50.0 IN RUNNING NO-HOPER FLASHES HOME TO LAND DAQMAN’S NAP: A huge gamble on Daqman’s nap looked lost when Glencora was 50.0 in running in the final furlong at Kempton last night but David Probert timed a withering late run to perfection and got the David Elsworth filly up on the line from ‘nowhere’. It was a case of 3-2-1 for Daqman after his first two tips finished third, then second, overall beaten little more than a length.
✔️ WON 11-8 GLENCORA (napped for another winning day)
SEARCHING HIGH AND LOW FOR HITS ON THE DAY AND IN ADVANCE: Glencora, a daughter of Gleneagles, looks nailed on to win again with a further step up in trip. Meanwhile Daqman searches for more hits at a low level today and continues to compile his early-bird Fortune Cookies in the higher grades, with entries listed where possible, including three this week.
FORTUNE COOKIES: Early Birds
🏇 Allmankind (Dan Skelton) Cruised round at Warwick, jumping straight and true.
🏇 Atholl Street (Paul Nicholls) Improver who is a top-class chaser in the making.
🏇 Ballyadam (Gordon Elliott) Royal Bond Novice Hurdle, Fairyhouse, Sunday, November 29
🏇 Chris’s Dream (Henry De Bromhead) John Durkan, Punchestown, Sunday, December 6.
🏇 Crievehill Nigel Twiston-Davies) Becher Chase, Aintree, Saturday, December 5.
🏇 Crosshill (Jessica Harrington) Novice hurdle, Thursday at Thurles.
🏇 Cyrname (Paul Nicholls) Ladbrokes’ King George, Kempton, Boxing Day.
🏇 Easysland (David Cottin) Cross-country, Cheltenham, Friday, December 11.
🏇 Easywork (Gordon Elliott) Drinmore, Fairyhouse, Sunday, November 29
🏇 Enrilo (Paul Nicholls) Ladbrokes’ Kauto Star Novices Chase, Kempton, Boxing Day.
🏇 Envoi Allen (Gordon Elliott) Drinmore, Fairyhouse, Sunday, November 29
🏇 Felix Desjy (Gordon Elliott) Hammered Darver Star and co at Punchestown
🏇 Franigane (Harry Whittington) Tomorrow (Ffos Las) or Friday (Chepstow)
🏇 Ginto (Gordon Elliott) Huge reputation after runaway Point win.
🏇 Greaneteen (Paul Nicholls) Won a kingmaker race at Exeter.
🏇 McFabulous (Paul Nicholls) Exhibition round at Chepstow.
🏇 Potters Corner (Christian Williams) Teed up for the Coral Welsh Grand National.
🏇 Protektorat (Dan Skelton) Not many horses can sprint up the Cheltenham hill and jump the last as if it was the first. ‘Unreal’ said jockey Harry Skelton.
🏇 Real Steel (Paul Nicholls) Ascot, Saturday, run could be prelude to the King George.
🏇 Rouge Vif (Harry Whittington) Waiting for better ground.
🏇 Thyme White (Paul Nicholls) Novices’ Listed, Haydock, Saturday.
🏇 Vanillier (Gavin Cromwell) Second BETDAQ maiden hurdle.
Results so far
0 Annie Mc (Jonjo O’Neill) Grand Sefton, Aintree, Saturday, December 5
2 Chris’s Dream (Henry De Bromhead) see above
W Cyrname (Paul Nicholls) see above
3 Darver Star (Gavin Cromwell) Disappointing behind Felix Desjy
0 Easysland (David Cottin) Seemed in need of the Cheltenham race.
W Easy Work (Gordon Elliott) see above
W Galvin (Gordon Elliottt) Impressive at Cheltenham.
2 Saint Roi (Willie Mullins) Beaten in a slow, muddling race
2 Vanillier (Gavin Cromwell) see above
MIDNIGHT TO STRIKE EARLY
⭕ 1.33 Fakenham An early season skirmish between Nicky Henderson and Alan King should prevail here with Go Chique and Midnight Ginger respectively.
Both have similar profiles – bumper winners on debut who were beaten on the their second starts.
Go Chique made a winning debut at Southwell but was disappointing on her hurdling debut at Market Rasen when sent off favourite but trailed in sixth, beaten 24 lengths.
She certainly doesn’t look a world beater and better value on the BETDAQ Betting Exchange may lie with Midnight Ginger who makes her hurdling debut. She looked good when making a winning debut at Newbury in December (over 1m 4f) and then was stepped up in class to contest a Listed bumper at Market Rasen where she finished a creditable fourth.
That form stacks up strongly in the context of this modest event and she can continue the good recent form of the King stable.
Hopefully she will prove too progressive for the rather more exposed pair of Champagne Terri and Timetoroe.
LEXI STILL THE ONE
⭕ 2.20 Southwell Lexi The One looks a solid bet to defy her 6lb penalty for her course and distance win eight days ago.
She couldn’t have been more impressive on her first visit to Southwell – winning by five and a half lengths – and as I always point out Southwell really is the stereotypical horses for courses track.
She is up against Cesifire who also won on the same day at Southwell in the other division of the race won by ‘Lexi.
She also won by five and a half lengths – what are the odds on that !!!
But her win came in a slower time and in what looked a weaker division.
SURPLUS TO REQUIREMENTS
⭕ 7.45 Newcastle Burrows Seeside is the obvious one bidding for a hat-trick but is up another 5lb and only scrambled home last time.
The value might be with Insurplus who is a five time winner at Newcastle and with another drop from the handicapper should find his next win around the corner.
Despite the field size, it doesn’t look the strongest of contests.
DAQMAN’S BETS (staked to win 10 points)
BET 3.4pts win MIDNIGHT GINGER (1.33 Fakenham)
BET 6.0pts win (nap) LEXI THE ONE (2.20 Southwell)
BET 1.6pts win INSURPLUS (7.45 Newcastle)
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