FORTUNE COOKIES NAME TWO A DAY FOR ROYAL ASCOT TOP 10: Daqman’s had 16-1, 14-1 and 10-1 Classic winners this year and his Royal Ascot haul (listed yesterday) shows the Royal Hunt Cup to be his race, with successes at 28-1, 16-1, 12-1. But what about the shorter shots? The answer is that his Fortune Cookies have been devised to have two strongly-fancied bets on each of the five days

THE PICK OF FRANKIE DETTORI’S 20 MOUNTS AT THE MEETING: Frankie Dettori, rarely seen these days, returns to Ascot, scene of his Magnificent Seven, for 20 rides over the five days. Daqman starts today by listing the jockey’s top seven mounts over the royal week.


Seven Up! Frankie Dettori, who achieved the ‘impossible’ at 25,051-1, when he went through the card with a Magnificent Seven at Ascot in September, 1996, has seven strongly fancied rides at Royal Ascot this week, almost 25 years later.

Prices are the bookmakers’ average but check out BETDAQ morning, noon and night, today until Saturday for the kind of edge in prices Daqman revealed yesterday with his winners at the meeting.

ARTOS (Queen Mary Stakes) 6-1; Kodiac filly trained in America by George Arnold, breaking her maiden at Churchill Downs less than a month back.

CAMPANELLE (Commonwealth Cup) 4-1; Wesley Ward’s 2020 Queen Mary and Prix Morny winner returns after a setback.

FOREST OF DEAN (Wolferton Stakes) 15-2; John and Thady Gosden; a winner for Dettori in a York handicap, captured the Winter Derby at Lingfield under Robert Havlin.

FLOTUS (Albany Stakes) 7-2; Simon and Ed Crisford; one run, one win (impressive) at Goodwood late last month.

LORD NORTH (Prince Of Wales’s Stakes) 7/4; John and Thady Gosden. Goes for a repeat in the race in which he trounced Addeybb last year under James Doyle.

PALACE PIER (Queen Anne Stakes) 4/9; John and Thady Gosden; St James’s Palace Stakes winner for Frankie a year ago. Unbeaten this season.

STRADIVARIUS (Ascot Gold Cup) 10/11; John and Thady Gosden; has won 13 races for Dettori, including 10 in a row. Bids for fourth consecutive Ascot Gold Cup.



PALACE PIER (Queen Anne Stakes) John and Thady Gosden; St James’s Palace Stakes winner unbeaten this season.

EAST ASIA (Ascot Stakes) Ian Williams; has shot 32lb up the ratings since February.


ADDEYBB (Prince Of Wales’s Stakes); William Haggas; second to Lord North last year but raised 3lb since; Lord North has dropped a pound.

LADY BOWTHORPE (Duke Of Cambridge Stakes) William Jarvis; the only one to get near Palace Pier this season.


LORD CAMPARI (Buckingham Palace Stakes); Roger Varian. Not disgraced behind Palace Pier and Lady Bowthorpe in a Group 1, now drops back to this handicap.

MOHAAFETH (Hampton Court Stakes) Hat-trick this year for William Haggas; withdrawn from the Epsom Derby because of the soft ground, needs the rain to stay away for Group-3 date on Thursday.


ALENQUER (King Edward V11 Stakes) William Haggas; beat the Derby winner, Adayar, in the Sandown Classic Trial (good); has won on soft.

CAMPANELLE (Commonwealth Cup) Wesley Ward; Queen Mar y and Prix Morny winner has scored on all types of ground.


AL AASY (Hardwicke Stakes); William Haggas; beaten a neck in a driving finish for the Coral Coronation Cup at Epsom (if abs ILARAAB)

GLASS SLIPPERS (Diamond Jubilee); Kevin Ryan. Group-1 wins in Flying Five at the Curragh (good) in September and the Abbaye at Longchamp (very soft) the previous year.


⭕ 4.20 Lingfield Marta Boy was a course and distance winner here in April (holding Lucky Eva that day) and the return to the minimum trip and all-weather surface should help.

He struggled over six at Wolverhampton before running well enough when fourth at Catterick but he remains a maiden on turf and is clearly better suited by the AW.

Despite the good current form of the Charlie Hills yard his Outcast looks opposable here. Her one win came in a weak four runner event at Chelmsford and she has been well beaten in two starts since.


⭕ 7.50 Nottingham Tregony stands out in this handicap. The Clive Cox trained runner seemingly improved for her first foray into handicap company at Windsor last week when third to Devil’s Cub.

She was doing her best work at the end of the mile trip that day and should be suited by tonight’s longer trip. The handicapper has kept her on the same mark which could yet prove lenient.

Wildcitydiva was an easy winner over this trip at Ripon and a 2lb penalty doesn’t exactly look overly harsh but that win came on soft ground and Tim Easterby’s runner has yet to face ground as quick as tonights.


⭕ 8.50 Nottingham the closing 1m 6f handicap can go to Nakeeta who seems to be versatile ground wise and can build on an excellent third at Chester last time out in a class 3 event. That proved the old boy still retains plenty of his ability and dropped two rungs down the class ladder should surely get competitive.

Cherry Cola is very prominent in the BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE market and the mare arrives here on the back of creditable efforts at Brighton (unlucky in the run) and Yarmouth. The 2lb rise in the weights looks a little harsh though.

The Ian Williams trained Idilico was a course and distance second last month but the ground may have gone against him tonight.

DAQMAN’S BETS (staked to win 10 points)
BET 1.3pts win MARTA BOY (4.20 Lingfield)
BET 5.0pts win (nap) TREGONY (7.50 Nottingham)
BET 3.1pts win NAKEETA (8.50 Nottingham)

What are points? Points facilitate a staking plan, which is the secret to creating profit. One point is whatever you choose: a pound, a euro, or whatever ….

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.