York Race Track

Hello and Welcome to arseonlinetips, a racing website brought to you by 2 racing enthusiast’s from either end of the British Isles, Charlie hails from Glasgow while Rich is from the Isle of Wight…. Our website is not just about a daily racing blog, as you can see….

This is a standard racing blog today, Charlie has his Thursday Thrashers and Rich will have the Final Word… So let’s get them in the stalls and under orders….

Charlie –


Seamster -Although has been a while since Seamster was in the winners enclosure, has ran reasonably well of late without winning and has slipped to an attractive mark, takes a drop in class here and is partnered with a jock who claims 7lb in the shape of Laura Coughlan. Even though I’d prefer a more experienced jock in the saddle I feel Seamster should have enough experience to at least hit the frame here and grab a place.

Eachway Advised


Harmosa Vaquera -Enjoyed a couple of victorys around this time last season, made seasonal return at Brighton over 1m 4f on the 10th August and finished 5th. That was first race since December last year and should strip a lot fitter here and has Mr George Gorman in the saddle who claims 5lbs and that could be enough to swing this race in the favour of Harmosa Vaquera.

Win Advised


Aristocracy -Isnt renowned for being a prolific winner, but always runs his race finishing in the first 3 in all but one of his last 5 runs. Last won on the flat at this course 4yrs ago, has won over hurdles since then. Most recently was 2nd here to Timoshenko by 1 and 3/4 lengths. If repeating that here that should be enough to get involved and could cause an upset at a nice price.

Eachway 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.


Rich’s Final Word –

Before I get underway today, I would like to pay tribute to David Menuisier, his team and the performance of Thundering Blue. To supplement the horse for £75,000 and to finish 3rd, in front of Group 1 winning horses is nothing but unbelievable and for the Head of Handicapping  saying ‘ It casts doubt over the 4th – 6th running to their best’ is nothing short of disrespectful. The Racing Post, said & I quote ‘ the 3rd does limit the form’ David Orton wrote… Thundering Blue was 2 wins from 3 runs over C/D and won a Group 2 over C/D. David runs a small yard and recently lost another top horse, who was sold, so to place in a Group 1 race, is nothing short of a fantastic training performance and should be lauded instead of the comments from the Handicapper and the RP tabloid correspondent!

Right, now I have got that off my chest, I only looked at York, so let’s see if we can get into the winner’s enclosure!

1.55 Lowther Stakes Fillies’ Group 2 2YO Only 6f

Angel’s Hideaway is 2 wins from 5 runs this term for John Gosden’s Dark Angel filly. A 7 length runner up to Pretty Pollyana in the Duchess of Cambridge(G2) at Newmarket in July and that from is pretty decent with Pretty Pollyannna winning the Pix De Morny(G1) in Deauville on Sunday while Main Edition(7th) has won the Sweet Solera. Angel’s Hideaway won last time out on July 25th by 2 & 1/2 lengths landing the Princess Margaret at Ascot and Frankie Dettori returns to the plate.

3.00 Handicap Class 2 1m

Seniority has 3 wins from 4 starts this term, 2 on the All Weather. Won last time out at Goodwood by landing the Golden Mile by 1/2 a length and now is at a record high mark. Trainer William Haggas and Jockey Ryan Moore have a 40% SR when together and Ryan Moore has a 43% SR when riding for the Queen.

3.35 Yorkshire  Oaks Fillies and Mares’ Group 1 1m 4f

Where do I start here, ok I will be honest with you guys. I love Sea the Stars, so Sea of Class is high on my list, but I also like Laurens and Coronet & in all honesty I think these 3 will be fighting out the finish, in what order I have no idea…

Sea of Class is 3 wins from 4 runs, having landed 2 Class 1 Listed races at Newbury before a James Doyle masterclass landed the Irish Oaks by a neck….

Laurens is the 1,000 guineas runner up and has won 2 French Group 1 races going up in trip to land the Prix De Diane in June and now steps up in trip again.

Coronet is last season’s St Leger 5th behind Crystal Ocean, Stradivarius and Rekindling. Finished runner up in this race last season to Enable(But then who wasn’t behind her!) Won here on seasonal return before a runner up in a French G1 race. Ran no race at all last time out and is now back against her own sex….

The DANGER to these 3 could come from Eziyra who has won her last 3 runs and was a Group 3 winner on her seasonal return over 1m 4f!

4.15 Sir Henry Cecil Fillies’ and Mares’ Class 1 Listed 1m

I would love nothing more than seeing Frankel filly Sun Maiden win this but I think it’s unlikely and that is why I am siding with Lah Ti Dah, who is 2 from 2 this season and won a Newmarket C1 Listed 1m 2f by 3 & 1/4 lengths last time out after a winning 6 length debut…..

That is all today folks…. Thanks for your support

All the Best – Charlie & Rich


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