NAP SEQUENCE IS NOW 12 OUT OF 15: Daqman’s 4.6 BETDAQ nap, First View, led everywhere but the line at Kempton last night and was beaten a head at 9-4, taking his best bets to 12 winners from the last 15.
🗓️ TODAY: Irish 1,000 Guineas form and ratings guide
🗓️ TOMORROW: The final Derby and Oaks trials
THE IRISH 1,000 GUINEAS FORM
⭕ 3.45 The Curragh, Sunday (Irish 1,000 Guineas) STATS (20 years): Ireland 15, England 5. Trainer: Aidan O’Brien 8 (10 overall). Jockey: Seamie Heffernan 5, Ryan Moore 3, Kevin Manning 2, Jamie Spencer 2.
RATINGS of winners (10 years): 100, 105, 115, 113, 106, 116, 108, 112, 100, 101. Ratings of Sunday’s runners:
109 Tuesday Newmarket 1,000 Guineas third; ran on strongly on far rail, when meeting the rising ground, and third, just two lengths off Cachet, who was beaten a head for the French 1,000 on Sunday.
108 Agartha Clear winner of the Debutante; led until a furlong out in the Moyglare. Split Homeless Songs and Villanova Queen, giving both 3lb, when headed last 110 yards in the Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial. See History.
107 Concert Hall Won a Group 3 in September after being well behind Agartha twice and, hung left, sixth Fillies Mile. Did better over 1m 2f at Navan first run back and looks like an Oaks filly.
107 Homeless Songs Beat Agartha on debut last July and again by only a length (rec 3lb), quickening well, to win Leopardstown 1,000 Guineas Trial.
106 Mise En Scene Group-3 winner at Goodwood and Fillies Mile fourth (just behind Cachet and in front of Wild Beauty and Concert Hall)
106 Purplepay Switched from French yard after beating Sunday’s French 1,000 winner, Daisy Maisy, and placed behind subsequent Greenham Stakes third when close up to a colts one-two in the Saint-cloud Criterium International. Both races were on very soft ground.
106 Wild Beauty Twice three-and-a-half lengths off Inspiral in major 2yo tests, including Fillies Mile. Fred Darling winner last month but soon dropped out, only ninth, in Newmarket 1,000 Guineas, more than seven lengths behind Tuesday.
106 History Big step forward to beat Agartha in a Group 3 (1m, good) earlier this month but Agartha was hampered twice early on.
103 Herman Estrella Once-raced but looked professional in winning Naas sprint last season.
102 Panama Red Beat History last year and got no run when behind History and Agartha earlier this month, after nearest finish in 1,000 Guineas Trial, kept on well.
101 Villanova Queen See Agartha
100 Star Girls Aalmal Powerful display when went well clear (7f, soft) at Gowran Park in April.
PUNTERS’ PLEASURE GARDENS
⭕ 2.40 Market Rasen (Victor Lucas Memorial) Victor Lucas was the architect who put Rasen races on the map and, by imitation, raised the standard of other country tracks in England.
The Daqman naps sequence (12 out of 15) has been on the boil so long that the winners have started running again!
Or is it simply that Nigel Hawke is trying to pinch a couple of pounds in weight from under the handicapper’s nose, by returning Diligent to the well within eight days?
Diligent’s Newton Abbot strike has him due to go up 9lb. Literally while the going is good, and the horse has a sequence of his own (placed 12 times in a row; 8 of them wins), he runs again, with a 7lb penalty.
He’s back up in trip and will be a better horse for it, according to his trainer, though giving at least a stone all round.
Olly Murphy’s six-year-old, Salley Gardens, is another improver, with form of 12112 taking him 23lb up the handicap, but still getting weight from Diligent. Looks nicely placed here against mainly older horses. BETDAQ 3.4.
DECIDUOUS IS DOWN TO BUICK
⭕ 6.15 Sandown Punters are set a puzzle over the 19lb gap between two progressives, Deciduous and Moonlight Warrior.
Deciduous has a welter 9st 9lb after scoring 16lb lower at Leicester and Moonlit Warrior, who does nothing but gallop at the one pace, is up two grades this evening.
I’ll trust William Buick (2.25 Deciduous on BETDAQ BETTING EXCHANGE ) in what will be a tactical race, now down to a handful of runners.
PROSPERO ASCOT TRIAL PICK
⭕ 7.15 Sandown Reach For The Moon is doing no such thing but dropping down to an easier target, needing a booster after injury, if he is to take part in the ‘Ascot Derby’ (King Edward V11 Stakes) in front of The Queen next month.
The Chesham runner-up was winner of the Solario on today’s course at Group-3 level and he just failed to make all in the Champagne Stakes (Group 2).
Akhu Najla was earmarked for this after romping home at Yarmouth but the second horse home that day was trained Team Gosden, as is Reach For The Moon, so they should know where they stand.
My Prospero is half-brother to My Oberon, whose half-sister, My Astra, absolutely devoured the ground at Ayr yesterday for the William Haggas stable and left my bulls’-eye bet, The Blue Brilliant (2nd 11-2), trailing 12 lengths.
My Prospero is entered in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, which is Group 1, whereas the King Edward is Group 2. It makes for a truly top-hat trial today. I think it’s Prospero’s brave new world! BETDAQ 3.0.
2.40 Market Rasen (win 10)
BET 4pt win SALLEY GARDENS
6.15 Sandown (win 10, nap)
BET 9pts win DECIDUOUS
7.15 Sandown (win 10)
BET 5pts win MY PROSPERO
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