LAYS TARGET-200: If Daqman can score at his current rate – 10 lays in a row – he can break his record of 16 consecutive. He has a target of 20 before the season is over. That would net 200 points profit to 10-point stakes (£2,000 – £100).
BANKER UP: He landed his banker, Dabirsim (WON 1-2), and Elusive Kate (WON 39-10) at Longchamp yesterday, following Coupe De Ville (WON 8-1) on Saturday.
HOW THE 10 CAME ABOUT: Here’s a run-down of how Daqman tipped the 10 successful lays in a row, the last eight of them favourite. Watch for his lays from tomorrow; meanwhile, his selections for today are at the foot of the column.
* The Bells O Peover (unplaced 4-1 jt favourite), Ascot Sept 30
DAQMAN said: Has campaigned at a lower level until today. Stone last, beaten 56 lengths, yet is morning favourite.
* Cheveton (unplaced 5-1 favourite), Haydock Sept 24
DAQMAN said: I’m going to bet that Cheveton can’t pull off the same Ayr-Haydock double. He grabbed the first leg at Ayr but it needs to stay soft.
* Cill Rialaig (3rd 3-1 jt favourite), Newmarket Sept 22
DAQMAN said: I can’t see the favourite, Cill Rialaig, with Listed form of 0033 and six years old now.
* Waltzing Cat (unplaced 15-8 favourite), Kempton Sept 21
DAQMAN said: The favourite, Waltzing Cat, simply doesn’t have a turn of foot. Twice beaten favourite on today’s course.. how the Racing Post Spotlight can nap her, I know not.
* Half A Billion (3rd 7-4 favourite), Beverley Sept 20
No reason given
* Deliberation (unplaced 9-4 favourite), Hamilton Sept 18
DAQMAN said: No wonder they’re claiming off him: Deliberation is set to give 17lb to Unwrapt, though he beat that one three and a half lengths here. He must also give 12lb to I Got You Babe, a horse he beat little more than a length at Epsom. I can see Deliberation’s run coming to an end.
* Labarinto (unplaced 7-2 favourite), Newbury Sept 17
DAQMAN said: Labarinto is too short at 4.4. Concentrate on the high numbers.
* York Glory (unplaced 11-2 favourite), Doncaster Sept 10
* Zero Money (unplaced 7-1), Doncaster Sept 10
DAQMAN SAID: It will be a surprise if the firm-ground winner Zero Money can continue up the ladder at aged five (up a stone since July) when there’s give in the ground; and the placed horses in York Glory’s recent York success had won only one maiden between them.
* Catchanova (unplaced 4-1), Kempton Sept 7
DAQMAN said: Catchanova has won three times from five runs at the track but has a massive task against Kieren Fallon on Ferrucio, 12lb better off with that one for half a length.
BANKER: BET 20pts win GLEN MOSS (2.20 Warwick)
BET (to win 20 points): 9pts win MINCE and 1.1pts win and place DARNATHEAN (2.40 Pontefract)
BET 2.3pts win and place INDIAN MIST (3.00 Windsor)
BET 7pts win RELENTLESS HARRY and 2.2pts win and place AQUASULIS (4.30 Windsor)