11-2 NAP LAUNCHES DAQMAN’S FLAT: Daqman launched the new English Flat-turf season with an 11-2 winning nap in the Queen’s Prize at Kempton, among three successful bets on the day.

WON 11-2 BANDINELLI (nap) Queen’s Prize
WON 5-2 FOXES TALES BETDAQ 5.1, Magnolia Stakes
WON (2nd 3-1) VALADERO Lays Logic in the Brocklesby

* Daqman’s Lincoln bets were placed with Awaal (2nd 9-2) and Majestic (4th 25-1) and he named Titian (2nd 12-1, beaten a neck) in the Spring Mile.

CLASSIC TRIALS TODAY: Look out at Leopardstown for clues to the Guineas, particularly for boosters to the Ballydoyle Classic hopes.


OH BOY! Heavy ground blighted first-day results at Doncaster but, reminiscent of Cheltenham, boy riders of 17 and 20 drew the accolades on the first day of the Flat.

The first two-year-olds’ race opened the season with 17-year-old Billy Loughnane catching the Brocklesby favourite, Valadero, by a neck on Doddie’s Impact.

And Benoit De La Sayette, who won the 2021 Lincoln at age 18 on Haqeeqy, took the £77,000 Town Moor handicap prize again on the outsider Migration.

At Cheltenham just two weeks back, Michael O’Sullivan (22) landed a first-day double, after joining the professional ranks only in September.

Last season’s champion apprentice, Benoit De La Sayette, is talked about as the new Frankie Dettori because of his style and connection with Team Gosden.

He could still claim 3lb yesterday because he spent the winter riding – ‘and learning’ – outside England. He clearly must be followed this Spring into summer, as he puts his claim to full use.


⭕ 2.45 Doncaster Expect some crowding as the low stalls try to get across early over this straight 7f.
This big field will not favour the one stall of the favourite, Striking Star, or the Spring Mile winner’s stablemate, Mr Squires, out of gate 2.

It became clear yesterday that the low draw along the far rail was in trouble in the Brocklesby (No Simmer from 2 and Sankari out of 1 were both well away but weakened) and the Spring Mile (Isla Kai led the group from 1 and Dirtyoldtown raced freely from 2, both fading out of it).

So it was that Kieran Shoemark took Vadream across to win the Cammidge Trophy from 5, as Ehraz struggled from 3. Then 12 beat 17 down the stands rail in the Lincoln.

⭕ 3.20 Doncaster Bernardo O’Reilly is back to his winning mark of last year, out of gate 15 under Billy Loughnane, claiming a precious 5lb. Chairmanoftheboard (stall 11) is from the Jack Channon yard that saddled the Lincoln fourth, Majestic, but was remote behind Bernardo in this race 12 months back.

Kevin Ryan’s Magical Spirit (stall 16) was a winner here on soft ground in the autumn. That was class 2 and he drops to class 3 today.

Betdaq Betting Exchange 8.3 Bernardo O’Reilly, 20 Magical Spirit

⭕ 3.55 Doncaster Epsom trainer Jim Boyle is 4-7 on Town Moor and his Bad Company has won twice on heavy, three times on soft.

He’s been placed 14 times in his career. At 7.6 the win on BETDAQ and a place which would cover the win and show a small profit, he looks another each-way bet.

Sir Rumi’s best form is on firm ground but First officer (Hollie Doyle) was fourth in the November Handicap here (heavy) off 3lb higher and is now back to his winning distance.

BETDAQ value 4.2 First Officer, 8.1 Bad Company

⭕ 4.45 Ascot Veterans’ chases are usually won by 10-year-olds and, when Wishing And Hoping won the veterans’-series final aged 13 in January, he was completely unfancied at 50-1.

That’s racing, I’m so often told. But I’ll bet he can’t do it twice in the space of a few weeks!

I shall have my pound on Larry, an Ascot CD winner twice, and in receipt of weight from all bar Run To Milan, who only ever wins at Exeter.


Stardate 22 October 2022 Auguste Rodin is one to ‘get a little bit excited about’, quote unquote trainer Aidan O’Brien in a Racing Post headline.

Stardate 23 October 2022 Auguste Rodin ‘probably the most exciting horse we’ve ever had,’ quote unquote trainer Aidan O’Brien one day later in a Racing Post headline.

Now Press hacks are lining up day by day, looking for crumbs of Ballydoyle knowledge and weighing them in the Classic balance, with further words from the master trainer openly talking up the colt as a potential Triple Crown winner (Guineas, Derby and St Leger).

Today’s crumbs will be gleaned from the performance of stablemates Hans Andersen and Carracci (2.35) in the 2,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown

O’Brien has three in the 1,000 trial (3.10), in which Never Ending Story is most likely to boost the opposition’s Newmarket fillies’-Classic favourite, Tahiyra (Dermot Weld), who beat her more than eight lengths in the Moyglare two-year-olds test.

As those who have studied the never-ending story of Ballydoyle will tell you, what you don’t see on the track early on is boosted by what you do see.

But you’re not normally told which ones they boost! And my guess is that Auguste Rodin – though doubly exciting! – will have a major talent rivaling those Triple Crown hopes, currently hidden away. At Ballydoyle.


3.20 Doncaster (win 22 twice)
BET 1pt win and place MAGICAL SPIRIT

3.55 Doncaster (win 20, win 10)

4.45 Ascot (win 12 nap)
BET 4pts win LARRY

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