EIGHT CONSECUTIVE DAQMAN NAPS: Daqman landed his nap two weeks ago today and started a sequence of 11 winners from 14 daily best-bets since, currently stepping up the sequence with eight in a row!
⭐ WON 13-10 BLACKBEARD (Sunday, August 21, nap)
⭐ WON 8-13 MEDITATE (Saturday supernap)
⭐ WON 5-2 FRANTASTIC (Friday nap)
⭐ WON 7-4 ALPINISTA (Thursday nap)
⭐ WON 2-5 BAAEED (Wednesday supernap)
⭐ WON 10-11 BRAZEN DIAMOND (Tuesday nap)
⭐ WON 2-9 REMEMBERING (Monday nap)
⭐ WON 9-10 ETERNAL PEARL (Sunday nap)
⭐ WON 8-13 SEA ON TIME (Thursday nap)
⭐ WON 11-10 SEEKING GOLD (Wednesday nap)
⭐ WON 5-6 FARIBA (Monday, August 8, nap)
2-2 FROM DEAUVILLE GROUP RACES: Yesterday’s Daqman nap, Blackbeard, railed faster than anything on the day for 12 points from the Group-1 Prix Morny, followed up by a 10-pointer in a Group-2. That was 2-2 at Deauville for Daqman, who says: ‘To get nine naps in a row – then maybe the 10 – I have to go back to modest betting fare today and all Jumps cards tomorrow. Fish‘n chips taste good when the caviar dries up!’
WON 13-10 BLACKBEARD (nap)
WON 3-5 SEA LA ROSA
BLACKBEARD BAGS MORNY BOOTY
Terrific ton! Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore took the £168k Prix Morny prize at Deauville yesterday for their 100th Group-1 together.
It was 2-2 for Ballydoyle two-year-olds at the Group-1 level this season when Blackbeard followed up Little Big Bear’s sensational Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh a fortnight earlier.
The two results, in which Richard Hannon’s Persian Force was beaten seven lengths at the Curragh and half a length at Deauville, separates the sprinter Blackbeard from the Classic hope Little Big Bear with no worries that they will have to avoid each other.
I would expect to see Blackbeard in the Middle Park and Little Big Bear in the National Stakes.
Redemption came for Hannon when Aristia won the Jean Romanet (fillies and mares Group 1) by only a neck from Paddy Twomey’s Rosscarbery.
Frankie Dettori on Verry Elleegant finished last at 12-5 favourite on her first outing for Francis-Henri Graffard.
The Melbourne Cup winner was afterwards described as ‘very rusty’, which might have helped punters nail the winner had they been given an inkling of that before the race.
HERE’S ONE TO GO TO WAR WITH
⭕ 2.25 Chepstow Winning only your maiden always creates a bad CV in a racehorse. Not that they haven’t tried to persuade Reversion to improve on it.
First they dropped him from class 2 to class 5; second of all they had him gelded; then they put cheekpieces on him; finally they tried the visor.
He got within half a length of Autumn Festival at Sandown, getting a pound last month in the cheekpieces, but ‘never doing enough to get by,’ says the Raceform racereader. So his getting another pound today might not make the difference.
It was Autumn Festival’s third win this year and his first for William Buick, who is currently 129-127 behind Hollie Doyle with a sensational 25% strike-rate for £4.3m in prizemoney.
But the form-book has you thinking: if the hapless Reversion gets that close to Autumn Festival, surely it’s likely they’ll both get beat, if there’s a decent tool in the race!
The one to do it could be King Of War. But for his saddle slipping here at Chepstow in July, he would have been in the frame seven races in succession, maybe even landed the third win of his career.
King Of War was already a course-and-distance winner going into that race and last time out he scored a grade higher than today, in class 4, which has cost him a 3lb rise, quickly wiped out by Rhys Clutterbuck’s claim.
Whatever happens to William Buick here, he seems to have an armchair ride later on with Night Battle (3.35).
Betdaq Betting Exchange 3.45 King Of War
BAR’S OPEN FOR A CELEBRATION
⭕ 6.50 Stratford Another jockey striking at 25% (but 44% in the last two weeks with 7-16) is Brian Hughes, who rides Isthebaropen, who has progressed a stone over the last year.
Forecast hasn’t won a hurdle race since May 2019, while Dr Richard Newland (Taste The Fear) is right out of form with 0-16, and the last five runners saddled by Jamie Snowden (College Oak) have been beaten a total of 126 lengths and more.
PRETENDING 13.0 PRESCOTT PUNT
⭕ 7.10 Southwell Sir Mark Prescott capped a run of 6-12 when Alpinista won the Yorkshire Oaks last week; that spree was 50% but his current overall 30% is no less remarkable. And the way he sets up a sequence horse is still amazing…
Look for one in a low-class race, preferably taking a sudden hike in trip. This race could be the start of something good for Pretending, by Make Believe, well drawn out of the one stall on this turning track.
BETDAQ evening value 2.31 Isthebaropen (nap) and 13.0 Pretending
2.25 Chepstow (win 10)
BET 4pts win KING OF WAR
6.50 Stratford (win 10, nap)
BET 7.5pts win ISTHEBAROPEN
7.10 Southwell (win 12)
BET 1pt win PRETENDING
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