NAP NUMBER 105 FOR DAQMAN: Jeune Belle (WON 8-15) at Lingfield yesterday was Daqman’s winning nap number 105 for the year with 18 racing days left. He was also beaten a nose at 9-2 with Wilde And Dandy in a three-way photo at Chelmsford.

DATES FOR HORSES TO FOLLOW: Today Daqman updates his Fortune Cookies, with their engagements until the end of the year and has three bets on Tuesday but swerves the Ffos Las and Fontwell cards which both passed morning inspections but may face problems later on with more rain forecast at both venues. Officials are ‘monitoring’ conditions at both venues.


Welcome Gess. In advance of another cross-country, due to be run at Cheltenham on Friday, I’m adding Gesskille to the Fortune Cookies list, a welcome guest as one making his mark as a young stayer.

Trainer Oliver Greenall sees Gesskille running in a future Grand National and, as a seven-year-old athlete currently racing off 144, he needs to add pounds to fatten up his rating.

Gesskille failed by only a couple of lengths to give Percussion 10lb in the Grand Sefton, before Percussion ran third to older-horse Chambard and Troytown winner Coko Beach in the Becher.

Fortune Cookies’ plans for the big meetings in December:

Farren Glory 1.45 Leopardstown, Future Champions, December 27
Fastorslow 2.25 Leopardstown, Savills Chase, Thursday, December 28
Gentlemansgame 2.25 Leopardstown, Savills Chase, Thursday, December 28
Gerri Colombe 2.30 Kempton, King George V1 Chase, December 26
Gesskille 3.00 Cheltenham, Friday, December 15
Houston Texas 2.25 Cheltenham, Saturday, December 16
Impose Toi 2.25 Sandown, Saturday, December 23
Latenightpass 3.00 Cheltenham, Friday, December 15
Le Milos 1.50 Cheltenham, December Gold Cup, Saturday, December 16
Malina Girl two engagements at Cheltenham, Saturday, December 16
Stage Star 2.25 Leopardstown, Savills Chase, Thursday, December 28

FORTUNE COOKIES, rest of the list: Burdett Road, Corach Rambler, Edwardstone, Jonbon, Kittys Light, Choccabloc, The Doyen Chief.


⭕ 1.45 Wincanton With main danger Country Lady getting low marks in the jumping category the road looks clear for Don’t Rightly Know to follow up on her impressive Exeter reappearance win.

The Polly Gundry trained mare had been off the course for 709 days but won with so much in hand to suggest the resulting penalty will be brushed aside. The winning distances were 16, 23, 11 and 12 lengths to she had the field well strung out in a demolition job.

The Paul Nicholls trained Country Lady won a Plumpton bumper in April and returned to the course for her hurdling debut last month when she was let down a bit by her jumping but still shaped well enough in third.


⭕ 2.00 Punchestown A decent Listed contest for the mares and the rare sight of an unbeaten Willie Mullins trained runner being fourth in the betting in a field of just six!

His A Penny A Hundred is now up in grade having won a bumper a Sligo and landing the odds on her hurdling debut at Limerick. She wasn’t overly impressive that day and the horse she beat fell next time out when looking held so it’s likely she will need to improve bundles to take a hand at this level – which of course is not out of the question.

A safer play though might be the proven form of Banntown Girl who is the oldest in the race and also the top-rated on official ratings. After a 19 length handicap success here in October she ran well again next time out at Down Royal when chasing home Brighterdaysahead in a Grade 3 event.

Mel Monroe was heading the morning Betdaq Betting Exchange market. She is running well and more than capable just looks a little short in the market for my liking whilst Jetara bounced back to form with an easy win in an easy race at Fairyhouse last time out but is well held by Banntown Girl on previous Down Royal form.


⭕ 8.00 Southwell Doublethetrouble is a career 0-23 but interestingly has never been sent off favourite. That might change tonight with him likely to go off as market leader.

Preference is for Savvy Brilliance who remains quite lightly raced and doesn’t appear to have been over-punished by the handicapper who has pushed him up 2lb for an all the way success at Wolverhampton last time out.

The extra two furlongs should suit even better.


1.45 Wincanton (win 10, nap)

2.00 Punchestown (win 10)

8.00 Southwell (win 10)

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