DAQMAN TRAPS A WINNER ON THREE CONSECUTIVE DAYS: Careful staking has meant that Daqman has had no losing days this week in three consecutive with a winner, including the nap on Tuesday:
WON 5-4 TEMPER TRAP (Wednesday)
WON 1-1 HEY TEACHER (Tuesday nap)
WON 11-2 HARRANDA (Monday)
ABC GUIDE AS ELEVEN ARE LEFT IN THE HAYDOCK SPRINT: Today Daqman combines the stats and ratings for an ABC guide to Saturday’s big race, the Haydock Sprint, for which 11 probables were announced this morning.
HAYDOCK SPRINT STATS AND RATINGS
⭕ 3.30 Haydock, Saturday (Haydock Sprint Cup) Top scorers in the ABC of stats are given first in alphabetical order. Figures for each horse at left are the official ratings. Going forecast: good to firm.
A: 83% of winners had a rating of 111 or higher.
B: 83% had won three times over 6f.
C: 75% had won a Group race.
+ Three-year-olds do best (6/10)
114 CREATIVE FORCE (ABC+)
Improving 3yo (up 25lb this year), with 6f hat-trick leading to 7f Jersey Stakes win at Royal Ascot (Nando Parrado last). Found the July Cup too sharp on firmish ground, beaten two lengths by Starman.
111 GARRUS (ABC)
Consistent 109-111 in last two years without winning at the highest level. Fifth in the Diamond Jubilee, and landed his first Group 3 on good ground at Deauville the last day.
116 GLEN SHIEL (ABC)
Four 6f strikes, two at Group level; best form on the soft, winning the British Champions Sprint (Art Power a length fourth), but beaten on similar surface at the same track, a length down in the Diamond Jubilee in June (Art Power third, Garrus fourth). Glen Shiel and Art Power were also second and fourth in this Haydock Sprint last year.
120 STARMAN (ABC)
Fives times a 6f winner, two at Group level; his only defeats in seven outings have both been on soft ground, including third at Deauville the last day. Won the July Cup impressively on firm.
111 SUMMERGHAND (ABC)
Only eighth in this on soft last year but has scored twice on firm this season, the Group-3 Abernant Stakes (Emaraaty Ana beaten a length in third) and stormed clear in July Course Listed the last day.
114 SUPREMACY (ABC+)
6f hat-trick at two, completed in Middle Park Stakes but odds-on flop at Ascot on his return in the Spring. Better effort in the July Cup, blinkered, but unfancied 40-1 and nearly eight lengths behind Starman.
115 ART POWER (AC)
Two 6f wins, one a Group 3 at Naas in the summer of 2020 (soft) but has struggled since. Beaten three times by Glen Shiel (see above).
115 EMARAATY ANNA (AC)
Won the Gimcrack (6f 2018) under inspired Frankie Dettori ride but 1-13 after (twice beaten five lengths by Starman) including 40-1 Nunthorpe runner-up on a sound surface in fastish time after return to form at Hamilton (both races 5f).
110 CHIL CHIL (BC)
Won Group 3 on the Newcastle Tapeta surface in June but four lengths (ninth) behind Starman in the July Cup and fifth in the Nunthorpe, a length and a half behind Emaraaty Ana.
108 HAPPY ROMANCE (BC+)
Two-year-olds hat-trick completed in Group 3 at the expense of Alcohol Free but two lengths behind that one in the Cheveley Park, and even further back on reappearance in Fred Darling. Back to winning form in weak Newbury Group 3 the last day
102 NANDO PARRADO (C+)
Coventry Stakes winner (2020) and second in Lagardere. Not live up to that form this season; fourth in the Greenham, last in the Jersey Stakes. Blinkers helped him set up a lead in the Hungerford (7f); weakened final furlong, and now reverts to sprint trip.
HATS OFF FOR INTELLIGENTSIA
⭕ 2.35 Salisbury (Dick Poole Fillies’ Stakes Group 3) An above average field size and it looks a very competitive renewal. The only surprise is to see Richard Hannon without a runner given he has won three of the last four including with Anna Nerium who popped up at 40/1 in 2017.
There was plenty to like about the Royal runner Intelligentsia when she made a winning debut at Newbury in July. Despite drifting in the market she made all to beat Majestic Glory. The form of that race has taken a considerable boost since with Majestic Glory going on to win both her subsequent starts at Newmarket including, notably, the Group 3 Sweet Solera Stakes last time out.
With normal improvement Intelligentsia should play a big hand here and perhaps her end of season entry for the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes might not look too lofty a target after today?
Tardis has a little more experience and is favoured on the BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE in the morning business. He has progressed with each start winning a Listed race at Newbury last time out and should be suited by the step up in trip.
The unbeaten Pearl Glory, trained by Kevin Philippart De Foy, also comes into the reckoning but has a lot more on her plate than when winning over course and distance last month.
⭕ 3.35 Salisbury Neenee’s Choice gets the nap vote of the day in the finale.
The Andrew Balding trained runner comes into this on the back of wins at FFos Las and Newbury and the 3lb hike in the weights might not be enough to stop his progress – particularly as he is likely to improve further for this step up in trip. A confirmed front running type, he might prove hard to peg back under Oisin Murphy.
Also up in trip is Zuhair who is by no means guaranteed to improve for it. He was a slightly disappointing fourth at Leicester last time out.
MARCY FOR TEAM GOSDEN
⭕ 7.55 Chelmsford John and Thady Gosden look to have the answer to this one mile handicap with the lightly raced Mount Marcy.
A starting handicap mark of 78 looks more than workable and he so far has improved in his two starts since joining the yard. His Kempton third last time out looks solid enough and I think sets the standard.
DAQMAN’S BETS (staked to win 10 points)
BET 2.2pts win INTELLIGENTSIA (2.35 Salisbury)
BET 7.1pts win (nap) NEENEE’S CHOICE (3.35 Salisbury)
BET 5.0pts win MOUNT MARCY (7.55 Chelmsford)
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