FIVE BIG-RACE WINNERS AT YORK: Daqman landed a hat-trick of winners at York yesterday, including a supernap and strikes at 6-1 and 7-1 following Wednesday’s 12-1 and 18-1, taking him to 18 winning bets in nine days since Chester opened last week.

York Day 2
WON 7-1 CROUPIER (win-50 bull’s-eye bet)
WON 6-1 THE FOXES (Dante Stakes)
WON 6-5 FREE WIND (supernap)

York Day 1
WON 18-1 SOUL SISTER (Musidora Stakes)
WON 12-1 BIELSA (win-50 bull’s-eye bet; BETDAQ 16.5)

* Three naps out of four this week
* 44 naps this year
* Daqman 20, Pricewise 9 (winners in the value challenge)

TODAY: A GROUP-RACE DOUBLE: Can Daqman land back-to-back supernaps with a Fortune Cookie? Can Oisin Murphy make all in the Yorkshire Cup? And can Daqman plunder a hat–trick of bull’s-eye bets?


⭕ 1.50 York (2yo fillies) This is the baby stage for two-year-olds, two months before the nurseries start, and – with only light drizzle for a short morning spell – you should hear the patter of tiny feet on firmish ground this afternoon.

That’s music to the ears of in-form Oisin Murphy (60 winners this year), who was impressed when he rode Tierney at Chester, fourth in the Lily Agnes behind two previous winners.. impressed because she has little feet, so no chance in the mud that day.

Tierney, whose sale price doubled from foal to yearling, faces four previous winners this afternoon but all scored on soft, so today is a big change for them, too.

Beenham saw off the colts at Newbury, putting to full use the advantage of a previous race, but was very easy to back early doors today.

Persian Dreamer and Got To Love A Grey were the talking horses, because already labelled Royal Ascot prospects.

Persian Dreamer scored at Newmarket quite easily from Dorothy Lawrence.

Got To Love A Grey had a stylish win at Nottingham. Gaiden was runner-up at Windsor, the winner scoring again since then at Salisbury.

BETDAQ value Take your pick; which filly will be favoured by the ground? I’ll have a tiny bit of win and place Tierney at 12.0.


⭕ 2.25 York Another fillies’ race, this time a Listed for three-year-olds over a mile. Queen For You was given a Coronation Stakes Group-1 target when scoring at Ascot.

Juliet Sierra and Silver Lady, runaway maiden winner at Newmarket last month, also target that race.

Juliet Sierra already has Group-1 form, fifth in the Cheveley Park after winning at Salisbury, but she has been absent 237 days and has a 5lb penalty.

Sounds Of Heaven, a 650,000gn yearling, who is 216 days without a run, is a Kingman out of a Galileo mare, sister to Hermosa, who did the Guineas double.

Jessica Harrington’s raider beat a big field impressively at Leopardstown as a two-year-old, before being put away for the winter.

Half-sister to Bay Bridge, Stormy Sea scored easily for Sir Michael Stoute at Haydock, and Fakhama won at Newbury on the soft but looked a likely improver for top-of-the-ground conditions.

BETDAQ value With Frankie Dettori flying straight to Leopardstown for his Stratum ride, Rab Havlin keeps the mount on 5.0 offer Queen For You. Stormy Sea (4.1) the danger.


⭕ 3.00 York (1m 2f+ handicap) STATS: Stalls 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 have won 75% of the time, with just a couple of winners (out of 17 and 18) from the near side in bigger fields than today.

Nobel, who made all at Epsom in the autumn, seems to guarantee a fast pace for the low numbers, with Mahaba The Champ and Marie’s Diamond likely to be in the van.

They could set up the race for Spirit Dancer and Moktasaab, both dropping back to this trip from 1m 4f.

Moktasaab was third in the Chesterfield Cup last time he ran at this distance; Spirit Dancer ran three times here at York on a sound surface in the late summer, returning figures of 412, and the stable had a winner at York yesterday.

Spirit Dancer was fourth in the John Smith’s Cup before beating a small field and then tried to give 6lb to Phantom Flight, also here at York. Phantom Flight went up to 108 for winning; that’s through the roof of this company.

Only Masekela tops 100, dropping down to handicaps after fourth in the 2022 Derby and, in the autumn, runner-up to the 2021 Derby winner, Adayar. The worry is that he tailed off on his return in the Earl Of Sefton Stakes.

Cambridgeshire winner on good, Majestic, fourth in the Lincoln on heavy, could now continue his improvement, back to the right trip and ground.

Betdaq Betting Exchange value It gets harder! Any one of 8.6 Spirit Dancer, 11.5 Masekela and 12.5 Majestic.


⭕ 3.35 York (Yorkshire Cup) Quickthorn, runner-up in the Ebor of 2021, improved into Group company last year, winning three in a row, including the Lonsdale Cup here at York in August, slamming the subsequent Doncaster Cup winner, Coltrane.

Broome lost his way at middle distances after winning the 2021 Hardwicke Stakes but bounced back to form over 2m at Meydan.

That was the Dubai Gold Cup but his victim, Siskany, is only Listed level over here, and Quickthorn could make all, with Oisin Murphy in such form.

⭕ 6.55 Leopardstown FORTUNE COOKIE Emily Dickinson is taken to continue on her Gold Cup trail, supernapped with a 10-year-old, Stratum, reckoned the danger!

⭕ 8.00 Leopardstown Burren Song’s form has been boosted by the runner-up and Amy Jo Hayes’ 7lb claim gives him the hat-trick chance.


1.50 York (win 25 total)
BET 2pts win and place TIERNEY

2.25 York (win 24)
BET 2pts win (stakes saver) STORMY SEA

3.00 York (win-50 bull’s-eye bets)
BET 4.4pts win MAJESTIC

3.35 York (win 20)

6.55 Leopardstown (supernap)

8.00 Leopardstown (win 12)
BET 3.25pts win BURREN SONG

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