KEEP ON WINNING THE DAQMAN WAY: Winner-a-day Daqman has landed TWO each on Thursday and Friday, including a nap and a 7-1 strike.

Friday
WON 7-1 CASTLE WAY
WON 3-1 SHOULDVEBEENARING

Thursday
WON 10-11 SMILE AND PAY (nap)
WON 11-5 YOU SAW BRIGADOON

BIG VALUE OFFERS ON GUINEAS DAY: Daqman today takes BETDAQ offers of 11.0, 23.0, 37.0, 40.0 and 47.0 on 2,000 Guineas day at Newmarket.

TOMORROW: the 1,000 Guineas.


AUGUSTE HAS THE POWER

⭕ 4.40 Newmarket (2,000 Guineas) RATINGS and FORM: Wednesday.

STALLS: Winners yesterday at Newmarket came from middle to far side, out of stalls 1, 1, 1, 2 (in the four races before the maidens), but the Guineas is a big-field play, right across the track. High numbers can break clear down the near-virgin turf of the stands rails.

PACE: So speed horses Sakheer (out of 10) and Little Big Bear (13) could well set it up for Auguste Rodin (12), who needs them to kick-start his stamina, as a colt reckoned to be ‘my best Triple Crown prospect’ (quote unquote Aidan O’Brien).

If he is thought to have stamina potential, then this mile is the toughest leg of his Guineas, Derby and St Leger hat-trick bid.

SEE HOW THEY WON: In recent years, the Doncaster Futurity, Royal Lodge and Jean-Luc Lagardere have been the key two-year-old tests for this but before that you just had to win a Dewhurst.

1: AUGUSTE RODIN won the Futurity on heavy ground. His ironically-named sire, Deep Impact, liked it firm; the dam Rhododendron won on soft and firm.

I think we can safely say that trip, ground and draw are not going to inconvenience Auguste Rodin, if others play their part.

2: CHALDEAN (drawn 3, and they want it pronounced Kal-dee-an). This son of Frankel missed the break in the Dewhurst and came with a late run; he is my pick to skirt round the middle-to-far-side group from out of the dip, where Gimcrack winner, Noble Style may not stay.

3: SILVER KNOTT Silver Knott leads the group before Chaldean swoops and tries to hang on. In my three-year-olds of 2023, I gave him a higher rating than the handicapper.

Sure to stay but, as he showed at Keeneland, he’s a fast horse on fast ground, and was five lengths behind Chaldean on soft in the Champagne Stakes.

4: LITTLE BIG BEAR Still second best on the near side, where I can’t see Sakheer lasting out. There was talk in the week of Royal Scotsman but, from 11, he is going to have to toe it with the best in the race.

Betdaq Betting Exchange 3.2 Auguste Rodin, 5.3 Little Big Bear, 7.5 Chaldean, 15 Silver Knott


SPRING IS IN THE AIR…

⭕ 2.15 Newmarket As soon as this sprint was moved here from Nottingham, it went to the one stall and, as I’ve said, winners by stall in the first four races here yesterday were 1, 1, 1, 2.

Spring Feeling won her maiden over further at Tipperary in August and made a quick reappearance there, third in a Group 3.

She is a big, unexposed strong type and has Daniel Tudhope booked to get her some black type.

Azure Blue, Makarova and Gale Force Maya were 1-2-4 in a similar filles-and-mares Listed over CD here in October, with Azure Blue and Makarova coming from behind.

I prefer to wait for York – week after next – for Gale Force Maya but I’m happy for her to blunt the speed of her old adversaries drawn low, and allow Spring Feeling in as they meet the rising ground.

BETDAQ value 11 Spring Feeling


23.0 SAINT’S A LIVE HOPE

⭕ 2.50 Newmarket Even in this big-field race, six out of nine winners came from stalls 4, 4, 5 and 6.

The one stall houses outsider Saint Lawrence, third in the Palace House Stakes last year and close up in the Abernant this time.

Gis A Sub (stall 4) ran in a Group 1 (Commonwealth Cup) and a Group 2 last summer before being gelded and dropping 16lb down the ratings.

BETDAQ value 23 Saint Lawrence, 47 Gis A Sub


MAJESTIC WON’T MIND RAIN

⭕ 3.25 Newmarket (Suffolk Stakes) This is a rerun of the Cambridgeshire finish, in which Majestic had Dual Identity in third, Dutch Decoy seventh.

All three have been easy to back this morning, with money for Jimi Hendrix, firm-surface winner on the July Course here but soft-ground Newbury Spring Cup scorer the last day in blinkers.

However, he was unsighted behind Majestic in the Cambridgeshire and that one was a challenging fourth in the Lincoln on heavy.

Howth, who raced for Group prizes out of Ballydoyle, might have something to offer new trainer Michael Appleby, since being gelded and dropping a few pounds in the handicap.

An eyecatcher when runner-up at Chelmsford in November, and Oisin Murphy has been booked for today.

BETDAQ value 7.2 Majestic, 40 Howth


DON’T FORGET EXISTENT

⭕ 4.00 Newmarket (Palace House Stakes) Another massive field in which you can expect a split or two (or three!)

Equality has William Buick (winner for the last two years) booked by the in-form Charles Hills, whose Dark Angel grey Divine Libra is a trainer’s tip for the last (5.50), prompting an overnight gamble with the bookies.

Hills won the Palace House last year with Khaadem, when Twilight Calls was fifth (interference) and Arecibo seventh (stumbled soon after the start).

Twilight Calls goes well fresh but needs fast ground. Manaccan’s success has all come from August on.

Arecibo (stall 2) should close down his dual conqueror, front-runner Live In The Dream, now they are weighted together.

Existent on the stands side in 14 was a neck second in this last year (going good); has won at Newmarket on heavy, and has Oisin Murphy booked.

BETDAQ value 29 Arecibo, 37 Existent (5.50 race 5.8 Divine Libra)

DAQMAN’S BETS

2.15 Newmarket (win-50 bull’s-eye bet)
BET 5pts win and place SPRING FEELING

2.50 Newmarket (win-50 bull’s-eye bets)
BET 2.25pts win and place SAINT LAWRENCE
BET 1pt win and place GIS A SUB

3.25 Newmarket (win 30, win 40)
BET 5pts win MAJESTIC (nap)
BET 1pt win and place HOWTH

4.00 Newmarket (win 30, win 40)
BET 1pt win and place ARECIBO
BET 1pt win and place EXISTENT

4.40 Newmarket
FORTUNE COOKIES
20pts AUGUSTE RODIN
5pts saver LITTLE BIG BEAR
5pts (win 30) CHALDEAN

5.50 Newmarket (win 30)
BET 6.5pts win DIVINE LIBRA


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