ONE TRUE KING OF THE TIPSTERS: After beating Pricewise at Cheltenham, Jumps-race pickings are hard to find until Aintree, but Daqman has quickly landed a winner-a-day hat-trick.
Tuesday: profit 4pts
WON 4-1 ONE TRUE KING
Monday: profit 4.25pts
WON 4-5 LORD OF CHESHIRE
Sunday: Ulster National
WON 5-1 SPADES ARE TRUMPS
STABLES WHICH WIN AT DONCASTER: Who are the Early Birds? Well, firstly they are trainers to follow on the Flat from Saturday until the Craven meeting at Newmarket and, secondly, they are Daqman’s horses to follow in April and May. This list has made a profit in five of the last six seasons, the best yet 483 points from the ‘off’ up to the Derby.
TODAY: The Early Bird trainers at Doncaster.
TOMORROW and FRIDAY: Lincoln Handicap and Grand National
SATURDAY and SUNDAY: The Flat opens at Doncaster
NEXT WEEK: Early Bird horses to follow
Who farms Doncaster? The Lincoln Handicap apart (we’ll discuss that in the next couple of days), the same trainers every year have part of their string ready for the early action.
The head harvester in the decade of this weekend’s Doncaster prizes has been Richard Fahey with a massive 18 winners, often from blanket coverage.
But this year you are fair-warned that the Malton maestro has just five horses entered in six races over Saturday and Sunday on the Yorkshire track.
Richard Hannon and Mark Johnston give themselves plenty of chances but Charlie Appleby and Roger Varian, both with stables in form, have concentrated their efforts on five or six animals.
🏇 RICHARD FAHEY (18 winners at the Lincoln meeting in the decade) has six entries for five horses
DONCASTER, SATURDAY: 2.25 Sir Maxi; 3.35 Sir Maxi; 4.46 Carter Cowboy.
DONCASTER, SUNDAY: 2.35 Shark Two One; 3.10 No Nay Nicki; 4.20 Internationaldream:
🏇 RICHARD HANNON (9 winners) has 19 entries for 14 horses
DONCASTER SATURDAY: 1.15 Persian Force; 2.25 Teodolina, Siam Fox; 3.00 Oh This Is Us, Chindit; 3.35 Oh This Is Us, Teodolina, Siam Fox; 4.46 Big Wing.
DONCASTER SUNDAY: 2.00 Big Wing, Gustav Holst; 3.10 Dawn Of Liberation, Monet’s Sunrise, Looe Beach; 3.45 Gustav Holst, Lexington Knight; 4.50 Sir Rumi; 5.25 Thunder Max, Tropez Power.
🏇 MARK JOHNSTON (6 winners) has 11 entries for 11 horses
DONCASTER, SATURDAY: 1.15 Beach Breeze, Duchray; 4.10 Togai; 4.36 Victory Star.
DONCASTER, SUNDAY: 2.35 Gobi Sunset, Dutch Decoy; 3.45 Love Is Golden, State Of Bliss; 4.20 The Last Lion; 5.25 Outbreak, Sharp Combo.
🏇 DAVID O’MEARA (5 winners) has 9 entries for six horses
DONCASTER, SATURDAY: 2.25 Star Shield, Hortzadar; 3.35 Star Sheild, Hortzadar, Darkness; 4.5 Al Qaasim.
DONCASTER SUNDAY: 2.35 Firmament; 4.20 Cold Stare
🏇 CHARLIE APPLEBY (4 winners) has 6 entries for 6 horses
DONCASTER SATURDAY: 1.50 Royal Crusade; 3.35 Modern News; 4.10 Sarangani, True Accolade.
DONCASTER, SUNDAY: 3.10 Border Edge; 5.25 Independent Act,
🏇 ROGER VARIAN (4 winners) has 5 entries for 5 horses
DONCASTER, SATURDAY: 3.0 Royal Champion; 3.35 Father Of Jazz; 4.10 Moonis.
DONCASTER, SUNDAY: 3.10 Goemon, Doux Esprit
Others: Andrew Balding 3, David Barron 3, Charles Hills 3; Ralph Beckett 2, Marco Botti 2, Declan Carroll 2, Mick Channon 2, Keith Dalgleish 2, Tom Dascombe 2, Scott Dixon 2, Brian Ellison 2, William Haggas 2, Eve Johnson Houghton 2, Philip Kirby 2, John Quinn 2, John Ryan 2, Kevin Ryan 2, George Scott 2, James Tate 2, Ian Williams 2.
⭕ 1.55 Ffos Las It’s more Ffos Less than Ffos Las this afternoon with field sizes of 8,4,5,10,4,5,4. Too much racing?
The card does throw up a good bet in the opener with Seventeen O Four for the David Pipe yard.
The five-year-old has top weight here but has put in a couple of decent efforts recently in finishing runner-up at both at Sandown and at Exeter where the winner Hititi looks very much on the improve.
Whilst still a class 4, this looks a slightly easier contest for Seventeen O Four and he can gain his first win since Chepstow last December.
Good Impression was bidding for a hat-trick but was really disappointing at Ludlow last time out on his first start for Dai Burchell and would need to bounce back from that effort.
A bigger danger may come from Rossbeigh Strand who has run well in his last two starts and looks to have scope for further improvement unlikely many in the field.
⭕ 2.10 Haydock Hurricane Ali is out on a recovery mission having been a well beaten favourite at Uttoxeter last time out but crucially that came on soft ground and all his form to date is on a better surface.
He won back to back races last year off slightly lower marks but I think the ground really is the key and it has moved in his favour and against some of his BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE rivals.
It’s hard to oppose anything from the Don McCain yard at the moment – the stable had a four timer at Carlisle on Sunday and are now running at 11 winners from their last 35 runners.
Their fancied runner here Sacre Pierre won on soft at Sedgefield last time out but does have winning form on good but the 6lb rise is more of a concern.
The ground may count against L’Incorrigible who was pulled up on good ground last time out in a Point and his previous Rules form all came with give in the ground.
⭕ 2.45 Haydock One McCain runner I want to be with today is Tim Pat in the extended three and a half mile chase.
He powered home to win well at Carlisle last time out and I think there is every chance he’ll see out this longer trip on better ground. At six he’s the youngest in the field and can continue his rapid progress.
DAQMAN’S BETS (staked to win 10 points)
BET 5.7pts win (nap) SEVENTEEN O FOUR (1.55 Ffos Las)
BET 2.1pts win HURRICANE ALI (2.10 Haydock)
BET 3.7pts win TIM PAT (2.45 Haydock)
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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.