DASHIN NAP IN 2-3 FOR DAQMAN: Daqman had form figures of 113 with his three selections yesterday, starting with a winning nap and attempting the hat-trick with a 6.7 shot on BETDAQ which finished third.


HORSES TO FOLLOW: Today Daqman updates results and engagements for Fortune Cookies named in the early columns. The nine here listed stand until Goodwood at the end of the month.


FORTUNE COOKIES has two runners this week: Inisherin in the July Cup and Sosie in the Grand Prix de Paris, both on Saturday.

116 BEDTIME STORY (Aidan O’Brien) Moyglare, Curragh, Sept 15
113 BIG EVS (Michael Appleby) King George, Goodwood, August 2
115 EZELIYA (Dermot Weld) Irish Oaks, Curragh, July 20
117 INISHERIN (Kevin Ryan) July Cup, Newmarket, Saturday
110 JAMES’S DELIGHT (Clive Cox) won at Deauville last Saturday
120 LOOK DE VEGA (Carlos and Yann Lerner) Arc De Triomphe, Oct 6
118 ROSALLION (Richard Hannon) Sussex Stakes, Goodwood, July 31
116 SOSIE (Andre Fabre) Grand Prix de Paris, Longchamp, Saturday
106 UXMAL (Joseph O’Brien) Goodwood Cup, July 30

Strike rate so far: 3-5. Latest: City Of Troy WON 1-4, James’s Delight WON 33-10, after Rosallion WON 5-2.
Profit 81pts to 20pt level stakes.


⭕ 3.10 Pontefract (Pipalong Stakes) This Listed event for fillies and mares brightens up what is otherwise a fairly moderate Tuesday.

It’s no surprise to see Doha at the front of the betting on Betdaq Betting Exchange. She is progressive and comes into this on the back of her win at Royal Ascot where she won the class 2 Kensington Palace Stakes by a head.

Her chance is obvious but on form and value grounds she is worth opposing. This represents a step up in class and she still has 7lb to find with Astral Beau and Caernarfon who are both rated 102.

Of course it’s entirely possible she’ll continue to improve and negate the class issue but the point is you are paying a price that already factors that in – so very little margin for error.

I like Astral Beau, even though her current form figures of 48-255 don’t leap off the page.

Her recent fifth came in the Group 2 Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom where she was only beaten two lengths and the more rain the better for her.

Daqman’s check of the weather forecast for Pontefract today suggests the track are in for some thundery showers.


⭕ 3.40 Pontefract A class 2 handicap which is by some margin the second best race of the day.

Again, with one eye on the weather forecast, I want to keep on the right side of Room Service who won a £300,000 sales race at Doncaster last September.

He hasn’t performed badly in two races at Group/Listed level this season and with the yard in such good form plus getting 2lb relief from the handicapper – he could find this a lot easier challenge than of late.

Matters Most was down the field in the Palace Of Holyrood House Stakes at Royal Ascot on his latest start and has disappointed on testing ground previously – something to note if the heavens were to open.

A bigger danger may come from the Fahey trained filly Flaccianello who ran a cracker at York last time out.


⭕ 4.45 Pontefract I wasn’t planning three bets from Ponty but that was before I looked at the Lingfield and Brighton cards!

I’m struggling to see why Bateman is quite so short for this mile handicap?

His form has been fairly modest to date and will need to improve quite significantly on his handicap debut.

He’s also had different trainers for each of his three starts to date which must be some kind of a record?

Pontefract (Paul & Oliver Cole)
Wolverhampton (Stuart Williams)
Ripon & today (Gemma Tutty)

There are a host of alternatives – I’ll take a chance with Diddy Man (dangerous if given a lead) and Coolree (conversely better not leading as he did over course and distance last time out).


3.10 Pontefract (win 10)
BET 2.0pts win ASTRAL BEAU

3.40 Pontefract (win 10, nap)

4.45 Pontefract (both win 10)
BET 1.4pts win DIDDY MAN
BET 1.2pts win COOLREE

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