DAQMAN NAP LANDS NAAS GAMBLE: Daqman is on a winning journey to Cheltenham, with two out of three yesterday, and a 50% strike rate for his nap in the last six days after a gamble on his Naas best bet.
Sunday: Profit on the day 13.90
WON 3-1 HAUTE ESTIME
WON 8-13 JOURNEY WITH ME (nap) from 2.25 on BETDAQ
Saturday: big-race strike
WON 5-1 ICEO (Imperial Cup)
CHELTENHAM FEARS RAIN AND FROST: Soft and with rain forecast for today; that’s the forecast for a soggy first day at Cheltenham tomorrow, so Daqman finds you 20 horses who love the mud.
*Frost is forecast for Tuesday night and ground covers will go on to protect the second day.
20 HORSES WHO LOVE THE MUD
HOW’S IT GOING? Cheltenham course clerk Jon Pullin forecasts soft ground for Cheltenham. Things could change for Wednesday if there is a Tuesday night frost but Daqman forewarns you of horses who go well in the mud.
1.30 Cheltenham Facile Vega, Diverge
2.10 Cheltenham El Fabiolo
2.50 Cheltenham Corach Rambler, Nassalam
3.30 Cheltenham Constitution Hill
4.50 Cheltenham Bad, Sir Allen
5.30 Cheltenham Gaillard Du Mesnil, Mahler Mission
1.30 Cheltenham Impaire Et Passe, Hermes Allen
2.10 Cheltenham Gerri Colombe
2.50 Cheltenham Run For Oscar
3.30 Cheltenham Blue Lord, Captain Guinness, Energumene
4.10 Cheltenham Delta Work
4.50 Cheltenham Andy Dufresne, Dinoblue
CHAMPION HURDLE There are just six opponents for Constitution Hill in tomorrow’s Champion Hurdle.
The line-up is: Constitution Hill, I Like To Move It, Jason The Militant, Not So Sleepy, State Man, Vauban and Zanahiyr.
LAYS LOGIC Will the conditions knock out some short-priced horses; will outsiders who love the mud come to the front of the market? Daqman’s lays are famous for 16 opposing consecutive losing favourites over three Cheltenham seasons.
STAR STAT Looks out for his lays-a-day and all the winningmost Cheltenham stats over the four days.
KILLALOAN TO KICK OFF CHELTENHAM WEEK
⭕ 4.00 Taunton Team Ditcheat’s Cheltenham week starts at Taunton this afternoon where the Paul Nicholls (10 winners from last 25) trained Killaloan looks to have a great chance in the two mile handicap hurdle.
The five-year-old makes his handicap debut in a race that has got a lot easier with the defection of both Book Of Secrets and Light Em Up Nigel and his starting mark of 112 doesn’t look too onerous.
He didn’t show much on the flat when trained in Ireland by Johnny Murtagh but a change of stables and wind surgery have done the trick and he has improved in each of his three starts over hurdles culminating in last month’s 11 length course and distance win.
Further improvement looks likely and he can see off the chief Betdaq Betting Exchange rival Western General who is also racing in a handicap for the first time but off a 5lb lower mark than the selection.
Western General has run well enough on both starts under Rules to date and was nibbled at in the market on his last start at Exeter on New Year’s Day when fourth in heavy ground.
CHANT COMES BEFORE THE ROAR
⭕ 7.30 Wolverhampton Rock Chant can hopefully land the Monday nap ahead of the Cheltenham roar at 1.30pm tomorrow!
The Ian Williams trained runner is, not surprisingly, out again quickly after his smooth Lingfield success last week and should be able to shrug off the resulting 5lb statutory penalty. The step up in trip to two miles for the first time seemed to be just what the doctor ordered.
Heath Rise is going up in trip for the first time to two miles tonight and I’m not 100% sold on whether that will prove a positive. There was plenty to like about his second place at Wolverhampton over 1m 6f last time out but it’s now unchartered waters in terms of stamina.
⭕ 8.00 Wolverhampton Letmelivemylife throws in the occasional poor run and I would be in no rush to back him as likely favourite to land this. He’s up 2lb for a short head win at Chelmsford last time out.
I prefer the win and place claims of Bond Boy who is consistent enough at this level and looks a little over-priced given he has already won twice here this year.
4.00 Taunton (win 10)
BET 6.9pts win KILLALOAN
7.30 Wolverhampton (win 10, nap)
BET 8.3pts win ROCK CHANT
8.00 Wolverhampton (win 10 returns from both win and place bets)
BET 1pt win and 2.8pts place BOND BOY
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