APPLAUSE! APPLAUSE! DAQMAN NAP WINS AGAIN: After five consecutive supernaps, there was ‘another round of applause’ for Daqman yesterday in the words of his Doncaster first-day headline. Global Applause (WON 2-1), which landed his nap, is the same horse that started a sequence of Saturday big hitters at 11.0 on BETDAQ (details in yesterday’s column).
HE’S LEADING BY 208 POINTS ON PARK HILL DAY: After moderate racing on the opening day, Doncaster hots up today with two top stakes races, the May Hill for two-year-olds and the Park Hill, known as the fillies’ St Leger. Daqman is 68-22 up on Pricewise, and 208 points ahead (+103 over -105 to single-unit stakes).
TEMPO AT UPBEAT BETDAQ 12.0
1.50 Doncaster Lady Cosette is the only one entered in the Pattern (Rockfel Stakes) but one of only two runners in the race for whom her trainer reaches for more aids.
Blinkers could do the trick in her first handicap but she’d need an easy success to post Rockfel form.
Cookupastorm, Evie Speed, Freed From Desire and Gallovie have all front-run suggesting, potentially, more speed among the high numbers.
Strict Tempo is from a family her in-form yard has done well with and she appears to have a nice slot in the handicap at a nice price: 12.0 BETDAQ offers early mouse.
SHARE DEAL IN VALUE MARKET
2.25 Doncaster (May Hill Stakes) This race had its best winner for some time in Laurens last year, and the Frankel filly Dubai Beauty was being backed this morning as if in that mould.
We saw in my analysis of winners here in the decade that Saeed Bin Suroor does well up to Leger time, and he has scored with two odds-on favourites in this race in the last eight seasons.
But both – as with other winners of this I looked up – had more than one run, and the straight mile result by stall here yesterday was 1, 2, 6 in a field of 16.
Sand Share, from a stable so good with fillies, comes out of stall 3 after an ideal ‘easy’ at Kempton. She, too, has had just the one run.
Magnetic Charm was impressive at Newbury but was unable to cope with Accordance on the last day. Peach Tree and Fleeting seem strong candidates for Aidan O’Brien but he’s never won this.
It’s early days for these youngsters and a punter-friendly 106% overround in the BETDAQ orange allows me to bet around 9.7 Accordance and 11.5 Sand Share.
FORM ALL POINTS TO PILASTER
3.00 Doncaster (Park Hill Stakes) Aiden O’Brien runs two but has never won this race, whereas Ralph Beckett, who saddles Isabel De Urbina, is on a hat-trick after winning with four-year-olds in the last two seasons.
But Isabel (fifth) and God Given (fourth after short-head defeat by Horseplay in the Lancashire Oaks) were easily dismissed by Pilaster and Maid Up in the Group 2 Lillie Langtry at Goodwood.
Not only do these form lines point to Pilaster (2.44 BETDAQ), but the runner-boosted the form in the Ladbrokes March Stakes at Goodwood and has been supplemented for the St Leger.
BIG AT 24.0 AND 31.0 ON BETDAQ
3.35 Doncaster High stalls (15-20 with six wins in the decade) usually dominate, but Aim Power (from 6 today) and Sir Victor (from 2) have scored from the front, so it may pay to back one each side.
Richard Fahey has won it three times in eight years, always with two or three runners, two of the winners at huge odds (Wasntexpectingthat then, Richard!)
Get The Rhythm (31.0 on BETDAQ out of stall 16) is sired by one of the trainer’s personal favourite horses, Garswood (liked it soft; won the Lennox and the Prix Maurice de Gheest).
The Irish Rover (from the one stall for Ballydoyle) brings Group form to the race but is festooned with aids – blinkers now added to tongue tie – and, of six Richard Hannon chances, I like Good Luck Fox (24.0 offers of the lucky 7 gate), who showed a power finish at Sandown and, as another Garswood, suggests that he’s not just a sprinter.
11.5 BOY BEST AFTER A BREAK
4.05 Doncaster Georgia Cox won this ladies’ pro-am last year on Buccaneers Vault, who is 7lb higher now and drawn on the other side.
Kenny The Captain, a length second, is officially 8lb better off but her rider that day, Rachel Richardson (landed a double on Tuesday) switches to the fourth horse, Related, who looks well in, 8lb better for a couple of lengths.
But, for me, the game of musical saddles, has put Hollie Doyle (rode Related last year) on the winner this time around in 11.5 BETDAQ offer Black Isle Boy, a big-field scorer at Thirsk in April with cut in the ground. He is 2-2 after a long break.
1.50 Doncaster (win 30)
BET 2.75pts win STRICT TEMPO
2.25 Doncaster (win 30)
BET 3.5pts win ACCORDANCE
BET 2.75pts win SAND SHARE
3.00 Doncaster (SP)
SUPERNAP: 20pts win PILASTER
3.35 Doncaster (win 30)
BET 1.25pts win and place GOOD LUCK FOX
BET 1pt win and place GET THE RHYTHM
4.05 Doncaster (win 20)
BET 2pts win and place BLACK ISLE BOY
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