SPECIAL! ANOTHER DAQMAN NAPS DOUBLE: Daqman landed back-to-back naps for an overall profit of 68.85 points over the last three days when Special Envoy scored at Windsor last night under a forceful finish from Rob Havlin.
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
DAILY STATS START ASCOT COUNTDOWN: Ante-post punters are gearing up for next week’s five days at Royal Ascot. Daqman sets them on the right road with race-by-race stats a week in advance, starting today with Tuesday’s opening day, which last year produced winners at 11-1, 14-1, 33-1 and 66-1 SPs.
⚠️ HEADS UP: Day 1 at Royal Ascot next Tuesday and we expect to see Baaeed blasting down the straight mile at long odds-on in the opener; can anything stop him?
Here are the stats for the first seven races of the royal meeting, with a guide to BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE odds and offers. Check them out!
🎩 2.30 Royal Ascot, next Tuesday (Queen Anne Stakes, 1m)
AGE: Four and five year olds (10 out of 11).
DRAW: Single-figure stall (9 out of 11).
RATING: Recent ratings of the winner average 116/117; last year 125
TRAINER: Aidan O’Brien has won it four times.
LAST YEAR: Palace Pier (John Gosden) 2-7 favourite
BETDAQ SPORTSBOOK 1.33 Baaeed, 9 Real World, 11 Aldaary, Master Of The Seas, 15 Order Of Australia, Pearls Galore, 17 Chindit, Mother Earth, Saffron Beach.
🎩 3.05 Royal Ascot, next Tuesday (Coventry Stakes, 6f)
AGE: 2yo only
DRAW: Low and middle best: 1, 15, 1, 10, 13, 22, 3, 6 and 17 but a Wesley Ward front-runner could spearhead the draw from any gate.
TRAINER: Aidan O’Brien has won it nine times but not since 2019.
LAST YEAR: Berkshire Shadow (Andrew Balding) 11-1.
BETDAQ SPORTSBOOK 4 Noble Style, 4.5 Blackbeard, 5 Persian Force, 8 Little Big Bear, 9 Bradsell, 11 Aesops Fables, Tajalla, The Antarctic, 13 Royal Scotsman, 15 Crispy Cat, 17 Bakeel, Harry Time, Tough Talk.
🎩 3.40 Royal Ascot, next Tuesday (King’s Stand Stakes, 5f)
AGE: Four, five, six, rarely seven (usually a follow up from a previous win); the only recent three-year-old winner was trained Wesley Ward.
DRAW: Middle best: 7, 8, 8, 10, 10 but 14 (twice) and 18.
RATINGS: Recent winning ratings 120, 121, 126, 117.
FAVOURITE: Only one winning favourite in 10 seasons.
LAST YEAR: Oxted (Roger Teal) 4-1
BETDAQ SPORTSBOOK 3 Golden Pal, 11 A Case Of You, Home Affairs, Romantic Proposal, 15 Kings Lynn, 17 Khaadem, Man Of Promise, Mooniesta, Suesa, Winter Power.
🎩 4.20 Royal Ascot, next Tuesday (St James Palace Stakes, 1m)
AGE: 3yo only
DRAW: 1 to 7 (9 out of 10)
RATINGS: Quality winners include Dawn Approach (125), Kingman (125), Gleneagles (122), and last year Poetic Flare 118 (Guineas form a good guide).
TRAINER: Gosden (3), O’Brien (2) in the decade.
FAVOURITES: Five out of nine and no winner bigger than 10-1 in the decade
BETDAQ SPORTSBOOK 1.4 Coroebus, 7 My Prospero, Native Trail, 8 Maljoom, 11 Modern Games, 15 New Energy, 17 Bayside Boy, Point Lonsdale,
🎩 5.00 Royal Ascot next Tuesday (Ascot Stakes, 2m 4f)
AGE: Look beyond the four-year-olds: ages 5, 6 and 7 are 10 out of 12.
RATINGS: 91-95 (7-11).
TRAINER: Willie Mullins 4, Ian Williams 2
SPECIALITY: Hurdlers have won 10 out of 11.
LAST YEAR: Reshoun (Ian Williams) 66-1
🎩 5.35 Royal Ascot next Tuesday (Wolferton Stakes, 1m 2f)
AGE: 4yo have won 14 out of 19
DRAW: Stalls 5, 6, 7, 8 have landed eight of the last 11; none lower. TRAINER: John Gosden has won it four times in the decade.
LAST YEAR: Juan Elcano (Kevin Ryan) 14-1
🎩 6.10 Royal Ascot next Tuesday (Copper Horse Handicap, 1m 6f) New race in 2020.
LAST YEAR: Amtiyaz (John Gosden) 33-1
⭕ 1.30 Brighton It’s hard to know whether Between The Sticks was named with a jumps future in mind but for today I’m hoping he can prove effective at the other end of the spectrum – a six furlong maiden at Brighton.
The Mick Channon trained runner has gone close in three of his four starts and surely should get off the mark here and reward support on BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE .
One of his runs came here over five furlongs and that should stand him in good stead as I’m a firm believer that a bit of course experience and savviness counts for plenty around ere.
I’m not too concerned about him starting to look like a perennial maiden as I don’t think that’s the case.
He doesn’t appear to have done much wrong. Jumbeau, who beat him into third here in April, went on to run with great credit when third in a Listed contest at York – a form line which gives Between The Sticks a seismic boost in the context of this race.
He would be very unlucky to bump into a debutant with better form at this stage of their careers.
⭕ 6.10 Chelmsford The Derby winning duo of Sir Michael Stoute and Richard Kingscote pair up again, this time with Kodiac Sign who can continue the good form of both trainer and jockey.
Sir Michael Stoute is 6 from 19 (we know the headline one) and Kingscote has won on BOTH his rides since Desert Crown on Saturday!
Let’s hope his stay on cloud 9 continues a little longer.
Kodiac Sign should improve from his run at Doncaster in April when third and can see off the challenge of Dukedom (had several chances, cheekpieces now on) and Western Writer (first run since being gelded).
⭕ 7.55 Chelmsford Hopefully Be Lucky My Son can land my final bet of the day on Tuesday.
The Ralph Beckett trained runner looks a steady improver and went into my notebook at Sandown last time out when a 20/1 fourth in a race that looked a lot better than this.
It was his first run after a break and he looked in need of it too – running freely in the early stages. Hopefully he will come on plenty for that and knuckle down to take this opportunity.
1.30 Brighton (win 10, nap)
BET 12.0pts win BETWEEN THE STICKS
6.10 Chelmsford (win 10)
BET 3.0pts win KODIAC SIGN
7.55 Chelmsford (win 10)
BET 6.6pts win BE LUCKY MY SON
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