DAQMAN’S THIRD WINNING NAP OUT OF FOUR: Daqman took his winners to eight and his winnings to an overall 76.40 for the last five days, after landing his third nap out of four with Biggles last night, taking value odds against on BETDAQ.
Wednesday +76.40 (five days)
WON 2-1 YAHTZEE
WON 10-11 BIGGLES (nap: 2.32 on BETDAQ)
WON 5-4 BE LUCKY MY SON
WON 6-5 SPECIAL ENVOY (nap)
WON 6-5 PURPLEPAY (Chantilly nap: 2.62 on BETDAQ)
WON 5-2 DESERT CROWN (Epsom Derby, Fortune Cookie)
WON 9-2 MEGALLAN (from 7.6 on BETDAQ)
WON 3-1 MIDNIGHTS LEGACY
KEY STATS FOR THE THURSDAY OF ROYAL ASCOT: Now check out Daqman’s facts and figures for the third day at Royal Ascot one week in advance (there are more key stats).
⚠️ HEADS UP: Stradivarius tries to match Yeats record of four wins in the Gold Cup. Are you noting Daqman’s key stats?
The Norfolk Stakes, King George V Handicap and Britannia Handicap are all very poor races for favourites. The Buckingham Palace Handicap has been won by extreme high numbers in the draw.
🎩 2.30 Royal Ascot, Thursday (Norfolk Stakes, 5f)
AGE: 2yo only.
FAVOURITES (key stat): Not one winning favourite going back 13 years; not a one!
DRAW: 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 have shared seven out of the last 11.
TRAINERS: Wesley Ward and Aidan O’Brien have each won it twice in the last eight seasons.
LAST YEAR: Perfect Power (Richard Fahey) 14-1
🎩 3.05 Royal Ascot, Thursday (King George V Handicap, 1m 4f)
AGE: 3yo only
FAVOURITES: No outright favourite has won in 12 years (one joint)
WEIGHT: 10 winners out of 12 carried 9st or lower.
DRAW: 9 out of 11 had a double-figure draw.
TRAINERS: Mark Johnston 5, Sir Michael Stoute 4, John Gosden 2
LAST YEAR: Surefire (Ralph Beckett) 5-1
🎩 3.40 Royal Ascot, Thursday (Ribblesdale Stakes)
AGE: 3yo fillies
TRAINERS: Where the King Edward V11 Stakes is the Ascot Derby, this is the Ascot Oaks invariably going to fillies from the top yards, with a high score to the Irish: John Gosden 5, Aidan O’Brien 3, Saeed Bin Suroor 3, Sir Michael Stoute 3, Dermot Weld 2.
KEY DRAW: Only one winner higher than stall 6 in 13 seasons.
LAST YEAR: Loving Dream (John Gosden) 18-1
🎩 4.15 Royal Ascot, Thursday (Ascot Gold Cup, 2m 4f)
AGE: Only two winners aged seven or over: Invershin (1929) and Yeats (aged 5, 6, 7 and 8) from 2006 to 2009. Four-year-olds are six from nine.
Yeats (2006-9) holds the record with four wins. Stradivarius (2018-20) so far matches the three by Sagaro (1974-77).
TRAINER: Aidan O’Brien 7, Saeed Bin Suroor 5, Mark Johnston 4, John Gosden 3.
LAST YEAR: Subjectivist (Mark Johnston) 13-2
🎩 5.00 Royal Ascot, Thursday (Britannia Handicap, 1m)
DRAW:Nine out of 11 from double-figure stalls.
WEIGHT: Eight winners out of 12 have carried less than 9st 1lb.
FAVOURITES: Only one favourite scored in the decade, and there were winners at 18-1, 20-1, 25-1 and 28-1.
TRAINER: John Gosden 4, Mark Johnston 2, Sir Michael Stoute 2.
LAST YEAR: Perotto (Marcus Tregoning) 18-1
🎩 6.10 Royal Ascot, Thursday (Buckingham Palace Handicap, 7f)
KEY DRAW: Winners by stall in the last six years: 29, 11, 32, 29, 26, 31.
WEIGHT: Nine out of 13 carried 9st or less.
LAST YEAR: Highfield Princess (John Quinn) 18-1.
⭕ 2.10 Newbury Mysterious Night is only a few pixels away from being a winner without a penalty in this novice event following his short head defeat on debut here over the six furlong trip.
The combination of the slightly longer distance and benefit of experience are both strong positives in what could prove a race to watch for the future.
The Newbury race he contested last time out was given a reasonable stamp of robustness when the fifth home ran well next time out behind Isaac Shelby who looks a really nice recruit for Brian Meehan.
Chief BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE market rival is John Chard VC for Clive Cox and Adam Kirby. This one was also a Newbury runner-up on debut (this time over same trip and going) and ran a race full of promise behind Sydneyarms Chelsea.
He should also come on plenty for the run but the feeling is that the race that Mysterious Night contested just looked that bit hotter.
There are a stack of nicely bred debutants who help make the market for us and they would do well to hit the standard already set by the front two. Both Constitution (Andrew Balding) and Bashawaat (Team Gosden) though have attracted some early interest in the market.
⭕ 3.10 Newbury (Greatwood Stakes, Listed) Golden Lyra makes her eagerly anticipated return after her scintillating five length win on debut at Newmarket and the patience shown by William Haggas will hopefully be rewarded.
Whilst the runner-up has done nothing to advertise that form since, the third placed Nashwa certainly has !! Winning both her starts this year including a Listed race and then notably finishing a creditable third behind Tuesday in last Friday’s thrilling Oaks.
The Haggas team continue in top form and she should prove too strong for Stay Alert and Redcar winner Elegant Verse.
⭕ 4.50 Newbury They Don’t Know (or maybe punters do know?) has form figures of 22-222 so the immediate instinct is to try and find the one that beats him again!
Rendition looks a little over-priced to me – lightly raced so far, Andrew Balding’s runner showed a bit more at Redcar last time out and has a workable opening mark of 75 now in handicapping company.
2.10 Newbury (win 10, nap)
BET 11.5pts win MYSTERIOUS NIGHT
3.10 Newbury (win 10)
BET 7.7pts win GOLDEN LYRA
BET 1.75pts win RENDITION
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