Hello and welcome to arseonlinetips. A 100% Free & Independent racing website with NO affiliate links. This site 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…

It’s a special day for us here at HQ, with Charlie celebrating his birthday, so he has free reign today to bish, bosh & bash the bookies as he pleases. It is also 2 years since the great Many Clouds passed away, we love this horse at HQ and have many fond memories of him and today should be a celebration of his life rather than a sad day….

Many Clouds… Photo by Fran Altoft

Right then folks, lets get this Birthday edition underway… Charlie will have his birthday Selections while Rich will have the Final Word….

Charlie – Cheers Rich although this week has been testing in many ways with the weather playing havoc with the racing, we come into another weekend as we try and make it 3 winning Saturday’s on the spin so without further adieu let’s get my Birthday Selections underway and they come from Cheltenham today and can be found below.


Cheltenham Selections

12.40 Adjali 🌟🌟-Hasn’t been out of the first 3 places in five starts including 3 races in France and two in the UK, the two races in the uk include a Class 4 hurdle win at Market Rasen and a Class 1 Group 1 2nd at Chepstow last time out. Nicky Henderson has won this race 4 times from last 6 renewals and looks to have another class animal in Adjali and at 11-8 is today’s Nap Selection.
Win Advised
1.50 Janika 🌟🌟- is another who hasn’t been out of the first 2 places in 5 starts although 4 of them were over in France. Sole UK race saw Janika finish 2nd at Ascot in a Class 2 Chase on soft ground over 2m 3f beaten 2 and 1/4 lengths by Hell’s kitchen. Goes up in trip today to 2m 4f and 127y. If handling the good to soft ground and the step up in trip could go one better today for Nicky Henderson and was 11/4 when selecting my Nb today.
Win Advised
3.35  Aux Ptit Soins 🌟🌟- won here last time out over 3m and was only his 2nd start after a lengthy absence and a switch in stables, is lightly raced for his age and could still have more to come at this level was 9-2 when selected but is as short as 4-1 in places for today’s 3b.
Win 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.


Final Word with Rich – 

Firstly I would like to wish Charlie a very happy birthday, thanks for having me and you are a fantastic chap, who we have shared a great couple of years on this site and long may it continue…..

I have 2 from Cheltenham, so I will crack on….

Cheltenham… Good to Soft…

1.50 Handicap Chase… Grade 3… 2m 4f 127yds…

The Kings Writ…. Fell when in contention on  seasonal return back in November at Chepstow before winning in a 2m 3fC3 handicap chase at Exeter by 5 lengths and today takes a step up in class. That said KIngs receives plenty of weight from the toip two rated in the market, with Actival(11s 12Lb) 151 & Janika(11s 11Lb) 150. Kings carries just 10s 6Lb and could be well in today….

3.00 Novice Hurdle… Grade 3… 2m 4f 56yds…

Jarveys Plate… 3rd on hurdles debut in a 2m novice hurdle by 2 lengths back in November at Hereford, that was quickly followed by finishing runner up to the exciting Elixir De Nutz at this course in a C3 2m novice hurdle, Elixir has since gone on to win a Grade 1 Tolworth at Sandown. Jarveys was also a last time out winner, when landing a C1 Listed novice hurdle over 2m 4f over course & distance on Ney Years Day. Carries a penalty today…

Doncaster… Good…

2.40 Mares’ Hurdle… Grade 2… 2m 128yds…

Lady Buttons… Has to give 4Lb to the field today having won a Listed chase last time out, to take it to 3 wins from her last 3 starts. Last seen on December 29th at this course when landing the 2m 4f Listed chase by 3 & 3/4 lengths. A winner over hurdles on seasonal return in a C1 Listed contest over 2m at Wetherby back in November…. Top Rated…

Uttoxeter… Good…

2.50 Handicap Hurdle… Class 2… 2m 4f..

Aspen Colorado…. Owner JP McManus moved the horse from Ireland to Jonjo O’Neill in England and the horse was dropped back to 2m 4f. Won both starts for his new yard over this distance before not staying 3m 1f when stepped up in trip last time out finishing 5th. Back down in trip today and receives plenty of weight from Ballyandy, who runs from 11s 12Lb and is top rated, while Colorado has 7Lb in hand at 11s 5Lb….

Thanks for popping by today folks…. Hope we can get Charlie a birthday winner or 3…

Many Clouds by Fran Altoft….

All the Best – Charlie & Rich




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