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!
Today we bring you a Cheltenham Special, on the first day of their November meeting…. Charlie has his Selections while Rich will have the Final Word… All from Cheltenham!
A Hare Breath 🌟🌟-Won at Sandown over 2m in a Class 1 listed Hurdle back in December last year. Has had two spins over Hurdles since then and finished 8th both times, first of those was in a Class 1 Group 3 Hurdle here over 2m 1f. The most recent defeat came at Ayr over 2m in a Class 1 Group 2 Hurdle in April this year. Although hasn’t won since December 2017, is still a bit green over the larger obstacles having only his 4th attempt over the bigger obstacles, goes well fresh and is just 1lb higher than last win mark over hurdles. Will need a bit of luck in running but has the scope to take career to next level as long as jumping cleanly.
Mr Whipped 🌟🌟-Won first 3 starts over Hurdles for Nicky Henderson these include a Class 4 Novice Hurdle over 2m at Kempton, another Class 4 Novice Hurdle over 2m 5f at Newbury and the final one was a Class 1 Group 2 Novice Hurdle over 2m 5f at Warwick. Was then 2nd in a Class 2 Novice Hurdle over 3m at Musselburgh in February this year. Latest race was at Cheltenham in March this year over 3m in a Class 1 Group 1 Novice Hurdle and pulled up. A line can be drawn through that blip and is taken to get back in Winners Enclosure today.
Pym 🌟🌟-Won with relative ease in a Class 4 Novice Hurdle over 2m at Chepstow back in October this year. Was then sent to Ascot and was beaten into 2nd over 2m in a Class 3 Novice Hurdle, steps up in trip today to 2m 5f and this more demanding track should suit and is taken to gain compensation for that 2nd place at Ascot last time out.
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.
Final Word with Rich –
Cheers Charlie… It was nice to be back on Wednesday… And some nice results to boot, with a Forecast and 2 places at decent odds was not a bad day at all… On to Cheltenham and the weekend on the horizon, let’s see what we have for you!
Cheltenham…. Good to Soft…
1.15.. Novice Handicap Hurdle.. Class 3… 2m 87yds..
Try Again…. 1 win from 3 hurdle runs in 2018 having started the season in April. Although having 8 runs in total, with the rest on the flat. A winner at Navan over 2m last time out on September 23rd in a Handicap Hurdle by 1/2 a length and has been off since….
2.25.. Novice Chase.. Class 2.. 2m 4f 44yds…
Mr Whipped… Like Charlie I like this one… The Grade 2 winning hurdler was pulled up on his final start of 2018 at this course in March in a Grade 1 Novice Hurdle. Makes seasonal return and Chase debut….
3.00 Cross Country… Class 2… 3m 6f 37yds..
Tiger Roll... The Cross Country Chase winner at the festival here in March returns for seasonal bow. This is the start of a journey towards Aintree and April and a tilt at retaining the Grand National, won in April in a cracking finish…..
3.35… Ballymore Novice Hurdle… Grade 2… 2m 5f..
Double Treasure... Won both hurdle starts back in June before taking a break. Returned on October 14th in a Grade 2 hurdle at Chepstow, over 2m 3f finishing a 2 length runner up to Secret Investor( runner up to Bags Groove at Wincanton on Saturday)….
That is everything for you today folks… Thanks for popping by and your support, it means a lot to us both…
All the Best – Charlie & Rich