BE LUCKY EVERY DAY WITH DAQMAN: Winner-a-day Daqman scored with Be Lucky My Son (WON 5-4) yesterday, following winning naps on Sunday and Monday, both at 6-5. Today he finds bets at four meetings and checks out the stats for the second day at Royal Ascot next Wednesday.
DESERT CROWN KING GEORGE ENTRY: Runaway Epsom Derby winner Desert Crown was yesterday among 34 entries for the King George. The Arc is his main target and he will stay in training as a four-year-old next year, according to the connections’ racing manager, Bruce Raymond.
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⚠️ HEADS UP: Day 2 at Royal Ascot next Wednesday in Daqman’s day-by-day race-by-race check on the facts and stats.
🎩 2.30 Royal Ascot, next Wednesday (Queen Mary Stakes, 5f)
AGE: 2yo fillies only
DRAW: Middle to high numbers best: six of the seven most recent winners came from stalls 20, 14, 20, 16, 25, 1, 22.
TRAINER: Wesley Ward 4, Mick Channon 3, Mark Johnston 2
KEY STAT: 18 of the last 21 winners won last time out
LAST YEAR: Quick Suzy (Gavin Cromwell) 8-1
BETDAQ SPORTSBOOK 3.5 Love Reigns, 6 Dramatised, 9 Meditate, 11 Katey Kontent, Omniqueen, 13 Pillow Talk, Matilda Picotte
🎩 3.05 Royal Ascot, Wednesday (Queens Vase, 1m 6f)
AGE: 3yo only
DRAW: Single-figure stall 9 out of 10.
RATING: Wide range
TRAINER: Mark Johnston 7, Aidan O’Brien 7 Sir Michael Stoute 4
LAST YEAR: Kemari (Charlie Appleby) 15-2
🎩 3.40 Royal Ascot, Wednesday (Duke Of Cambridge Stakes, 1m)
AGE: Four-year-olds 10 out of 11.
DRAW: 9, 10, 11, 12 (five out of eight)
TRAINER: John Gosden 4, Sir Michael Stoute 4, James Fanshawe 2
LAST YEAR: Indie Angel (John and Thady Gosden) 22-1
🎩 4.20 Royal Ascot, Wednesday (Prince Of Wales’s Stakes, 1m 2f)
AGE: Four and five (10-11).
DRAW: Stalls 6 and 7 seven out of 10; only one higher than 7.
RATINGS: 119 to 125 (five out of seven)
TRAINER: Aidan O’Brien 4, John Gosden 4, Saeed Bin Suroor 4, Sir Michael Stoute 3, Andre Fabre 2.
LAST YEAR: Love (Aidan OBrien) 11-10 favourite
BETDAQ SPORTSBOOK 2.37 Bay Bridge, 4 Shahryar, 6 Mishriff, 7 Lord North, 7 State Of Rest, 11 Dubai Honour, 13 Mostahdaf, 15 Addeybb.
🎩 5.00 Royal Ascot, Wednesday (Royal Hunt Cup)
AGE: 4yo six out of seven.
DRAW: 4 to 11 five; 21 to 33 five.
FAVOURITES: Only one winner in the last 25 years.
TRAINER: John Gosden 2, James Fanshawe 2, Saeed Bin Suroor 2.
LAST YEAR: Real World (Saeed Bin Suroor) 18-1
BETDAQ SPORTSBOOK 8 Dark Shift, 11 Astro King, Tyrrhenian Sea; 13 Magical Morning, Royal Champion, Toshizou; 15 Totally Charming, 17 Excel Power, Symbolize, Vafortino, Mujtaba, Rebel Territory.
🎩 5.35 Royal Ascot, Wednesday (Windsor Castle Stakes)
AGE: 2yo only
TRAINER: Mick Channon 2, Paul Cole 2, Aidan O’Brien 2, Wesley Ward 2,
DRAW: Three winners in a row had come out of stalls 22, 24 and 20 until the one stall won it last year. Extremes of the draw, then!
LAST YEAR: Chipotle (Eve Johnson Houghton) 22-1
HAGGAS FAITH IN QUEEN AMINATU
⭕ 3.30 Haydock today The way Elsals made all at Lingfield – after gelding and with cheekpieces first time – suggests that ‘he’ will be well suited to this track in his first handicap. William Buick rides.
But Queen Aminatu also won over 7f at Lingfield and her time was much faster. She is clearly highly regarded by William Haggas, made favourite in all three starts this year and going for a hat-trick today, again market leader at 2.56 on BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE as I write.
YAHTZEE CAN BEAT THE FAVOURITE
⭕ 6.20 Hamilton He’s the Scott who beats the Scots. Newmarket trainer George Scott has had four runners at Hamilton, and three have won.
The yard, which has won five races out of six since March with a horse called Captain Kane, has booked northern ace Paul Mulrennan to do the steering on the filly who entered notebooks with a decent debut at Lingfield.
Mark Johnston doesn’t do everything expected of him but it is a surprise that Favourite Queen has her fourth novice event instead of moving into handicaps.
She ran very green a couple of lengths behind Yahtzee (fifth) when seventh in the Lingfield race. Yet she is 2.78 this morning, with Yahtzee 4.2, as I write.
LILY POND MUNSTER OAKS VALUE
⭕ 7.10 Cork (Munster Oaks) Aidan O’Brien three-year-olds have won four out of seven against older fillies and mares at this Group-3 level. All were first or second favourites.
Today he saddles value BETDAQ 4.6 offer Lily Pond, related to an Epsom Oaks runner-up and, by Galileo out of Alluringly, her dam was second to Enable in the Cheshire Oaks.
Lily Pond was runner-up in the Blue Wind to the Epsom Oaks sixth last week, Tranquil Lady, which should also be good enough in this league.
Thunder Kiss has already won here at Cork over the 1m 4f (soft, Listed) and Ger Lyons sent the grey over to be third in a Group 2 at York (Forbearance behind). The stable also runs Yaxeni.
Rosscarbery has won all three starts this year, staying at a low level but punished 12lb for winning a soft-ground handicap at Roscommon.
So Paddy Towmey really had no choice when he vowed of this daughter of Sea The Stars: ‘Her handicap days are behind her.’
BIGGLES CAN FLY HOME AT KEMPTON
⭕ 7.30 Kempton Saeed Bin Suroor struggled to get just one win from 10 starts out of Secret Moment and that was in a class-5 handicap of 7f at Wolverhampton.
Though bumping an opponent, he kept second place up into class 3 at Chelmsford.
He’s now back over 7f and splits the difference in class, but without the blinkers, trying this grade 4 but up against an improver.
Biggles goes for a hat-trick, raised only 7lb in total, with his Kempton runner-up going on to the Epsom Derby meeting and comfortably winning a class 2. BETDAQ 2.23.
3.30 Haydock (win 10)
BET 6.75pts win QUEEN AMINATU
6.20 Hamilton (win 10)
BET 3pts win YAHTZEE
7.10 Cork (win 10)
BET 2.7pts win LILY POND
7.30 Kempton (win 12, nap)
BET 9.75pts win BIGGLES
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