Welcome to a Super Stakes Saturday at arseonlinetips….. After Charlie going alone yesterday, Rich returns today with Final Word from Haydock and Charlie has his Super Saturday Selections. So buckle up and brace yourselves for the long haul….
Charlie’s Super Saturday Selection’s & Friday Results –
Mac Opolo -Finished 2nd and was a loss.
Napping -Finished 4th and was a loss.
Imphal -Finished 3rd and was a loss.
A disapointing day with all 3 selections running well without winning. Hopefully get back on track with Saturday’s selections listed below.
Mancini -Has only raced 7 times winning 3 of those including a Class 4 Maiden Auction at Pontefract over 1m 4f back in July last year. More recently won at Chelmsford in April over 1m 6f in a Class 5 Handicap before being sent to Lingfield to race over 2m in a Class 4 handicap in May and winning again. Although this is a stronger race Mancini was doing his best work close to home last time and although is 8lb worse off there could be more to come as he looks unexposed in this sphere.
Society Power -Was 2nd on debut at Windsor but has won every race since, although hasn’t won by a great margin he is showing a clever side by only doing enough to win each race as all victorys have been gained by 1 length or less. Is now raised 6lb for latest win at Ascot and could go in again as looked to have plenty in hand at the finish.
Qaysar -Another who was 2nd on debut but has won 3 on the spin since including two races at Kempton over 7f and latest victory at Newbury over 7f, has an extra 8lb to carry for that win but looks unexposed and there could be more to come.
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 – Haydock
A welcome day off yesterday, but I am back now with vengeance and raring to go, so let’s start with the Silver Bowl Handicap(2.50), Class 2 handicap for 3 year olds only over 1m 37 yards….. Crack On Crack On was beaten 1 length by Favourite Qaysar at Kempton(AW) back in November. Both have made a decent start to the season, with Crack On winning by 1/2 a a length on return at Lingfield, having been sat out the back and showing a fine turn of foot in the final furlong and now tries 1m for the first time. Hot favourite Qaysar, is 2 from 2 this term, having landed 2 7f contests including a Class 2 handicap at Newbury by 1 & 1/2 lengths and also tries 1m for the first time. He is 3 from 4 in career starts and holds an entry to the St James’ Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. Hopefully theses two will be fighting it out at the finish!
Next up is the Temple Stakes(3.25) Group 2 for 3 year olds only over 6f…. The last time James Garfield ran over 6f was back in September in the Mill Reef at Newbury, winning by 3/4’s of a length from Invincible Army. The two face up again today, with James Garfield having finished down the field in the 2,000 Guineas but is 2 from 3 over 6f and Frankie could well send him for home early knowing he stays 7f. Invincible Army on the other hand, has taken that defeat and landed the Merriebelle Stakes by 1 & 1/2 lengths last time out on season return and will have appreciated the run, who will win or will it be Heartache?
And finally, we get to the Temple Stakes(4.00) Group 2 over 5f..… We see the season return of Prix De L’abbeye winner Battaash, having beaten Marsha by 4 lengths when last seen and was only handed 1 defeat from his 5 runs last term, to Marsha in the Nunthorpe at York and carries a penalty for that win. A couple of improvers will be looking to take on Battaash, with Katchy who has improved no end this winter and his only defeat was to a future French Group 2 winner City Lights at the AW Championships and recently landed a Chester Class 3 by 9 lengths, his chance is well deserved. While Mabs Cross , who racked up a 4 timer in 2017 returned a neck runner up to Mrs Gallagher in a Bath Listed race before landing the Palace House Stakes at Newmarket on May 5th, the afore mentioned Mrs Gallagher travelled to Ireland and landed the Polonia Stakes on May 7th. We cannot forget the 11 year old Take Cover, who won his final 3 starts of 2017, including the Group 3 World Trophy at Newbury…. Battaash is likely to be a warm favourite, but the other’s should give him a run for his money and could this go to an Improver, we will see at 4.00!
Here are tomorrow’s trackers…..
And it is likely I will have Sunday off, but I said that last week!
That’s all for today folks, enjoy the racing!
All the Best – Charlie & Rich