. He’s won back-to-back Long Distance Cups at the Ascot Champions Day meetings of 2020-21, both on soft or softish ground.
Another Fortune Cookies team building up nicely is for June 25-26 at the Curragh, with targets including the Irish Derby, Pretty Polly Stakes and Railway Stakes.
ROYAL ASCOT Fortune Cookies this week.
121 COROEBUS St James Palace Stakes, tomorrow.
117 EMILY UPJOHN Ribblesdale Stakes, Thursday.
120 TRUESHAN Ascot Gold Cup, Thursday. Needs rain.
120 HOMELESS SONGS Coronation Stakes, Friday. Needs rain.
115 INSPIRAL Coronation Stakes, Friday
097 JUST FINE Duke Of Edinburgh Stakes, Friday.
115 PERFECT POWER Commonwealth Cup, Friday.
113 HIGHFIELD PRINCESS Platinum Jubilee Stakes, Saturday.
113 TEONA Hardwicke Stakes, Saturday.
FUTURE Fortune Cookies with ratings and possible engagements.
127 DESERT CROWN King George, July
123 VADENI Irish Champion Stakes, September
116 WESTOVER Irish Derby, June 25
115 LUXEMBOURG Irish Derby, June 25
115 MY ASTRA Pretty Polly Stakes, June 26.
103 ALFRED MUNNINGS Railway Stakes, June 25.
082 LIR SPECIALE next race not decided.
— AUGUSTE RODIN next race not decided.
*Results to date: Homeless Songs won 11-2, Desert Crown won 7-2, Desert Crown won 5-2; Emily Upjohn 2nd; Stone Age unplaced; Changingoftheguard unplaced; Toy unplaced; With The Moonlight unplaced. Profit 65 points to 10-point stakes.
SIR MICHAEL IN TOP FORM
⭕ 3.30 Lingfield It might well prove to be a day for keeping the powder dry ahead of the feast of racing this week and a time to rely on Daqman’s staking plan where one winner will return a profit based on the stakes at prices traded at the time of writing.
I start that quest at Lingfield this afternoon where Sir Michael Stoute can continue his excellent patch of form with Aeonian. It hasn’t all been about Desert Crown – the Newmarket handler has had three winners and several places from his 12 runners since Derby day.
Aeonian won on debut at Yarmouth and then ran well in a better race over a mile at Haydock. This further step up in trip should suit and he can make a winning start in handicap company at the expense of chief BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE rival Big Meeting.
Big Meeting beat a Stoute trained runner, easily, at Chelmsford when relishing the step up in trip and should appreciate the further distance. I just have a question mark over the form though as it looked a little too good to be true. The 2/5 favourite flopped in third spot and just doesn’t look the sort of race to take at face value.
FLAME LOOKS HOT
⭕ 5.15 Nottingham The other half of the Derby winning axis is Richard Kingscote who has also been in good form since Epsom.
He teams up here with Midnight Flame who went into my notebook after finishing fourth on debut at Goodwood.
It looked a decent maiden at the time and she should should be suited by the better ground and hopefully come on plenty for her first start.
Miska, trained by the Crisfords, looks the obvious danger after her debut at Lingfield but she was beaten six and a half lengths into second and at this very early stage Midnight Flame looks stronger.
⭕ 8.10 Windsor The crowd watching the finale at Windsor won’t need to stroll far for the opener at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.
I’m hoping In Paradise can send them on their way in style.
The Tony Newcombe trained runner showed much improved form at Leicester last time out when third to Simply Sondheim who has won both his starts since.
That looks solid enough form in the context of this modest event where only Devorgilla concerns me most.
However she will need to bounce back from a disappointing effort at Brighton where the softer ground probably counted against her.
3.30 Lingfield (win 10)
BET 3.5pts win AEONIAN
5.15 Nottingham (nap, win 10)
BET 6.25pts win MIDNIGHT FLAME
8.10 Windsor (win 10)
BET 2.4pts win IN PARADISE
What are points? Points facilitate a staking plan, which is the secret to creating profit. One point is whatever you choose: a pound, a euro, or whatever ….
Start with a bank and decide how much you can afford to lose over a period of time, and determine the size of your bets accordingly. Daqman makes this variation every day.