IT’S NO SECRET: DAQMAN’S THE BEST: Yes, it’s a fast track; no, the time proved to be below average; but did you see Daqman’s nap zip home at Brighton yesterday! It was called the Expert Tips Handicap by another platform which sponsors it, but the expert was Daqman as he notched winning nap number 76, Secret Handsheikh WON 5-4.
TODAY: Fortune Cookies season closes with 22 strikes
TOMORROW: the search is on for the top two-year-olds
THURSDAY: St Leger ratings and form guide
FORTUNE COOKIES FINAL SCORE: 22
THE Fortune Cookies bubble finally burst at the weekend, and we are now into the final stages of the season, where we concentrate on Arc weekend at Longchamp (September 30 and October 1) and Champions Day at Ascot (October 21).
Before then, and in between, are the plethora of two-year-old Group races with which we were so successful last season (update tomorrow). Fortune Cookies winners 2023 Flat:
WON 11-8 Emily Dickinson, WON 5-6 Adayar, WON 3-5 Blue Rose Cen, WON 7-2 Chaldean, WON evens Little Big Bear, WON 2-5 Tahiyra, WON 11-4 Soul Sister, WON 9-2 Auguste Rodin, WON 16-5 Blue Rose Cen, WON 11-5 Paddington, WON 8-13 Tahiyra, WON 4-11 Auguste Rodin, WON 8-11 Paddington, WON 5-1 Perotto, WON 11-10 Nostrum, WON 10-11 Savethelastdance, WON 1-1 Elite Status (first 2yo runner), WON 10-11 Kinross, WON 4-9 Paddington, WON 1-8 Ace Impact, WON 9-4 Kinross, WON 5-6 Tahiyra
★ NAPS: 76 this year
📈 VALUE CHALLENGE (Flat season): Daqman 45, Pricewise 25
MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS
⭕ 1.30 Catterick Runners in Sunday’s Great North Run ran the half marathon in record temperatures and were then treated to a biblical downpour at the end of the day. Weird weather.
The same rain has also fallen at Catterick with it forecast soft.
Brodie Hampson is reunited on the mare Let Her Loose and she has an incredible record on her of 215111 including a win here at Catterick over the slightly shorter 1m 4f trip but on good to soft ground.
She needs to win off a career high mark today but I think she has every chance in a race where there are question marks over her four rivals:
❓ Captain Haddock The chips aren’t down on this one today as he is on a losing run of 19 and trainer Heather Main is 0-9 from her recent runners. ‘Haddock’ also has something to prove having finished stone last at Epsom last time out when beaten 31 lengths.
❓ Sameem Has been nibbled at in the morning Betdaq Betting Exchange market but despite plummeting down the weights is struggling to reproduce his early career success. Ran poorly at Haydock last time out and has something to find with Let Her Loose on previous form here.
❓ Gift Of Raj You need not one leap of faith but two with him as he has flopped on his latest two starts (beaten 36 lengths and 16 lengths). Is a previous course and distance winner but looks risky on recent evidence.
❓ Lochnaver Pretty much repeat the comments from above. Needs to bounce back from two recent disappointments and her career wins to date have all come at Hamilton. Not sure the soft ground will help.
TAKING THE HIGH GROUND
⭕ 4.50 Catterick Highfield Viking is of interest here given his only previous win has come on soft ground and he gave a strong hint of a return to winning form with a promising third in better company at Haydock last time out. His trainer John Quinn is also in good current form (5 winners from last 22).
Despite two non runners it is a competitive finale with the biggest danger likely to come from the consistent Wreck It Riley who has placed form on soft.
Vortigan is 0-10 and hard to get a feel for at present – the soft ground may not help – he ran his worst race to date on heavy when last of eight at Doncaster.
⭕ 5.10 Leicester Moulin Booj scored with enough in hand at Leicester last week to suggest he can follow up under the statutory penalty and shrug off 10-2 in the saddle.
The penny has really dropped with him recently and looks worth another chance before the handicapper finally has chance to catch up.
1.30 Catterick (win 10)
BET 5pts win LET HER LOOSE
4.50 Catterick (win 10)
BET 5pts win HIGHFIELD VIKING
5.10 Leicester (win 10, nap)
BET 5.1pts win MOULIN BOOJ
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