Welcome to arseonlineracing. A 100% independent racing website curated by 2 racing enthusiasts with NO affiliate links. Charlie hails from Glasgow while Rich is from the Isle of Wight, miles apart but united by the sport of kings…
Charlie landed a nice winner while Rich could only muster one… We always look forward & not back, so here we are with Saturdays thoughts. Charlie has his Selections while Rich has the Final Word including the Middle Park Stakes….
Newmarket 3.00 – Mum’s Tipple -Has been impressive so far, winning 2 from 2 and with latest wide margin victory of 11 lengths at York looking very decent form wise. Although has yet to be properly tested, this race is deeper than previous 2 runs and will have to produce a similar display to dispatch this field, with the main dangers coming in the shape of Earthlight and Siskin who have both won their last 4 outings.
Win Advised – UNPLACED
Ripon 3.35 – Flying Pursuit -Although hasn’t won for some time, hinted of a rejuvenation of old form when finishing 5th in the Ayr Silver Cup last weekend and a return to favoured soft ground is a positive having won last twice on today’s going. Trainer T Easterby is in fine form at the moment and with Rachel Richardson doing the steering is taken to get back in the winners enclosure today.
Win Advised 3RD
Chester 3.55 – Toronado Queen -Won on debut at Catterick back in August over 7f when beating Narak by 3 and 1/4 lengths. Wasn’t disgraced last time out when finishing 3rd behind Perfect Number at Chelmsford over 1m, was only beaten 2 and 1/4 lengths that day. Has a good draw today and if handling the going is positioned to attack from the front and is taken to land the spoils today.
Win Advised UNPLACED
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, slightly disappointed with yesterday but today is a new day & I am very confident I will get a couple of winners….
Newmarket – Good
1.50 Royal Lodge Stakes… Group 2… 2YO Only…. 1m….
Highland Chief…. Made a winning start with a neck win at Newbury over 5f on racing debut back in April. Given 71 days off before finishing a 4 & 1/2 length 3rd to Pinatubo in the Listed Chesham 7f Stakes at Ascot, when stepping up in trip. This requires another step up in trip & also a step up in grade but is certainly very capable of taking it… UNPLACED
2.25 Cheveley Park Stakes… Fillies’ Group 1… 2YO Only… 6f….
Raffle Prize…The Duchess of Cambridge winner back in July also landed the Queen Mary(G2) and a Class 2 Chester Maiden. This was all after a debut defeat to Daahyeh, who won the Rockfel Stakes yesterday in May.
Beaten a neck last time out on August 18th, when narrowly going down to Earthlight in the Prix Morny….. RUNNER UP
DANGER… Tropbeau…. Group 2& 3 winner over 7f in France for Andre Fabre. Beaten over 5 & 1/2f on debut and now drops back to 6f….
3.00 Middle Park Stakes… Group 1… 2YO Only…. 6f….
Plenty of unbeaten records on the line this afternoon & a couple or even all 3 may well go in what looks a fantastic renewal of this race.
Siskin is 4 from 4 including landing the Group 2 Railway Stakes(6f) and last time out when winning the Group 1 Phoenix Stakes(6f), beating Monarch of Egypt on both occasions..
Mums Tipple is 2 from 2 having won on racing debut in an Ascot 6f Class 2 Maiden before striding away to land a Class 2 Yearling Stakes by 11 lengths, looking visually impressive… AND….
Earthlight who like Siskin is 4 from 4. Winning the Group 3 Prix De Cabourg(6F) and last time out beating Raffle Prize by a neck in the 6f Group 1 Prix Morny, with 2 from that race winning Group races since…..
Add to the mix Threat, who won the Champagne 7f Stakes(G2) at Doncaster last time out & also landed the Gimcrack.
Lope Y Fernandez was beaten by Pinatubo, by 13 & 1/4 lengths combined but that was over 7f & is 2 from 2 over 6f, winning the Group 3 Round Tower last time out & along with stable companions Monarch of Egypt(Runner up to Siskin on last 2 starts) and likely pace maker King Neptune, will try & turn this into a tactical affair.
I cannot see past EARTHLIGHT, having watched the last 2 starts at Deauville, he looks a class act.
Siskin is the most likely to serve it up to Earthlight, while Threat is the one I like at the bigger odds… WINNER
That is everything for you today folks…. Thanks for your support…
We published an Interview with Michael Scudamore on Sunday, so have a look at that as a prelude to the National Hunt season….
All the Best – Charlie & Rich