Hello and welcome to arseonlinetips…. A 100% Independent racing blog brought to you by two racing enthusiast’s from either end of the British Isles. Charlie hails from Glasgow, which Rich is from the Isle of Wight, miles apart but united by the sport of kings….

And yes we are more than just ‘Tips’ as you can see from our website, with Features, Interviews, big race stats etc(Feel free to have a look)….

It’s a simple Saturday with some Group races as the flat racing starts to head towards the season closer’s with Champions Day & the Arc, so in the next few weeks we will be mixing National Hunt racing with flat and then plenty of All Weather (Dundalk & Wolverhampton on a Friday & you know the winter has arrived!).

A standard blog with Charlie’s Selections while Rich has the Final Word…. So let’s get them loaded in the stalls and ready to rock n roll….

Charlie –


Billy No Mates -Won here over 6f back in August in a Class 5 Auction race. Was then sent to Redcar to contest another Class 5 auction race over 6f in August and finished 6th some 7 lengths behind winner Fognini. Was then sent to Thirsk to contest another Class 5 race stepping up in distance to 1m and winning again beating My Ukulele by 3 and 1/2 lengths. That victory at Thirsk was on soft ground and although today’s going is heavy and is 10lb higher still looked as though there was more improvement to come and could get involved if race is run slightly slower than usual due to the underfoot conditions.

Win Advised


Mountain Angel -Won a Class 4 Apprentice handicap over 1m at Ascot in May beating Secret Return by 4 lengths. Next on the agenda was a trip to Sandown to contest a Class 3 handicap over 1m and finished 3rd to Chief Of Chiefs. Was then sent to Haydock to contest another Class 3 handicap over 1m and again finished 3rd to Alemaratalyoum. Was then sent back to Sandown to contest a Class 2 handicap stepping up in distance to 1m 2f and finished 2nd to Dubai Horizon and was only a 1/2 length defeat. Has held its form in each run and still looks capable of winning again, gets ideal conditions and another bold display is expected over this trip if repeating the run shown at Sandown last time that should be enough to take this race.

Win Advised


Golden Apollo -Although without a win in last 5 starts, did show some promise 3 starts back at York when finishing 2nd by a neck to stablemate Flying Pursuit who is also in this race although Flying Pursuit has since finished behind a few of today’s opponents last time out at Ripon. Golden Apollo is out of Pivotal who has a good record on heavy ground with its progeny and at 16-1 is worth an Eachway play here.

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 back over to Rich for The Final Word.


Rich’s Final Word

Thanks Charlie, I am pretty sure you are due a good day and I know it will be very soon…. As for this Column, another 2YO added to the tracker – Fashion’s Star winning well yesterday, so we have plenty for the next few weeks and for next season(Always prepared).

For today we have a mix of 2YO debutants, seasoned runners and a couple from France! Let’s see if we can get a few in the winners enclosure…

Let’s start with the seasoned runners and finish on the 2YO’s….

Ayr… Heavy..

4.25 Handicap Class 2 1m 2f…

Mafaaheem has finished runner up on 5 occasions and the Shamardel gelding of Owen Burrows was again runner up last time out in a York C3 handicap finishing 3 lengths behind Society Rock over 1m 2f but has a liking to heavy ground and was a convincing winner in this ground last August…..

Newbury… Good to Soft…

2.20 Legacy Cup Stakes Group 3 1m 3f…

Young Rascal finished 7th in the Derby behind Masar & Roaring Lion and was not seen to the best effect that day. Has had a break and is returning today, dropping from  Group 1. Already a Group 3 winner when beating Ex Dee Bee in the G3 Chester Vase and could have a nice autumn …..

2.55 Mill Reef Group 2 2YO Only 6f…

Kessar is a Kodiac colt with 2 wins from 5 runs and has won 2 of the last 3 including a Windsor 6f C4 novice stakes by 10 lengths. Finished down the 6th of 7 in a Ripon 2YO 6f listed  contest but was only beaten 2 lengths, with winner Sporting Chance winning a French G3 and 5th Bar Bill landing a C1 at the Curragh.

Kessar was 6th and last time out landed a Kempton(AW) G3 on September 8th by 2 & 1/2 lengths….


Longchamp …Good to Soft…

2.45 De Tarragon Group 3 1m 1f…

Expressiy had 3 runs in Meydan between January & March finishing 3/3/2 before having a 66 day break and returning in May to run in the Pretty Polly Stakes, where finishing runner up to Lah Ti Dah, since won & finished runner up in last weeks St Leger. Given a longer break of 125 days and returned on September 9th in France at La Teste DE Buch and landing the Occitanie Listed stakes. Will Charlie Appleby’s runner make it 2 from 2 in France today?

3.45 Prince D’Orange Group 3 3YO Only 1m 2f…

A couple of prospective candidates for this race and both are very interesting for different reasons…

Ghaiyyath is returning from a 343 day break and was last seen in October 2017 at Newmarket landing the Group 3 Autumn Stakes by 1 & 3/4 lengths, this is the season start for him and may not been seen to best effect today but is still one to note….

While on the other hand Willie John is 2 from 2 having won his maiden at Yarmouth last October before returning at Doncaster in a 1m 2f C5 novice stakes, winning impressively by 5 lengths. This is a big step up in class but has the faith of connections and they will be expecting a big run…

Now we finish with 3 2YO’s making their race course debut, that could go in the tracker..

Newmarket… Good…

2.10 Fillies’ Novice Stakes Class 4 2YO Only 1m…

Ever Changing is a Tapit filly and half sister to Wissahickson. Dam Rainbow View was a Fillies’ Mile winner at 2YO.. John Gosden trained…

Chelmsford(AW) … Standard…

2.50 Fillies’ Novice Stakes Class 4 1m 2f…..

Keltie is a Giants Causeway filly and sister to Utmost. Dam Fugative Angel was a 1m Grade 3 US winner and is trained by John Gosden….

Newbury…Good to Soft..

4.05 Novice Stakes Class 4 2YO Only 7f…

Shoot for Gold is a Sea the Stars colt, who’s Dam Lamazonia was a 1m 2f winner and is trained by S.Bin Suroor….

That is everything for you today folks, a little bit of something for everyone, we will be posting a list of the 2yYO’s that we will be following for next season that have come out in this column and it is likely more will be noted & added during the final few weeks of the season….

Thanks for popping by folks, we really appreciate your support. We can confirm another BIG interview will be published tomorrow evening…

All the Best – Charlie & Rich








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