Hello and welcome to arseonlineracing. A 100% independent racing website with NO affiliate links. 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…

A bad day all round yesterday with only 2 winners from Rich in his Final Word column, albeit 4/5 & 2/1… That was yesterday & today is a different day. Newbury host the Lockinge Stakes, while Newmarket have a couple of Listed races, so lets get cracking…

Charlie will lead the way with his Saturday Selections while Rich will have the Final Word, so with all thoughts loaded into the stalls… Lets open the gates!


Newbury 3.00 Solid Stone 9-2-Has 2 wins and a 2nd from 4 runs, wins have came at Newcastle over 7f and then at Newmarket over 1m 2f. Is now 6lb worse off but If handling the extra weight can get involved here with Ryan Moore on board. Danger comes in the shape of Sds Mount Good Birthday who has 2 wins and a 2nd from last 3 runs.

Win Advised


Newbury 3.40 Newbury Romanised 14-1-Was runner up to Masar as a 2yr old and won last year’s Irish 2,000 Guineas, although form has slipped considerably since. Finished 5th over 7f at Naas last time out when denied a clear run when carrying 5lb extra, if building on that could easily get involved here and could sneak a place at a nice price.

Eachway Advised


Thirsk 6.10 Orient Express 10-1 -Orient Express is without a win so far having had just 3 starts on the All Weather. Finished 3rd two starts back at Wolverhampton over 7f, some 3 lengths behind Blame Culture. Makes handicap debut off a lenient mark and could get involved here in a very open looking race where most have questions to answer.

Eachway 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….

Thanks Charlie, any day you get winners is nice although the prices were a little on the light side… Newbury including the Lockinge plus a couple from Newmarket…

Newbury… Good

1.50 Shalaa Carnarvon Stakes… Class 1 Listed… 3YO Only… 6f…

Khaadem… 3rd to Calyx on race course debut ( 11 lengths) before winning at Newmarket in a 6f Class 4 Novice Stakes in August by 3 & 3/4 lengths. Won again the following month when last seen on September 12th in a Doncaster Class 2 Conditions Stakes by 1 & 1/4 lengths. Makes seasonal return and takes a step up in class…

2.25 AL Rayyan Stakes… Group 3… 1m 4f…

Crystal Ocean… Won this race last season by 6 lengths before taking the King George IV & Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Runner up to Poets Word, Enable & Cracksman in the following 3 races. Started this season like last year by winning the Gordon Richards 9Group 3) at Sandown last month..

3.40 Lockinge Stakes… Group 1… 1m 

Without Parole… Finished 6th to Almond Eye in the Dubai World Cup on March 30th. Last seen in the UK at York last August when finishing 6th to Roaring Lion in the Group 1 International over 1m 2f. Drops back to 1m & wears first time blinkers…

Newmarket… Good to Firm..

2.05 Fairway Stakes… Class 1 Listed… 3YO Only… 1m 2f…

AL Hilalee… 2 from 2 last season having landed a 7f Class 3 Maiden at this course on debut before heading to FRance & landing the Criterium f.e.e Listed Stakes at Deauville in August. Supplemented for the 2,000 Guineas on seasonal return on May 4th. Ran far to keenly & finished a disappointing 24 lengths behind Magna Grecia . Trainer Charlie Appleby won this race last season….

2.40 King Charles II Stakes… Class 1 Listed… 3YO Only… 7f…

Jash… Winner of two Class 4 6f Novice Stakes last season before stepping up to Group 1 company in the Middle Park Stakes. Only beaten 1/2 a length by Ten Sovereigns….



That is everything for you folks, thanks for your support & for popping by…

All the Best – Charlie & Rich

Stradivarius Photo courtesy of Matt Soumati


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