Good Friday….. Now it’s Super Saturday

Musselburgh racecourse

Hello and welcome to Saturday’s edition of arseonlinetips blog. Firstly we would like to thank everyone to the response to our latest article, written by Chris Price – Marsha – The Six Million Guinea Horse. It has been well received and is still available to view online if you have missed it. Secondly, we can reveal that our latest Rising Star Interview is Jonathan Fisher and will be published as usual on Sunday Evening, so please keep a look out for that.

Back to the blog now, you can wait for more news and we have much more pressing issues… So let’s get the housekeeping out of the way first, before we bring you The Peoples Nap Choices, Charlie’s Saturday Selection’s and Final Word.  First up

Rich – Peoples Nap Result – Corinthia Knight won the public vote and was a ready 6/5SP winner on the track. Thanks to everyone who voted.

Charlie’s – Friday Results – 

Master The World -Was 2nd after missing the break settled at the back before making late headway losing by 1/2 length to Victory Bond.

Nyaleti -Finished a 6th length loser in 6th place after looking like the winner until 1f out when tank emptied.

Baghdad -was a non runner after Bath cancelled 3 races due to standing water on track.

.A bit of a disappointing day from my selections, with the non runner reducing my chances of a winner and a bit of bad luck in running for my final two selections, meaning the day was fruitless. However Rich hit a full house on The People’s Nap with all 3 Choices winning to soften the blow and give us something positive to take from Friday’s racing. We now move on to Saturday’s racing and our thoughts and selections for that can be found below.


Let’s get down to business and start with the PEOPLES NAP Choices –

Meydan Racecourse
Meydan Racecourse

Meydan Special

1.50 – Dubai Gold Cup – Group 2 Class 1 – 2m (Turf)

Vazirabad – Drawn in stall 5, the Grey Manduro gelding is looking for his 3rd win in a row in the Dubai Gold Cup and this season, has followed the same route as last when finishing Runner up on seasonal return at this course, when running over 1m 6f, before stepping back up to 2m. Beaten only 1 & 3/4’s of a length by Rare Rhythm on March 1st. Jockey Christophe Soumilion will be looking for a smart break from the stalls and lie handy before trying to land the win in the final furlong – 9/4

2.30 – UAE Derby – Group 2 – Class 1 – 3YO Only – 1m 1f 110y

Mendelssohn – Aidan O’Brien’s Scat Daddy colt won last season’s Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf and started this season, with a 3/4’s of a length win in Ireland at Dundalk, when landing a Class 1 listed 1m contest. Will improve for the run and if taking to the dirt, should be the one to beat – 9/4

3.05 – AL Quoz Sprint – Group 1 Class 1 – 6F (Turf)

Jungle Cat – Two from two this season at this course after winning on season return in a Group 2 over 7f on February 1st by 3/4’s of length before dropping back to 6F to land the AL Sheba Sprint from Ertijaal over C/D by 2 & 1/4 lengths. That 7F race will stand him in good stead today, with a  fast pace likely and Jockey James Doyle knows that his stamina is assured if he wishes to try and go from the front – 5/1

Now I will hand you to Charlie, who will run through his Saturday Selection’s before I will see you again for Final Word, over to you Charlie …

Charlie’s Selections


Cloth Of Stars -is a Tracker of mine, Cloth of stars is out of the fantastic Sea The Stars, trained by Andre Fabre, won the Prix Exbury at Saint Cloud back in March last year from Star Victory who was 1 and 1/4 length behind in 2nd. Was then sent to Chantilly and won the Prix d’harcourt beating Mekhtaal by a neck back in April last year. Was then sent to Saint Cloud in May to contest the Prix Ganay and beat Zarak by a neck. Was then sent to Chantilly in September to contest the Qatar Prix foy and was 2nd to Dschingis Secret by 1 and 1/2 length. Was then sent back to Chantilly in October to contest the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and was 2nd to Enable losing by 2 and a 1/2 length. Latest run was in March this year at Chantilly when contesting the Prix Darshaan when again finished 2nd to Talismanic by 1 and 3/4 length. That form looks solid and at 11-4 is a price I’m happy to take for today’s Nap.

Win Advised


Pistol Park -Although hasn’t won since February last year, has ran ok in a couple of races to suggest it’s only a matter of time before pistol park has a bit more luck in running to finally get off the mark, and today’s race is as good a chance to finally get that elusive victory.

Win Advised


Fake News -Won well last time out at Wolverhampton in March this year to take its tally to 2 wins from 4 starts, looks unexposed and more progress looks likely here although the fav Ayutthaya trained by Kevin Ryan looks a nice sort having came 2nd twice before winning at Chester back in September. With the more recent run under its belt Fake News could give the fav something to think about and could be the value against a fav who may need the run.

Win Advised

.well that’s my thoughts on today’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket. I will now hand you back over to Rich for the Final Word.


Final Word – 

This section was a bit disappointing yesterday, with only Goring running into a place at 10/1 , but I think we were all taken by surprise by the French Invasion at Lingfield. Although I was disappointed , I could hardly be upset, when the other TWO PN Choices won….. That was yesterday and today is another day!

Following the PN Choices from Meydan, I may as well start there as I have a nice Each Way price for Blair House(4.35) Considering he is drawn in the car Park(Stall 15) but has won his last 2 runs over C/D, including the Class 1 Handicap, despite being drawn in stall 10 that day on February 10th and was dropping back from 1m 2f. To follow thatw in up on March 10th over C/D beating Benbatl to land the Jebel Hatta Group 1 by 3/4’s of a length, the 16/1 on offer(Correct at time of writing) are a touch disrespectful and for me, this is a cracking price.. Despite the draw, could very well land a place minimum.

While back in the UK, in fact at Kempton on the AW, a horse I followed last season makes his seasonal appearance in the 3.45 Class 4 Handicap over 1m 4f. Stanley, a Sea The Stars gelding(Yes my favourite flat horse was STS) was placed on both runs prior to landing a C/D maiden from Warm Oasis back in October and now makes handicap debut.

One that missed out on the PN Choices is Sparkalot(4.55) Who is the form horse in the Class 2 Handicap Sprint(6F) with 4 C/D wins to the Bated Breath colts name and having won over C/D just 10 days ago in a Class 4 handicap, he will need to up his game today but has only gone up 4 in the official Ratings and now steps up to Class 2 company for the first time.

And finally, in the evening at Chelmsford, I give another chance to Grandfather Tom(7.15) who really didn’t like the Southwell Fibre sand 10 days ago, finishing last of the 4 runners. I am prepared to put a line through that run and his previous 4 runs, with 3 wins and a runner up spot, we can consider a return to polytrack a plus and still in form.

Thanks for popping by today folks, let’s hope it really is a SUPER SATURDAY to follow the Good Friday….

All the Best – Charlie & Rich 



AW Championship Day….


Hello and Welcome to arseonlinetips, thanks for popping by today. Firstly we would like to THANK YOU all for helping us break our site monthly record this month, with our views reaching well over 2,500 and rising. We would also like to extend a very warm welcome to Chris Price, who will be popping up with Articles, like Marsha – The Six Million Guineas Horse, reviews, previews and possibly the odd selection or two. Charlie and Myself are absolutely delighted with how March has gone, despite fewer blog post’s than we ideally would have liked. Also the addition of the Rising Stars Series has also helped push the site onwards. We are constantly looking at new things to bring you and we can confirm another Rising Star Interview will be posted on Sunday and an Exclusive Trainer interview was received today and is in the editing process…. But enough about the future, let’s get back to today and the Return of The PEOPLES NAP, Charlie’s Selection’s and Final Word….

The PEOPLES NAP Choices – AW Special

Lingfield – Standard

3.40 – 3 Year Old Conditions Stakes – Class 2 – 3 YO Only – 6f 1y

Corinthia Knight – 4th in last years Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, has started to find his feet again this season, winning all 3 starts. Last seen on March 15th, when landing a Chantilly 6 & 1/2F Listed race by 1 & 1/4 lengths after landing a Newcastle(AW) Class 2 5F contest by 1 & 3/4 lengths from Stone of Destiny – 15/8

Newcastle(AW) – Standard

3.55 – Burradon Stakes – Class 1 Listed – 3YO Only – 1m 5y

Gronkowski – Jeremy Noseda’s Lonhro Colt is 3 from 3 on the AW this term. Already a C/D class 5 winner in February. Stepped up in class last time out on March 7th to land the ‘Road to Kentucky Derby’ Trial at Kempton by 3/4’s of a length from Court House – 2/1

4.55 – Handicap – Class 4 – 3YO Only – 1m 2f 42y

Casey Jones – Two from Two at this course. Having only made a winning debut on February 9th, over 7f  and was then stepped up to 1m by Trainer John Gosden. The Casamento colt took the distance in his stride to win by 2 & 1/2 lengths. Now stepping up in trip once more, with more improvement expected over the longer distance – 6/4

Before I hand over to Charlie, a little bit of housekeeping is required from our last blog post….

Rich’s Nap(Sunday) Son of Rest – Unplaced. Ran on well at the end but was too little to late a touch disappointing.

Now I can hand over to Charlie, who will run through his Selections, tidy up his housekeeping before I see you for Final Word…. Charlie the floor is yours!

Cheers Rich, let’s start with my results from the 25th March.

Monsieur Gibraltar – unseated the jock when making a challenge and was a loss.

Paddyplex – was a disappointment finishing 9th and was a loss.

Tomkevi -Finished 5th and was another loss.

No joy with those 3 selections, hopefully can get a better run for my money with today’s selections listed below.

Charlie’s Selections


Baghdad -Won well last time out at chelmsford over 1m 2f and being out of Frankel looks a very nice sort, although the ground may not be ideal today will definitely win some races this season and will be one to keep tabs on and today gets my selection as my 3rd best.

Win Advised


Nyaleti -Was contesting class 1 Group 1 and Group 2 races last season. Finished 3rd to Laurens at Doncaster back in September only losing narrowly in a 3 way photo. Was sent to Newmarket two weeks later and was 2nd by a head to Juliet Caplet. Returned to Newmarket in October and finished 9th after being impeded and losing place. Although hasn’t ran on this surface before she holds a 1,000 Guinea’s entry and looks interesting enough to take my eye here and if taking to the surface has enough speed in breeding to get involved and gets a tentative Next Best selection at 9-2.

Win Advised


Master The World -Won a Class 1 listed race here back in November last year, was then sent to Kempton and was 2nd in another Class 1 listed race. Came back here in December and was 7th having reported as running flat. Was rested until February and again raced here winning the winter Derby after being impeded by Mr Owen. That form looks solid and should take all the beating here and at 9-2 is a price I’m willing to take for today’s Nap.

Win Advised


Well that’s my thoughts on today’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket. I will now hand you over to Rich for The Final Word.


Final Word – 

Right you beautiful people, I will not be moaning about the Whip Frenzy yesterday brought up by the Tabloid Editor of the Racing Post, I had my say on Twitter and that is where it can stay. What I can tell you is that, from the last Rising Star Interview the lad has received some interesting offer’s, all stemming from that post. We are very happy to have helped in some small way and will of course keep you updated if & when we receive more news. Enough of me blabbering on, let’s crack on with the rest of the AW thoughts for Good Friday and we hope it will be a very GOOD FRIDAY!

Let’s start at Newcastle and those of you who have been taking notice of what we have posted will have read about this horse…. Marseille(1.40) runs in a Class 4 5F Sprint Handicap of which she is already a C/D winner of a maiden back in April. Runner up again at this course the following month. Although the half sister to MARSHA was last seen finishing below par at Nottingham over 6F in August. Makes seasonal return and also the step back to 5F will hopefully stem a return to form.

Right, let’s go with the AW Championships at Lingfield and at 2.00 Mountain Bell returns having been freshened up since we last saw the 5YO Mount Nelson Mare winning a Class 2 Conditions Stakes over 2m at Newcastle(AW) at her first try over the distance. Winning by 2 lengths from Cape Cova and having Watersmeet back in 3rd, who has won 3/3 since. She runs well fesh and is the only mare in the field.

Gifted Master(3.05) Hugo Palmers colt is a duel listed winner and has won 3 of his last 4 starts. Although last seen on November 18th, when winning the Golden Rose Listed Stakes over C/D(6F) by 1 & 1/2 lengths from Mythmaker.

And Finally, Goring(4.10) who is four from four over C/D (1m) and is a 3 time class 2 winner including last time seen on February 24th, when landing a Class 2, 1m contest by a nose from Mr Scaramanga. Now runs from a career high mark but could well go in.

That concludes everything from today folks, we will continue to bring you Articles, Interviews and all manner of other delights. We really cannot thank everyone enough for your support and we look forward to another month, hopefully going from strength to Strength. We are 100% committed to making this a top class website.

All the Best – Charlie & Rich











Lincoln Winner…. Chicken Dinner!

Doncaster Racecourse
Doncaster Racecourse

Fantastic start to the flat season, with Charlie landing the Lincoln at Doncaster, while Rich picked the wrong horse to Nap….. But it’s Sunday, Naas host their flat return, Doncaster has day two of the UK Flat season, while their is still plenty of National Hunt Racing taking place, as we build up to the season conclusion next month with the Grand National and the big Irish festival to end their season. Plenty of pointers for the Flat season ahead, so let’s crack on with today ….



Rich’s Nap – Naas – 3.05 – Handicap – 6f

Son of Rest – Although having not won since June 10th last year over 5f at The Curragh, Son of Rest has been competing in Class 1 Company, when finishing a 2 & 1/4 length 3rd to Caravaggio in a 5f Curragh Group 2 and was runner up, when last seen 168 days ago. Beaten a neck over C/D in a Class 1 Listed race to Texas Rock. Ground no issue having won a maiden at Cork in testing conditions. Makes season return – 7/2


Rich Nap Result – Tombstone – Jumped badly and never landed a blow, finishing a distant 3rd, which was very disappointing as Zebeel Prince(In final Word) won very well at Doncaster!


Charlie, tell the folks about the Lincoln…… and maybe deliver your Sunday Service…. I will catch you all for Final Word…. Cheers Rich, let’s crack on with Saturday’s results.

Lancelot Du Lac -Could only finish 4th and was a loss.

Taqdeer -Finished 7th and was a loss.

Addeybb -Won as expected and as said in the write up yesterday the 13-2 taken was a gift of a price considering the 2 and 1/2 length victory making it 4 wins in this race for trainer William Haggas.

We now move onto Sunday’s Selections and they are listed below.


Tomkevi -Placed 3rd at Catterick over 3m 1f back in February, was then sent to Southwell and won over 2m 7f on the 5th of March. Drops in distance to 2m 3f and 61y today and although has an extra 6lb to carry the shorter distance should help ease that burden.

Win Advised


Paddyplex -Has 2 wins a 2nd and a 4th from last 4 runs, has been racing over 1m 4f and drops in trip today to 1m 2f and 43y both wins have came over 1m 2f and is taken to buck that trend in today’s race.

Win Advised


Monsieur Gibraltar – Although pulled up last time out that was over 3m at Fakenham, time before that was 6th over 3m again but this time was at Punchestown. Had won 2 previous races prior to that and both were over 2m 5f and 2m respectively at Ascot and Taunton. Drops back in trip today to 2m 5f and 8y and that swings this race in his favor main threat is Midnight Cowboy although Monsieur Gibraltar won this race last year and should run his race again today.

Win Advised

.well that’s my thoughts on Sunday’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket. I will now hand you back over to Rich for The Final Word.

Final Word – 

It’s great to have the Flat back, while the NH season is heading to a conclusion, the next month or so will be interesting as horses wind down from a long season and other’s are revving up as they head towards their targets fro the season. Friday in AW Championship day at Lingfield, while on Saturday over in Meydan, we have the Carnival Super Saturday, where the world’s best horses go head to head. That is for another day, so let’s turn our mind back to today…. I have concentrated on the Flat today, so let’s start in Ireland at Naas….

At 3.40, we see the return of London Icon, who has an entry for the Irish 2,000 Guineas. The Elzaam colt  looked an exciting prospect last season, despite only having two runs. Beaten 1 length on debut on August 20th at The Curragh over 7f(today’s distance) before winning at this course over 1m by over 3 lengths when last seen back in October, could be one to keep an eye on….

In the Irish Lincolnshire at 4.50, I like the look of Jessie Harrington’s PinCheck, who is a 2 time C/D winner last season, although not having been seen since finishing 4th in a Cork 1m Listed contest to Brendan Brackan. A C/D winner back in September in a Class 1 Handicap and has an entry for a Group 3 contest here next month over 7f….

And finally at Doncaster, a filly called Broderie(5.20) I have been tracking since making a winning debut over 1m 2f at Lingfield last month. Improved when stepping up to Class 4 1m 2f to land the odds by a neck from Heeyaam on March 10th. The Pivitol Filly is interesting and hopefully the ground will not be an issue as she steps up to Class 3 company. Likely to go off at very short price today, as unbeaten in opening two runs…..

Thanks for your support this month folks, we hope we give you all the tools you need to land a couple of winners and we will also be publishing Part 3 of our Rising Stars Series this evening… So until then

All the best – Charlie & Rich


Simply Saturday

Doncaster Racecourse
Doncaster Racecourse

Friday was a bit of a damp squid, with result’s not going to plan, but were tough and resilient and we go again….


Rich’s Nap – Thurles(Soft to Heavy) – 2.45 Class 1 Listed Novice Chase – 2m 2f

TOMBSTONE – Grade 3 winner back on December 9th 2016, when beating Jett by 3 & 3/4 lengths. Has since finished Runner Up to Dounikos in a Grade 2 Chase and 6th to Monalee in a Grade 1 Chase at Leopardstown on February 4th. Monalee finished 2nd in the RSA, while 7th place The Storyteller won the Brown Advisory and Rathviden (Unseated) went on to win the Amateur Chase at Cheltenham – 11/4

Rich Nap Result – Golden Birthday- Unplaced, hampered on the rail and reportedly hung left during the race… While a couple of winners in Final Word ( Khamry & African Jazz- Tracker for both of them) it’s the Nap that counts… Over to Charlie now & I will catch you for Final Word ….

Cheers Rich, let’s start with Friday’s Results.

Christmas in April -Pulled up

Dis Donc – Finished 2nd 

Augustin – Finished 3rd 

Well Friday was a let down with all 3 selections losing, hopefully get back on track with Saturday’s Selections listed below.


Lancelot Du Lac -Winner at Wolverhampton last time out over 6f, handles testing ground and trip isn’t an issue considering it’s a previous course and distance winner and at 11-4 is a price I’m happy to accept.

Win Advised


Taqdeer -Has only raced 3 times, was 2nd on debut over 7f at Wolverhampton , before going to Chelmsford and winning well over 1m, next race was at Newmarket and won again over 1m 2f. That last run was back in May 2016 and John Gosden has been patient with this one and if race ready looks the one to beat here and at 11-2 seems overpriced considering previous form.

Win Advised


Addeybb -Has 3 wins and a 3rd place from last 4 runs, most recent of those wins was at Newmarket in September last year over 1m 1f. Handles the testing conditions and William Haggas has won this race 3 times, and at 13-2 seems a nice price considering the horses profile and trainers success in this race.

Win Advised


. I will hand you over to Rich for The Final Word.


Final Word – 

I scanned my eyes over the Doncaster card and I only found one that took my eye, mainly because I like the horse & that is in the 3.00 Mile Listed Stakes. Zabeel Prince, who won 3 out of 4 races last season including on season return at Nottingham, in somewhat soft ground. ended the season winning a Class 2 1m race at York after stepping up from Class 4 company to beat Bravery by 2 & 3/4 lengths. Not the same when finishing 11th at Ascot just 8 days later. Will have progressed through the winter and should have a very tidy season, kicking off with this step up in class.

I hold no bones about the next two, both are Godolphin trained and I like them both very much and have been keeping an eye on their progress. I Napped Night Castle(Lingfield 2.35) when it last run at Newcastle in a Class 5, 7f Novice Stakes, winning by 5 lengths back on March 8th from Narcos, now stepping up to a Mile, the Dubawi Gelding can go on to better things this season and I for one will be keeping an eye on him.

The other Godolphin runner is at Wolverhampton(AW) in the evening, running in the 6.45 Jazirat, was beaten only 1/2 a length by Vale of Kent(Re Opposing today) on season return over 7f before landing the odds at Chelmsford on March 10th by 2 & 3/4 lengths from Breaking Records. George Woods takes off 5 and has struck a nice partnership with Trainer Charlie Appleby, the pair are 100% 3 wins from 3 rides.

All the best – Charlie & Rich


You feeling Lucky Punk? Well it is Friday!


After a day away to gather our thought’s and yesterday’s racing proving that our decision was right to leave it alone as the 1/20 shot getting beat by a 20/1 outsider show’s. We are back with some thought’s on Friday as we head into the weekend and the return of the Flat(albeit briefly) at Doncaster on Saturday! So let’s focus on Friday and leave that until tomorrow…. Charlie will take you through his runners and Rich will bring you his Nap before descending into Final Word!

Charlie – Cheers Rich, before we get down to my selections, I thought I’d mention that they won’t count towards profit/loss figures as the site I use for tracking that is down at the moment. Now that’s out of the way I guess it’s time to give my 3 Selections.

Newbury 3.05 Doombar Handicap Hurdle 3m 52y Class 4 (soft)

Christmas in April 11-4 – Trained by Nicky Henderson, was 4th when last seen back in December at Ascot over 2m 7f and 118y in a Class 4 handicap hurdle. Nicky has been patient with this one and I’m sure the horse will be switched on and seems the stables first choice seeing Nico de boinville has picked this over Darius Des Bois who has had a wind op with Noel Fehily taking the reigns on that one.

.Win Advised


Navan 2.25 Casino Handicap Hurdle 2m (heavy)

Dis Donc 5-2  – Has placed 2nd on 3 occasions before going one better last time out here back in February for trainer Noel Meade beating the Mullins trained Antey by a neck. If repeating that here should be enough to go in again although Pats Oscar may be a danger for Gordon Elliot. But my preference is for Dis Donc as a previous course and distance winner.

.Win Advised


Navan 4.05 Irish Stallion Farms EBF Novice Handicap Chase Final Grade B Handicap 3m (heavy)

Augustin 5-2 -Trained by Willie Mullins although has only ran in 2 chase’s placed 2nd to Monbeg Notorious over 3m 1f 100y on chase debut at Punchestown in December last year. Was then sent to Clonmel  in February this year and beat Fire In His Eyes by 1 and 3/4 lengths over 2m 7f on heavy ground. Seems to be progressive and could go in again if in same mood as last time.

.Win Advised

. Well that’s my thoughts on Friday’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket. I will now hand you back over to Rich for his Nap and Final Word.



Rich’s Nap 

Lingfield(AW) – 3.50 – Handicap Class 2 – 1m 4f

Golden Birthday – Although Harry Fry’s Poliglote gelding has been away from the track since making it 3 wins from 3 starts at Doncaster in October, when winning a Class 3 1m 6f Handicap by 2 & 1/2 lengths. That was his 5th win in 5 races, 2 Hurdle contests before starting winning on the flat. The 132 rated Hurdler has a flat mark of just 90 and has won on the AW at Kempton prior to the Doncaster victory. Re-United with Fran Berry, who is 3 from 3 on board of Golden Birthday and is still well in on Hurdle rating – 7/4

Final Word – 

There has been lot’s written about Richard Johnson’s ban for excessive use of the whip, when winning the Gold Cup last week. Nothing should take away what a fine ride it was on Native River and despite getting a hefty fine and ban, will go down in the history book. I have no issue with this as the winning distance was more than 1/2 a length. My issue is with winner’s , who have won by 1/2 a length and less, with excessive use of the whip, yeah double standards I hear you cry… The distance is the thing and the amount of times the whip is used… now say it’s 1 tap over…. wins by a head…. Steward see’s this…. Result reversed…. 2 length win 1 tap … Keep’s the win… that way the jockey’s may stick(pardon the pun) to the rules! Rant over….. You will see enough of it in the next few months, more so than in the NH field…..

Back to the racing, I only looked at the UK AW meeting’s , so at Lingfield, African Jazz(4.20) makes race course debut for Charlie Appleby. The Cape Cross gelding is half brother to Usherette and has George Wood on board, who is two from two when riding for the trainer…..

At Kempton in the evening, two caught my eye… These are Khamry(6.15) who was a 4 & 1/2 length 3rd on debut over 1m at Newcastle back at the start of November. Winner that day was AL Galayel, who has since won again as has the runner up Francis Xavier, while 4th Acker Bilk, has won twice and has been placed on 3 more occasions from a subsequent 6 runs. Now drops back to 7f….

And finally, I do like taking notice of a Hurdler, who is running on the flat, so Muhtardis(8.15) caught my eye. The 124 rated hurdler, was last seen pulling up at Newbury in a Class 2 handicap hurdle on December 31st 2016. Muhtardis also has AW winning form, last won on AW at Southwell back in January 2016 over 1m 4f(same distance as today) and was rated 75 back then. also won at Kempton on the AW too. Now with Ian Williams and makes stable debut after 447 days away from the race course.

If you have a view on anything in this post, do please feel free to message us, but abuse will not be tolerated…..

All the Best – Charlie & Rich


Wednesday’s Round Up


There will be no blog post for Thursday as nothing really caught our attention, but we do have Wednesday’s Results to go through so I guess we best start there.

Rich’s Nap Result- Grandfather Tom – Was unplaced didn’t seem to take to the surface a copy of the after race vets report is included below.


The Final Word had 3 horses mentioned and all of them finished 2nd. These were Silchester, Dinaria Des Obeaux and Warbuton.


Charlie’s Results –

Hills Of Dubai -Finished 2nd and was a loss.

Whiskey Chaser -Finished 3rd and was a loss.

Brynmawr -Was 2nd and therefore another  loss.

Another day would easily have seen at least 3 winners but I guess today wasn’t ours for the taking. We move forward and can take some positivity from our performance even though we didn’t win, we were only narrowly beaten in several races it’s just a matter of time before we rack up a streak of winners especially with Flat Season kicking off this weekend. We would also like to thank everyone for the support this past Month, our stats are starting to climb back to where they should be and that’s down to not only our hard work but to the viewers who keep coming back for more. We hope to continue to bring you the standard of work we have been publishing and wish you well with your evening.

Thanks again Charlie and Rich

Let’s roll again……


We have had a few days off since Cheltenham, the weather has not helped so we took it upon ourselves to publish some of the Interviews and articles we had written but had not published for ourselves, as they had been published by 3 Furlongs Out. It’s been very busy, with our blog hitting more than 1,100 views this month(yes that is a lot for us and we are very happy)

We looked through the cards and found a few we liked, so we decided to put this blog together for you….






Rich’s Nap – Yes I have a Nap today!

Southwell(AW) -Standard

4.45 – Handicap – Class 4 – 3YO Only – 5f(4f 210y)

Grandfather Tom – The Kheleyf 3 year old colt has run up a 3 timer for trainer Robert Cowell since dropping from 6f to the minimum 5f. Landing two Class 6 5f Novice Stakes at Lingfield before taking a 5f Class 4 Handicap at Newcastle last time out from Lord of the Glen by 1 & 1/4 lengths…. 11/8


I shall pass you over to Charlie, who will take you through his runners….

Cheers Rich, it’s always nice to get back in the saddle after a successful Cheltenham, so without further adieu let’s crack on with my selections for Wednesday listed below.


Hills Of Dubai -Comes here chasing a hat-trick of wins, having won twice at Ayr over 2m 4f on heavy ground. Has been raised 2lb for latest victory and although steps up in class here looks as though the step up will suit and should be involved at the business end of race.

Win Advised


Whiskey Chaser -Is a course and distance winner although that was back in December, has posted 3 poor runs since that win. Had been wearing blinkers before, those are removed today and replaced by first time visor. Hopefully the visor does the job and helps Whiskey return to the winners enclosure.

Win Advised


Brynmawr -Comes from the Tizzard Yard and won easily enough at Southwell last time out over 2m 4f on soft ground, won wearing cheekpieces last time and they are retained today although is now 8lb higher,this race isn’t that competitive with almost the whole field having questions to answer form wise, and a chance is taken that Brynmawr can make it two wins on the bounce.

Win Advised

.Well that’s my thoughts on Wednesday’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket. I will hand you back over to Rich for The Final Word.





Final Word – 

It’s been a long few days since Cheltenham ended and I hope you all enjoyed the racing as much as we did, the Lincoln herald’s the start of the new flat season on Saturday at Doncaster and we will be looking at all the early races with eager anticipation, looking for the potential Group winners & 2 year olds to add to the tracker for later in the season and next couple of years…. But back to today….

Like my Nap, another I like run’s at Southwell at 4.10 in a Class 5 Novice Stakes… Silchester is a twice raced Bellamy Road Colt, who won over 1m on debut by 3 lengths over C/D before finishing runner up last time out when dropped back to 7f at this course, now restored to the mile and should go very well.

At Kempton,  the evening all weather meeting, I mention this horse last time out, I may even have Napped it. Warburton(6.45) The Dawn Approach gelding finished a 4 & 1/4 length 4th on debut at Wolves over 1m 1f 109y and now drops back to the mile with William Buick taking the reigns and should improve for the run and the drop back in trip

And Finally over at Limerick, another I have mentioned a few times Dinaria Des Obeaux(4.15) runs in a Mares’ Grade 2, 2m 6f Novice Chase, looking to build on the Mares’ Listed & Grade 3 chases she has won this season. 3rd last time out behind Cheltenham Mares’ Hurdle winner Bernie Des Dieux by 5 & 1/2 lengths over 2m and now stepped up in trip after winning both races over 2m 4f….

All the best if taking any interest, the 3 above are  all likely to go off ODDS on favourites or at least be very short prices.

Thanks for popping by folks and for the support.

All the Best – Charlie & Rich

Cheltenham The Week That Was


Welcome to a round up of the 4 days of our Cheltenham coverage…. We would like to start by offering our thoughts to those who lost horses during the festival, something nobody likes to see or hear about, it was a sad end to what had been a fantastic four days of National Hunt racing at Prestbury Park. As I mentioned this is a round up blog, where we will go through our thoughts from yesterday, so lets crack on with Charlie’s round up….

Charlie -Cheers Rich let’s have a look at Friday’s results before we recap on our performance over the 4 days,so without further adieu let’s crack on with Friday’s recap.

Flying Tiger -Unplaced

Santini – Finished 3rd

Theinval – Finished 4th

.Finished the week off without a win on the last day but my nap did place 4th at 16-1. So to recap on the week I sent out 13 selections with:

1 – winner

5 – 2nd placed

1 – 3rd placed

2 – 4th placed

1 – 5th placed

2 – Unplaced

1 – Pulled up

Not too bad only 3 horses from 13 sent not showing a return but it really was testing conditions this year. We hope you enjoyed our coverage of the Festival and will be back with normal service soon. I will hand you over to Rich for his recap of the 4 days.


Cheers Charlie, many places for you, luckily I managed to find a few winners prior to Friday. Apple’s Shakira was disappointing, I thought as my Nap of the week and having C/D form would see her come home in front, but it wasn’t to be having gone off far too hard and was looking around a lot. She didn’t have enough in the tank to finish up the hill as she had done previously and finished Unplaced. I very much believe that she will become a superstar horse, just like her sister Apple’s Jade and we will see that next season.

My Irish raider Whiskey Sour, went off at 7/1 and managed to slice through the field to finish a respectable 3rd and will certainly be a lot better next season and is one that will stay in my Tracker.

And my final thought, the other Nicky Henderson runner Santini, who is sired by Milan, a mud lark himself was unable to get himself in a position to challenge, having been kept in mid field through the race and the winner got away up the hill, despite running on Santini could only place 3rd.

Weeks Results – 

3 winners – Shattered Love, Altior & Samcro

8 Places – Kalashnikov, Vintage Clouds, Monalee,Un De Sceaux Supersundae, Acey Milan(4th) Whiskey Sour & Santini

5 Unplaced – Jury Duty, Testify,Vision Des Flos, Mitchouka & Apple’s Shakira

Final Thoughts – 

We would like to congratulate Richard Johnson, Colin Tizzard and his team on the Gold Cup success with Native River, it was a fantastic performance from them all Slightly soured by the fact the Champion Jockey was handed a 7 day ban and fined over £6,000 for excessive use of the whip. As someone, who has written about this previously, I think the ban is excessive and the fine very harsh(the amount) considering the fines and bans we saw during the week, Ruby Walsh was given TWO days for the same thing.

You also have to take your hat off to Harriet Tucker, who dislocated her shoulder during the race on Pacha Du Polder and replaced it herself, that is some feat, let alone to win the race too, yet she found herself in trouble with the stewards for using the whip above the required height and for her shoulder not being in the right position. Banned for 3 days! I mean really??? She had dislocated it during the race, put it back in… anyone who has had this problem before will tell you how painful it is. Sadly the stewards in this matter are way off the mark and have not applied common sense and are just being complete jobsworths and should take a look at themselves.

Yes rules are rules, but sometimes there are extraordinary circumstances and that should be applied if applicable….

A big thanks to everybody who has popped by or tweeted us, we appreciate your support.

Rich is taking the weekend off and will see you next week….

All the Best – Charlie & Rich

Gold Cup day at Cheltenham – Thoughts and Round Up


As the Cheltenham Festival draws to a close and we all draw breath, it will take a day or so for it all to sink in. From Samcro and Altior to Penhill and Shattered Love, we all have witnessed a fantastic week of top class National Hunt racing. Just to think it was not that long ago that Davy Russell was caught on camera pre race in Ireland allegedly hitting a horse and this week he is a Cheltenham hero, with a treble and all is forgotten! Our best wishes go to Ruby Walsh, after the fall that seems to have aggravated the same leg he broke at the end of last year. All in all, it’s been a cracking week of racing….. With all that said we still have the last day to look forward too and after all it’s Gold Cup day!

Lets get started with a quick recap of Thursday’s results….

Rich – Shattered Love(WON) Un De Sceaux(2nd) & Supersundae(2nd)

Charlie – 

Terrefort -Finished 2nd

Protek De Flos -Unplaced

Supasundae – Finished 2nd

Kings Socks – Finished 5th

And on to the final day we go, I will let Charlie start today and lead the way…..

Charlie -Lets start things off with the 2.10 Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle

Flying Tiger -Has won here before in the Fred Winter last year and although hasn’t won this year as yet has been running well of late, and can get involved here if in the mood.


2.50 Santini -On any other day this would be good enough for a Nap, however it’s not my Nap today as that runs later. Santini has only raced Twice in the UK and won both with relative ease. He beat Chef Des Obeaux at Newbury over 2m 4f back in December last year, was then sent here in January and beat Black Op who franked that form on Wednesday.


5.30 Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup

Theinval – said before Cheltenham started that Theinval was the best handicapped horse at the Festival and I stand by that decision making Theinval my Nap of the meeting. Trained by Nicky Henderson Theinval hasn’t been a prolific winner but always runs his race and has won on soft ground before although the going here may be a touch on the heavy side but is still a nice price to have an Eachway play on at 12-1


That’s my thoughts on today’s selections let’s hope for another good day of racing and that all horses and jocks return home safely. I will hand you over to Rich for his thoughts on today’s races.

Rich – 

I will start with the opening race of the day at 1.30 JCB Triumph Hurdle Grade 1, 2m 179y with my NAP of the day and it will be no surprise to readers of this blog that it is Apple’s Shakira, who is sister to Apple’s Jade. Absolutely hacked up on debut on November 18th at Cheltenham in a Grade 2 Trial for this race for Trainer Nicky Henderson and Owner JP McManus by 17 lengths over 2m. Since that day, she has won twice over C/D, with a Class 2 on December 16th by 3 & 1/2 lengths and followed that up with another win in the Grade 2 Trial for this race on January 27th by 8 lengths, this is a 4 year old filly going places – 7/4

The 2.10 County Handicap Hurdle Grade 3 over 2m 179y, I am going for a nice EW shot of Willie Mullins called Whiskey Sour, who albeit is a Grade 1winner(after the two in front fell) and was looking well beat to be honest, until then he had won 3 races, 1 over hurdles and 2 on the flat. Anyway, Whiskey Sour won by 17 lengths before meeting Samcro in the Deloitte Grade1 Novice Hurdle, although finishing 4th by 12 & 1/2 lengths, it is no disgrace, considering Samcro is a monster and is unbeaten still, so on that form has a small EW chance.

And my Final Thought for Cheltenham is the Nicky Henderson trained Santini, who runs in the Albert Bartlett(2.50) Grade 1 Novices’ Hurdle over 2m 7f 213y. The Milan Gelding is two from two after winning on debut in a Class 3 Novice Hurdle over 2m 4f on December 1st from Chef Des Obeaux(also runner for Nicky Henderson) by 4 & 1/2 lengths. Won the Ballymore Classic Grade 2 at this course(2m 4f) by 3/4’s of a length on January 27th from Black Op, who has since finished runner up to Samcro on Wednesday and now steps up in trip…..

Away from the festival, I have had a look at a couple of AW cards and like the look of these…

At Lingfield, Charlie Appleby has TWO runners, Night Story(2.20) who was beaten by 1 length on debut at this course over 1m 2f just 9 days ago and now steps up to 1m 4f with James Doyle on the Shamardel Gelding today and Crown Walk(3.40) who won on debut over 7f at Chelmsford before finishing runner up last time out at Wolverhampton over 1m 1f, now drops back to the mile and with addition to the hood, on for the first two runs, the trainer reaches for the first time Tongue tie in addition to hood, with the hope that it helps the Dubawi Filly. James Doyle takes over the reigns, so looking for an improved run all round.

And finally…. Rock On Baileys(Wolverhampton 7.45) goes for the 5 timer, having the winning run start back in November last year at Chelmsford, winning 3 times over 5f before stepping up to 6f at Chelmsford last time out on March 3rd, when also stepping up to Class 4 company, winning again by 1 & 3/4 lengths from the re opposing Montague and was duly raised 5 for the win. Lewis Edmunds is again on board, for the forth race in a row and seems to have a nice partnership with the horse.

Both Charlie and Myself, would like to thank you all for popping by and for your support. I can reveal the next Rising Star interview will be released over the weekend, so keep yours eye’s open for that. We also published our Gold Cup – History & Stats. Rich has it as a PINNED Tweet (@FunkysTips) on twitter, so have a read before 3.30 and you may just bag yourself a winner!

It has been a great week of racing and let’s hope they all come back safe again today.

All the Best – Charlie & Rich 

Cheltenham – Day 3 & Round Up of Day 2


Welcome along to day 3 of our Cheltenham blog. Day Two went well for Charlie and he is first up with his review of yesterday…..

Charlie – Cheers Rich let’s crack on with a look back at Wednesday’s performance.

William Henry –Was 4th

Tiger Roll – Won as expected advised at 7-1

Carefully Selected – was 2nd Advised at 10-1


Another good day with all 3 selections hitting the frame landing my Eachway treble in the process. Hopefully get more of the same from Thursday’s selections listed below.

Charlie’s Selections

1.30 – Terrefort -Has 3 wins and has placed 3rd twice from last 5 runs, trained by Nicky Henderson Terrefort has been sensational since coming over from France winning both UK starts so far.Has won on heavy in France and should be in the mix here if taking to Cheltenham and at 4-1 is a win price.


2.10 Protek De Flos -Another from the Henderson yard who won on heavy going 2 starts back at Wincanton. Is lightly raced for a 6yo and could sneak a place at a nice price of 20-1


3.30 Supasundae -Has won at Cheltenham previously being the winner of last year’s Coral Cup, has placed 2nd twice over 3m and should be thereabouts today at 7-1


4.10 Kings Socks -Had decent form over in France and placed 3rd in sole UK start at Kempton over 2m 4f for D Pipe. Looks interesting here and at 7-1 should be thereabouts again.

Well that’s my thoughts on Thursday’s racing from Cheltenham, Good luck if following and please remember to keep stakes small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket. I will hand you over to Rich for his selections for Thursday and a recap of Wednesday’s results.


Rich – Samcro(Won) Monalee(Runner Up) Altior(Won) Mitchouka(Hampered and Unplaced) & Acey Milan (4th, some bookies paid 4 or 5)

With that out the way let’s get down to Day 3 and see what we have in store for you…

Rich’s Selections – I only have 3 today so I will crack on….

Shattered Love in the 1.30 JLT Chase, who has 4 wins from the last 5 runs including a Grade 3 over 2m at Cork by 10 lengths and last time out on December 29thwhen landing a Grade 1 Leopardstown 3m chase by 1 & 3/4 lengths and bids to become the first mare to win this race.

Like Yesterday with Samcro & Altior I go with Un De Sceaux in the 2.50 Ryanair Chase. Having won this last season and C/D form is important. Won the Clarence House Grade 1 when last seen on January 20th by 7 lengths.

And my final choice is Supersundae in the 3.30 Stayers Hurdle. Last years Coral Cup winner, was a 1/2 length runner up over 3m to Apple’s Jade at Leopardstown before landing a 2m Grade 1 Hurdle on February 3rd from Faugheen.

All the Best

Charlie and Rich