Group Racing from Saint-Cloud

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Big thanks to Jamie for joining us for the big weekend at the Curragh, we look forward to having you with us again very soon…. Charlie is away, so it’s just Rich today with his thoughts on the excellent Group racing from Saint-Cloud in France….

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3.25 Prix De Malleret… Fillies’ Group 2…3YO Only… 1m 4f…

Mehdaayih… Unbeaten in 3 runs from October 2018 to May 8th 2019 a run which included landing the 1m 3f Class 1 Listed Cheshire Oaks at Chester from Manuela De Vega by 4 & 1/2 lengths. Stepped up in grade to Group 1 level to contest the 1m 4f Oaks at Epsom on May 31st, finishing a below par 6 & 1/2 lengths 7th of 14 to Anapurna, this is possibly slightly easier having been given a slight drop in grade….

4.00 Grand Prix St-Cloud… Group 1… 1m 4f…

Morgan Le Faye…. 3 from 3 in 2019 after dropping back in trip from 1m 7f, when finishing a 3/4’s of a length 3rd in a Chantilly Group 1. Landed the Group 3 Prix Allez France after taking the Zakara Stakes on season return. Made it 3 from 3 last time out at this course on May 20th, when landing the Group 2 1m 2f Prix Corrida Stakes by 2 lengths from Listen in . Back up in trip & steps up in grade….

4.35 Prix Eugene Adam… Group 2… 3YO Only… 1m 2f….

Flop Shot… Since finishing a 3 length runner up in a Clairefontaine maiden in October 2018 to French Derby winner Sottaass, Flop Shot has been unbeaten winning a 1m 1f Chantilly Maiden on season return before again winning at Chantilly, when taking a 1m 1f Group 3 on May 6th by 3 lengths…..

Now we will have a Recap of yesterdays results….


Charlie – Flight Risk (Unplaced) Jassaar( 2nd) & Monarch of Egypt( 2nd)
Jamie – Aleff(Unplaced) Fort Myers(Unplaced) & Broome(Unplaced)
Rich – Summer Romance (Winner) Tabarrak(Unplaced) Matterhorn(Winner) & True Destiny(Winner)

You are now up to date folks… Thanks for popping in & for your support, we really appreciate your support…

All the Best – The Arseonlinercing Team 

Irish Derby Day

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Irish Derby day at the Curragh and we have coverage of the big race plus UK racing from Newmarket, Windsor & York….

Charlie & Jamie tackle the Curragh, including the Irish Derby, while Rich has the Final Word from the UK….

Charlie – The Curragh 

2.55 Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise Celebration Stakes (Listed) 1m –

Flight Risk – Has the strongest form in the book having won last 2 starts and is the market leader at time of writing. Was 2nd to Jassar over 7f here on the 24th May and only lost by 1/2 length that day on seasonal return. Was then stepped up to 1m for next race at Leopardstown on the 6th of June when taking the listed race by 3 and 1/2 lengths from Hand On Heart who was  2nd. Returned to Leopardstown on the 13th June to race over 7f 30y in a Group 3 and won again beating Inverliegh by 1 and 1/4 lengths with Gordon Lord Byron a nose behind in 3rd. A repeat of those performances will see Flight Risk in the thick of it again and to be honest can’t see anything being a real threat in this field and at 6/4 available with most firms seems the most likely winner.


4.05 Dubai Duty Free The Irish Village Handicap 1m

Jassaar – Has won last 2 starts since finishing 4th at Gowran Park on the 9th April some 3 lengths  behind Johnny Drama. Won next start at Limerick when beating Khafaak by 3 and 3/4 lengths over 1m on the 27th April. Won again latest when beating Flight Risk here by 1/2 length on the 24th May and is available around 5-2 with most bookies at time of writing. Jassaar has form lines that tie in with my first selection today and that could be a great guide to the chances of Jassaar in this race.


4. 40 Gain Railway Stakes (Group 2) 6f

Monarch Of Egypt – Won on debut over 5f at Naas on the 13th April when beating Ming Warrior by 2 and 3/4 lengths, being out of American Pharaoh and Up has a solid looking pedigree and could be another decent recruit in Aidan O’briens top yard. Ryan Moore has chosen this mount over Fort Myers who has the Don on top. Biggest threat comes in the shape of Siskin who is 2 wins from 2 and hails from the yard of Ger Lyons who’s runners are always worth a market check. Monarch of Egypt is currently available around the 13-8 price with most bookies at time of writing.




Jamie – 

1:50 – Dubai Duty Free Millennium Handicap – Selection: Aleef
Ken Condon’s charge has been running well this season over what is
probably a furlong too short for his liking, so the step back up to six
furlongs could do the trick here. The experienced handicappers have
form of 124 in his last three races this season, with the latest coming
behind the well liked Hathiq at the Irish Guineas meeting. He will
need to find a couple of lengths to win this, with the step up in trip
likely to suit, he can fly home late on. Should be bang there.

4:40 – Railway Stakes – Selection: Fort Myers
A small but quality field of five for the Gain Railway Stakes. Ger Lyons
saddles the impressive Siskin, who may be the best two – year old
seen in Ireland this season so far. However, I have an inkling that
Aidan O’Brien can collect in this race once again. It wouldn’t be the
first time that Ryan Moore has chosen wrong as I like the second
string here, Fort Myers. He ran a cracker when fourth in the Coventry
at Royal Ascot. With more experience than most here he can
overturn the hot favourite, so long as this race hasn’t come too soon
after Ascot.

5:20 – Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby – Selection: Broome
A fascinating edition of the Irish Derby, with the Epsom winner,
runner up and fourth looking like they will be fighting out the finish.
Broome ran well at Epsom despite racing on the outside up against
the camber, in fact if you watch the race again he was staying on towards the end. The Curragh will play to his strengths as it is regarded as being a stiffer mile and a half than Epsom.
The Ballydoyle pacemakers will make it a real test of stamina and I can
see it in my head that Broome will outstay them all. Has Ryan Moore
chosen wrong again? Only time will tell…





Final Word with Rich – 

Thanks guys and your coverage of the Irish Derby is spot on yet again, yesterday ended with a couple of runner up spots from the 4 so I am looking for a big improvement today….


2.05  Fillies’…. Class 1 Listed… 2YO Only…. 6f…

Summer Romance…. Kingman filly, who made a winning start at Yarmouth on soft ground in a Class 5 Maiden on June 13th by 2 lengths and the runner up has since won….

3.15 Criterion Stakes… Group 3…. 7f…

Tabarrak…. Won a Redcar 7f Class 1 Listed on final start of 2018 by a nose back in October. Started 2019 on May 1st, when carrying a penalty at Ascot in the Queen Anne trail(Paradise Stakes) finishing a 7 & 3/4 length 4th of 8 when stepped up to 1m. Now drops back to 7f & has no penalty…


3.25 Midsummer Stakes…. Class 1 Listed… 1m 31yds….

Matterhorn…. All Weather Middle Distance winner in April before switching to turf at Chester in the 1m 2f Group 2 Huxley Stakes finishing a 3/4 length runner up before heading to Sandown and finishing runner up again to Regal Reality in the  1m 2f Group 3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes later in May, with 3rd Danceteria winning a Group 3 in France since. Stepped up to Group 1 company in the 1m Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot on June 18th, finishing 10th by 6 & 1/2 lengths to Lord Glitters, running well for most of the race on Group 1 debut & form over 1m prior to Ascot read 3/1/2/1/1 & now eased in grade….


3.55 Handicap…. Class 4…. 2m 86yds….

True Destiny…. Since having wind surgery over the winter of 2018, form over 2m reads 1/2/1 while being a runner up last time out on June 10th in the Pontefract 2m 1f Handicap by a short head and now back to 2m…

That is everything for you today folks, thanks for your continued support…

All the Best – The Arseonlineracing Team…

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The Curragh & More…..

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With Royal Ascot over for another year, the racing calendar heads to Ireland for their Derby meeting, where AVD could emulate Harzand & do the UK & Irish Derby double over the weekend PLUS a very nice card in France on Sunday. This will go along with our usual coverage of UK racing over the weekend….
We are joined this weekend by Jamie, who will give you his thoughts on the Irish Derby meeting, starting today…

As with our Royal Ascot coverage, Jamie will have his thoughts and Rich will always have the Final Word so lets get started…


Jamie – 

3:40 – Curragh Cup – Selection: Latrobe
Last years Irish Derby hero Latrobe returns to the scene of his finest
hour in what looks a good renewal of this Group 2 staying race. The
Son of Camelot performed with credit in the Wolferton at Royal
Ascot, when fourth just over 2 lengths behind Addeybb. Back on fast
ground could be the key to this horse and with no stamina worries
he should go close here. Very hard to picture him being out of the
first three home.

4:15 – Airlie Stud Stakes – Selection: Precious Moments
Royal Ascot form is put to the test as Albany Stakes fifth Precious
Moments looks to break her maiden in this Group 2. The Gleneagles
Filly was racing on the far side at Ascot, unfortunately the Wesley
Ward horse couldn’t give her a tow into the race as she weakened
out. Considering she had to race by herself in the final furlong and a
half she plugged on well to finish fifth. We all know how much
Aidan’s two-year olds improve for their races and it would be no
surprise to see further progression from this Filly.

5:25 – Pretty Polly Stakes – Selection: Pink Dogwood
The main race on the card is this Group 1 Pretty Polly stakes where
Oaks runner up Pink Dogwood should be tough to beat. The step
down to ten furlongs should be no problem as she looks to have
plenty of natural pace. I felt at Epsom that Ryan Moore went too
soon, and Pink Dogwood had nothing left in the tank at the finish
when Anapurna got up to claim classic glory.
However, she can regain the winning thread and with the added advantage of the three-year-old weight allowance over big threat Wild Illusion. Favourite’s chance.





Final Word with Rich –

Cheers guys, looking forward to a really good weekend of racing & hopefully we can all find a few winners…. I have a couple from the Curragh & a couple from the UK..

4.15 Airlie Stud Stakes… Fillies’ Group 2… 2YO Only… 6f….

Peace Charter… Beat So Wonderful in a Nass 6f Maiden in April by 1/2 a length before heading back there on May 19th & finishing a 1/2 length runner up in the Group 3 Fillies’ 6f Sprint Stakes to Etoile…
DANGER…. Ickworth… Was 2 from 2 over 5f prior to refusing to race at Royal Ascot.  Up in trip & likely player if leaving the stalls…..

5.25 Pretty Polly Stakes… Fillies’ Group 1… 1m 2f…

Pink Dogwood… Finished last season with a 5th to Lily’s Candle in the Prix Marcel Boussac in October. Started this term winning in the Salsabul Stakes 1m 2f from Encapsulation before finishing a neck runner up in the Oaks at Epsom on May 31st…
DANGER…. Who’s Steph….Form of 2019 reads 2/1/2/1 and won the Munster Oaks by  1 length from Peach Tree on June 14th….

4.45 Handicap… Class 3…. 7f 3yds…

Motakhayyel… Winner by a neck on debut over 7f on the All Weather at Lingfield last November & made it 2-2 on season return on May 31st at Doncaster, when stepping up to 1m, winning again by a neck, with 4th from that race since winning. Back to 7f for handicap debut…

8.30 Fillies’ Novice Stakes…. Class 4… 1m….

Ojooba…. Debut 3rd by 2 lengths at this course over 7f in a Class 4 Maiden on April 17th to Clerisy.

That is everything for you today folks…. Thanks for popping by and we will be back with more coverage of the Irish Oaks & Derby…..

All the Best – Arseonlineracing Team

Royal Ascot – The Final Chapter

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After Frankie’s 4 yesterday todays racing was just as exciting in a different way, with the Derby form coming to the form and Advertise coming back to form. The 3 of us all landed a winner, so was a good day all round… It has been a great weeks racing and this is the final chapter!


Lets start with a recap of yesterday before we get into todays head to head, chosen by Jamie!


Charlie –  Baghdad(Winner) Nonchalance(unplaced)

Jamie – Japan(Winner) Maamora(Unplaced) Fujaria Prince(3rd)

Rich – Daahyeh(Winner) Pablo Escobar(Unplaced) Jash(Unplaced)

Head to Head result… Rich & Jamie- Hermosa(2nd) Charlie Jubiloso(3rd)


Todays head to head is the 5.00 Wokingham Stakes.. Handicap… Class 2… 6f..

Charlie – Hey Jonsey -Although hasn’t won since landing a 6f Class 3 maiden at York back in 2017, when beating Staxton by 2 and 3/4 lengths. Has ran in some decent races since including finishing 5th in the Commenwealth Cup last season, although was beaten less than 2 lengths on that occasion. Was also 3rd to Projection here in October last year but was only 2 length behind the winner. A repeat of those performances in this race puts Hey Jonsey in the mix here and is around the 12-1 price at time of writing and is worth an eachway play.


Jamie –  Summerghand
One of the trickiest puzzles of the week for punters to try and solve. I
have reasons to believe that David O’Meara’s inmate is the one. He
has run two big races so far this campaign at Newmarket. He was
desperately unlucky not to win on his first start and then he looked
to have really bumped into a smart one the next time. Summerghand
will love the fast pace of this race, and with the ground coming into
his favour he should run a screamer again. Oh, and did I mention that
Danny Tudhope is on board?


Rich – Summerghand – Beaten a neck on season return in a Newmarket 6f Class 2 Handicap by a neck in April by Flavius Titus before filling the same spot in another Newmarket Class 2 6f Handicap on May 5th, this time 3 lengths behind winner On the Warpath, turning the tables on Flavius Titus in 3rd, who has since won!


The final chapter begins, with our final thoughts on todays card… 

Charlie –

3.05 Space Blues – Has been in great form since finishing 4th on seasonal return at Newbury over 1m 2f in April this year. Was sent to Nottingham to race over 1m 75y on next start and finished a head behind winner Fifth Position. Was dropped in distance to 7f for next race at York when beating Reeves by 2 lengths on the 15th May. Next assignment was at Epsom in the Surrey Stakes and Space Blues won again beating Urban Icon by a neck. Although that sounds like a short distance victory, Space Blues wasn’t put under too much pressure and held on by just doing what was required. If using same tactics today could easily go in again here and is available around the 3-1  price with most bookies.


3.40 Masar -Makes a long anticipated return today, hasn’t been seen since I tipped him to win the Derby in 2018 after picking up an injury. Was supposed to run in the Prince Of Wales Stakes on Wednesday but was entered into this race by connections. If reports from recent breeze up are correct then Masar has retained the ability shown prior to that injury and at 3-1 is today’s Nap.


4.20 The Tin Man -Has been a fantastic horse for me over the last few years and has won 9 times from 22 starts, has also won 6 out of 17 Stakes races and prize money won is just short of the 1m mark. Last victory came in September last year when winning the 32 Red Sprint Cup Stakes at Haydock over 6f from Brando who was 2nd by 1/2 length. Was 7th in next race here in October when contesting the Quipco British Champion Sprint Stakes over 6f on soft ground behind Sands Of Mali. Was then put away for the winter before making seasonal reappearance at Windsor on the 20th May. Was beaten less than 3 lengths when finishing 3rd behind Dream Of Dreams in the Wetherbys Hamilton Stakes over 6f and 12y. Should be more sharper for that run and looks way overpriced at around the 11-1 price and is worth an eachway play.


Jamie – 

3.05 – Jersey Stakes – Angels Hideaway
It is a typically open looking Jersey Stakes with Godolphin’s Space
Blues well fancied. I quite like the look of Angels Hideaway at a big
price. She has got some good form in the book, not least a fourth in
the 1000 Guineas. A stiff seven furlongs should suit her, and I expect
her to be hitting the line strongly. She didn’t handle Epsom at all, but
we know she acts well at Ascot. Good chance.

3.40 – Hardwicke Stakes – Defoe
Defoe enjoyed his finest hour in the Coronation Cup at Epsom when
finally getting his first Group 1. He arrives at Ascot in fine form and a
worthy favourite in my book. He may have to improve further from
Epsom as this is a hot race with Masar, Lah Ti Dar and Southern
France in opposition. It’s hard to believe that this will be first
appearance at Ascot. A stiff mile and a half is what he wants and as
we know, Defoe stays a bit further too. My bet of the day.

4.20 – Diamond Jubilee Stakes – Sands of Mali e/w
I think that Blue Point will complete the King Stand – Diamond
Jubilee double. Although, I am looking for a bit of value and in
Champions Day winner Sands of Mali I think we have it. Of course,
that race was run over course and distance which can be important
around here. He will have to put behind him a disappointing effort at
Hamilton a few weeks ago but I think trainer Richard Fahey is
training him specifically for this race. A big run is expected.



Lee McKenzie – 

I  like CITY LIGHT in the Diamond Jubilee on Saturday. He only just failed to win the race last year after a disastrous start. Testing ground wouldn’t be a problem, but if conditions were drying a bit by then he still has the class to make up for last year’s lapse.

Final Word with Rich – 

Thanks guys, Charlie & myself would like to thank Jamie for his huge contribution this week & Lee for his thoughts, we look forward to working with you both again very soon… Final day, final thoughts, final chapter….

2.30 Chesham Stakes… Class 1 Listed… 2YO Only… 7f…
Pinatubo… 3 & 1/2 lengths winner on race course debut over 6f on the All Weather at Wolverhampton in a Class 4 Novice Stakes on May 10th before heading to Epsom just 3 weeks later on May 31st in the Class 2 Woodcote Conditions Stakes, making it 2 from 2 by 1 & 1/2 lengths….
DANGER…. Lope Y Fernandez… Winner on debut in a Curragh 7f Maiden on June 7th by 3 & 3/4 lengths…

3.05 Jersey Stakes… Group 3… 3YO Only… 7f…
So Perfect… 4th in the Queen Mary here last season before landing a Curragh 6f Group 3 in July. Finished 2nd to Advertise in the Phoenix in August before a 3rd in the Cheveley Park Stakes to Fairyland at Newmarket in September, both Group 1 races. Headed to Churchill Downs & finished 3rd in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Sprint in November. Finished a head 3rd on season return in the 7f Fred Darling at Newbury in April before winning last time out in the 6f Group 3 Laken Stakes last month by 2 & 1/4 lengths. Now back up to 7f…

4.20 Diamond Jubilee Stakes… Group 1… 6f…
City of Light… Beaten a short head over C&D in this race last season and had a tough end to 2018. Started this season on April 26th, when finishing runner up at Maisons-Laffitte 6f Listed Prix Servanne to Inns of Court by 1/2 a length, who has since won the Group 2 Prix Du Gros-Chene at Chantilly, while 3rd has also won a Group 3 & finished runner up in the above mentioned race…
DANGER….. Blue Point… Can he win this after his excursions in the Kings Stand??

A massive thanks to everyone who has popped by this week, to the guys for their contributions but most of all to ALL the staff who get the horses ready on a daily basis…

All the Best – The Arseonlineracing Team…

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Royal Ascot – Day Four

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Before we get into todays racing, lets just take a moment to reflect in the brilliance of Frankie Dettori… Rich was lucky to interview the great man & to have 4 winners in one day at Royal Ascot is quite an achievement!

Now a recap of yesterday before we get into the head to head…

Charlie – Sangarius won, Fleeting was 2nd.
Jamie – Air Force Jet (Unplaced) Frankellina (Unplaced) Cross Counter (Unplaced)

Rich – Air Force Jet (Unplaced) Roseman (Unplaced) Stradivarius (Legend) Velorum (Unplaced)

Head to Head result –

Charlie  Sir Ron Priestley (Unplaced)

Jamie Constantinople(2nd)

Rich(Questionaire) Unplaced.

Todays head to head race…. 4.20 Coronation Cup… Fillies’ Group 1… 3YO Only… 1m..

Charlie – Jubiloso – Winner of first 2 starts at Chelmsford over 6f in a Class 3 Maiden beating Dominus by 2 and 3/4 lengths. 2nd win came at Newbury over 7f in a Class 4 when seeing off After John by some 7 lengths. This race is deeper than previous two starts and this half sister to Frankel will have to delve into the reserves to get involved here but is definitely heading in the right direction and is available around the 11/2 price at time of writing.


Jamie –  Hermosa… The dual Guineas winner looks for a hat trick in the Coronation Stakes. Hermosa is a rock-solid Filly who likes to get to the front and fend off her rivals. That running style does make her vulnerable, but she has obviously progressed very well over the winter and has looked like the best 3yo to my eyes so far this campaign. I think Jubiloso will get alongside but find the Ballydoyle star too tough to
pass. Worthy favourite!

Rich – Hermosa… The double 1,000 Guineas winner is a full sister to Hydrangea and on May 5th(Season return) landed the 1,000 Guineas 1m at Newmarket from Lady Kaya & completed the double by taking the Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh on May 26th by 5 lengths from Pretty Pollyanna when going from the front by 5 lengths. Sired by Galileo, stamina assured!


Right… That’s the H2H sorted, now back to the rest of the card… Charlie has his 3, while Jamie has his thoughts on Day 4 & Rich will have the Final Word…

Charlie –

5.00 Nonchalance -Was 4th on debut at Wolverhampton on the 7th May when behind Tempus. Won next two starts at Haydock and Newmarket, Haydock victory was 3 lengths ahead of runner up Infuse. The Newmarket victory saw nonchalant beat Flarepath by 1 and 1/4 lengths. Nonchalance looks unexposed over this distance and with normal progression can get involved here but will need a bit of luck in running to win but at 7-1 could grab a place.


5.35 Baghdad -Won here over course and distance last year when landing the King George V Handicap, had a fractured cannon bone and had missed almost 10 months of racing until making comeback at Newcastle in April this year, finished 3rd there over 1m 4f to Bartholomeu Dias. Baghdad made no mistake on next start when winning at Newmarket over 1m 4f beating Corelli by 1/2 length. Still looks well treated on all known form and can get involved here main danger comes in the shape of Fujaira Prince who hasn’t been out of the first 2 places in 5 starts but my preference is for Baghdad to land this race and at 4-1 is a win bet.



Jamie – 

3.05 – King Edward VII Stakes – Japan
The Ballydoyle horses are in good form and Japan is surely one of the
safer bets on day 4. The big strappy Son of Galileo improved for his
blowout at York in the Dante when he stayed on well to finish a close
third in the Epsom Derby… That was a superb effort and with the
form being boosted by Derby Sixth Circus Maximus, he holds the key
to this race on all known form. The more the ground dries out the

5.00 – Sandringham Stakes – Maamora e/w
Simon Crisford’s runner finally shed her maiden tag at Ripon last
time out when winning easily by six lengths. Connections will be
happy enough with her opening mark for her handicap debut, the
handicapper has given her a chance. Wayne Lordan is an eye-
catching booking and hopefully she can latch onto the pace and
power home for a place here.

5.35 – Duke of Edinburgh Stakes – Fujaira Prince
This will take some winning… I always keep a close eye on Sheikh
Obaid’s horses and Fujaira Prince has been a real slowly progressing
horse who still hasn’t reached his ceiling. For his age (5yo) he has
only raced five times and based on his last run he looks well handicapped to me when he just went down to First Eleven at York. His draw is fine and with the ground coming in his in his favour he must have a great shout of winning this.




Final Word with Rich – 

Cheers guys, not to be yesterday but I am very confident that I have a couple of winners up my sleeve today & tomorrow, so lets get cracking….

2.30 Albany Stakes… Fillies’ Group 3… 2YO Only… 6f..

Daahyeh… Made race course debut on May 18th in a Newmarket Class 4 Fillies novice Stakes, winning by 1 & 3/4 lengths from Raffle Prize, who is 2 from 2 since & landed the Queen Mary on Wednesday….

3.05 King Edward VII Stakes… Group 2 … 3YO Only…. 1m 4f…

Pablo Escobar…. Runner on both starts this season, beaten a short head on season return in a Bath Class 2 Handicap 1m 3f 137yds in April before finishing 2 & 1/4 lengths 2nd at Lingfield over 1m 3f 133yds to Anthony Van Dyck in the Listed Derby Trial…..

3.40 Commonwealth Cup… Group 1… 3YO Only… 6f…

Jash…. Only defeat came in final run of 2018 in the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes(7f) to Ten Sovereigns at Newmarket last September. Made a winning season return at Newmarket on May 18th, when landing the King Charles II 7f Listed race by a neck from Azano, who has since won the Paul De Moussac, Group 3 in France….

That is everything for you today folks, thanks for popping by again and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow…

All the Best – Arseonlineracing Team.

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Royal Ascot – Day 3 – Gold Cup Day

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Another fantastic days racing, with so many close finishes… A quick recap of yesterday..

Charlie – Jalmoud -Unplaced

I Can Fly – 3rd

Temple Of Heaven – Unplaced

Jamie – Kimari 2nd, Anna Nerium, Seniorty

Lee – Magical 2nd…

Rich – Final Song 3rd, Jalmoud Unplaced & Pretty Baby Unplaced.


In our head to head…. Charlie won with Crystal Ocean, with Jamie & Magical in 2nd, while Rich & Sea of Class finished 4th…. Todays head to head is the last race of the day!

Head to Head – 5.35 King George V Stakes(Handicap)… Class 2… 3YO Only… 1m 4f… 

Charlie – Sir Ron Priestley -Winner of last 2 races both over 1m 4f, first of those came in a Class 5 at Ripon when seeing off Babbo’s Boy by 6 lengths. Next win was at Haydock in a Class 3 seeing off Lariat by 3 and 3/4 lengths. This race has more depth to it and although Sir Ron Priestley comes here in good condition would need to step up once again and at 5-1 is too short for an eachway play so it’s gotta be a tentative win selection.


Rich – Questionare… All Weather winner on race course debut at Wolverhampton over 1m 1f 119yds on March 4th by a short head. Given a small break before turf debut on April 30th at Yarmouth over 1m 3f 104yds in a Class 3 Novice Stakes, finishing runner up by a neck. Finished runner up again last time out over 1m 4f at Leicester in a Class 3 Novice Stakes, beaten by a head but 5 lengths clear of 3rd… Wears first time cheek pieces!


Jamie – Constantinople
I am expecting a big run from this improving Galileo Colt. Admittedly
it will not be off top weight on soft ground, but I feel that he is a
group horse in a handicap. His last appearance saw him coming late
to win the Gallinule Stakes over the same trip. The way he finished
off the race suggested that a further step up in trip will suit him well.
The soft conditions are a slight concern, so I am hoping by 5:35pm
that it will have dried out a bit…


Right now lets get down to business and our thoughts for the rest of the card….

Charlie – 3.05 Sangarius -Won first 2 starts, first one was a neck victory over Bangkok at Newmarket over 7f in August last year. Next one came at Doncaster in September when beating Dubai Dominion by 2 and 1/4 lengths over 7f. Was then 4th on next start at Newmarket in October over 7f to Too Darn Hot who was some 9 lengths ahead. Was then put away for the winter before making seasonal return at Sandown on the 23rd May when finishing 3rd some 3 and 3/4 length behind the winner King Of Comedy over 1m. A repeat of that run should be enough to get involved here and if getting a good position could easily win this race in the closing stages.

Win Advised

3.40 – Fleeting – Was supplemented into this race just last week and Aidan O’brien has won this race 3 times in last 5 renewals. Last win came at Doncaster in September last year over 1m beating Star Terms by 1 and 1/2 lengths. Was disappointing in the 1,000 Guineas when tailed off. Hinted at a return to form when finishing 3rd in the Epsom Oaks at 25-1 on next start. If repeating the form shown at Epsom and when winning at Doncaster that should be enough to take this race and at 6-4 is today’s Nap.

Win Advised


Jamie – 

2.30 – Norfolk Stakes – Air Force Jet
A red-hot renewal of the 5-furlong Norfolk stakes to kick off day 3. I
had heard nice things about Air Force Jet before he won his maiden
at Navan. The form of that race received a major boost when
Southern Hills (who was second that day) won the Windsor Castle.
The more the ground dries out the better and with top jockey Oisin
Murphy in the saddle, everything looks set for a big performance
from this Qatar racing owned Colt…

3.40 – Ribblesdale Stakes – Frankellina
This daughter of Frankel went into many people’s notebooks when
finishing an eye catching second in the Musidora up at York. Things
didn’t work out for her in the Epsom Oaks, although she did run well
enough to come home in sixth place. Back on a relatively flat track
which will suit her. She can get her head in front. She will need to
have improved from Epsom though to win this, but I think she will
have. My nap of the day…

4.20 – Ascot Gold Cup – Cross Counter
Yes, I am one of the seemingly few who are taking on the champ
Stradivarius, who I think faces his toughest task in taking on
Godolphin’s star stayer. I was really taken by the way that Cross
Counter soared home to land the Melbourne Cup. He doesn’t look a
grinder to me, he looks like a turn of foot horse who can sustain a
large burst of speed. If he replicates his Melbourne performance
then he will take some beating. It will be a race to saviour. One at a
big e/w price on soft ground could be Thomas Hobson, he loves
feeling the mud underfoot.




Final Word with Rich – 

Cheers guys, great stuff picking the first two home in the big race, more of the same today!!

2.30 Norfolk Stakes… Group 2…. 2YO Only…. 5f…

Air Force Jet…. Charm Spirit colt, who was a runner up on race course debut in a Naas 5f Maiden by a short head on May 11th before winning a Navan 5f Maiden by a neck from Southern Hills, who won the Windsor Castle Stakes by 1/2 a length yesterday.

3.05 Hampton Court Stakes… Group 3… 3YO Only… 1m 2f…

Roseman…. Has only had 3 career runs starting with a debut 8 & 1/2 length 3rd over 1m in a Newbury Class 4 Maiden to Raise You before landing a Nottingham Class 5 Novice Stakes over 1m by 5 lengths on April 30th. Stepped up in class to contest the Class 1 Listed Heron Stakes at Sandown on May 23rd, when finishing runner up by 2 & 2/3 lengths to King of Comedy, who was a neck 2nd to Circus Maximus in the St James’ Stakes & Sangarius(In field) back in 3rd… Up in trip…

4.20 Ascot Gold Cup… Group 1… 2m 4f…

Stradivarius… Last years winner when beating Vazirabad by 3/4’s of a length looks to retain his crown. That win last season was part of 5 winning races for the season culminating on Champions Day when landing the Long Distance Cup. Won the Yorkshire Cup, Group 2 at York on seasonal return…. DANGER…. Cross Counter…Melbourne Cup winner who landed the Dubai Gold Cup in March…

5.00 Britannia Stakes(Handicap)… Class 2… 3YO Only… 1m…

Velorum… 2 length runner up to Skardu on race course debut in a Newmarket 7f Maiden last September. Made a winning seasonal return on May 17th, when stepping up to 1m at Newmarket in a Class 4 Novice Stakes by 1 & 1/4 lengths before making it 2-2 on May 30th in a Yarmouth 1m Class 5 Novice Stakes by 1 length. Handicap debut from opening mark of 96…

That concludes todays blog… Big thanks to everyone who has popped by and we hope to see you all again tomorrow…

All the Best – Arseonlineracing Team.

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Royal Ascot 2019 – Day Two

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Wow what an opening day with Blue Point, Arizona & Lord Glitters all winning…. Where do we start? Oh yes a recap of yesterday along with our head to head, which was won by None of us….Skardu(Charlie) 4th… Phoenix of Spain(Jamie) 6th & Shaman(Rich) 5th…..


Charlie –  Blue Point, Addeybb both won!
Jamie – Laurens & Ulster both unplaced.. Magic Wand placed 2nd..
Rich – Blue point Wins, Fort Myers 4th & Mustashtry Unplaced
Lee McKenzie – Mabs Cross – Unplaced

As like all opening days it did not disappoint although I am sure the weather didn’t dampen the spirits… Day two is upon on and what a race we have in store for the BIG race of the day… Magical, Sea of Class, Crystal Ocean, Waldgeist & Zabeel Prince all lining up for the Prince of Wales stakes at 3.40…..

Head to Head….

3.40 Prince Of Wales Stakes… Group 1…. 1m 2f…

Charlie – Crystal Ocean 9-2– Has some decent course form in the book with figures of 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd from 4 spins around Ascot. Has won first 2 runs in 2019 beating Knight To Behold by 2 an 1/4 lengths at Sandown in April in the first of those, with a 2 length victory over Laraaib at Newbury in May being the 2nd. If showing the same intentions in this race could easily go one better than the 2nd place achieved here last time in the Quipco Champion Stakes last October.

Jamie – Magical… The highest rated horse running at the entire meeting…
3 from 3 this season including a stunning performance to win the G1 Tattersalls
Gold Cup last month. This is a hotter race though. Still though, the soft ground isn’t a concern for Magical as she won on Champions Day last year on soft ground and then pushed the mighty Enable close at the Breeders Cup on the same ground. She has race fitness on her side and she must have a big chance. The main danger is Sea
of Class, who may find the race fit selection too strong. While Crystal
Ocean is better over 12 furlongs in my opinion. This is a proper race.

Rich – Sea of Class…. From her debut 2nd last April, the Sea the Stars filly went on to win 2 Listed races at Newbury, both over 1m 2f before making the leap to Group 1 company in July at the Curragh to land the Irish Oaks by a neck. The Yorkshire Oaks at York in August was quickly added to her growing reputation before she travelled to Longchamp to finish the season as runner up to Enable in the Arc, going down by a short head….



Charlie will have his thoughts, Jamie will dovetail then Rich will close with his Final Word…. Plus look out for our Special Guests thoughts…. So lets get the saddles checked and head down to the start….

Charlie –

3.05 – Jalmoud 11-2 -Was 2nd on debut at Newcastle to Moonlight Spirit over 1m 2f 42y in November last year before being put away for the winter. Made seasonal return a winning one at Newmarket when beating Cape Cavalli by 2 lengths over 1m 2f in April. Was then sent to Longchamp and won again stepping up in trip to 1m 4f beating Soft Light by a head in May. Looks a very nice prospect and with normal progression should be in the mix here and wouldn’t be surprised if he won again.


4.20 – I Can Fly 9-2 -Was 2nd here last October when losing by a neck to Roaring Lion. Has been pretty inconsistent form wise since with last victory coming in a 4 runner affair at Dundalk in March. Last turf win came at leopardstown in September last year when beating Kenya by 1 and 3/4 lengths. If repeating the form shown in those races could get involved here although it does carry a risk so stake sensibly.


5.35 – Temple Of Heaven 6-1 -Is 2 from 2 so far and looks very promising, won on debut at Nottingham over 5f 8y beating Dylan De Vega by 1/2 length. Next win was at Newbury in May over 6f when beating Fort Myers by a short head. With normal progression can go in again here and completes my selections for day 2.


Jamie –

2.30 – Queen Mary Stakes – Kimari
Wesley Ward’s first runner of the week and by far the most talked up
horse he has sent over the big blue pond this year. Kimari romped
away on her only racecourse start to win by 15 lengths on the
Keeneland dirt. The form is questionable, but the clock does not lie,
and it was a very quick time. The worry would have to be the ground
which I am hoping doesn’t deteriorate too much… American
sprinters want the ground to be at least good. I really have had her
tipped as one of my bets of the week.

4.20 – Duke of Cambridge Stakes – Anna Nerium (e/w)
There is several Fillies in this race that I really like. I Can Fly,
Veracious and Anna Nerium to name a few. I have opted to select
the Richard Hannon Filly as one of my best bets for day two. Anna
Nerium took a nice step forward by staying on strongly to win on
Derby day a few weeks ago. She is one who will handle the soft
conditions underfoot and I have a feeling that she is reaching her
peak. A stiff mile looks to be her ball game and I am relatively
confident of her getting a place.

5.00 – Royal Hunt Cup – Seniority
One of the best chances for her Majesty to have a winner this week.
And this looks to me like a proper Sir Michael Stoute Royal Ascot job.
Off the track for 120 days, Seniority put up a pleasing performance
on his reappearance in a hot Goodwood handicap at the end of May…
Considering that he needed the run that day connections will
have been delighted with that…he remains well handicapped and I think the style of this race will suit his late charging run style. Ryan Moore in the saddle is a boost too. If the race works out, then I am sure he will not be far away.

Lee McKenzie – In the Prince of Wales’s Stakes on Wednesday, I just favour MAGICAL over the two other market leaders, both of whom are big dangers. All three might be at their best these days at 1m4f rather than 1m2f, but she has been a good miler in the past and probably has a bit more speed. In addition, the rain wouldn’t spoil her chance as much as it might that of the others.

Final Word with Rich –

2.30 Queen Mary Stakes… Fillies Group 2… 2YO Only… 5f…

Final Song…. Dark Angel filly, who made a winning race course debut on May 10th over C&D in a Class 4 Maiden on soft ground, winning by 5 lengths. The 3rd from the race has also since won next time out by 6 lengths at Bath…
DANGER…. Ickworth…. 2/2 so far after a 3/4 length debut win over 5f in a Maiden on the All Weather at Dundalk before taking a Curragh 5f Listed race by 2 &1/4 lengths on May 6th…

3.05 Queens Vase… Group 2 … 3YO Only… 1m 6f 34yds….

Jalmoud…. 1 & 3/4 length runner up on race course debut at Newcastle on the All Weather last November in a 1m 2f Class 4 Maiden to Moonlight Spirit before being put away for the winter. Made seasonal return at Newmarket in April, when landing the Class 4 1m 2f Novice Stakes by 2 lengths from Cape Cavalli & made it 2 from 2 this season when travelling to Longchamp on May 4th to land the De L’arve Listed Stakes 1m 4f by a short head from Soft Light, who finished runner up to Al Hilalee on Sunday at Chantilly in a Group 2…

4.20 Duke of Cambridge Stakes…. Fillies Group 2… 1m….

Pretty Baby…. 5 wins & 2 runner up spots from 7 career runs. 2 wins over 7f including a Group 3 at Goodwood last August by a neck. Made season return at Lingfield in a 7f Group 3 on May 11th on soft ground, winning by a head & now tackles 1m for the first time & can make the step up in grade in her stride…

That’s all for today folks, thanks for popping by we really appreciate your support…

All the Best – The arseonlineracing Team.

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Royal Ascot 2019 – Day One

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Here we go at the start of one of the most exciting flat race meetings of the season so far, the Guineas & Derby have been & gone & now we are at the start of what could well be the best meeting of the season.
We have old favourites returning, with Masar & Sea of Class making seasonal returns along side some of the best horses from Europe, America & the Far East…

Not to mention the new kids on the block with the Coventry Stakes for 2YO on the opening day along with the Kings Stand & St James’ Place Stakes before we get to Prince of Wales stakes on Wednesday!!

Alongside Charlie & Rich this week we are delighted to welcome back Jamie and we also have Lee McKenzie with the odd thought along the way this week.
As usual Charlie will lead the way with Jamie & Lee in the middle before Rich closes the show with his Final Word….
So lets get them from the parade ring to the stalls & loaded up!!

Lets kick off with a head to head in the BIG race of the day!

4.20 St James’ Place Stakes… Group 1 Class 1…. 3YO Only…. 1m….

Charlie – Skardu – out of Shamardal and Diala. Won on debut at Newmarket on the 28th September 2018 over 7f beating Velorum by 2 lengths. Returned to Newmarket on the 17th April this year stepping up in trip to 1m and won again landing the Group 3 Craven Stakes from Momkin who lost by a neck. Was then sent back to Newmarket on the 4th of May to race in the 2,000 Guineas and finished 3rd behind Magnia Grecia and King of Change. Most recently finished 4th in the Irish 2,000 Guineas behind Phoenix of Spain, Too Darn Hot and Decrypt. Skardu has faced several of these before and with normal progression should be thereabouts again, may have to dig a bit deeper to get the win but definitely looks overpriced at 12-1 and is worth an eachway play.

Jamie – Phoenix of Spain – This race looks to be a match race between
Phoenix of Spain and Too Darn Hot. On the visual impression left by
Phoenix of Spain in the Irish 2000 Guineas, it is hard to see why he
will not confirm the form with John Gosden’s charge. 4 lengths were
the winning margin. The likelihood is that Phoenix of Spain will
improve for having that race under his belt… Ascot will suit him
nicely and I expect him to take all the beating.

Rich – SHAMAN… the French raider made a winning seasonal return in a St-Cloud Listed 1m race on heavy ground back in March, having won on final start of 2018. Stepped up to Group 3 company at Longchamp over 1m 1f when making it 2 from 2 for the season in the La Force Stakes seeing off Roman Candle(3rd & now Group 2 winner) & Sottsass (5th & French Derby winner). Finished runner up last time out in May in the French 2,000 Guineas to Persian King, runner up in the French Derby….


Now back to our thoughts for the rest of the opening day at Royal Ascot…..

Charlie –

3.40 – Blue Point -Was the winner here a year ago when seeing off Battash who was 2nd by 1 and 3/4 lengths. Was a disappointing 7th on next run at Newmarket in the Darley July Cup. Was 3rd on the next start at York in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes behind Alpha Delphini and Mabbs Cross. Was then sent out to Meydan and ran 3 times between February and March this year winning all 3. The first of those was over 5f beating Faatinah by 5 lengths on the 14th February. Next win was over 6f and Ekhtiyaar finished 2nd some 3 lengths behind. Most recently was on the 30th March when beating Belvoir Bay by 1 and 1/4 lengths. If in same frame of mind shown at Meydan should confirm placing with Battash.

Win Advised


5.35 – Addeyebb -Has won 5 times from 10 runs on the flat. Last win came back on the 27th of April 2018 at Sandown when landing the Bet365 Mile from Stormy Antarctic who was 2nd by 2 and 3/4 lengths. Has been a tad disappointing since then finishing 8th at Newbury and then 12th at Ascot in next two races. Has hinted of a return to form in last two races, finished 3rd in the Betway Churchill Stakes behind Master The World and  Big Country. Most recently finished 4th in the Homeserve Huxley Stakes behind Forest Ranger, Matterhorn and Success Days. Trainer is trying Cheekpieces and hopefully that helps settle him down and allows him to get his rhythm going and available around the 7-1 price at the time of writing.

Win Advised



Jamie – 

2.30 -Queen Anne Stakes –
The Queen of the north can strike again in the opener to Royal Ascot
2019. The 4x Group 1 winner made a pleasing seasonal reappearance
in the Lockinge behind Mustashry (who lines up here), that run will
leave her spot on for this and she is a big price for what she has
achieved… A stiff mile is ideal, and she has a BIG chance in my book.

5.00 – Ascot Stakes –
Ulster e/w
Ulster has been a horse on the improve this year with two wins and
two seconds from four all weather starts, then in April he ran a
career best so far in finishing second in the Queen’s Mile at
Musselburgh. He will need a career best to even make the places
here but at a juicy price I think he is up to the task as he has more
improvement in him than most of his rivals. Batts rock and Kerosin
are others to consider…

5.30 – Wolferton Handicap –
Magic Wand
The only Filly in the field but she can make her presence felt here.
Ballydoyle’s Magic Wand is a consistent Filly who won at this
meeting last year when bounding clear to the Ribblesdale.
Connections will be hoping that the ground dries out for her as she
likes it as fast as a road. The weight allowance is a massive plus and
with a bit of luck she has a big chance on all known form. Magic
Wand is due a win.

Lee McKenzie  – 

Much will depend on the state of the ground at Ascot this week, but there is potential for rain, maybe heavy, on the first two days, so I am leaning towards soft-ground performers or, at the very least, those that can handle a bit of cut.

I prefer MABS CROSS to Battaash and Blue Point in the King’s Stand. All three are top-class 5f performers, and have the ability to win, but Battaash is a hothead who didn’t run up to his best in the race last year, and Blue Point’s speed is best demonstrated on quick ground. The filly will cope with good to soft fine and therefore gets the vote.


Final Word with Rich – 

Thanks guys, it’s great to be back and to have your thoughts for the week…

2.30 Queen Anne Stakes… Group 1 Class 1…. 1m…

MUSTASHRY…. Winner of 8 race from 18 started including a pair of Group 2’s last season. Started this season on April 18th with a 3 & 3/4 length 3rd to Zabeel Prince in the Earl of Sefton Group 3 1m 1f at Newmarket before heading to Newbury for the Lockinge and dropping back to 1m & winning by 2 & 1/2 lengths from Laurens.
The form of the Earl of Sefton is quite strong, with Zabeel Prince landing the Group 1 Prix D’Ispahan, Forest Ranger(2nd) landing the Huxley Group 2 at Chester, while Elarqam(4th) has also since won a Goodwood Listed race….

3.05 Coventry Stakes… Group 2 Class 1… 2YO Only… 6f…

FORT MYERS…… 1/2 length winner on race  course debut on the All Weather at Dundalk in a 6f Maiden back in April before heading to Newbury on May 8th in a Class 2 Conditions Stakes when finishing a short head runner up to Temple of Heaven, with Well of Wisdom(DANGER) back in 3rd by a nose, front 3 were over 2 lengths clear of the field. A couple from the race have since won Class 4 & 5 maidens….

3.40 Kings Stand Stakes… Group 1 Class 1… 5f….

BLUE POINT…. Winner of this race last year from Battaash(Favourite this season)by 1 & 3/4 lengths but formed dipped in the final 2 starts of 2018. Given a rest and returned at Meydan on 14thFebruary, when landing a 5f Group 2 by 5 lengths on seasonal return. Stepped up to 6f  to land a Group 3 by 3 length on March 30th before landing the 6f Sprint Group 1by 1 & 1/4 lengths, looking back to his best and the drop back to 5f is no issue. He has had 105 days away from the track and runs well fresh.

Battaash is the highest rated in the field at 123, while Blue Point is rated 120. The Temple stakes winner retained his title on seasonal return and is now having his second run after another Wind Operation, while Mabs Cross should not be underestimated in anyway and is likely to be in the mix….


That is everythinbg for you today folks… Thanks for popping by, we really appreciate your support & hope we can land you some winners this week!

All the Best – The arseonlineracing Team!



Newmarket & Haydock

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A week on from the Epsom weekend and after Chantilly on Sunday, we decided to take a few days away to reflect on the weekend and to have some quality time with the family. We are back today with a blog from, surprisingly enough Newmarket & Haydock as the title mentions!!

Charlie has his Saturday Selections while Rich has the Final Word, so lets get cracking…

Charlie –

Newmarket 3.55 Spanish City – Was 2nd here over 7f two starts back, was dropped to 6f last time out at Epsom when finishing 5th behind Watchable. If handling today’s going should be thereabouts in a tricky looking race, main danger comes in the shape of Embour who won last time out and is now 4lb worse off.

Win Advised


Newmarket 4.30 Daring Venture – Finished 4th here on debut over 7f back in August last year before being put away for the winter. Made seasonal return at Chelmsford a winning one on the 9th May when beating Molivaliente by 3 lengths. This race looks a bit harder on paper but with normal progression can get involved here if in same mood.

Win Advised


Haydock  4.10 Admiralty – Won last time out on seasonal return at Thirsk over 7f beating Danielsflyer by 3/4 of a length. Has gone up 3lbs for that win and has no concerns over today’s conditions,was 2nd on previous two runs at Dundalk prior to that win and looks likely to go well again here. Main dangers come in the shape of Dark Defender who won last time out at Ripon and Camacho Chief who was 5th on seasonal return at Chester.

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 over to Rich for the Final Word.



Final Word with Rich –

Thanks Charlie, Chantilly was a bit of a let down last Sunday, when I was on my solo mission and it was nice to take a few days away to reflect & comeback refreshed…
I have 2 from Haydock & 2 from Newmarket…

Haydock – Soft….

2.25 Pinnacle Stakes.. Fillies’ Group 3… 1m 3f 175yds….
True Self… Landed 3 on the bounce having finished runner up on flat debut having been run previously over hurdles. The runner up spot at Bellestown  over 1m 6f was quickly followed by a tidy win in a Cork Maiden before taking a Bath Listed race & making it 3 from 4 runs at Newmarket when landing the 1m 2f James Seymour Listed Stakes on final start of 2018. Made seasonal return at Goodwood on May 8th & landed the Class 1 Listed Vintage Tipple Stakes, 1m 6f by 3/4’s of a length…
DANGER…. Klassique… 3 wins in her debut season from 6 runs and finished runner up in the last start of 2018 in a Salisbury Group 3 in October. Started this season like the last when a 1 & 3/4 length runner up in the Daisy Warwick Vlass 1 Listed Stakes at Goodwood on May 4th…..

3.00 Achilles Stakes… Class 1 Listed… 5f….

Intense Romance… C&D winner in a Class 2 Handicap which started a 3 win streak culminating in landing the Rous Stakes 5f at Ascot in October by a neck from Mr Lupton. Well below best when making season return at Naas in a Class 1 Listed 5f on good ground. Best form on Soft/Heavy ground, so the more rain the better….

Newmarket – Good to Firm(Good I expect after the rain on Friday)

2.45 Handicap…. Class 2… 1m 6f…

What a Welcome… Winner of 7 races from 8 starts in 2018 ranging from 1m 2f to 1m 8f and taking steps up in class with ease. Started last season in May over 1m 2f before ending 2018 in October when taking a Class 3 Handicap 1m 8f. Below par run on the All Weather at Kempton, in a 1m 8f Class 2 Handicap but went close last time out at Goodwood when beaten by a nose to the progressive Kings Advice in a 1m 6f Class 2 Handicap on May 25th….

3.20 Novice Stakes… Class 4… 2YO Only… 6f…

Daily Times… Gleneagles filly out of Dam Sunday Times, the John Gosden filly is a half sister via Dam to Classical Times & Breeders Cup winner Newspaperofrecord… Could be one to note!

That is everything for you today folks & we have a treat for you on Sunday evening, so keep an eye out for that! Thanks for popping by, we really appreciate your support…

All the Best – Charlie & Rich

Prix Du Jockey Club at Chantilly

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Before we get to the Prix Du Jockey Club(French Derby) we will take a look back at yesterday & the Derby at Epsom..

Charlie – The Trader (2nd) Madhmoon (2nd) Aplomb (Unplaced)
Rich – Creationist(Unplaced) Bye Bye Hong Kong(Unplaced) Muthmir (5th)
Jamie – Vivionn (Winner)

Charlie is taking a break & Jamie will return again soon with Royal Ascot on the horizon… So it’s just Rich today…

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French Derby day and I have taken a look at the card for you all, so lets get started….

12.55 Prix Aly Kahn… 6f…

Brian Ryan… The former Ruth Carr Gelding has been racing in France since December 2018. Changed yards for a 3rd time after winning a Compiegne on March 6th this year. Has now won 3 from last 4 runs and last won over 7f at Maisons-Lattiffe in a Claiming race by a neck….

1.30 Prix De Sandringham… Fillies’ Group 2… 3YO Only… 1m…

Obligate… A winner by a head on race course debut at Saint-Cloud in a 7f Maiden last November. Made seasonal return a winning one over C&D on May 6th when landing the Listed Prix DEs Lilas by 3 & 1/2 lengths….

2.05 Prix Du Gros Chene… Group 2… 5f…

Major Jumbo… The UK raider has been a model of consistency. A winner on the final start of 2018 when taking a 6f Class 2 Handicap at York. 2/3/2 this season. Last 5f run was a 2 length 3rdc to Mabs Cross and was a runner up last time out over 6f to Invincible Army in the Group 2 Duke of York….

2.40 Grand Prix De Chantilly… Group 2… 1m 4f….

Folamour…. 3rd on final start of 2018 in the Group 3 Prix D’orange 1m 2f at Longchamp to Ghaiyyath. A winner on seasonal return at Saint-Cloud by a head in a 1m 4f Listed contest before finishing runner up to Petit Filis by a head in the Group 3 1m 4f D’hedouville Stakes at Longchamp on May 4th….

3.25 Prix Du Jockey Club… Group 1… 3YO Only… 1m 2f 96yds…

Persian King…. Regular readers will know how highly I regard the Kingman Colt. Having landed the Group 3 Autumn Stakes at Newmarket in October from 2,000 Guineas winner Magna Grecia, Persian King has won both starts this season starting with the Group 3 Prix De Fontainebleau 1m by 5 lengths from Epic Hero on April 14th before landing the Group 1 Poule D’essai Des Poulains 1m by 1 length from Sharman and now steps up in trip….
DANGER… Slalom… Unbeaten 3 from 3 having won 2/2 in 2018 before taking the Group 3 Prix Noailles 1m 2f 96yds by 2 & 1/2 lengths on April 14th…

That is everything for you today folks, huge thanks for popping by… A fantastic response last month too, we really appreciate you support…

All the Best – Charlie & Rich