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‘NON-RUNNER’ IN THE MARKET LANDS BREEDERS CUP VICTORY: Daqman tip Modern Games (WON 3.5 on BETDAQ) was withdrawn in error at the start of his Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf victory at Del Mar last night. Though reinstated, his runner-up Tiz The Bomb was declared the winner for local betting purposes. It was Modern Games’ stablemate, Albahr, who had to be withdrawn. Afterwards, Del Mar listed both Modern Games and Albahr as non-runners but allowed Modern Games to keep the £379,562 purse!

AINTREE TIP: In the Grand Sefton today back a horse which has already jumped the Grand National fences.

DEL MAR TIP: All bar one of the winners on the Breeders Cup card yesterday were drawn no higher than six.

FINAL FLING: How Daqman stands with Pricewise ahead of Saturday fixtures on the last day of the Flat.

DAQMAN 57, PRICEWISE 38


TIGER KNOWS AINTREE FENCES

⭕ 2.15 Aintree (Grand Sefton Chase) This is the first test of the season over the Grand National fences, before the Becher Chase run at the December meeting. Horses aged eight and nine are 7-10.

Typically, the exception to the rule is Paul Nicholls, who has won it with a six-year-old among three successes in seven seasons.

Today here’s his seven-year-old Cat Tiger who has already finished third in a big feld for the Foxhunters over the Grand National fences in April. That was over today’s CD at level weights.

Cat Tiger is now in a handicap with owner-rider David Maxwell claiming 3lb and taking his weight down to 10st 11lb.

Time To Get Up’s back–to-back Spring strikes, including the Midlands Grand National put him up a stone; he’s never won fresh and today’s trip looks a bit short for him now. No the danger must be others who know these big fences.

Senior Citizen, who returned with a win at Market Rasen last month, was seventh in the 2020 Grand Sefton and 12-lengths third in the 2021 Topham, both over today’s CD.

Sir Jack Yeats, fifth in the Topham, was second in last year’s Grand Sefton and, after Hogan’s Height won the 2019 renewal, he finished the course in the 2021 Grand National itself in April.

The one for me who might shine first time here is Henry De Bromhead’s Spyglass Hill; a clever and good jumper, so the big fences may suit.

BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE value 6.5 Cat Tiger, 12 Spyglass Hill


FIRST IN FINAL BIG HANDICAP

⭕ 2.40 Doncaster (November Handicap) I had East Asia in the Fortune Cookies for the Ebor Handicap but he lost his way after a Spring hat-trick, and Ian Williams didn’t get him back to form until 10 days ago.

He can put two races together and likes cut in the ground, which is also ideal for another who ran well in October after a break, the unexposed three-year-old First Light.

Calling The Wind has done well in long-distance handicaps, including third in the Cesarewitch but was beaten only a head over today’s 1m 4f at Newbury.

BETDAQ value 8.4 First Light, 10.0 East Asia


YOU NEED ‘ANA’ ON YOUR SIDE

⭕ 7.40 Del Mar (Breeders Cup Turf Sprint) Her one-stall berth tonight poses the question: can Glass Slippers handle life in the fast lane?

Last year’s winner of this at Keeneland, Glass Slippers came from the rear and squeezed through in the last 100 yards of a half-furlong-longer race.

I prefer her stablemate Emaraaty Ana (gate 2), who raced freely on fast ground when she pipped Starman over 6f in the Haydock Sprint.

In gate 3 is hot-favourite Golden Pal, who was behind second-placed Emaraaty Ana when only seventh in the Nunthorpe but otherwise has won four turf starts.

In 4 is Lieutenant Dan, progressive now at age five after a light career, and, as well as Golden Pal, Wesley Ward has Kimari and Arrest Me Red in a Del Mar dash you need a price about.

BETDAQ value 6.0 Emaraaty Ana


ONLY YOU TO CONQUER LOVE

⭕ 8.59 Del Mar (Breeders Cup Filly And Mare Turf) To say that England and Ireland are 5-3 up on the home team in the last eight years is not quite right, because the three US wins were all down to Chad Brown.

With four since 2011, he is the only American trainer able to resist so it’s Anglo-Irish 5, Chad Brown 3.

Tonight the raiding party sees 2020 Keeneland winner, Audarya, try for a repeat in the race for James Fanshawe but Lasix is not allowed this year and she has drawn stall 12.

That’s helped confirm Aidan O’Brien’s Love as favourite, with 3lb in hand of Audarya, whom she beat at Royal Ascot over a furlong shorter.

Chad Brown has Pocket Square well drawn in 2 but the nine-furlong winner now has to perform two furlongs further.

It’s a similar story for Ger Lyons’ Acanella (gate 3), and it’s hard to fancy Rougir, the Opera winner on Arc day on heavy.

Talking of the Arc, the thrashing of a star line-up by the Japanese reminds us to look closely at Loves Only You, who got to within half a length of Mishriff in the Sheema Classic and, after her last-day win, the ratings must now look so tight: 118 Love, 117 Loves Only You, 116 Audarya, War Like Goddess

BETDAQ value 4.5 Loves Only You


BETDAQ 12.0 MASTER VALUE

⭕ 10.20 Del Mar (Breeders Cup Mile) Aidan O’Brien, who won this last year with Order Of Australia, relies on the filly Mother Earth, who won the Newmarket 1,000 Guineas on firm ground.

Charlie Appleby, who has been O’Brien’s nemesis this year, has Space Blues well drawn in 3, also enjoying firm ground when taking the Riyadh Turf Sprint (7f) in February.

This is Space Blues last race. He has won five Group races over a mile but the entire has not run or won over a mile since breaking his maiden as a juvenile in a low-grade contest at Nottingham.

But the winner of the Foret on the last day – giving weight to Pat Twomey’s Pearls Galore – has his stablemate, 2,000 Guineas runner-up Master Of The Seas, in the lucky one stall.

The ‘Master’ has returned to form and is back on the fast ground he enjoyed that day. Forget his Champions Day run on soft, when the run was needed.

BETDAQ value 12.0 Master Of The Seas


CHARLIE PAYS FOR THE DAY

⭕ 11.40 Del Mar (Breeders Cup Turf) There has been no wide-drawn winner at this trip at Del Mar in seven seasons.

That makes hard work of it for Teona from stall 12, Tarnawa out of 13 and Japan from 14.

Charlie Appleby has two strong contenders, impressive Canadian International winner Walton Street (stall 7) and the progressive Ybir (stall 10) who the last day won the Jockey Club Derby at Belmont on firm.

Ybir was Godolphin’s No 1 for Derby but showed his kinks, so Adayar and Hurricane Lane were rightly preferred but now stay at home in the hope that a more mature Ybir can do the job for them.

BETDAQ value 8.5 Ybir, 10 Walton Street

DAQMAN’S BETS

1.25 Doncaster (win 20, nap)
BET 4pts win TOMFRE

2.40 Doncaster (win-50 bull’s-eye bets)
BET 6.75pts win FIRST LIGHT
BET 5.5pts win EAST ASIA

2.15 Aintree (win-50 bull’s-eye bets)
BET 9pts win CAT TIGER
BET 4.5pts win SPYGLASS HILL

3.20 Aintree (win 10)
BET 2.5pts win WILDE ABOUT OSCAR

BREEDERS CUP TONIGHT

7.40 Del Mar (win 20)
BET 4pts win EMARAATY ANA

8.59 Del Mar (win 20)
BET 5pts win LOVES ONLY YOU

10.20 Del Mar (win-50 bull’s-eye bet)
BET 4.5pts win MASTER OF THE SEAS
BET 2pts win SPACE BLUES (saver)

11.40 Del Mar (win 25 each)
BET 3.5pts win YBIR
BET 2.5pts win WALTON STREET

OTHER SELECTIONS TONIGHT
8.19 Life Is Good
9.38 Jackie’s Warrior
11.00 Royal Flag
TOMORROW
00.40 Knicks Go


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