Just Jumps….

Hello and welcome to arseonlinetips. A 100% independent racing website, brought to you by two racing enthusiasts. Charlie hails from Glasgow, while Rich is from the Isle of Wight… Miles apart but united by the sport of kings… 

It was no surprise that Charlie hit the target with a Chaser yesterday, he does love his national hunt racing… Rich landed a couple on the flat in his Final Word column… What do we have for you this Sunday??

Charlie has his Sunday Service, while Rich will have the Final Word… Plus another interview will be dropping after racing this evening! Let’s get stared…

Charlie – Cheers Rich before we get to today’s jumpers, I thought I would have a recap on yesterday’s performance so let’s crack on with that : Modus won by the narrowest margin to land another 🌟🌟🌟 Nap at 4-1, Perfect Tapatino was unlucky to finish 2nd at 3-1 and my final selection Procedure again was unlucky to finish 2nd at 6-1. Although I was happy with the winner I was a bit disappointed by the other two finishing 2nd as on another day that would have been a full house. That’s been the story the last couple of months and it’s only a matter of time before I hit the big one again, and with the jumps kicking in that should only be a matter of time.

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Settimo Milanese 🌟🌟-Was 2nd at Worcester over 2m 7f in a Class 4 Novice Hurdle in August to Bugsie Malone who was some 14 lengths in front. Returned to same venue 19 days later to contest a Class 5 Conditions Maiden hurdle and won beating Massini’s Dream by 29 length. Was then sent to Southwell 30 days later to contest a Class 4 Novice Hurdle over 3m and won again beating Lively Article by 7 length. This race looks deeper on paper and although is in great spirit could be the one to beat with main threats coming from Jonjo O’neills Ready And Able and Nicky Henderson’s Follow The Bear.

Win Advised

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Beat That 🌟🌟🌟-Won a Class 3 Novice Chase at Newton Abbot on the 15th August beating Exaaro by 32 lengths. Was then sent to Southwell on the 5th September to contest a Class 4 Novice Chase over 3m and Won again beating Jack’s Last Hope by 4 lengths. Latest run was at Chepstow on the 14th October when finishing 4th to Kings Lad in a Class 2 Handicap Chase over 3m. A line can be drawn through that last run as had been In great shape prior to that blip and can gain compensation today.

Win Advised

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Haul Away 🌟🌟🌟-Has won last 4 starts at Southwell, Newton Abbot and Twice at Fontwell over distances of 2m 3f to 2m 6f. Has went up another 3lbs for latest victory at Fontwell and looks to be still progressing if there is more to come couldn’t be in better hands than with champion trainer Nicky Henderson as he has the Midas touch at getting the most out of his horse’s when it matters most.

Win Advised

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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.

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Final Word with Rich –

Thanks Charlie, nice winner with Modus and close to a full house with the places, it will come soon…. I have one from France on the flat and two from the national hunt meeting at Aintree, so let’s get cracking….

Chantilly…. 

2.45 Royal-oak Group 1 Stakes… 1m 7f.. 

Bruntdland is Charlie Appleby’s Dubawi colt, who was last seen in the UK last October when winning on race course debut at Newmarket in a 1m 2f C3 maiden. He won on season return at Clairefontaine in August to land a 1m 2f Listed race by 1 & 1/4 lengths before taking the Niel Group 2 Stakes at this course by a short head in September. Followed up over C/D to land the Group 2 Prix Chaudenay by 1/2 a length on October 6th… Will he make it 5 from 5 today?.

Aintree… Good to Soft…

3.00 Handicap Chase.. Grade2.. 2m 4f..

Javert.. When the Kayf Tara gelding finishes a race he usually wins, with 4 wins from 6 chase starts and unseated the rider on the previous two occasions…. A class 2 chase winner at Haydock landing an Intermediate Chase handicap over2m 5f by 4 & 1/2 lengths and then had 869 days away from the track for various reasons. Returned on September 23rd at Uttoxeter to land a Class 3 handicap chase 2m 4f by 2 lengths and is well worth a try at this level….

3.35 Novice Handicap Chase.. Class 3.. 3m 1f..

Drovers Lane… A winner on chase debut at Haydock over 3m 1f on October 16th in a C3 novice handicap chase by 9 lengths in a 5 horse race. The Oscar gelding should improve for his first try over the bigger fences…

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That is everything for you today folks… Thanks for popping by, we really appreciate your support….

The BIG Interview will be published after racing tonight & it’s a retro national hunt jockey….

All the Best – Charlie & Rich

 

Simply Saturday….

Hello and welcome to arseonlinetips. A 100% independent racing website, brought to you by two racing enthusiasts from either end of the British Isles. Charlie hails from Glasgow, while Rich is from the Isle of Wight… Miles apart but united by the sport of kings!

A day away for us yesterday and it was needed… To gain some focus and enjoy time with our families, as sometimes this can take over and you need to step back & think about the more important things in life…  Family!

Right… Where do we start today with plenty of racing on offer in both codes, Cheltenham & Doncaster to name just two….

Charlie has his Saturday Selections while Rich will have the Final Word… So the tape is raised and we are racing…..

Charlie –

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Modus 🌟🌟🌟- was a very talented hurdler and has some form in chases winning 3 from 6 over the larger obstacles. Although was well beaten in last two starts over fences at Aintree and Cheltenham, is 10lbs lower than hurdles rating for handicap chase and drops considerably in distance and that looks like a positive as hurdle form over this distance is solid and should be able to transfer that form to fences with a 50% success rate the larger obstacles.

Win Advised

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Perfect Tapatino 🌟🌟-Trained by Joseph O’Brien this horse hasn’t been out of the first 3 places in 5 starts, winning 3 times at the Curragh over 1m 2f, then stepped up in distance to 1m 4f at Naas and winning again. Latest win was at Leopardstown again over 1m 4f in October. Has been raised a further 7lb but looked to have a bit in hand when winning at Leopardstown when beating One Cool Poet by 1/2 length and with a similar display could easily go in again to land the hat-trick.

Win Advised

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Procedure 🌟🌟-Had placed 2nd on 3 separate occasions before disappointing at Pontefract on soft going last time out. The 2nd places came at Brighton and Wolverhampton over 5f and Chelmsford over 6f. Still on a reasonable mark and return to all-weather surface at Kempton is a positive and if repeating the run shown at Wolverhampton and Chelmsford puts Procedure in the frame here in a weak race.

Win Advised

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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.

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Final Word with Rich – 

Thanks Charlie, here’s hoping we can land a couple today to make it a fine Saturday before we head into the Breeders Cup weekend…. Keltie finished 3rd of 7 on Thursday, while the Danger RED OCTOBER landed the odds with Snow Storm unplaced at Chelmsford…. Now today, I have 2 from Newbury, Doncaster & Cheltenham plus Trackers…. So let’s get started or we will be here until Monday!

Newbury… Good to Soft..

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1.10 Fillies’  Novice Stakes.. Class 4.. 2YO Only.. 1m..

King Power… A 2,500,000 guineas Frankel filly owned by the King Power Ltd, the owners of Leicester City. She is a half sister to Skilful and makes her race course debut today…

2.20 Teddington Stakes.. Group 3.. 1m 4f..

Young Rascal... is 3 wins from 4 runs this season and was the winner of the Chester Vase, Group 3 on his second start of the season, finished 7th to Masar in the Derby before being given a break of 122 days. Returning on September 22nd at this course to land the Legacy Stakes, Group 3 1m 3f by a short head from Mirage Dancer. That form has received a boost when Desert Encounter(3rd) won in Woodbine and Euginio(5th) taking the Darley Stakes, Group 3 at Newmarket…..

Doncaster.. Good to Soft..

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1.45 Doncaster Stakes.. Class 1 Listed.. 2YO Only.. 6f 2yds…

San Donato.. A 4 length runner up on race course debut to Legends of War in a Yarmouth C3 6f novice stakes before finishing down the field in the Chesham Stakes(Listed) at Ascot in June. Given a break of 75 days before returning at Haydock on September 6th in the 6f C4 novice stakes, winning by a short head from Hello Youmzain, who has since won a French Group 2, while 3rd has since followed up at Kempton(AW) in a 6f C5 novice stakes by 4 & 1/2 lengths. Trainer Roger Varian now sends his Lope De Vega colt back up in class in search of his 3 wins in 3 runs…

4.05 Futurity Trophy Stakes.. Group 1.. 2YO Only.. 1m..

Turgenev… The Dubawi colt has gone from strength to strength since finishing a 2 & 1/4 length runner up to Royal Marine in a 7f C3 maiden at this course, with Royal Marine since landing the Prix Jean-Lac Lagardere 1m Group 1 from Broome. Turgenev also won next time out, on the All Weather at Newcastle in a C5 novice stakes before making it 2 on two on the trot at Newmarket, when taking a C4 novice stakes by 1 & 1/2 lengths under a penalty. Up in Class….

Let’s go Jumping….

Cheltenham… Good…

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2.00 Handicap Chase… Class2… 3m 1f…

Minella Rocco… Top Rated in the race running form a mark of 157. Although he has not won since beating Native River(Gold Cup winner) in a Amateur jockey race at this course a couple of years back and his form since reads 3/F/U/2( in the Gold Cup to Sizing John)/4/PU/4/f but all runs have been in Graded company of Grade 3 & upwards. Now drops to a handicap after having a wind operation and makes season return…. NON RUNNER!!!!!

2.35 Hurdle Class 2.. 4YO Only.. 2m 87yds…

Gumball… Runner up to We have a Dream in the Doom Bar Grade 1 Hurdle at Aintree back in April before ending the season winning a 2m novice hurdle at Ludlow by 6 lengths… Season Return!

Todays Tracker – 

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That is all for you today folks, I think there is plenty to get your teeth into and it should be a good days racing on the TV too….

Another BIG Interview will hit the press tomorrow after racing…. And you still have time to enter our 20K competition(Winner announced on November 1st!) and win a signed OISIN MURPHY photo courtesy of Fran Altoft….

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All the Best – Charlie & Rich

 

Thumping on Thursday….

Hello and welcome to arseonlinetips. A 100% independent racing website, brought to you by two racing enthusiasts from either end of the British Isles. Charlie hails from Glasgow, while Rich is from the Isle of Wight, miles apart but united by the sport of kings….

Yesterday, we were both back in the winner’s enclosure… Charlie was so close to landing more than one, while Rich was just happy to put one on the table…. More of the same today would be fantastic, so let’s see what we have…

Charlie has his Thursday Thumpers while Rich has the Final Word…So let’s crack on…..

Charlie – Before we get to today’s selections I would like to recap on yesterday’s performance, Fearless Warrior was an unlucky 2nd beaten by Skymax by 1 length. Scaglietti won beating Foreign Secretary by a 1/2 length. Papa Delta was 3rd beaten by two short heads in a 3 way charge to the line. Again the small fractions between a full house and a single winner is evident for all to see, it’s only a matter of time before I finally land the full house, let’s hope it’s this week.

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.Forthefunofit 🌟🌟- Although has yet to win over the larger obstacles, showed enough to win over hurdles last time out at Worcester over 3m 2f even though looked to be flailing in closing stages of that race but hung on to beat the Drone by a short head. Races off 2lb lighter today and if showing same determination as last time could go in again although will need a bit of luck in running and a cleaner round of jumping.

Win Advised

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.Minella Fiveo 🌟🌟-Was an unlucky 2nd last time out at Carlisle over 2m 1f some 6 lengths behind Zabeel Star, both horses were well clear of the rest. Is partnered with a 10lb claiming jock today and should be in the mix again if showing similar run today.

Win Advised

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.Royal Ruby 🌟🌟🌟-Made all at Bangor last time out over 2m 4f beating Casterly Rock by 3 lengths, if turning up in the same mood should have too much for this field and give Nicky Henderson another winner.

Win Advised

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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.

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Final Word with Rich –

Thanks Charlie & more of the same today please buddy…. It was nice to get one, I thought I was destined to be in the places all day until the last at Newcastle…. I have two today on the All Weather..

Chelmsford.. Standard

5.45 Novice Stakes.. Class 4..2YO Only.. 1m..

Snow Storm… Slade Power colt for trainer S. Bin Suroor who was a 2 length 5th on race course debut in a 7f Yarmouth maiden. The 3rd, 6th & 10th from that race on September 19th have all won next time out. Snow Storm finished runner up last time out on October 6th, in a Redcar 7f C5 novice stakes and the winner that day has finished runner up under a penalty….

The DANGER could come from Red October, who has finished runner up on both starts over 1m for trainer Hugo Palmer, who will be hoping it’s 3rdtime lucky for his Dawn Approach colt…

8.45 Novice Stakes.. Class 5.. 1m 5f 66yds..

Keltie.. Noted here on debut when finishing a running on 4th at this course on September 22nd, finishing just 2 & 1/4 lengths behind the winner over 1m 2f. Stepped up to 1m 4f last time out to land a Kempton(AW) C5 maiden 1m 2f by 1 & 1/4 lengths. John Gosden now steps his Giant’s Causeway filly up in trip again … Tracker!

That is everything for you today folks, thanks for popping by and we really appreciate your support..

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All the Best – Charlie & Rich

Don’t get the hump, it’s Wednesday!

Hello and welcome to arseonlinetips. A 100% independent racing blog, brought to you by two racing enthusiasts from either end of the British Isles. Charlie hails from Glasgow, while Rich is from the Ilse of Wight. Miles apart but united by the sport of kings….

Lucky last was the order of the day for Charlie, while Frankellina made a winning debut as noted in Final Word….. That was yesterday, let’s see what we have today….

Charlie’s Wednesday winners & Final Word with Rich is what you are getting….So let’s begin, are we sitting comfortably…

Charlie –

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Fearless Warrior 🌟🌟-Placed 3rd on debut at Lingfield over 7f in a Class 5 in July, was then sent to Lingfield again on the 11th August to contest another Class 5 over 1m and like before finished 3rd. Was sent to Kempton for most recent run over 1m 2f in a Class 4 in September and Won beating Just Hubert by a neck. Just Hubert has since won and franked that form, Fearless Warrior has a Derby entry and looks as though there could be more to come.

Win Advised

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Scaglietti 🌟🌟-Won a bumper on debut at Listowel over 2m in September on the flat. Was then sent to Gowran Park in October to race in another flat race over 2m and finished 10th. The horse that finished 3rd to Scaglietti on debut win has since won franking the form although Scaglietti was poor since. If you draw a line through that race at Gowran Park Scaglietti could easily go in again here in a weak looking Maiden.

Win Advised

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Papa Delta 🌟🌟-Arrives here having won 2 of last 3 starts including over course and distance last time out. Has been raised another 5lb and although that could hamper it’s chances, this race isn’t that deep in form and a chance is taken that Papa Delta goes in again here.

Win Advised

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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.

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Final Word with Rich….

Thanks Charlie, lucky last again… It will all fall right soon… I have 2 at Newmarket and a couple from the All Weather in the evening..

Newmarket … Good..

2.35 Novice Stakes Class 4.. 2YO Only.. 7f..

King Ademar… Scat Daddy colt, who I mentioned on debut on October 11th. Finished a 5 length 4th over 1m in a C5 novice stakes at Chelmsford. Drop’s a furlong for second start..

3.45 Nursery Class2.. 2YO Only.. 1m 2f..

Fearless Warrior… Sea the Star colt, who finished 3rd on his first two starts over 7 & 7 &1/2f. Stepped up in trip for 3rd run to 1m 2f at Kempton(AW) on September 24th to win by a neck. Makes handicap debut from an opening mark of 81..

Now we are off to the All Weather…

Chelmsford… Standard..

6.30 Nursery.. Class 5.. 2YO Only.. 5f..

Windy Guest… The Toronado gelding was beaten a total of 77 & 3/4 lengths in his first 4 starts this season. Given a break and returned after 50 days at Kempton(AW) and improved to finish runner up by 1/2 a length to Chitara, who has since won twice & finished runner up in the 4 runs since. Had a minor wind operation and won last time out on October 4th by 2 & 1/4 lengths over 6f in a C6 handicap at this course. Second run after operation and drops back to minimum distance with a penalty….

Newcastle(AW).. Standard..

8.45 Novice Stakes Class 5.. 1m 5yds..

Ring Dancer.. Teofilo gelding, who finished 3rd of 7 over C/D on racecourse debut by 4 & 1/2 lengths onSEptember7th. Improved for second run at Kempton(AW) in a C5novice stakes 1m, finishing runner up by 1 & 1/4 lengths, 3 lengths clear of 3rd….

Time for Tuesday….

Hello and welcome to arseonlinetips. A100% independent racing blog, brought to you by two racing enthusiasts from either end of the British Isles. Charlie hails from Glasgow, while Rich is from the Isle of Wight. Miles apart but united by the sport of kings…

Wow, how was Champions Day on Saturday, it was so good we had to take a couple of days off to get our breath back and to refocus the mind…. Cracksman winning on his final start and retaining his crown, was special but the Breaking News that Roaring Lion will be retired after running at the Breeders Cup was a shock!

And then just yesterday news broke that Luca Cumani is to retire from training in December, the Derby winning trainer is calling it a day after 43 years…… We would like to wish all the best for a happy retirement.

Blimey it’s all going on….. Now down to Tuesday’s racing…. Standard blog… Charlies Selections while Rich has the Final Word….

Charlie –

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.Potters Lady Jane -Won here last time out over 1m 3f in a Class 4 handicap, has also placed 2nd here in a Class 5 Maiden in August when narrowly beaten by a short head. If repeating the form shown in both those runs should be in the mix here and gain another victory.

Win Advised

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.Implicit -Has 3 wins and a 2nd place from last 6 runs. Although has now gone two starts without winning looked a tad unlucky last time out at Musselburgh when losing by 1 and 1/4 length. Steps up to 6f today and if handling the extra furlong should be thereabouts again.

Win Advised

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.Pike Corner Cross -Although hasn’t won for a while, looked to be rediscovering form last time out when finishing 2nd over course and distance last week. Pike Corner Cross runs off the same mark here and this race is slightly easier on paper and another bold display can’t be discounted.

Win Advised

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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.

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Final Word with Rich…..

Thanks Charlie, hopefully we can start this week with a bang….. Champions day was fantastic…. Hopefully you had a few winners, I know we did….

I have a couple of notes today, both from Yarmouth and both Novice races, so let’s crack on….

Yarmouth…. Good...

2.00 Fillies’ Novice Stakes.. 2YO Only Class 4.. 1m 3yds…

Frankellina… Frankel filly out of Dam Our Obsession, who was a Listed winner & trained by William Haggas. The same combination today and for the connections that recently retired Cracksman. Race course debut….

Summer Flair… Dubawi filly, who is a half sister to Town Charter and Parting Clouds. Makes race course debut for Charlie Appleby & Godolphin….

2.30 Fillies’ Novice Stakes… 2YO Only Class 4… 1m 3yds…

Maqsad… Siyouni filly, who finished a 1 & 3/4 length runner up on race course debut at Newmarket in a Fillies’ C4 Maiden over 7f to Sunday Star, who has since finished 3rd in the Oh So Sharpe Group 3 at Newmarket at the Future Champions weekend earlier this month. Up in trip….

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Remember the competition is open until October 31st…. Winner announced on November 1st… PLUS our latest interview with Marco Botti is online too….

All the Best – Charlie & Rich

The day Champions are made…….

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It’s here… Champions Day at Ascot… We also have Charlie’s selection’s, Rich’s Final Word and we go head to head in the Sprint at Ascot, so let’s get this day started!!!

Charlie’s Selection’s – 

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.Solo Saxophone 🌟🌟-Won twice over 2m last season at Catterick and Wetherby before finishing 3rd at Exeter over 2m 1f in a Class 1 novice listed hurdle. Latest run was in the Fred Winter hurdle at Cheltenham over 2m when finishing a respectable 6th on soft ground. Has been gelded since and also undergone wind surgery, makes seasonal return today and steps up in trip to 2m 4f and 139y. If handling the extra yardage today could easily gain another win but is worth an Eachway play especially seeing as its first race since having those procedures.

Eachway Advised

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.Addeyeb 🌟🌟-Has been a revelation on soft ground this season winning at Newmarket, Doncaster and Sandown over 1m and 1m 1f. Latest defeat came in the Lockinge at Newbury over 1m on fast ground seeing Addeyeb finish a well beaten 8th. Hasn’t been seen since then and gets his ideal conditions today and could benefit from being fresh and looks overpriced at 7-1 and is worth an Eachway play.

Eachway Advised

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.Toboggans Fire 🌟🌟🌟 – Won on hurdles debut at Musselburgh over 2m in January this year. Has since finished 4th at Newcastle and Uttoxeter both over 2m. Although was 4th on latest run at Uttoxeter was less than 4 length behind the winner Soiesauvage in September. Remains on a workable mark and could easily bounce back here and give D McCain and W T Kennedy a well deserved win.

Win Advised

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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. Its now time for a head to head in the Sprint Stakes at Ascot.

 

 

Head to Head –

2.00 Sprint Stakes.. Group 1 Class 1.. 6f..

Rich – Tasleet… Runner up in this race last year to Librisa Breeze. The 5YO Showcasing horse has not won since May 2017, when landing the Group 2 6f Duke of York Stakes at York. He has only had 2 runs this season, which is far less than the resty of the field and was 3rd on seasonal return in the Group 2 Greenlands Stakes at the Curragh by 2 & 1/4 lengths to Merchant Navy. He was a well beaten 8th of 12 in the Sprint Cup at Haydock last time out, won by The Tin Man. Now he is tried in first time blinkers & tongue tie in the hope that it sparks the relevant improvement to make a challenge to The Tin Man….

Charlie – The Tin Man– Has been a fantastic horse the past two seasons and although prefers a sound surface, made light of heavy ground at Haydock in the sprint cup beating Brando by a 1/2 length. The Tin Man won this race back in 2016 and if repeating that here should have too much for this field and is a worthy favorite.

That’s our thoughts for the Sprint Stakes at Ascot, good luck to all horses and we hope they all return home safe and sound. It’s now time to hand you over to Rich for The Final Word.

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Rich’s Final Word – 

Thanks Charlie, a nice winner yesterday & a drifter too, we do love a drifter… It’s a shame I couldn’t land a blow, although the Danger did win, so I guess that will do…. Wow.. Champions Day… Plenty to go through, so I best get started!!

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Ascot… Soft… Heavy in places on the round course…

1.25 Long Distance Cup.. Group 2 Class 1.. 1m 8f..

The obvious place to start here is Stradivarius the 4YO Sea the Stars colt is 4 from 4 this season, including landing the million pound pot(Ascot gold cup 2m 3f, Goodwood cup 2m & Lonsdale cup 2m 56yds) and was a 1 length 3rd in this race last season behind Order of St George & Torcedor. The one slight problem could be the ground, as his form with soft in the description reads 5/4/3/3. He is the closest we have to a C/D winner in the field with 2 wins & 1 place at Ascot and is 3 wins and 1 place over 1m 8f and with Cyprus Creek, the only other winner at 1m 8f, the Stradivarius is the likely winner….

Of the Aidan O’Brien battalion, Ryan Moore prefers Flag of Honour, who since being stepped up in distance to 1m 6f . The Galileo colt has won his last 3 runs, all at the Curragh & beat Irish Derby winner Latrobe by 2 & 3/4 lengths on September 16th to win the Irish St Leger, with stable mate and fellow runner Cyprus Creek finishing last. Cyprus has since won the Naas Group 3 Loughbrown Stakes by 2 & 3/4 lengths…

The DARK HORSE in the field comes from Willie Mullins, he sends over Thomas Hobson, with Oisin Murphy on board. The 152 rated hurdler was a 1/2 length winner last time out when landing the Doncaster Cup, Group 2 from stable mate Max Dynamite. The ground is no issue either, as the 8YO Hailing gelding has a 100% record 5/5 on soft ground and is 1/1 on Heavy ground, winning up to 2m 4f…..

2.40 Fillies’ & Mares’ Stakes.. Group 1 Class 1.. 1m 4f..

Lah Ti Dah is the top rated horse in the field at 115 from only 4 career runs. The Dubawi filly won 3 on the trot before finishing a 2 & 1/4 length runner up to Kew Gardens in the St Leger at Doncaster, when taking on the boy’s for the first time. She won on good to soft ground on debut at Newbury back in April before taking the Pretty Polly(C1 Listed 1m 2f) at Newmarket(Fillies’ & Mares’) in May by 3 & 1/4 lengths. Having to step up in trip at York in August to land the Sir Henry Cecil Fillies & Mares’ 1m 4f by 10 lengths. You have to like her for this really and it may well be best to concentrate on the places instead, although, as we will see it’s very difficult….

Coronet, is another Dubawi filly, who won on seasonal return back in May at York, when taking the Middleton Stakes1m 2f) and since then has finished runner up to Waldgeist(4th in the Arc) by a short head  in the Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud. Well beaten in the King George & Queen Elizabeth II Stakes by 9 & 1/4 lengths in 3rd to Poet’s Word before finishing runner up to Sea of Class in the Yorkshire Oaks(1m 3f) in August….

And now the form is all entwined…. The French raider Kitesurf is another Dubawi colt trained by Andre Fabre, who has won her last 2 runs when taking the De Ponone Group 2 Stakes in Deauville by 3 & 1/2 lengths and won again last time out in the 1m 4f Vermeille Stakes at Chantilly by a head from Aidan O’Brien’s Magic Wand, who was a 1 length runner up to Wild Illusion in the L’Opera on Arc day and leads the AOB 6 string in this race, along with Bye Bye Baby who was 5th in L’Opera… One AOB runner, who could go under the radar is Hydrangea, who has been out of sorts but has had a break and runs well fresh…

Pilastar was 3 from 3 this season for Roger Varian, until the Nathaniel filly met God Given(Another Nathaniel filly) in the Park Hill Stakes(1m 4f) at Doncaster, having won the Lillie Langtry at Goodwood only to finish 3rd in the Park Stakes..

God Given had been beaten by Pilastar previously but won last time and has also finished 3rd to Kitesurf!! Minefield…

Lah Ti Dah, Coronet & Kitesurf….. Would be my top 3…

3.15 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.. Group 1 Class 1.. 1m..

Roaring Lion is top rated 127 & the Kitten’s Joy colt has been in fine form winning 3 from last 4 and was only 2 lengths 3rd to Masar in the Derby. He has spent most of the season running over 1m 2f, having started the season over 1m but with 2 defeats at Newmarket. Last season he ran over 1m winning 3 from 4 runs, so although the drop in trip maybe a concern it’s not really a problem and the ground is unlikely to hinder him too much either, with 3 Group 1 wins to his name and was a last time out winner, when beating Saxon Warrior in the Irish Champions Stakes on September 15th…

John Dance has supplemented his Siyouni filly Laurens, the 4 time Group 1 winner was also a last time out winner, in fact she has won her last 2 runs beating Alpha Centauri in the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown before landing the Chariots Fillies & Mares’ Group 1 last time out on October 6th by a head from Happily, who is the pick of the two Aidan O’Brien runners ahead of stable companion  I Can Fly.

The French raider, Recoletos is very interesting. The Whipper colt, trained by Carlos  Laffin-Parias was 4th in the Champions Stakes here last season. Although beaten by Alpha Centauri in the Jacques Le Marois at Deauville by 2 & 1/2 lengths in 2nd but won last time out by a head in the Group 1 Moulin Longchamp(1m) from Wind Chimes on September 9th…

Of the rest… Addeybb is 5 wins from 9 runs over 1m and has won twice from 3 runs on this kind of ground, although he was well beaten by Rhododendron in the Lockinge(which I think we can forgive that run) just back from a break and is known to go well when fresh….

3.50 Champions Stakes.. Group 1 Class 1.. 1m 2f..

Best to start with reigning champion stakes winner Cracksman, who has had some time off after having his flag lowered by Poet’s Word when last seen in the Prince of Wales Stakes back in June by 2 & 2/4 lengths. Freshened up and now the Frankel 4YO colt is fitted with first time blinkers as he look’s to end his racing career on a high. Having won 7 times from 10 starts before today & it looks as though the rain has come at the right time too after his facile win last year on soft to heavy ground…

Who are the contenders to try and take Cracksman’s crown??

Capri was last season’s St Leger winner and last won on season return in April, when taking the Naas Group 3 Alleged Stakes, although Aidan O’Brien’s Galileo colt has only run twice since, finishing 5th to Waldgeist in the Foy and then 3 lengths behind Enable in the Arc last time out, that form of the Arc has yet to be tested. Capri beat Cracksman by a head when they met in the Irish Derby in 2017…

Crystal Ocean finished runner up to Capri in last years St Leger and has gone from strength to strength this season, with the Sea the Stars colt winning 3 of his 5 starts and got within a neck of Poet’s Word in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes back in June. He was 3 & 1/2 lengths behind Enable in the September Stakes at Kempton(AW) when last seen and we all know how Enable’s last run ended….

So if the blinkers fail to work for Cracksman, one of these two are most likely to profit! 

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To Mount or not to Mount, that is the question!

Welcome to arseonlinetips. A 100% independent racing blog brought to you by two racing enthusiasts from either end of the British Isle. Charlie hails from Glasgow, while Rich is from the Isle of Wight. Miles apart but united by the sport of kings….

A day away brought us some rest as we head straight into Champions Day tomorrow and the best of the best flat stars face off in an almighty battle, but you can wait till tomorrow for that…. First up, with plenty of action, on the flat, all weather and over the jumps, we have plenty to get our teeth stuck into!

Charlie had a nice winner on Wednesday, while Rich notched one up from his final word column, let’s see what we have today with Charlie’s Selections and Rich with his Final Word Column…

Charlie –

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Lomachenko 🌟🌟-Was a tad disappointing on racecourse debut at Ffos Las over 2m in a Class 5 flat race in May this year finishing almost 5 lengths behind winner Grey Diamond. Steps up in trip to 2m 4f and 1y for hurdles debut, should fair better today after having that pipe opener at Ffos Las and Nicky Henderson will have him more prepared for this hurdle debut.

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Lincoln Park 🌟🌟 -Won a Class 4 handicap at Pontefract over 6f last time out when making all and beat Don Logan by 3/4 of a length. Steps up in trip for today’s race to 7f and 37y, if handling the extra yardage should be in the mix again here with a similar display as last time.

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Seductive 🌟-Was 2nd 3 times on the bounce over 6f and 7f, although was a disappointing 5th at Newmarket last time out, steps up in trip here to 1m and 5y. If handling the extra yardage could easily gain first win but will need a bit of luck in running.

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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.

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Rich’s Final Word –

Cheers Charlie, let’s hope it’s another good day… I have 3 for you today, 2 on the flat at Haydock and one from over the sticks at Fakenham, so let’s get started…..

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Haydock …. Heavy.

2.30 Fillies’ Novice Stakes.. Class 4.. 2YO Only.. 6f

Praxidice is Karl Burke’s Toronado filly, who was a ready winner on racecourse debut over 6f at Carlisle on soft ground last month, landing a C5 novice stakes by 3 lengths. Stepped up to C2 company at Newmarket, finishing a 2 & 1/4 length 5th of 28 in a 6f stakes race on October 6th…

The DANGER may come from NO Way Never filly WELCOMING for Clive Cox. She was beaten by a head on race course debut of 6f at Chepstow in a C5 fillies’ novice stakes before finishing 3rd out of 17 in a C2 maiden at Goodwood in August…

4.05 Novice Stakes.. Class 4.. 2YO Only.. 1m 37yds

Guildhall finished 3rd on race course debut over 7f in a Sandown C5maiden by 1 & 3/4 lengths with runner up Walkinthesand winning next time out in a C3conditions race. Guildhall won last time out on September21st at Ayr, on heavy ground in a C4 7f novice stakes by 3/4’s of a length. Gives weight away to the field with a penalty…

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Fakenham… Good.

4.10 Handicap Chase.. Class 3… 3m 38yds.

Ballykan finished runner up in a Grade 3 handicap chase over 3m at Kempton when last seen off this mark of 133 in February, beaten by 3 & 3/4 lengths. A winner from a mark of 137 and starting the season in a class lower than last, he could give his connections, who also have Sceau Royal, Terrefort, We have a Dream & Sunday’s Chepstow winner Ballymoy a nice start to the season…

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Made for Midweek…..

Hello and welcome to arseonlinetips. A 100% Independent racing blog brought to you by two racing enthusiasts from either end of the British Isles. Charlie hails from Glasgow, while Rich is from the Ilse of Wight. Miles apart but united by the sport of kings!

Charlie landed a winner, beating Rich in the 8.15 at Kempton yesterday and congratulations to him…. It was another lucky last and another boost for his star ratings! That was yesterday and now we look forward to today and we are another day closer to Champions Day…

What do we have for you today? Charlie’s Selections and Rich has his Final Word is the answer… So let’s get them in to the Stalls and away we go…..

Charlie –

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.Monbeg Theatre 🌟-Won last two starts in April and May this year, first of those was a Class 2 Handicap Hurdle over 3m at Cheltenham when beating Whataknight by 3 and 1/4 lengths. Was then sent to Haydock to contest another Class 2 Handicap Hurdle over 2m 7f and won again beating Jester Jet by 1 and 3/4 lengths. Although has a 5 month break to overcome here could still get involved if turning up in same mood as those two runs in April and May.

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.Shanklys Dawn – Non Runner No Replacement.

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.Ancient Astronaut 🌟-Won at Wolverhampton two starts back over 6f before finishing 4th at Hamilton last time from a poor draw. Although has yet to win at Newcastle from two previous attempts if In same mood shown at Wolverhampton that should be enough to take this race.

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.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.

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Rich’s Final Word – 

I have two for you today, both on the flat again, but have my tracker post, which features a couple over in Ireland…

Bath… Good to Soft…

2.55 Beckford Stakes.. Fillies’ & Mares’ Class 1 Listed.. 1m 6f.. 

True Self is sent over by Willie Mullins and has Colin Keane on board. The Oscar mare is a 2m winning hurdler and made her flat debut in July at Bellewstown, when runner up in a 1m 6f maiden to Cliffs of Dooneen before winning on second start last time out over 1m 4f at Cork on October 3rd. The 131 rated hurdler is just 93 on the flat…

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5.45 Handicap… Class 4.. 1m 4f 96yds…

Cross my Mind… Was a 4 length winner over C/D last time out on September 24th when landing a Class 4 handicap making it 2 C/D wins from 2 runs having won a Class 5 handicap by 3/4’sof a length on August 9th….

Tracker….

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Tuesday’s Titbits!

Welcome to arseonlinetips. A 100% independent racing blog, 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…. Miles apart but united by the sport of kings!

We took a day away from blogging so that you could all read our latest BIG Interview with Oliver Sherwood… We are back today & fighting fit!

Standard blog with Charlie’s Tuesday Titbits, while Rich will have the Final Word…. So let’s get started!

Charlie’s Selections –

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.Golden Promise 🌟🌟 -Made a reasonable start when finishing 2nd in a bumper at Worcester over 2m on debut for Johnjo O’Neill last month and was only 2 lengths behind winner Stacey Sue. Makes hurdles debut here and if repeating that form shown over the flat at Worcester should be enough to open account in this race.

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.Summer Thunder 🌟🌟 -Won at Newcastle last time out over 7f when swooping late to Nab the spoils by a short head from Ace Master who was 2nd. Although that was first win has shown some promise prior to that narrow victory and being by Street Cry is another positive, and a chance is taken that she goes in again here.

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.Argentello 🌟🌟- Is a 3yr old colt out of Intello, won last time out in a Class 3 handicap over 1m at newmarket taking his tally to 3 wins and 3 places in last 6 starts. Makes all-weather debut today for J Gosden and another bold display can’t be ruled out.

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.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.

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Rich’s Final Word –

Thanks Charlie, I really enjoyed watching the racing from Chepstow on Sunday, dare I say it was nice to see the start of the National Hunt season…. I have 2 from the flat…. It may takes me a few days to get my Jump’s eye in, so please be patient!

Leicester … Good to Soft..

2.00 Novice Stakes.. 2YO Only.. Class 4.. 1m 53yds…

Global Heat is a Toronado colt trained by S. Bin Suroor and made his race course debut on September 22nd at Chelmsford(AW). He finished 3/4’s of alength runner up to Fintas in a Class 4 Novice Stakes. Fintas has since won again, whilst the 3rd & 4th that day have also since won….

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8.15 Handicap Class 2 1m…

Blue Mist has 1 win from 3 runs in 2018 and was a1 & 1/4 length runner up to Cambridgeshire Stakes winner(Class 2) Wissahickon in a Chelmsford(AW) 1m 2f class 2 handicap on seasonal return. Another runner up spot followed over 1m by 3/4’s of a length in August before landing the odds at Ascot in a Class 3 1m Classified Stakes from Kitaabaat by 3 & 1/2 lengths on October 5th. A C/D winner on race course debut, a year & 2 days ago…

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They are coming in… And their off…….

Welcome to arseonlinetips. A 100% independent racing blog, brought to you from either end of the British Isle. Charlie hails from Glasgow, while Rich is from the Isle of Wight. Miles apart but united by the sport of kings….

How did you find Charlie’s introduction of the Star Ratings? We think it gives a clearer idea of his thoughts regarding his selection, only time will tell….

Too Darn Hot was darn hot again for the field in the Dewhurst and next season is filled with more promise, now just Champions Day & the flat season is over with for the year…. And that brings us nicely to Chepstow and the National Hunt curtain raiser….Charlie has his Sunday Service, while Rich will have the Final Word….

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Charlie – Yesterday saw the 🌟 ratings get off to a great start with a 2 🌟🌟 winner and a 2 🌟🌟 2nd place, hopefully that’s the beginning of of things to come and gives a bit more clarity on my selection process.

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Mister Chiang 🌟🌟-Was 6-1 when selected last night now it’s as short as 5-2 in places. Although Mister Chiang has only raced twice and is yet to win, has hinted that the win is only a matter of time away. First race was at Salisbury over 1m in a Class 4 in September when finishing 7th. Next race was a bit better performance wise when finishing 2nd to Nate the great by 3 and a 1/2 lengths over 1m 1f at Musselburgh on 30th September. With normal progress and a bit more experience this time around a chance is taken that Mister Chiang will open his account here for trainer M Johnston and with Silvestre De Sousa on board all points to a positive outcome.

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Beat That 🌟🌟🌟- Was disappointing on seasonal return at Sandown in February when finishing 14th in a Class 1 Group 3 hurdle over 2m 7f. Was then put away until August when returning to race at Newton Abbot over 3m 2f in a Class 3 novice chase, where Beat that won beating the Colin Tizzard trained Exxaro by 32 lengths. Was then sent to Southwell to race in a Class 4 novice chase over 3m and won again beating Jack’s Last Hope by 4 lengths. Today’s race is a bit deeper but Beat That is in good condition and is on a workable mark and the hat-trick looks likely today with the yard having a winner and a 2nd place at Chepstow yesterday.

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Midi 🌟🌟-Is out of Frankel and Midday, Midi made racecourse debut at Newmarket in September last year and finished 13th over 1m in a Class 4 Maiden. Was then rested until August this year when making a winning return at Windsor over 1m 2f in a Class 5 and Midi won beating Petra Star by 1 and 1/4 lengths. Next race was at Newcastle over 1m 2f in another Class 5 race and Midi won again beating Spanish Archer by a head. Latest race came at Ascot over 1m 4f in a Class 2 handicap and Midi finished 6th behind winner and sibling First Eleven. Today’s race is over 1m 3f and 218y and could see Midi back in the winners enclosure if repeating form shown at Windsor and Newcastle.

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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.

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Rich’s Final Word – Chepstow Special…

Cheers Charlie, nice winner yesterday and the star rating off to a good start… Was nice to get a couple of winners yesterday too & Too Darn Hot was just that…. As one season ends another begins and the start of the National Hunt season…..

The going at Chepstow is Good…..

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2.50 Novice Chase Class 3… 2m 7f 131yds…

Chameron… Ran once last season for trainer Paul Nicholls after moving from France, that was at Exeter in a Class 3 novice chase, finishing a 3 & 1/4 length runner up to Briery Queen over 2m 3f. It was a race that Yanworth fell in, leaving just 3 runners and the 3rd finished 59 lengths back from Chameron. Has had wind surgery ahead of new season…Returns after 333 days away…..

Danger … Minella Awards makes Chase debut today. Last seen at Galway 71 days ago finishing a 2 & 1/2 length runner up in a 2m 6f handicap hurdle to Cesarewitch winner Low Sun…

3.25 Persian War Novice Hurdle.. Grade 2 Class 1 .. 2m 3f 100yds…

Minella Warrior... A 2 length runner up in a Wetherby National Hunt Flat race in March 2017 to Kalashnikov before winning on hurdles debut in a Class 4 novice hurdle at Warwick over 2m 3f by 3 & 1/2 lengths before a 2m 4f Class 4 Uttoxeter novice hurdle win on September 23rd and now steps up to Graded level. Kalashnikov is now a Grade 3 winner and has only lost twice since that Bumper, both to Summerville Boy at Cheltenham!

4.00 Veterans Handicap Chase.. Class 2.. 10YO+ 2m 7f 131yds…

On Tour… Is best caught when fresh and his first time out form is pretty good 1/2/1/2/1. He was last seen finishing 6th behind Minellacelebration over 3m at Uttoxeter in a C2 Chase….

4.35…Handicap Hurdle.. Class 2… 2m 11yds…

Ballymoy… is Top Rated 139 in the race having finished 5th behind Kalashnikov last November and had wind surgery. Has since won 3 on the bounce, 2 in Class 4 company before landing a Sandown Class 2 novice handicap hurdle by 1 & 1/4 lengths from Highway One O One… From the connections of Sceau Royal, Terrefort & We have a Dream….

5.10 Handicap Chase Class 2… 2m 3f 98yds…

Garde La Victoire…  Is another who is best caught when fresh in the season with return figures reading 1/3/1/1/2 after 190+ away from the track. Last win was in January 2017 by 2 lengths in a Sandown C2 handicap Chase from a mark of 154 and starts the new season from 149….

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