Hello and welcome to arseonlinetips. A 100% independent racing website with NO affiliate links & brought to you 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….

Over at Arse HQ, we have been looking through the cards on a daily basis but have not found anything that we would consider worth blogging, so that is the reason we have not posted anything all week and decided to keep our powder dry until Cheltenham today….

So Charlie will have his selections while Rich, will have the final word….. Let’s get cracking….

Charlie

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Theatre Territory 🌟🌟-Has finished in the places in every race since December 2017, including a fair 2nd here last time out over 3m in November only losing by 1 length to Ibis Du Rheu. That was first run after wind surgery and although is taking a slight increase in distance to 3m 2f, she still looks well treated based on previous form and if handling the extra distance could gain compensation in this race.

Win Advised

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Worthy Farm 🌟🌟 -Still ran a bit green on fourth racecourse outing last time out at Taunton, even though he won over 3m he was idling in the closing stages but still managed to beat Rosemary Russet by a neck. Drops back down in trip to 2m 7f and 213y and if turning up in same mood as last time out should be thereabouts at business end of race.

Win Advised

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Pipes Of Peace 🌟🌟 -Simply loves it here having placed 2nd and 3rd before winning here on the 19th of November over 1m 3f. Has since finished 4th here in a Class 1 listed race over 1m 4f last time out. Takes a drop in Class today and with future mark being 11lb higher it looks as though connections are going for one last win before the increase rating kicks in.

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

Cheers Charlie, i’m sure the break has done us the world of good, so let’s see what we have for you all today from Prestbury Park….

Cheltenham… Good to Soft…

12.10 Novice Hurdle… Class 3… 2m 179yds…

Elixir De Nutz….Was a runner up on hurdle debut to Thomas Darby on October 26th at this course over 2m 87yds in a C3 Maiden before returning in the November meeting(18th) and landing the Sharp Hurdle(Grade 2) by 1 & 1/4 lengths from Itchy Feet and the form was boosted with 4th winning next time out. Elixir De Nutz(Colin Tizzard)  will have to give weight away to the field for that win and that could let in Jarveys Plate(Fergal O’Brien), who was 3rd on hurdles debut over 2m at Haydock in a C4 Novice Hurdle with that form being boosted too with the runner up since winning and is likely to come on for that experience, the front 3 were 7 lengths clear of the field that day and then we have a debutant Angels Breath(Nicky Henderson), who could be one to note in the future and makes rules debut today after joining the yard from Ireland having won a 3m Point to Point….

12.45 Novice Chase… Class 2…. 3m 1f 56yds…

Lil Rockerfeller… Is 3 from 3 since going chasing this season. Made his seasonal return on October 7th at Uttoxeter in a C3 Beginners Chase over 2m 4f, winning by 1 & 1/2 lengths before heading to Cheltenham in a C2 Novice 3m86yds Chase on November 25th, winning by 4 lengths. Last time out at Exeter, winning by 8 lengths in a C3 Novice Chase over 3m 54yds and now is up in trip slightly against slightly better opposition… With Grade 1 winning hurdler Worlds End, who was a 2 & 3/4 length 3rd to Ibis Du Rheu in a 3m 80td Chase here on November 17th, both renew their rivalry today and neither can be ruled out, I think that Lil Rockerfeller will make a top class chaser and could have too much for the rest….

2.30 Handicap Chase… Grade 3… 3m 2f…

Rock the Kasbah… Has been raised 6Lb for his 1 & 1/4 length win here on November 17th when landing the Grade 3 chase and is top rated in the field but Theatre Territory is the only mare in the field and has her 2nd run after a wind operation. She finished runner up, sandwiched in between Ibis Du Rheu & Worlds End here over 3m 80tds on November 18th and steps up in class, with the jockey taking 3Lbs off too, so the massive weight difference with Rock the Kasbah( 11s 12Lb) to Theatre Territory(10s 5Lb) could be key today…

3.05 Cross Country Handicap Chase… Class 2.. 3m 6f 37yds…

Josies Orders... Has 3 C/D wins & 2 places from 6 runs at Prestbury Park and comes into this race on the back of being raised 3Lb’s for a 3/4 length victory over C/D on November 16th. Having finished 3rd in this race last season to Top Rated Bless the Wings, whose form has been some what under cooked but could go well back here…

That is everything for you today folks, thanks for your support this year we really appreciate it…

All the Best – Charlie & Rich

 

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