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DAQMAN POCKETS 21 POINTS PROFIT FROM THREE WINS OUT OF SIX Daqman made it two winning days out of two this week for an overall profit of 21.20 from two winners yesterday, including his nap, and one the day before. That’s a 50% strike rate.

Tuesday: profit on the day 17.90
WON 5-6 LUBNA (nap)
WON 11-4 ALMADRINA

Monday: profit on the day 3.30
WON 5-2 OUR MAN IN HAVANA

FRANKIE DETTORI RIDES LONE EAGLE IN SATURDAY’S IRISH DERBY Aidan O’Brien has seven of the top 10 rated in Saturday’s Irish Derby, listed below in ratings order. Latest news is for Frankie Dettori to ride Lone Eagle.


IRISH DERBY: RATINGS TOP TEN

⭕ 3.35 The Curragh, Saturday (Irish Derby) Aidan O’Brien has won six in the decade; winning ratings 103-124; stalls: 7-10 drawn 1 to 5. Official rating on the left:

118 MAC SWINEY (Jim Bolger) winner of the Curragh and Doncaster Futuritys as a 2yo; won the Irish 2,000 Guineas and fourth in the Epsom Derby.

115 HIGH DEFINITION (Aidan O’Brien) Group-2 winner as a juvenile; third to Hurricane Lane in the Dante; not seen since.

115* LONE EAGLE (Martyn Meade) Fourth in the Sandown Classic Trial behind Royal Ascot winner Alenquer and Epsom Derby winner Adayar; turned the table on the third home, Ybir, slamming him four lengths, giving 5lb, in the Derby trial at Goodwood. Frankie Dettori has taken the ride.

112 HURRICANE LANE (Charlie Appleby) Unbeaten in three starts including the Dante, and third in the Epsom Derby (Mac Swiney fourth) when losing both front shoes.

111 VAN GOGH (Aidan O’Brien) Won Criterium International at Saint-Cloud (heavy) as a juvenile. Eighth in the English and third in the Irish 2,000 Guineas before 10th in the French Derby.

107 FERNANDO VICHI (Donnacha O’Brien) Third in the Leopardstown Derby Trial before beating The Mediterranean in the Nijinsky (Listed) Stakes there early this month.

107* SIR LAMORAK (Aidan O’Brien) Steady improver; second, beaten a neck, in the King George V Handicap at Royal Ascot; steps up to the Pattern at top level and needs much more.

106 WORDSWORTH (Aidan O’Brien) Brother to Kew Gardens and Snow; lazy worker at home and more to come after second in Group-2 Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot.

105 ARTURO TOSCANINI (Aidan O’Brien) Second in the Gallinule; seventh in the Queen’s Vase; likely pacemaker.

104 THE MEDITERRANEAN (Aidan O’Brien) Second to Fernando Vichi in the Nijinsky Stakes; more than four lengths fourth to Alenquer in the ‘Ascot Derby’ King Edward V11 Stakes.

*guesstimated rating


DARE TO DREAM

⭕ 2.10 Salisbury Testing ground at Salisbury today but that should suit Dairerin who is fitted with the first time cheekpieces.

The Michael Bell trained runner handled juice in the ground well when winning on debut at Ripon and was then only beaten a nose in a much better class 2 at Newbury. She was upped in class again last time out when fourth in the Woodcote when the ground was quicker at Epsom.

The return to more testing ground should suit and he can see off the challenge of narrow Windsor winner General Panic and Groom who only has form on quick ground to date.


A STAR IS BORN

⭕ 3.30 Carlisle (Carlisle Bell Handicap) There’s a real North / South divide with the ground at the moment. Swap the soft at Salisbury for good to firm at Carlisle.

Feature race is the Carlisle Bell – an event steeped in history with the first running in 1599 – Daqman remembers that day well 😉

The 2021 renewal looks as competitive as ever and if you are thinking of getting an edge from the draw – don’t bother. The form book says there is no advantage whatsoever over the mile course at Carlisle.

I thought Star Shield looked as interesting as any. He makes a quick appearance after a big run in a messy race at Haydock on Saturday over the same mile trip and on similar ground. He finished a half length second to Rains Of Castamere and the handicapper has put him up 2lb for that effort but that doesn’t kick in today so he has 2lb up his sleeve and in a race of fine margins that could make a big difference.

The cheekpieces are on again and he has a record of 122 when they are worn. He looks reasonable value on BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE with a WIN 10 also recommended stake on the place market where we will be looking for a top four finish.

Stable companion Waarif won this in 2018 but has been badly out of form this season and a much more potent danger could come from Chichester who has run well for Keith Dalgleish since joining from Sir Michael Stoute and shouldn’t be inconvenienced by the step back in trip.


SILVER LINING FROM CLOUDY

⭕ 4.40 Carlisle (Eternal Listed Stakes) A strong southern challenge on this Listed prize and it’s hard to get away from the William Haggas trained Cloudy Dawn.

The grey bids to make it four wins from four here and deserves to take the step up in class.

After wins at Haydock and Lingfield, when the ground was on the easy side, she proved she was equally as adept on a firmer surface when winning at Yarmouth last time out. She won going away that day and the switch from six to seven furlongs should prove ideal.

She is preferred to chief market rivals Thunder Beauty (best form so far with give in the ground) and Meu Amor (best form to date over six furlongs).

DAQMAN’S BETS (staked to win 10 points including place bet)
BET 5.0pts win (nap) DAIRERIN (2.10 Salisbury)
BET 1.5pts win and 5.9pts place STAR SHIELD (3.30 Carlisle)
BET 4.0pts win CLOUDY DAWN (4.40 Carlisle)


What are points? Points facilitate a staking plan, which is the secret to creating profit. One point is whatever you choose: a pound, a euro, or whatever ….

Start with a bank and decide how much you can afford to lose over a period of time, and determine the size of your bets accordingly. Daqman makes this variation every day.