Hello and welcome to arseonlinetips. A 100% independent racing blog, with no affiliate links and no fees to pay to read our work… FREE! This website is curated by 2 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!

Charlie landed a winner yesterday on our return, which is a great start to a long winter campaign, while Rich got a few things right but not all of them…

Charlie

Before we get down to today’s selections I would like to recap on yesterday’s performance. Capeland won advised at 100-30. Monsieur Co was 4th and therefore a loss, and my final selection Buzz was 5th and was another loss. Now that the results are out of the way please find today’s selections listed below.

Sandown – 12.45 – 2m 3f 173y Handicap Hurdle – Soft

The Bottom Bar – Trained by Nicky Henderson, won at Market Rasen over 2m 5f in a Class 5 Maiden Hurdle in April this year on soft going. Was stepped up in trip for next race at Worcester to 2m 7f in a Class 4 Novice Hurdle on good going and finished 2nd. Was dropped back in distance to 2m 4f for next run at Ffos Las on good going and finished 3rd to Montanna. A line can be drawn through those last two runs as ground was against The Bottom Bar on both occasions, a return to Sandown where going is more suitable points to a bold run and although was 11-2 last night is now as short as 7-2 in places confirming my theory that it wins today.

Win Advised

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Sandown 1.15 – 2m 4f 10y – Handicap Chase – Soft

Vivas – Has won last 2 chase starts over 2m 3f and 2m 4f at Fontwell and Plumpton retrospectively. Although the wins came against smaller field sizes the results were of a decent standard having beaten Royal Plaza by a neck at Fontwell and beating Call To Order by 2 lengths at Plumpton. Goes up 5lb for latest victory and if repeating that here should be in the mix, was 11-2 when selected last night but has drifted out to 11-1 on bet365. Prices correct at time of writing.

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 over to Rich for The Final Word.

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Rich –

Thanks Charlie, excellent winner yesterday and a nice place to at Doncaster… Wholestone looked very well yesterday while We have a Dream seemed to have needed the run… Let’s see what we have today & proceed with caution!

Ffos Las – Soft, Heavy in places…

1.25.. Novice Hurdle.. Class 4.. 1m 7f 182yds..

Good Boy Bobby.. Has two wins from last 3 runs at the start of 2018 in Bumpers (NHF). Was a 2 length winner on hurdle debut at Carlisle in a Class 4 Novice hurdle over 2m 1f and the runner up has since won as has 6th that day, slight drop in trip should be no issue as has been in fine form..

2.00.. Novice Chase.. Class 3.. 2m 7f 172yds..

Kilbricken Storm.. Is last season’s Cheltenham Albert Bartlett winner and makes his chase debut on his seasonal return. He was last seen in April, finishing a very close up 3 in the Grade 1 Hurdle at Punchestown to Next Destination back in April. The form of that race isn’t too bad, although it is early days in the season, with Delta Work(2nd), Discorama(5th) and Blow by Blow(7th) all winning on chase debut…

2.30.. Maiden Hurdle.. Class 4.. 2m 4f..

Acey Milan… Would be included in a to Follow over hurdles this season as I was very fond of this horse last season when running in Bumpers (NHF). He finished a 5 & 1/2 length 4th in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in March having previously won the Listed Bumper at Newbury in February. The Champion Bumper form is not too bad, with 5 of the field winning on Hurdle debut this season…

Navan… Good..

1.35.. Lismullen Hurdle.. Grade 2.. 2m 4f..

Identity Thief…. Top rated in the race at 162 having won the Stayers title at Aintree in April and finished 4th(30 lengths) to a rejuvenated Faugheen at Punchestown, while Jezki getting on in his years (10YO) but is still a multiple Grade 1 winner, albeit a few years ago  and won the Istabraq hurdle(Grade3) on return last season but he may still have something to give… But all eyes will be on APPLE’S JADE, with a few favourites getting beat in the last few days. She was 3rd in the Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in March before finishing 3rd in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle when last seen. She won this race last season on return and will be looking to do the same today, having won 5 on the trot prior to the Mares’ hurdle at Cheltenham….

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