106 DAQMAN NAPS UP THIS YEAR: Is Daqman on another winner-a-day spree? After seven strikes in six days up to last Saturday, Daqman missed a beat but was back winning on Monday, and yesterday landed a 6-4 nap (number 106 of the year)

WON 6-4 ARCLIGHT (Tuesday nap)
WON 4-1 PYRRHIC DANCER (Monday 8.7 on BETDAQ)

TODAY Daqman picks the quality races for four bets at Newbury, Kempton and Lingfield and has some pre-Christmas multiples on BETDAQ.

TOMORROW AND FRIDAY: Christmas preview with Fortune Cookies.


MY KINGDOM FOR A HORSE

⭕ 1.25 Newbury Theatre Man is back over the Newbury CD (in a novice handicap) where the soft-ground lover finished second on a sounder surface to Inch House.

Earlier this month, Inch House then stepped out of the novice ranks for a convincing strike, Newbury again, but this time a class 2 for seniors.

Brave Kingdom made an instant transition from hurdles to fences, taking a near 2m 4f novice from a dual winner in second.

That Brave Kingdom is a bit of an enigma is obvious from his pedigree; half-brother to a 5f 2yo winner, dam a 5f 2yo winner!

My kingdom for a horse! Were his breeders completely mad? Not a bit of it; his sire got the 2022 King George winner, Bravemansgame..

So can Brave Kingdom follow in his hoofprints and be even better stepped up to 3m? It’s a race to take a keen interest in.

As well as Theatre Man, Nicky Henderson’s Amrons Sage may also test Brave Kingdom. Six times out of seven in the first three, his dam is half-sister to Beware The Bear, winner of this very race for Henderson in 2016.

With both Brave Kingdom and Theatre Man at around 3.0 on Betdaq Betting Exchange, I can back one to win and the other as stake saver.


CHANNON CAN HIT CHIC 50

⭕ 1.45 Lingfield Jack Channon is one away from cracking 50 winners in his first year since succeeding his Classic-winning dad, soccer-legend Mick.

He’s currently two out of four, on 49, after Kitbag’s win at Wolverhampton last night but determined to give himself a 50-up Christmas present from three horses entered at Lingfield, Newbury, Southwell or Wolverhampton.

He runs Mosaic Chai at Newbury (3.45) this afternoon, and on Friday has Betweenthesticks at Southwell or Wolverhampton.

But his best shot may be Sixties Chic in this Lingfield handicap. The Sixties Icon filly made a winning handicap debut at Wolverhampton last month.

She successfully returned to 6f the last day here at Lingfield, after being just pipped over 7f giving 7lb to the winner.


THE DREAM LIVES ON..

⭕ 2.35 Newbury Nicky Henderson (East India Express) has won this novice hurdle before and Paul Nicholls (Fire Flyer) will again be hot on his chances.

East India Express has missed most of the season with the cough and he beat nothing well, when he returned to the track at Kempton last month.

Fire Flyer hung left then swerved right, after taking a keen hold, leading until a furlong out, when trying to recoup his bumper-winning form of Ascot last October.

But the eye-catcher here is Harry Fry’s Gidleigh Park, seen as still a big, raw horse, but a case of ‘the dream lives on’ in the eyes of his excited connections, after he had only to be pushed out to score at Exeter. Should improve. Could be anything.


COACHELLO PARKS THE BUS

7.30 Kempton Gordon Elliott’s Coachello, twice a winner on the Deauville Polytrack, could complete a hat-trick on English AW tracks after scoring at Lingfield (Polytrack) and Newcastle (Tapeta).

He’s had 13 races for Elliott, after winning five times on (usually deep) turf in France and being sold for €270,000, getting a chunk of that back quite quickly by taking a Listed at Meydan from Charlie Appleby’s 113-rated Man Of Promise.

Now, just four days after he ran out a ready winner at Newcastle, he is back to Polytrack at Kempton off 109, which is 16b clear of all bar Summerghand.

Having his 88th race, Summerghand prefers to come with a rattle out of a bunch of horses; he’s won in fields of 17 (twice), 24 and 27 but did take a six-horse conditions sprint at Wolverhampton in 2019.

Jockey Sam Ewing will want to make it a test on Coachello, as he’s won three times over 7f, whereas Summerghand has failed to even place three times when stretched to that trip at Meydan.

DAQMAN’S BETS

1.25 Newbury (win 12, nap)
BET 6.25pts win BRAVE KINGDOM

1.45 Lingfield (win 12)
BET 4pts win SIXTIES CHIC

7.30 Kempton (win 12)
BET 4.75pts win COACHELLO

DAQ MULTIPLES
BET 4 x 1pt win trebles
and 1pt acca above three with
GIDLEIGH PARK (2.35 Newbury)


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