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DO YOU COME HERE OFTEN? DAQMAN DOES FOR BETDAQ NAPS UP TO 6.0: Four winning naps in five days last week, then winners at 17-2 and 6.0 on BETDAQ this week: could Daqman put them together and land a long-priced nap? He could if you bet with BETDAQ yesterday. He took 6.0 about his best bet, Oftenwork (WON 19-10) at La Teste De Buch, writing up the local trainer, Didier Guillemin. Result: Didier landed a hat-trick and Oftenwork won the feature race of the day for him by two and a half lengths and three:

✔️ WON 17-2 MAZELTOF (Monday)
✔️ WON 49-10 TOP MAX (Tuesday, 6.0 taken on BETDAQ)
✔️ WON 19-10 OFTENWORK (Wednesday nap, 6.0 taken on BETDAQ)

LIONHEARTED DAQMAN FINDS AMAZING CROSS-COUNTRY SUPERNAP: Today Daqman goes West again as French racing flees from a new lockdown in the capital, with Deauville taking over the Longchamp card. He also looks for standouts at the mixed meetings of Le Lion d’Angers and Lyon-Parilly, and finds one called Amazing in a cross-country race at Le Lion! Headlines:



⚠️ LEADING FRENCH TRAINERS Christophe Escuder 24, Jean-Claude Rouget 24, Christophe Ferland 23, Fabrice Vermeulen 22, Frederic Rossi 21, Francis-Henri Graffard 18, Jerome Reynier 18, Henri-Alex Pantall 16, Philippe Soborg 14, Andrea Marcialis 13, Didier Guillemin 12, Nicolas Caullery 11, Fabrice Chappet 10.

⚠️ LEADING FRENCH JOCKEYS Pierre-Charles Boudot 55, Maxime Guyon 42, Christophe Soumillon 41, Anthony Crastus 27, Cristian Demuro 27, Eddy Hardouin 23, Julien Auge 22.

⭕ 10.40 Deauville It’s 10 weeks since Alain De Royer-Dupre had a winner, though he hasn’t been self-isolating; he’s had 13 consecutive losers, including beaten favourites at Chantilly and Lyon-Parilly in the last few days.

So, though Edisa is well clear in the ratings, and is dropping down from a sequence of Group races, I was not exactly clambering to get an early-mouse offer on BETDAQ for this intriguing fillies and mares Listed.

The positive is that she’s significantly up in trip for one related to Gold Cup winners down the dam’s side of her pedigree.

Impressive-looking winner at Fontainebleau, Think Of Me has been placed at Group and Listed level and is unexposed after only three runs for Francis-Henri Graffard who has had six winners since racing’s return and has moved up sixth in the trainer’s table.

When Listed-level winner Amarena joined Pascal Bary from Germain trainer Henk Grewe, she was plunged straight into the Prix Diane (French Oaks) and is another unexposed.

Endorphine will get the trip and is a course winner. Never out of the first three since her debut, and experienced in top-class races on all types of ground, she was just touched off – first time under today’s rider, Cristian Demuro – in a Saint-Cloud Listed, the first two seven lengths clear of the remainder.

Muette reappears for Andre Fabre and Maxime Guyon after a solid fourth in the Group 2 Prix Chaudenay on the last day, albeit that was seven months ago.

Fabre has had a couple of winners in the last few days and this one is better qualified than most. I took 4.0 on BETDAQ about the filly called ‘speechless.’

⭕ 11.10 Deauville Chantilly-based Fabrice Chappet has had four winners in the last eight days at Saint-Cloud, Lyon Parilly, Chantilly itself and Longchamp. Jamilya (BETDAQ 6.0), second on the debut at Chantilly, could add a fifth winning track to the flexible stable’s current tour de France!

⭕ 12.10 Deauville Gugus Des Brieres, an unexposed colt with Galileo down both sides of the pedigree, has switched from an Austrian trainer to Nicolas Caullery, who has built up a string of 60 horses at Chantilly.

Caullery has established himself as a top handicap trainer and he comes to this one after four winners since racing reopened. He’s booked Christophe Soumillon for the ride: BETDAQ 7.0.


⭕ 3.25 Le Lion d’Angers Clement Lefebvre, leading the jumps jockeys’ table with 18, rides here today for ‘Gaby’ Leenders, the trainer we talked about on Tuesday, as grateful for his working as assistant to Nicky Henderson and David Pipe.

Leenders is an hour away from Le Lion-d’Angers, another one of western France’s racing retreats, which will serve the sport well during the renewed lockdown in Paris.

Great Escape is by Great Pretender, sire of Ptit Zig (four in a row in England for Paul Nicholls prior to winning the French Champion Hurdle) and Benie Des Dieux, French Champion Hurdler for Willie Mullins before running second in the Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham.

I bet 8.0 on BETDAQ in this opener of a mixed 10-race card at Le Lion d’Angers that Great Escape can start today on the long road to the big one in Auteuil one day.

⭕ 4.25 Le Lion d’Angers It was an uncharacteristic error by the Leenders five-year-old Joly Risk (BETDAQ 4.3) that put the February Angers winner out of a big chase at Auteuil in March, and he could get back to form over these easier fences.

Standing in his way is Bess (BETDAQ 7.0), who attempts back-to-back success after a scintillating win at a lesser track on the last day.

⭕ 6.30 Le Lion d’Angers (Cross-country) Amazing Comedy, with James Reveley riding for David Cottin, was runner-up at Cheltenham in December to his stablemate, Easysland, the subsequent festival champion in March over Tiger Roll.

Emmanuel Clayeux and jockey Felix De Giles bagged the big chase at Auteuil a few days ago with Ebonite, but their Diesel D’Allier was well behind Easysland at the festival.

Perhaps Leenders-Lefebvre can produce Bucefal in this cross-country discipline, and four-time winner Twirling cannot be left out, but Amazing Comedy’s status makes him a standout at 3.25 ON BETDAQ.


⭕ 4.10 Lyon-Parilly Gaby Leenders claims off the favourite, Fripon Du Seuil, in this chase on one of the Lyon tracks.

But our old friends Francois Nicolle and Angelo Zuliani seem to have Father James (BETDAQ 3.0) prepared for this, after his Auteuil reappearance.

⭕ 5.10 Lyon-Parilly Nicolle-Zuliani found that Srheliga couldn’t handle a quality field for a big chase at Auteuil in March but the filly’s form looks good enough for this.

Her allowance gives Srheliga (BETDAQ 4.5) an added advantage over Derby De Tendron (multiple winner in lower class) but Emmanuel Clayeux’s claiming off the Lyon-Parilly CD winner Ecume Atlantique makes a race of it.


10.40 Deauville (win 20)
BET 6.5pts win MUETTE

11.10 Deauville (win 10)
BET 2pts win JAMILYA

12.10 Deauville (win 10)

3.25 Le Lion d’Angers (win 20)
BET 2.85pts win GREAT ESCAPE

4.10 Lyon-Parilly (win 10)

4.25 Le Lion d’Angers (win 10)
BET 3pts win JOLY RISK
BET 1.65pts win BESS

5.10 Lyon-Parilly (win 10)
BET 2.85pts win SRHELIGA

6.30 Le Lion d’Angers (supernap)

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