DAQMAN NAP IS ON TARGET AGAIN: Impressive! says the commentator as Star Archer (WON 7-4) passed the post at Wolverhampton last night. Who else knew? Daqman, of course. It was yet another impressive nap by the wizard of tipping, whose service is free to the BETDAQ site.

READ THE MARKET NOT THE PAPERS: The irrepressible Daqman has another target in his sights today. We’re talking about pre-race trainer interviews in the daily racing papers. Do you actually read this stuff? Can you ever catch them right? Daqman has the answer which is to follow the BETDAQ market instead.


Is it worth the paper it’s printed on? The Racing Post’s pre-race trainer interviews, presumably intended to ‘put you on’ the winner, more often than not ‘put you off’.

I stopped looking for a while because my first choice was diminished as not expected because of ‘ground worries’; ‘might not be fit enough’ or ‘might need the race’.

But the ‘might’ too often became ‘mighty’ or majestic as the beast in question trotted up after I had swerved it, following the stable advice.

I don’t mind getting turned over occasionally, and I, myself, delight in turning over the layers or, more intentionally, the so-called price-wise columns.

It’s when the off-putting ‘might’ (or might not) is applied to an animal who is the subject of an al’might’y gamble and wins with its head in his chest, the jockey not waiting to get his breath back before he tells an ITV Me-Too interviewer, strolling beside him:

‘We knew days ago that he was well back to his best; in fact, had improved a stone! It was just a matter of getting round really.’

I don’t have a system about all this mis/disinformation, but I know a man who does.

He tells me: ‘Back the second string of certain top trainers. They don’t always win but, at their prices, are leagues in front in the overall-returns column.’

As for ‘information’ from the trainers, he declares: ‘Back a big stable when it has several runners in the same race.

‘The one to be on is often mentioned as an afterthought in a throw-away line at the end of a lot of hoo-hah about the others, as ‘might have a decent chance, too’.

There’s that ‘might’ again, but this time meaning ‘a mighty big’ chance.. but we don’t want you to know about it until our money is down! Twas ever thus.

So why not just follow the BETDAQ market? I’ve got more to say about markets later in the week. Watch this space!


Just one meeting and just six races, that’s how we roll at Rolleston on Tuesday AKA Southwell.

4.30 Southwell The only non handicap on the card and my best bet of the day runs here.

Volatile should carry these home if taking to the surface. It’s a big ‘if’ and not one I usually like taking at Southwell but on a day of slim pickings I can’t be too choosy.

The Jamie Osborne trained runner has over a stone in hand on Essential on official ratings although Essential does bring the ‘essential’ course form to the table. He stayed on well to win a handicap over seven furlongs here last time out.

Light Laughter was a creditable fifth at Lingfield on his first start for Charlie Fellowes having previously been trained in Ireland by Dermot Weld. He remains unexposed and could be the danger but preference has to be for Volatile who saw off an odds-on favourite at Chelmsford last time out.

5.00 Southwell Tight sprint handicap to conclude the card and I’m keen on Archimedes. Although he was a beaten favourite here last time out, it did come over the longer six furlong trip and I think he is more effective here.

He won off this mark last January when today’s pilot Josephine Gordon was also onboard and the pair can strike in race where there are big question marks over the rivals.

The BETDAQ market is struggling to sort out a favourite. Vying for that status is Crosse Fire (finished stone last here last time and looks high in the weights) and Red Stripes (only won one in nine starts here).

DAQMAN’S BETS (both to win 20 points)
BET 8.8pts win (nap) VOLATILE (4.30 Southwell)
BET 5.1pts win ARCHIMEDES (5.00 Southwell)

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