4-1 AS FEAST OF NAPS CONTINUES: Daqman capped his run of naps with a 4-1 strike yesterday, back to back with a 20-point supernap on Friday, taking his current score to five in eight days for a 33% strike rate this year.

★ WON 4-1 GINNYS DESTINY (Saturday nap)
★ WON 8-13 HE’S AN ANGEL (Friday supernap)
★ WON 1-1 DESTINADO (Wednesday nap)
★ WON 9-4 KING VIKTOR (Tuesday nap)
★ WON 11-8 OH SO GRAND (Saturday nap)

LOOK OUT AT THE DUBLIN FESTIVAL: Trials day yesterday (see Cheltenham Destiny For Two) and this week Daqman previews the Saturday-Sunday Dublin Festival spectacular at Leopardstown.


CHELTENHAM DESTINY FOR TWO

IT’S their destiny! Only one winner on trials day last year went on to score at the Cheltenham festival. This year, bar accident, it’s two.

Lossiemouth had Willie Mullins and Paul Townend laughing at the English already with a smooth win in the International Hurdle, despite nine months’ absence, despite top weight, and shrugging off a ratings deficit with Love Envoi.

Ginny’s Destiny did what Paul Nicholls stablemate Stage Star did last year in winning the 2m 4f novices’ chase, only he did it better.

Always in command of his field, and jumping skilfully, Destiny’s strike was a no-brainer for jockey Harry Cobden.

Compare with a day that James Bowen would rather forget, Jonbon’s clown of a Clarence House defeat at 4-1 on; as usual pernickety at the start then, jumping sideways in the race, he almost fell four out but was rushed up to lead two fences later.

Inevitably, he tired on the run-in behind super-game Elixir De Nutz. A first Grade 1 for Joe Tizzard and Freddie Gingell.

Lossiemouth now looks to have the Mares Hurdle at her mercy; and Ginnys Destiny continues in the footsteps of Stage Star with a date for the Turners.


ZARAK STILL LOOKS CHAMPION

⭕ 2.10 Naas (Limestone Lad Hurdle) You have an odds-on favourite here, Zarak The Brave, who finished his last race ‘clinically abnormal,’ but he’d need to be only half normal to dismiss this poor field.

That last run was 119 days back, and he is still regarded as a Champion Hurdle contender, based on his earlier defeat at Galway in the summer of Jesse Evans (won next time) and My Mate Mozzi, close Grade-1 second at Leopardstown on Boxing Day to one of next weekend’s Dublin festival Arkle favourites.


SHE COULD WELL GET THE 3m

⭕ 2.35 Doncaster Jamie Snowden and Gavin Sheehan had a gut-wrenching twist of fate yesterday when Ga Law gave them four winners from their last five runners but then Datsalrightgino was fatally injured in the Cotswold Chase.

They will want to turn the card again and trump Marie’s Rock (Nicky Henderson and James Bowen) in this mares’ hurdle with two-years-younger You Wear It Well (BETDAQ 3.25).

In fact, Henderson tries to dictate the race by also running Theatre Glory and Tweed Skirt, so having three of the five runners.

Maries Rock won five in a row, still standing, up to and including the Relkeel on New Year’s Day last year.

But 3m has always been beyond her and it’s a new trip for You Wear It Well, Mares’ Novices’ star at the Cheltenham Festival, whose win at Wetherby first run back prompted connections to keep her on the mares-hurdles trail instead of going chasing.


NOW GARDENS RUNS SOLO

⭕ 2.45 Naas This was going to be a test of two Willie Mullins’ Cheltenham hopes but Meetingofthewaters leaves it to Embassy Gardens, who was always Paul Townend’s pick.

In fact, Gavin Cromwell has the top-rating, Letsbeclearaboutit, but he has a Grade-3 penalty.

⭕ 3.55 Fontwell Course-winner Blame The Game has slid down the handicap and was well blacked this morning while others in the race were on the drift. Betdaq Betting Exchange 4.8.

DAQMAN’S BETS

2.35 Doncaster (win 10)
BET 4pts win YOU WEAR IT WELL

2.45 Naas (supernap)
BET 20pts win EMBASSY GARDENS

3.55 Fontwell (win 12)
BET 3pts win BLAME THE GAME

DAQ MULTIPLES
4 x 1pt win trebles
1pt win acca
▪️ Zarak The Brave
▪️ You Wear It Well
▪️ Embassy Gardens
▪️ Blame The Game


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