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….
Thanks for joining us for the opening day of Newmarket’s July Meeting. Today Charlie will have his selections while Rich will bring you his Final Word Column. Jamie will join us for the weekend, so lets get cracking….
Charlie – Newmarket –
1.50 – Waldstern 9-1 – Waldstern won here on debut in August last year over 1m beating Venedegar by 1 and 1/4 lengths. Was sent to Haydock in September and finished 2nd over 1m to Kadar who won by 1 and 1/4 lengths. Next race was back at Newmarket in October when finishing 4th behind Norway, I’ll Have Another and Nate The Great. More recently was 5th on seasonal return at Chester on the 15th June this year, some 14 length behind the winner Durstan. Should shape better with that run under the belt and is dangerous to dismiss, considering John Gosden has won 4 out of the last 8 renewals. Currently available at 9-1 with most bookies at time of writing and is an Eachway selection.
3.00 – Kinks 14-1 -Has been running well without winning, but has placed 3rd twice this year, here in May and at Windsor in June over 6f and 5f retrospectively. With a repeat of those runs could see kinks in the mix here, in a very open looking race, has Andrea Atzeni on board and is currently available at 14-1 and is another Eachway selection.
5.10 – Moqtarreb 100-30 -Moqtarreb has been in fantastic form since finishing 2nd here in a Class 4 over 1m in May to Velorum who won by 1 and 1/4 lengths. Was sent to Doncaster in June and finished 3rd behind Artistic Rifles. Returned here on 22nd June and beat Reynolds by 4 lengths over 1m. If turning up in same mood shown last time could easily go in again here with main danger being Charlie Appelby’s Wings Of Time. Moqtarreb is currently available at 100-30 at time of writing and is today’s Nap Selection.
That’s my lot for the 1st day of the July Meeting, hopefully I have picked the right 3 selections and we start with a successful opening day. Good luck if following and 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, lets grab some winners… & see what I have for you today….
Newmarket – Good to Firm
1.35 Bahrain Trophy Stakes… Group 3… 3YO Only… 1m 5f….
Barbados… A maiden winner at Navan on May 18th over 1m 2f by 5 & 1/2 lengths on career 4th start. Stepped up in trip to 1m 4f in the Listed King George at Leopardstown on June 6th, finishing runner up to Rakan by 3/4’s of a length before heading to Ascot on June 19th in the Group 2 1m 6f Queens Vase, again finishing runner up, this time by 1/2 a length. Takes a slight drop in trip & grade….
DANGER… Spanish Mission… Winner of a Condition Stakes over 1m 2f at Chelmsford(AW) in November by 3 & 1/2 lengths. Made season return at Kempton(AW) over 1m, when finishing 5th in a Class 2 Conditions Stakes on March 6th. Stepped up to Listed company on May 24th at Goodwood over 1m 3f, finishing a close up runner up(Neck) to Private Secretary….
2.25 July Stakes… Group 2… 2YO Only… 6f….
Guildsman… A 6 length winner on race course debut in a Goodwood Class 4 Novice Stakes over 6f before finishing a 3/4’s of a length 3rd to Arizona in the Group 2 Coventry Stakes at Ascot on June 18th…
3.35 Princess of Wales Stakes… Group 2… 1m 4f…
Mirage Dancer… Runner up in this race last season by 1/2 a length to Best Solution. Landed a Class 1 Listed 1m 4f race at Goodwood on season return on May 25th by 1/2 a length before finishing a 1 & 3/4 length 3rd to Defoe in the Hardewick Stakes at Ascot on June 22nd….
DANGER…. Masar… Last season’s Derby winner made his seasonal return in the Hardewick Stakes(1m 4f) at Ascot, finishing 5th by 4 & 3/4 lengths behind Defoe, with Mirage Dancer in front. There was excuses as he nearly lost his Jockey out the stalls, was very keen and travelled wide(Not mentioning the bumps) so didn’t have a good race and if leaving all that behind him, may well close the gap with Mirage Dancer & could even reverse form….
That is everything for you today folks, thanks for popping by & for your support..
All the Best – Charlie & Rich
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