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…

A fantastic day at Doncaster with Stradivarius & A’ali both winning, it was 1 from 2 from Charlie while Rich had 2 from 3 so not a bad day to build up to the weekend & what a weekend we have in store… The St Leger Stakes from Doncaster plus the opening day of the Irish Champions Weekend to kick off a Saturday…..

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@Glen_Colt (aka Jamie) is back with us covering Leopardstown today & The Curragh tomorrow, Rich has his Final Word from Doncaster & a look at the Irish Champions Stakes but we kick off with Charlie & his Saturday Selections….

Charlie –

Lingfield – 3.25 – Narak -Was 8th on debut at Newbury over 1m in June, was then sent to Redcar for next race over 7f on the 31st July and finished 3rd behind Farzeen and Shaqwar. Was then sent to Catterick to race over 7f and 6y on the 28th August and finished a 3 and 1/4 length 2nd to Toronado Queen. Narak should know more as a result of that race and is taken to gain compensation now going handicapping. WINNER

Win Advised

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Chester – 4.25 – Humble Gratitude -Won 2 races on the spin last month with the wins coming at Chester over  7f and 127y and Newmarket over 1m. Was a shade disappointing last time out at Chester, when finishing 5th behind Oh This Is Us, drops back into Class 3 today and could gain another win today.

Win Advised RUNNER UP

Doncaster – 4.45 – Qasar -Has won 3 times from last 4 starts, the wins came at Newbury, Newmarket and Haydock over 6f to 1m. Got back on the winning trail last time out at Haydock beating Dubai Dominion by a neck. If showing up in same mood could easily go in again today.

Win Advised WINNER

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Leopardstown

@Glen_Colt (Jamie) – 

2:30 – Irish Stallion Farms EBF Pentigo Handicap – Selection: Buildmeupbuttercup
Willie Mullins has won this tough handicap three times since 2013 and I believe he can make that four with the likeable mare Buildmeupbuttercup. She looks the right sort of candidate for a race like this and has some classy form to bring to the table from her
second in the Ascot Stakes at the royal meeting. After that she won as her skinny odds suggested in a Galway maiden. There should be plenty of pace on and Buildmeupbuttercup will love that. Good chance if running up to Ascot form. 2nd

4:15 – Qipco Irish Champion Stakes – Selection: Elarqam
Another fascinating renewal of Ireland’s undisputed number one flat race is in store. Magical will take a good deal of beating no doubt, but Elarqam looks a very good horse in the making and is thriving now. Mark Johnston’s Colt is having a great season and was unlucky when third behind Japan in York’s Juddmonte International. That is very strong form and Leopardstown should be a good track for him. The Frankel Colt is ready for a win at the highest level. My nap of the day. UNPLACED

5:25 – Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes – Selection: I Can Fly
A small but quality field for the Matron Stakes of 2019. Laurens is a proven champion and Hermosa is a dual classic winner, although the value is to side with I Can Fly. She may be the Ballydoyle second string but as we have seen many times the second string can win. I believe there is a big win in this 4yo Mare as she has got some good form in the book, a close third to Too Darn Hot in the Sussex being the best. The return to Leopardstown where she won very nicely last season in the Boomerang Stakes could spark her into life. The race could set up well for her if Laurens and Hermosa engage in war early.

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Doncaster

Final Word with Rich – 

Thanks guys and it was nice for myself & Charlie to land a winner or two, hopefully we all can land a few today….

Doncaster… Good to Firm….

2.25 Park Stakes… Group 2… 7f 6yds…

Turjomaan…. Has sorted the quirks which saw his debut win reversed due to going across the track. Won at Newcastle on the All Weather over 7f on final start of 2018 before winning at the same venue on seasonal return on June 28th in a Class 5 Novice Stakes by 2 & 3/4’s of a length. Stepped up in class & distance when finishing a 1/2 length runner up to Duke of Hazzard in the Group 3 Thoroughbred Stakes over 1m last time out. Duke of Hazzard has since won the Group 2 Celebration Mile and now Turjomaan drops back to 7f….. NON RUNNER

3.00 Champagne Stakes… 2YO Only.. Group 2… 7f 6yds…

Threat… After a debut win, Threat has finished runner up in a pair of Group 2 races. The Coventry at Ascot by 1/2 a length to Arizona & that was followed at Goodwood in the Richmond Stakes when a 3/4’s of a length runner up to Golden Horde. Threat finally landed a Group 2 at York, when landing the Gimcrack Stakes from Lord of the Lodge by 1 & 1/4 lengths. These were all over 6f & today steps up an extra furlong in trip…. WINNER

3.35 St Leger Stakes… Group 1… 3YO Only… 1m 6f 115yds…

Logican is 4 from 4 having stepped up from Class 3 Novice Company to land the Great Voltigeur Stakes, Group 2 at York in impressive fashion and has looked every inch a very progressive horse when taking the step up in trip from 1m 2f to 1m 4f with ease and now needs to step up again to 1m 6f. Is he the same as Too Darn Hot last season, who finished 2nd to Kew Gardens in this race? He is joint top rated at 115 with El Pardadiso, who was 3rd of 4 to Stradivarius in the 2m Londsdale Cup at York having landed a 2m Handicap at the Curragh in July. He will stay and is also a big player… But I like the look of SIR RON PREISTLEY, who I have followed with interest. Having risen from Class 5 Novice company at Ripon back in April when stepping up in trip from 1m to 1m 4f. Has won a pair of Class 2 1m6f Handicaps before stepping up to Group company to land the 1m 6f Group3 March Stakes by 1 & 1/2 lengths and deserves a crack at this level…. 2ND

Leopardstown…..

4.15 Irish Champion Stakes… Group 1… 1m 2f…

Magical…. Having finished behind Enable 5 times and twice this season it is now time for Magical to shine. Having won a Group 3 at Naas on season return & a Group 2 & 1 at the Curragh already this season over 1m 2f. Finished runner up to Crystal Ocean and the last 2 runs behind Enable, including last time out in the Yorkshire Oaks at York. It is no disgrace to be runner up to the highest rated race horse in the world & now Magical can land one without Enable!

That is everything for you today folks, like yesterday the blog will be updated with results as the day goes along… Thanks for popping by & as always we really appreciate your support…

All the Best – The Arseonlineracing Team.

Pictures via Leopardstown & Doncaster RC Twitter accounts.

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