Welcome to arseonlinetips. We took a few days away to recharge. We are delighted with the debut from our French Correspondent Loïc Lagoutte, who delivered in style on his British debut. I’m sure he will be back soon, in fact we know he will…..
Charlie will give you his Wednesday Winners, while Rich will end with Final Word….. So let’s get cracking!
Ubla -Isnt the easiest mount in the world but showed plenty of promise when partnered with Sds at Wolverhampton last time out, winning by 2 and 1/2 lengths with Tisa River back in 2nd. Sds takes the reigns again and although is 0 from 9 on turf the talented De Souza could get this over the line again here if in same mindset.
Fergiethelegend -Won last time out at Wexford over 3m 1f beating Cadawill by 11 lengths, although that looked impressive despite the fact that it was it’s first victory since February 2016, has been raised 6lbs for that win and if in same frame of mind could easily go in again.
Francophilia -Was a fair 3rd on debut but shaped as though the extra yardage would benefit and the ground should be more suitable today for this Frankel filly and I fully expect her to win on the second time on track.
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.
Rich’s Final Word –
Firstly, I would like to thank Loïc Lagoutte, for his excellent work on Sunday. His reading of the race’s was superb and being a regular at Longchamp, certainly helps!
Right, lets get down to Business and I am only looking at York for the next few day’s and we will start with 3.30 Duke of York Stakes(Group 2 Class1) 6f contest.
The eye is caught straight away by the returning Harry Angel, when a long season had obviously caught up with him when finishing 4th at Ascot on Champions Day back in October. Having landed 2 Group 2 & a pair of Group 1 wins during the season and now starts his 4yo campaign here and with 4 wins and 3 places from 8 runs over the distance, he is likely to go off odd’s on favourite and probably rightly so.
Tasleet also starts his season in this race. Not seen since finishing 2nd in the same race as Harry Angel on Champions Day, The Sprint Stakes. After dropping back from 7f , where he raced as a 2yo, Tasleet spent most of last season finishing 2nd. , Librisa Breeze got the better of the pair at Ascot. William Haggas’ charge was unplaced once last season but also only won once when landing this race last season but that was his second start of the season, this is his return.
But Brando, who has a fantastic record first time out, now has his second run of the season and is not known for putting a string of wins together. We could put that down to anything but he did have a wind operation and went and won the Abernant Stakes (Group 3) 6f on his seasonal return, with a hands & heels ride. There could quite possibly be a lot more to come, which makes this so fascinating…. And I think these 3 will be fighting out the finish!
Musidora Stakes (Fillies’ Group 3) (Class 1) (3YO only) 1m 2f 56y
Give and Take for William Haggas and James Doyle, finished runner up on season return at Sandown over her first try at this distance, when 3 lengths back in 2nd and is likely to improve for that run. Behind her that day in 3rd was Highgarden, a length & 1/2 back and with Frankie Dettori on board for John Gosden,(the same combination that won this race last season) she could finish a lot closer. The unbeaten Dancing Brown Bear, who is two from two, both wins on the AW and now steps up from 1m to 1m 2f. Ejtyah, the Frankel filly, makes season return after winning on debut at Chelmsford last year over the mile and now steps up in trip… Not the greatest field for a Group 3 but they may well surprise us….. Who wins??? Personally I think the winner is likely to be one of three… Give & Take, Ejtyah OR Highgarden!
That’s all for today folks, thanks for popping by…
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All the Best – Charlie & Rich