A Trip to Paris

Hello and Welcome to a stunning Sunday. We head to France for what is a fantastic day of Group races, it’s just a shame that their are so few British or Irish runners, but we all have to make do…..

Longchamp racetrack


Paris Longchamp….

The stunning setting of Longchamp, which has recently been re opened after closing for a period of time for building work of a new stand, which is just fantastic. Now back to the racing…

Bebe D’Amour( 2.50 Allez France Stakes – Group 3 – 1m 2f) kicks off our coverage, having won on seasonal return when landing the Prix Zarkara Stakes, a listed contest on April 8th by 3 lengths from Diana Storm, the 3rd has since won too. With that form boosted, jockey Christophe Soumilion will be hoping that the 4 year old Montmartre Filly, will land her 4th win from her last 6 runs.

At 3.30 we have the Group one Ganay Stakes, run over 1m 2f 96y and has a stunning line up… Aiden O’Brien send his Prix L’Opera winner and Breeders Cup Fillies’ & Mares’ runner up Rhododendron to make seasonal return and she takes on a field which includes last season’s winner Cloth of Stars, who has had a run already this season, finishing 3rd in Meydan’s Sheema Classic and will be looking to retain this trophy for trainer Andre Fabre, who also saddle’s Finche(a Group 2 winner last term) and Wren’s Day(A maiden winner) . We also have Air Pilot for trainer Ralph Beckett, who is 2 from 2 this season, with both wins in France and has the services of Christophe Soumilion on board once again… But they all take on John Gosden’s Cracksman, making his seasonal return. The 4 year old Frankel Colt, winner of 4 of his 6 starts last season and landed the Champions Stakes by 7 lengths on Champions Day at Ascot when last seen in October. Frankie Dettori is on board once again and told me back in November that Cracksman, is the best Colt he had sat on for a while and that if both Enable and Cracksman were to race against each other this season, he would have one of the hardest decision’s of his career deciding which one to side with!

De Barbeuille Stakes(4.50) Group 3 over 1m 7f 90y and Ice Breeze looks to be the one to beat. Having won the Royal Oak on his final start of 2017 when beating Vazirabad by 1 & 1/4 lengths last October, making that the 2nd win after landing the Group 2 Prix Chaudenay at Chantilly a month before by a short head from Call to Mind. The 4 year old Nayet Colt will be looking to make this seasonal return a winning one!

That’s all for today folks, enjoy a day in Paris and we will be releasing another Rising Stars Interview on Sunday evening….

All the Best – Rich & Charlie


Sandown on Saturday

Nicky Henderson
Nicky Henderson

Hello and Welcome to a Saturday edition on arseonlinetips…. These are essentially Final Word blogs, for those that are interested. As the National Hunt season draws to a close and we can draw breath on what, in my opinion has been a fantastic season. So let’s crack on. This is the day for Nicky Henderson, his season has been full of trials and tribulation’s but the man just keeps winning and  I fully expect him to land a couple or 3 on the final day!

Top Notch(2.25) runs in the Oaksey Chase, Grade 2 over 2m 6f. The Grade 1 Novice Chase winner comes in fresh having missed Cheltenham and Aintree and you can put a line through his last run at Ascot in February. He is a duel Grade 2 winner for his owners Simon Munir and Issac Soude. They have retained jockey Daryl Jacob on board and Nicky Henderson will have the 7 year old ready to go for his final start of 2018.

3.00 Altior, who should win the Celebration Chase and complete a fine season, which has seen him land so many prizes including the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham and with form reading 1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1 dating all the way back to October 2015….

As with Top Notch, the owners have 2 runners in the Select Hurdle Grade 2 at 4.05. Wholestone, who has won once this season in January at Cheltenham, when winning the Rekeel Hurdle, but has since placed 3 times, when stepping up in trip to 3m and now drops back to 2m 5f and is the pick of Daryl Jacob of the two. The other runner for connections is Call Me Lord, who won on season return over 2m back in January but has finished 3rd in a Grade 2and was a neck Runner Up last time out at this course in a Grade 3 Hurdle. Nico de Boinville rides and it looks like the owners, could finish this contest with a 1-2…. and they would be delighted!

We have ONE for the Flat…..

Moonrise Landing(3.30 Ripon) Had one run last season in a Class 1 Listed 1m 6f contest at Nottingham, finishing a 3 length 3rd in April. That was the first run for 11 months after winning a York 1m 6f Class 1 Listed race by 3/4’s of a length from Quest For More(who later that season 2016 beat Vazirabad, now a 3 time Meydan Gold Cup winner). Anlophile was beaten over 2m at Lingfield in a Class 2 Handicap in the March. The 7 year old Dalakhani makes seasonal return after 381 days away….

And Finally…. A Frankel Filly runs in the same meeting(4.35) for Mark Johnston, Francophilia. Related to Galapiat and could be one for the Tracker….. And here is tomorrow’s…



That’s all for today folks, thanks for popping in!

All the Best – Rich & Charlie

3 for Friday

Hello and Welcome to arseonlinetips….. Charlie is on brief break and will return in a few days, so you will have to put up with my ramblings instead…. Here are your 3 for Friday


Were off to Sandown, where the going is Good, Good to Soft on the Round Course…

Let’s start with the opener at 1.50. Esher Cup Handicap, which is a Class 2 run over 1m for 3 Year Olds Only. Kings Shield, for John Gosden is 2 from 2 on the AW and the hope is that the Scat Daddy Colt can translate that form from the AW to the Turf. A winner on debut at Newcastle(AW) back in November last year on debut before making a winning return on April 7th at Kempton(AW), when stepping up to the mile to win by 1 & 3/4 lengths

The next runs in the 2.25, Gordon Richards Stakes, Group 3 Class 1 run over 1m 2f. My Tracker is Ocean Crystal, a Sea the Stars Colt, who makes season return after last being seen in September. Finishing a 1/2 length Runner Up to Capri in the St Leger. That form is pretty strong. Capri, although being left for shizzle by Enable in the Arc, has won on seasonal return and looks like stepping up from last season. Also the race featured Stradivarius, Runner Up to Order of St George in the Long Distance Cup at Ascot on Champions Day in October. Rekindling won the Melbourne Cup, while Coronet finished 3rd in the Fillies’ and Mares’ at Ascot and Raheen House also won a Listed race on Champions Day back in October at Ascot. Defoe, who ran flat that day has also since returned this season and was back to winning ways last week in a Group 3 and also looks to have wintered well, so all in all, if Crystal Ocean has wintered well, this could be the start of a Fantastic season for the Sea the Stars Colt!

And finally, the Mile Group 2 Class 1 at 3.35. Addeybb, the Lincoln winner! Having stepped up last season after winning in Class 3 & 4 company to land a 1m 1f Class 2 at Newmarket on final start of last season from Afaak back in September. Looked very well in himself at Doncaster and boy did it show, when landing the Class 2 Lincoln by 2 & 3/4 lengths, when cruising to the lead a furlong out. Certainly on the upgrade and looked every inch a Group winning horse in waiting. I know Charlie, is fond of this one!


This is my Tracker for today and we will be adding this feature, if and when we have them pop up!

Thanks for popping by and I hope you find our blogs useful. Feel free to send us any Feedback. We can also reveal, that another Rising Star Interview, will be going LIVE on Sunday evening after racing…

So while Charlie is resting up, I will(Fingers Crossed) try and deliver the same quality of Two! (Time permitting)

All the Best – Rich & Charlie

Tuesday….. Just Tuesday!


After what you would call a typical Saturday, we are back with another First/Final Word Special….. What’s Special you ask? Well your have to carry on reading to find out….. But first … Saturday’s housekeeping….

Rich’s Nap – Adamant – Runner up , beaten a neck not a navel!

Charlie’s Results

Beyond The Clouds -Finished 12th and was a loss.

Vintage Clouds – Finished 3rd Advised Eachway at 12-1

William Henry -Finished 4th and was a loss.


First Word – with Charlie!

Ludlow 2.35 –Ut Majeur Aulmes -Although hasn’t won for a while it’s last 5 races read as 22344 coupled with Richard Johnson today and looks well treated on previous form and is overdue winning one of these hopefully today is the day.


Huntingdon 7.30 –Baron Du Plessis – is another one I like although hasn’t won as yet, is nicely bred being related to Sir Du Plessis and Altesse Du Plessis, has placed 3rd twice and 2nd once in last 3 runs, latest 3rd was over 3m 1f 44y at Hereford. Drops in trip considerably to 2m 7f 129y and that could be what is required to gain that Ellusive first win.


I will now pass you over to Rich for his Final Word.


Final Word – Yarmouth

After being disappointed by Adamant on Saturday, I do like the chances of Getabird at Punchestown. I have TWO trackers in the same race at the Festival, with Monalee and Shattered Love running against each other.


I decide to go to Yarmouth instead…. Luchadore(1.50) made her debut on the 7th of this month at Kempton, in a 5f Class 4 Novice Stakes, finishing a 2 & 1/2 length 4th. The runner up has since won and has race experience and fitness on her side up against many unraced Fillies’ in this 5f Maiden.

Frankie Dettori & John Gosden team up at 2.55, Without Parole, a Frankel colt makes season return in a 1m Class 5 Novice Stakes. Having won on debut in the safe hands of Rab Havlin at Newcastle over 1m on December 16th by 6 lengths……

And finally the unbeaten Mordin(4.00) takes to the turf for the first time. A Lingfield(AW) winner on debut by 2 & 1/4 lengths back in December over a mile and made season return a winning one at Kempton(AW) in a 1m Class 5 Novice Stakes by 1 length. Now steps up to 1m 2f and up in class on handicap debut from a mark of 85, looking to make it 3 from 3…..

Our latest Rising Star Interview was released on Sunday, this week we talk to Richard Fahey’s apprentice Seb Woods, so have a read. The Interview series is thriving and we already have the next few lined up and many more on the horizon…..

All the Best – Charlie & Rich

Saturday Showdown


Welcome to Saturday Club at arseonlinetips. We had to take Friday away to recharge and re- focus for today. As we all know Saturday can be notoriously difficult and with so many cards to go through, we have tried to quite selective. Today we have Charlie’s Saturday Selection’s, Rich’s Nap and Final Word, so another jam packed blog… We best crack on!

Charlie’s Saturday Selection’s 


Beyond The Clouds -Is a tracker of mine, has not been out of the first two places in 6 runs, in fact it has won last 4 races and looks the one to beat here on handicap debut for Trainer Kevin Ryan and with Brian Hughes doing the steering a bold run is anticipated today. Currently available at 15-2 on skybet and that’s a nice price for my Nap.

Win Advised


Vintage Clouds -Is one I really like, was supposed to be included in last week’s Grand National at Aintree, but it was a reserve and although 3 horse’s were withdrawn on the Saturday it was deemed to late for Vintage Clouds to be included in the field. Owner Trevor Hemmings was livid about the whole debacle and quite rightly so, seeing as he has won the race at Aintree previously on 3 separate occasions. Anyway enough about that let’s hope today Trevor gets some compensation in winning the Scottish Grand National and at 12-1 is an Eachway price for today’s Next Best.

Eachway Advised


William Henry -Is another Tracker of mine and on any other day would be my Nap, but today isn’t any ordinary day with Beyond The Clouds and Vintage Clouds both running and me liking those two slightly more, makes William Henry my 3rd best bet of the day and even though it’s odds are shorter than the other 2 selections at    4-1 .

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 pass you back over to Rich for His Nap and Final Word.


Rich’s Nap 






Newbury – 5.30 – Handicap – Class 3 – 1m 2f

Adamant – Having won on his second career start, joining the Mile High Club, when winning at Windsor over 1 & 1/2 miles in October 2016. Adamant had only one start last season in April, where he had to Stand and Deliver, when landing a Class 4 1m 2f Handicap. I’m not sure if he won by a Naval or Neck, but he became Prince Charming when winning in the Dog Eat Dog world of racing. He has since been off, has also been gelded, so his return tomorrow, will either be Friend or Foe, while running against the Kings of the Wild Frontier. It is my Nap… Viva La Rock! 3/1

Final Word –

Hey folks, what a week! It’s crazy to think that just a couple of weeks ago racing was off due to Snow, Waterlogged tracks and now we have temps up in the 20’s, Crazy British weather! The Craven meeting threw up a few decent horses to follow and I will add them at the end of the post…. Back to today!

Apart from my Nap at Newbury, there was a couple of others I liked and it was a tough choice today….

Tajaanus(2.35) won on debut over 6f last May, before winning on 2nd run over 7f, which just happened to be a Sandown 7f Listed in July. Went on to land a Group 3 Sweet Solera Stakes at Newmarket. Didn’t quite see out a mile, when finishing 7th of 8 at Doncaster. The Arcano Filly, now drops back to 7f in the Fred Darling Stakes for fillies’.

AS you must know by now, I am a huge Sea the Stars fan and he has a runner in the 1m 3f Maiden at 4.55 for 3 year old’s. Shareef Star, is a STS Colt, who cost 700,000 guineas and is trained by Sir Michael Stoute & has Ryan Moore booked for his course debut.

Their are more Sea the Stars running at Nottingham in the evening and 5.40, to be exact…

A maiden over 1m 2f, which see’s TWO sea the Stars colt’s running. AL Muffrih, who was 3rd on debut at Newmarket over 1m in the autumn. Finishing 3 lengths to Knight to Behold, but 9 lengths clear of the rest and now steps up in trip on season return.(Non Runner)

The other Sea the Stars colt in the race is trained by Roger Varian and makes race course debut, Mazboon, is a half brother to Beething and Freetown.

And finally, regular readers will know, I also find NH horses running on the flat interesting and tomorrow, the Champion Hurdle 5th runs in a 1m 4f Maiden at Wolverhampton at 8.30... Yes Elgin, makes Flat debut for Alan King. The 2m Hurdler, is an interesting debutant and arrives race fit. Certainly one to keep an eye on!

The Tracker horses from the final day at the Craven meeting at Newmarket are as follows…..

Raa Atoll, Sea the Stars Colt for John Gosden

. Howman STS Colt for Roger Varian and another John Gosden STS Stream of Stars.

Thanks for popping by folks and keep reading and sharing Charlie’s article about the late, great Sir Henry Cecil…. Another Rising Stars Interview will be dropping on Sunday and I will also be sending off the next set of Interviews, so it’s all go at arse HQ!

Let’s hope for a good day and not an Ant Rap……

All the Best Charlie & Rich


Cheltenham to the Craven…..


We continue our coverage of both Cheltenham NH and Newmarket’s Craven meetings… Just like yesterday, Charlie will have the First Word and Rich will follow with Final Word… So let’s crack on ….

First Word  – Charlie’s Cheltenham Thoughts.

Cheltenham 2.05 – The opening race on Thursday on paper looks to be between the Henderson runner Dame De Compagnie and Dame Rose, however at 6/4 and 9/2 is a race I’m not getting involved in.


2.40 – The Bay Birch looks the one to beat here although Socksy could give it something to think about and the 5-1 available looks like value against the fav if your taking it on.


3.15 – is a bit of a trappy race with almost the whole field having Questions to answer form wise, Petticoat Tails at 6-1 and Henderson’s Melangerie at 14-1 look the most likely to hit the frame here.


3.50 – D McCain has an interesting runner here Same Circus, who has won last two races over 3m 1f at Catterick then over 3m at Bangor, if repeating that here it should be enough to take the spoils in a wide open race.


Final  Word – Newmarket Edition..



Another cracking card today as the flat turf season really starts to get into full swing and with a couple of Group 3 contests on the card, with a sprinkling of maiden’s, in which we may see the next Derby, Dante, Oaks or Royal Ascot winner,.

The opening Class 2, 3 year old handicap sprint(6f) could go the way of Music Society(1.50). The Society Rock Colt, who was 2nd on only turf debut back in July at Chepstow, has won a Chelmsford(AW) 7f contest before finishing runner up over 6f at Wolverhampton(AW). That day he had Corinthia Knight in behind, who has since won 4 from 4 on AW, including a class 2 6f on AW Championship day and is also a French Listed winner, so the form is pretty decent. Makes season return.

As Class 3 Maiden’s go, the 2.25 is pretty impressive and has quite a few well thought of prospect’s in the line up. It’s run over 1m and is for 3 year olds only.

With Charlie Appleby having a treble on the card yesterday he will be looking for a good start from Karaginsky, a Dubawi colt who is Half Brother to Lavaspin and his trainer won this race last season with Night Circus.

John Gosden run’s Surya, who is a Frankel Colt and half brother to Snow Moon and out of Oaks winner Sariska.

Another Godolphin runner is Military Band for S.Bin Suroor.  New Approach colt, out of Rhadegunda, who is the Dam of Cracksman and Military Band is also Half brother to Fantastic Moon.

Abernant Stakes(3.00) brings some fascinating runners to Newmarket, with Brando, the winner of this last season before landing a French Group one and is  making his seasonal return, in fact Brando has won on his seasonal returns since 2015, but can he go in again? He comes up against a French raider. Andre Fabre sends his Royal Ascot 7f Jersey Stakes winner Le Brivido, who although has not been seen since beating Spirit of Valor by a neck in June and drops back to 6f to make seasonal return. Those two are the main protagonist’s in the market, but William Haggas run’s One Master, the only filly in the field and was a Listed winner at Ascot when last seen in October.

All eyes will be on ROARING LION in the Craven Stakes(group 3) at 3.00, last season’s Royal Lodge winner(C/D) when beating Nelson(Won on season return) with Mildenberger(Feilden Stakes winner on Tuesday) in 3rd. Only having his flag lowered by Saxon Warrior in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster when last seen in October. Glorious Journey, could give him a run for his money, with already being a Group 3 winner in France when last seen in September and now step’s up from 7f to the mile…..

Maybe I should call this part of Final Word, Sea the Stars… as we have 4 running… and all get a mention…. 4.45… 1m 2f… Class 4 … Novice Stakes for 3 year olds Only

Astromachia, makes debut for Ann Perrett and is a Sea the Stars Colt & is half brother to Momentintime, while John Gosden’s has a Sea the Stars Colt called Raa Atoll, who is half brother to Moderah. He also runs Argentello, who is stable’s first choice with Frankie on board and is not a STS!!

5.20 ….. Class 4 , 1m 2f Novice Stakes for 3 year olds Only….Yes more Sea the Stars…. with Howman. Sea the Stars Colt, trained by Roger Varian, a half brother to Lillie Langtry and has Dante/Derby entries, so the stable/owners think a lot of him…. While John Gosden also sends Stream of Stars, Sea the Stars colt, who is a full brother to Fly me to the Stars. These could be over shadowed by Lingfield winner African Jazz, a Cape Cross gelding, who won on debut over 1m 4f last month and makes turf debut….

Phew…. I think that is everything…. Almost certain… Yep that’s the lot folks… Lot’s to Siv through.

Going into the tracker for the season ahead are…… Feline Groovy(William Haggas) RU in maiden along with Sea of Class for the same Trainer. Slade Powers first winner Strings of Life for Charlie Appleby will also be going in too.

Right, we are finally done. Thanks for popping by folks…

All the Best – Charlie & Rich


Bird is the Word……


It was certainly an interesting first day at Newmarket yesterday and today, we head back there in Final Word while Charlie takes a visit to Cheltenham and has the First Word…. He will also clear up his housekeeping from yesterday….

Charlie’s Results

Wizards Bridge -Was pulled up and was a loss.


Achill Road Boy -Finished 4th and was a loss.


Storm Over -Finished 6th and was yet another loss.

.Nothing positive to take from yesterday’s results with all 3 selections losing. I’m not tipping on Wednesday but will have a look at Cheltenham and give my thoughts on that.

First Word – Charlie’s Cheltenham Thoughts….. 

2.40 Go Conquer -Won at Fontwell over 2m 5f in October last year, was then sent to Ascot and won again over 2m 7f in November, unseated jock next time out at Ascot in a Class 1 listed Chase in December. Was rested until February when finishing 5th in a Class 1 Group 3 Chase over 3m, drops back down in trip to 2m 4f 66y and could get involved.


3.15 Colin’s Brother -Has been consistent this season,has won twice and placed 2nd once from last 4 runs, although did unseat his rider in the race prior to those 3 runs. Although still looks fairly treated and could get involved here on ground that will be better than what it’s faced thus far and at around 20-1 could be a nice bit of value.


3.50 Baden -Hails from the Nicky Henderson yard, has placed 4th and 2nd twice before going one better last time out at Sandown over 3m in a Class 3 Chase, that looks quite decent form and can get involved here if getting a clear round and at 11/4 is worth a market check.


5.00 Lovely Job -Hasnt been out of the first 2 places in last 5 starts, Although hasn’t been seen since November last year when winning a Class 3 Novice Chase at Taunton over 2m 7f. Has won and placed over 3m and even though has had a break since November, yard  have a great record with their horses after a break and a bold run can’t be ruled out.



Final Word – Rich at Newmarket

It’s a cracking day two of the Craven meeting at Newmarket, with a couple of Group races on the card, a listed contest and some very interesting maidens, so I best crack on as I have plenty to get through…

For me it’s hard to get away from Ekhitiyaar(1.50) in the Class 2, 6f Handicap that opens the day, with 2 Class 2 wins last season, including over C/D prior to winning the other Class 2 over on the July course, he has no issue with the ground having a bit of cut and will almost relish it. He is one of 3 Top Rated 100 in the field and makes seasonal return.

Not a lot caught my eye in the races prior to the Nell Gwyn Stakes, Group 3 over 7f at 3.35 and the one that did is Altyn Orda. I like C/D form, especially at Newmarket, with the dip coming into play and horses who can handle it. This Kyllachy Filly, fits the bill, with a C/D win to her name in the Fillies’ Group 3 on her final 2 year old start, when getting up by a neck and having raced in two maidens at this course, both times finishing Runner up before landing the Group 3.

Next we look at the Maidens, starting with the Class 4 Fillies’ at 4.10 for 2 Year Old’s over 5f and I have possibly been swung by the Strike Rate of William Haggas & James Doyle, the Trainer saddles Red Hut Red, a Kodiac Filly, who is Half Sister to Bless Him & Dime Dancer. The Haggas/Doyle combination has a huge 57% SR when teaming up together and they team up again in the 4.45 & 5.20…. BUT with Charlie Appleby having a 36% SR with 2 Year Olds in the last 12 months, it is always useful to note his runner Strings of Life, who is a Slade Power Filly and Half Sister to World Fair.

4.45 Class 4 Fillies’ Stakes is run over 1 mile and is for 3 Year Olds Only. John Gosden has won this race the last two seasons and this year he sends a couple. Award Winning makes her debut and the Dubawi Filly has Ryan Moore to look after her today, while the other Gosden runner is Rococo, another Dubawi Filly who is making a seasonal return, after finishing 5th on only 2 year old start at this course back in November last year and is partnered by Frankie Dettori.

Frankel Filly Qazyna also makes her seasonal return after making only one 2 year old start, when finishing 3rd on debut last October over 1m at Yarmouth for Trainer Roger Varian.

And I cannot overlook the Haggas/Doyle combination as the pair team up with Feline Groovy, a Kitten’s Joy Filly who is a Half Sister to 3 winners.

And Finally from me, a horse I will be tracking this season makes it’s debut in the 5.20 Fillies’ Stakes Class 4 over 1m for 3 year olds only.  Sea of Class, is a Sea the Stars Filly( I am a huge Sea the Stars fan) and cost 170,000 Guineas, she is very well thought of and even holds an Oaks entry for trainer William Haggas, who again teams up with James Doyle.

That is everything in order folks. Thanks for popping by….

All the best – Charlie & Rich




Tuned in Tuesday


It’s the calm after the storm, now the dust has settled on the Grand National. What a fantastic advertisement for National Hunt racing the last month has been with two ding dong battles for the biggest crowns in British National Hunt racing. The Gold Cup at Cheltenham last month was a fantastic race and it was befitting that the Grand National went the same way. Davy Russell, was not so long ago the villain after what was caught on Camera in Ireland, but fair play to him, with all he has gone through. Not only did he change public perception, but he showed what a fantastic jockey he really is and what happened, was an error and out of character.

With that all behind us now, we can focus on a few other things and today we bring you a Newmarket Final Word. But before we get there, Charlie will give you his Selection’s for a Tuesday and Rich will take you through some of the runner’s at Newmarket as the Flat get’s into full Swing!

Cheers Rich, before we get down to today’s Selections,I have some results from Saturday to go through, so on that note please find Saturday’s Results listed below.

Saturday’s Results

Debece –led before making mistakes ran on for 4th place Advised Eachway at 8-1 for minor place return.

Thomas Patrick -led from start to finish Winning quite comfortably by 4 lengths Advised as a Win bet at 4-1 and ensured the day was profitable.

Ucello Conti -Tried to take them on from the front and looked tired when unshipping Daryl Jacob 4 from home. Tiger Roll was incredible to hang on in the closing stages to deny Pleasant Company in a dramatic photo finish, I can’t recall seeing a finish as dramatic as that in the last decade so it’s obvious the changes made in recent years seem to be doing the trick.

Now that’s Saturday’s results sorted, it’s now time to get back on track with Tuesday’s Selections and they are listed below.

Charlie’s Selections


Wizards Bridge -Has won last two races and is in a nice run of form has only been raised 2lb for last win and steps up in trip tomorrow, normally runs over 3m so the extra 6f is a slight concern but I’m chancing that it will bring further improvement and gets the nod as my 3rd best selection.

Win Advised


Achill Road Boy -Won here over course and distance on the 31st March beating Misfits by 4lengths, has been raised 7lbs for that victory but remains on a workable mark, he acts on soft and heavy ground hence why it’s my Next Best Selection.

Win Advised


Storm Over -Has won 3 times from last 5 runs. Latest win came at Catterick back in October last year over 5f in a Class 2 Handicap. Has an extra 5lb to contend with but goes well fresh and with Luke Morris doing the steering is my Nap Selection.

Win Advised


Well that’s my thoughts on Tuesday’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 – Newmarket.

Following on from the introduction, it was fantastic to know that fro the 6th year in a row that all the runners in the Grand National came home, safe and sound. It is testament to Aintree, their staff, the jockey’s , vets and most importantly the stable staff, who look after the horses on a daily basis, that they have them all back and safe. On a personal note, I thought that the race, was one of the best I have seen for a fair while and the finish was a fantastic advertisement for not only The Grand National, but for NH Racing as a whole.

With that safely behind us, we can look forward to a Flat season, which is about to break into full swing and with the weather set fine for the rest of the week, the ground will finally start to come back to what it should be at this time of the year. I have focused on the only Flat meeting of the day at Newmarket, where we have some nice maiden’s and a Class 1 Listed contest to have a gander at, so let’s get cracking…

The opening race (1.50) the 7f maiden has been won by John Gosden in 3 of the last 4 running’s and this year, he saddles ELHAFFEI, who is a Speightstown Colt. A debut 4th by 4 lengths at Lingfield on the All Weather back in November, on what was his only 2 year old start. Owned by the AL Maktoum family and has retained Jockey Jim Crowley on board.

The same combination team up for the Maiden over 7f at 2.25 with JAWWAAL, a twice race Bahamian Bounty colt, who was 3rd on debut over C/D back in July and wasn’t beaten far, only 1 & 3/4 lengths. Turned out again last August at Newbury in a 7f maiden, finishing a 1 length 3rd.

Following on from my recent article about Scat Daddy, I am watching for them as they run and Aiden O’Brien saddles a 2 year old Scat Daddy Colt in the 5f Novice Stakes at 3.00. A nice debut for VAN BEETHOVEN with Ryan Moore on board, as you may or may not be aware all AOB first time out runners, come with a MAY NOT WIN warning and this is no different, however I will be tracking his Progress.

Charlie Appleby runs SYMOLIZATION(3.35) in the 7f Conditions Stakes. The Cape Cross colt was runner up over C/D on race course debut back last August, only beaten 1 & 1/2 lengths. Won when last seen back in September over 7f from Glendevon at Kempton(AW) in a Novice Stakes, class 4 and the runner up has since won. Makes seasonal return.

And finally we get to the Feilden Stakes (4.45), a Class 1 Listed race, run over 1m 1f for 3 year olds. Mark Johnson runs MILDENBERGER, who won his first two starts last season as a 2 year old before finishing 3rd in the Vintage Stakes at Goodwood. Won the Listed Stonehenge Stakes at Salisbury later in August before finishing the season with a 3rd by 2 lengths to Roaring Lion in the Royal Lodge Stakes over 1m at this course. James Doyle is on board as the Teofilo colt makes his seasonal appearance stepping up from 1m to 1m 1f. The danger could come from Aiden O’Brien, who saddles KEW GARDENS, who won the Zetland Stakes here when last seen and carries a penalty for that win into today’s race.

That’s everything today folks, we are delighted with the response to our Latest Rising Stars interview with Jack Osborn, it is Rich’s PINNED Tweet on his twitter profile and can also be found navigating our site, as can all the other RISING STARTS Interviews, plus many other articles from the world of racing.

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Grand National 2018…. And Trials day!


The day the bookies love, where most of the country either head to the bookies or bet online in the greatest steeplechase in the world, the Grand National. Yesterday was another day, with winners for Charlie….. So todays blog features…. Charlie’s Selection’s, our Grand National Head to Head and Final Word, which will feature Guineas Trail day in Ireland, so let’s crack on….

Cheers Rich, let’s start with Friday’s results,

Terrefort -Won as expected advised at 7-2

Kilcrea Vale – placed as expected advised Eachway at 20-1

Santini –Won as expected advised at 2-1

.Another good day yesterday with all 3 selections returning profit, hopefully continue the trend with Saturday’s selections listed below.


Charlie’s Selections

Aintree 1.45 Debece – Was 3rd here when last seen in a Class 1 Group 1 Novice Hurdle on the 17th April over 3m. If handling the extra 149 yards of today’s trip could gain compensation here , although I have went Eachway on this at 8-1

Eachway Advised


Aintree 3.40 Thomas Patrick -Stays 3m and has form on soft/heavy ground, has been raised 8lb for winning at Newbury over 3m 1f last time out. This is a more challenging race and if repeating previous run here that could be enough to land the spoils today and at 4-1 is relatively good value.

Win Advised



Grand National Head to Head (just for fun)

Rich – Gas Line Boy – 3rd to Buywise at Sandown in January having won at Aintree in December when beating Ultragold (retained his Topham Crown Yesterday) and was 5th in last years Grand National ….. 28/1

Charlie – Ucello Conti -Although pulled up when last seen at Gowran Park, Ucello Conti stays the distance, was 4th here last year in the Becher Handicap Chase that was won by Vieux Lion Rouge. That is as good form as you can ask for in a race of this stature, and at 20-1 is a nice price for an Eachway play.


Chris – Guest Writer…. 


Due to the inclement weather leading up to the Grand National I want to focus on those with confirmed form in the mud and proven stamina. This leads me to the Sandy Thompson trained Seeyouatmidnight. Third in the 2016 Scottish National off this mark, He started last season by beating Bristol De Mai in a match race at Carlisle. Sadly his season was cut short last spring when picking up an injury.

Connections have been patient with their stable star this term, with this race always in mind. After a brief scare with several postponements due to the weather, Seeyouatmidnight finished third on his comeback over 3m at Newbury last month, qualifying him for a crack at the worlds most famous race.

He has proved on several occasions since his chase debut in 2015 that a mark of 149 is more than reasonable, it also keeps him below that magical 11st barrier that I like to focus on when the going gets testing in the National.

Still 16/1 in places with some firms going 6 places, I believe he’s a more than reasonable each-way play.

We wish everyone taking part a safe return. Good Luck


And now on to Final Word with Rich…..

Final Word – 

I have a bit of housekeeping, with my Nap yesterday being very poor and drifted from 10/3 out to 15/2 before the start. Hence no Nap today….But hopefully I do have the VERY BEST of the rest.

I will start at Aintree, where ON THE BLINDSIDE(2.25) is looking  to add the Mersey Hurdle Grade 1 to his Duel Grade 2 wins this season. Has been off since winning the Winter Hurdle at Sandown. Won his maiden over C/D but the Danger could come from BLACK OP, who has finished 2nd behind Samcro at Cheltenham and yesterday’s winner Santini!

WHOLESTONE(4.20) has finished in the places since winning the Relkeel at Cheltenham in December and was a 5 length 3rd at the Festival in the Stayers to Penhill and will be hoping to land this Stayers crown.

That’s all from Aintree, so let’s head over to Leopardstown, where Aiden O’Brien has plenty of runners today. 1.40 – CONCLUSION(Ryan Moore) . 2.10- 2,000 Guineas TrialGUSTAV KLIMT(Ryan Moore) KENYA & US NAVY FLAG. 2.45 – 1,000 Guineas Trail – ACTRESS, BUTTERSCOTCH, SARROCCHI & I CAN FLY(Ryan Moore) . 3.50 – NELSON &THE PENTAGON(Ryan Moore) & DELANO ROOSEVELT and finally 4.25 – CHRISTOPHER ROBIN(Ryan Moore) That is a very busy day for team AOB.( PLEASE NOTE – Team AOB are not guaranteed first time out winners!) 

I will give a special mention to another though, with Dermot Weld running KNOWING YOU(3.15) in the Foxrock Handicap Cup over 7f, already a 1m & 7f winner from two runs last season, the 4YO Pivitol Filly is a heavy ground winner and makes seasonal return.

I have a couple more to note on the AW in the UK and at Lingfield, BETTY F (2.30) was a 3/4’s of a length winner on debut at Newmarket over 6f before being thrust into the Group 1 Cheveley Park  finishing 8th by 6 & 3/4 lengths to Clemmie back in September. The Frankel filly now steps up to 7f at the start of her 3 year old campaign.

While in the Evening at Wolverhampton, PENNIESFROMHEAVEN (7.30) takes to the race course for the second time in 11 days. Having finished 3rd by 2 lengths in a Class 5, 5f maiden at Lingfield to Jungle Inthebungle with Lady Prancealot in 2nd, who has since won.

That is everything for today folks, the team here at arseonlinetips wish you GOOD LUCK if you are having abet on the Grand National today. A safe return for Jockey’s and Horses too.

All the Best – Charlie, Rich & our special guest Chris Price. 

Aintree – Day two and the rest


It was a mixed bag today, with Final Word popping up with a couple of winners & Charlie putting another one in the basket. We continue with Day Two of the Aintree Grand National Festival, as well as the best of the rest including the return of Rich’s Nap, Charlie’s Selections and Final Word… So let’s crack on!

Charlie will take you through his Results from yesterday and then give you his selection’s for a busy Friday….

Cheers Rich, let’s kick things off with a recap of yesterday’s performance.

Charlie’s Results

Grand vision -Fell and was a loss.

Kings Socks -Was pulled up and was a loss.

Getaway Katie Mai -Won as expected advised at 5-2


Head to Head – Charlie V Rich Results

Charlie – Burgonet 

Rich – Victory Wave


Rich had the winner Victory Wave and my choice was 2nd landing the fcast between us.

Charlie’s Selections


2.50 Terrefort -Has been fantastic since joining Nicky Henderson and hasn’t been out of the first 3 in 7 races, that’s the best form on offer here and even though steps up in distance here the ground shouldn’t be a problem and I feel this trip will bring out the best in this horse and 7-2 is very generous.

Win Advised



4.05 Kilcrea Vale -Has been a tricky one to get right but has been consistent over this distance without winning, lost a shoe at Kempton when last seen finishing 5th as a result, this horse deserves a bit of luck and does have the ability to land a big race I’m hoping today is that day, although at 20-1 is an Eachway price.

Eachway Advised


4.40 Santini – I tipped Santini at Cheltenham when he was 3rd behind Kilbricken Storm and OK Corral in the Albert Bartlett, that was a testing race and this flatter track should be more suitable and I’m chancing the win here at 2-1 as Henderson is having a good spell at the moment.

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 hand you back over to Rich for his Nap and Final Word.



Rich’s Nap – Kempton(AW) – 7.15 – Novice Stakes – Class 4 – 6f

Khamry – The 5 year old Poets Voice Gelding won at this course over 7f on season return by 1 & 1/2 lengths on March 23rd in a class 5 Novice Stakes, having dropped back from the Mile trip on debut. Now drops back another furlong on his 3rd start. Looks a nice prospect for Mr Hamdan Al Maktoum, with retained jockey Jim Crowley on board – 10/3

Final Word –

With the biggest punted steeplechase on the horizon, it is worth noting that it is also Trials day over in Ireland on Saturday, but do not fear, we will have it all covered for you…. Now back to Friday and Aintree….

Global Citizen(2,20) will be looking to add the Grade 1 Novices’ Hurdle to his already growing reputation after landing an all the way Grade 2 at Kempton back in February. Unbeaten since joining Ben Pauling and has been kept fresh with this race in mind….

Elegant Escape(2.50) Finished 3rd in the RSA at Cheltenham behind Presenting Percy and Monalee. That form has been boosted with Al Boum Photo landing the Fairyhouse Gold Cup from Shattered Love and with already being a Grade 2 winner from Newbury in February, can go one better today and add the Grade 1 Midway Novice Chase to his CV.

In the Sefton Novice Hurdle(4.40) OK Corral goes into this race wondering what could have been in the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham, when finishing a closing runner up from a long way back. That run followed on from a fine 8 length 2m 5f Novice Hurdle win at Kempton and with form of last six runs reading 1/2/1/2/1/2…….

And finally, I dip my toe into Ireland, Naas to be exact, where Aiden O’Brien has many runners returning, but I like the look of Dermot Weld’s Making Light(3.15) who won on seasonal return at this course over 1m on March 25th, when coming from well off the pace to win the Group 3 Fillies’ Contest, the drop back to 7f in the Gladness Group 3, will not be an issue as Making Light is already a 7F Listed winner on final start of last season.

That is everything today folks, thank you all for your support & popping by. Remember our Grand National Stats are on the site, to help you narrow down the field on Saturday as well as many recent articles for you to have a gander of….

All the Best – Charlie & Rich