NAP WINS AT 11-2: NOW IT’S FIVE! Flying the flag for punters everywhere, Daqman switched to the Summer Cup over jumps yesterday but the result was the same: Faithfulflyer became winning nap number five on consecutive days at a spectacular 11-2. That gave him nine winners in five days, including three big-race strikes.

Thursday: profit on the day 14.00
WON 11-2 FAITHFULFLYER (Summer Cup, nap)

Wednesday: profit on the day 15.60
WON 11-5 PHOENIX PASSION
WON 5-4 SATURN (Race To The Ebor)
WON 10-11 CRACKSKING (nap)

Tuesday: hat-trick of odds-against naps
WON 5-4 LAOISMAN (nap)

Monday: profit on the day 16 profits
WON 6-5 YAZAMAN (nap)
WON 5-1 MUJID

Sunday: profit on the day 41.75
WON 5-1 LOOK DE VEGA (French Derby)
WON 23-10 FRANCISCO’S PIE (nap)

ROUND-UP IN SEARCH OF SIXTH NAP: Six holiday meetings in England over more than seven hours. The two-day Haydock meeting starts today with a colt in a million on show. There’s a Ballydoyle connection at top and bottom of a handicap at Thirsk, and Daqman takes value offers at Market Rasen, following on his 11-2 Summer cup nap at Uttoxeter yesterday.


PRESCOTT SEQUENCE HORSE?

THE entire card at Goodwood is for apprentices, while Haydock starts with a race for amateur jockeys and follows with three out of five novice events. All that nonsense sifts out some of the low-level stuff at six meetings today.

At Brighton, beware of the bears – Night Bear (4.00) and A Pint Of Bear (4.30) – and note the presence of Silvestre De Sousa, who rode a double at the last meeting there.

Bath has a whisper for Sir Mark Prescott’s Almudena (7.50), suddenly hiked to a 1m 4f handicap after the requisite three maidens. That’s how his sequence winners start out. BETDAQ 4.5 early.


THE BALLYDOYLE CONNECTION

⭕ 1.38 Thirsk How to find a hint or at least something interesting on a drab day: well they say back top and bottom in a handicap, the one because the horse has earned the weight, the other because he’s found a hiding place from which to attack with something in hand.

This 12-furlong class-4 has Incremental, by Kingman and first foal of a Galileo mare. He once wore the colours of the Lads, the super-wealthy owners of such as City Of Troy.

But his mind wasn’t on the job and he was gelded and sold out of the Gosden yard to Michael Bell, who has won twice with him from his last four starts.

Receiving 21lb, right down there in the gutter might be one to bowl at him: Mythical also has a Ballydoyle connection, winning for Aidan O’Brien and the Lads way back in September, 2019.

Mythical has failed in 19 races since, switched first to Joseph O’Brien then to Simon Whitaker, who is hoping that the seven-year-old’s slide down the handicap of 47lb can finally repay him for his patience with the one-time hopeful in Derby (13th) and St Leger (10th) of 2020.

The BETDAQ offers as I write at opposite ends of the market are 2.4 Incremental, 19.5 Mythical


SPORT IS ALL FOR GLORY

⭕ 3.48 Market Rasen After a touch with Faithfulflyer in the Summer Cup over hurdles at Uttoxeter yesterday, I’m tempted to try for a repeat in a class-2 hurdle at this holiday meeting, when they’ll be ganging along the Legsby road to the see the Rasen races.

In fact, it’s brought out the usual suspects, lured by 10-grand for the winner: Dan Skelton, Olly Murphy, Emma Lavelle, to name but a few as they say.

Jonjo O’Neill is so hard up he runs three, keen on the five-figure close-season prize, with the possible bonus of place money as well.

You’d think he would be satisfied to saddle All The Glory, Grade-2 (2m 4f) mares’ novices’ winner at Newbury in March, who went clear here at Rasen over 2m last August.

But he also has one-time Triumph Hurdle fourth Icare Allen and dual novice winner on good ground, Magic Seven.
All three O’Neill contenders lost their way last time out, whereas Pyramid Place suddenly hit form at 66-1 at the recent Aintree meeting, first run for Harriet Dickin.

Olly Murphy asks Market Rasen (2m) course winner Liverpool Knight to step up in trip; he made all that day so might just get another half mile if held up.

A Law Of Her Own and The Churchill Lad both need (several) buckets of rain, if their form is any guide. Hecouldbetheone has to step up two levels.

The value bet is Ike Sport. I agree with the handicapper that he’s better class, having absolutely tanked up at Sandown for nearly twice this money. Market Rasen is a similar right-hand track but with a flat finish, and he’s won twice after a break.

Betdaq Betting Exchange 6 Ike Sport, 8.6 All The Glory


THE MELODY LINGERS ON..

⭕ 7.28 Haydock From staying hurdles to back-to-back sprints: I’ll pass the big field for the 6.58, and take a three-year-old to win this 6f fillies’ race, as last year.

I took Cuban Melody at 4.3 on BETDAQ this morning.

She has been brought along in lesser company but landed some decent bets to win easily at Windsor the last day to maintain her 100% place record.

Cuban Melody gets a stone from the Frankel filly, Ananda, who threw a class-5 novices away at Doncaster, 2-1 favourite but wandered at the finish and weakened, necessitating a hood for tonight.

Nighteyes has won two small-field races in her last three starts but both of them on the soft. Sole turf win for Thursday’s Child was also in soft ground.

⭕ 8.05 Haydock One of the final 13 two-year-olds to be sired by Galileo, Royal Officer cost only 125,000gns as a yearling but 1,000,000gns at the breeze-up sales during the Craven Meeting. One in a million?

DAQMAN’S BETS

1.38 Thirsk (win 20, win 10)
BET 1pt win and place MYTHICAL
BET 7pts win INCREMENTAL

3.48 Market Rasen (each to win 20)
BET 4pts win IKE SPORT
BET 2.6pts win ALL THE GLORY

7.28 Haydock (win 20, nap)
BET 6pts win CUBAN MELODY

7.50 Bath (win 10)
BET 3pts win ALMUDENA


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