COUNTDOWN TO THE WEEKEND DERBY DOUBLE: Daqman today launches his countdown to another big weekend: the Irish Derby at the Curragh and the Piman’s Derby (Northumberland Plate) at Newcastle. His Fortune Cookies – showing a profit of more than 107 points – should make the line-up: see the update below.
OAKS-STAR TUESDAY LATE IRISH DERBY ENTRY: Look out tomorrow for Daqman’s guide to the Irish Derby, for which Aidan O‘Brien will supplement a filly, the Epsom Oaks winner, Tuesday.
Last night: Dr Fustic (WON 5-2)
FORTUNE COOKIES: 107 POINTS UP
Winners so far: 107.84 profit
WON 11-2 HOMELESS SONGS
WON 7-2 DESERT CROWN
WON 7-2 PERFECT POWER
WON 5-2 DESERT CROWN
WON 15-8 INSPIRAL
WON 10-11 COROEBUS
Weekend big races
120 TRUESHAN Northumberland Plate, Newcastle, Saturday
116 WESTOVER Irish Derby, The Curragh, Saturday
115 LUXEMBOURG Irish Derby, The Curragh, Saturday
115 MY ASTRA Pretty Polly Stakes, The Curragh, Sunday
113 TEONA Pretty Polly Stakes, The Curragh, Sunday
Ratings for the rest of the team
124 NATURE STRIP
117 EMILY UPJOHN
113 HIGHFIELD PRINCESS
097 JUST FINE
082 LIR SPECIALE
— AUGUSTE RODIN
Full results to date: Perfect Power won 7-2; Inspiral won 15-8, Homeless Songs won 11-2, Desert Crown won 7-2, Desert Crown won 5-2; Coroebus won 10-11; Emily Upjohn 2nd; Just Fine unplaced; Stone Age unplaced; Changingoftheguard unplaced; Toy unplaced; Highland Princess unplaced; With The Moonlight unplaced.
Profit 107.84 points to 10-point stakes.
MOVING ON UP AGAIN
⭕ 1.30 Brighton The race started with seven runners, now has four and it looks even tougher! My original selection Real Estate is a non runner.
Boom The Groom is by far the best of the quartet – the official ratings tell you that but 10-2 is a welter weight to carry around and at the age of 11 he still might be struggling for his first win since 2020. His course record stats read: 222352
Preference is for the Gay Kelleway trained Moveonup who gained a first turf win last time out here over a slightly shorter trip. He was doing his best work near the end under today’s pilot Saffie Osborne and the partnership can strike again.
Kelleway has her string in decent form with three winners from the last 12 runners.
ABSOLUTELY THE BEST
⭕ 2.15 Beverley Another four runner event – apologies but it’s one of those days where runners are in short supply.
Absolute Queen made a really pleasing debut at Nottingham last week and should be able to get off the mark here. The George Boughey trained filly found Miska too good but she already had the benefit of a previous run.
Miska is also entered up for a Listed race at Newmarket at the weekend and the chances are that the form is quite useful.
She is preferred to the Charlie and Mark Johnston trained Metal Merchant who stayed on to good effect on her debut at Chelmsford but might already need a longer trip to show her best form.
Emily’s Eclipse was third, but beaten over seven lengths on debut at Lingfield, whilst debutant Countess Kess looks in at the deep end.
TOUCHING WOOD FOR TOUCHWOOD
⭕ 8.10 Newbury Touchwood is knocking on the door for another win and might be getting into this as a winner without a penalty – well a moral one anyone.
He had no luck at Brighton last time out when second and the form can easily be upgraded.
He is preferred to Betdaq Betting Exchange market rival Alablaq for whom I’m not convinced the step up in trip is a positive.
1.30 Brighton (win 10)
BET 3.5pts win MOVEONUP
2.15 Beverley (win 10, nap)
BET 11.1pts win ABSOLUTE QUEEN
8.10 Newbury (win 10)
BET 4.3pts win TOUCHWOOD
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