Champions Day & More

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Champions Day, the finale of the Flat season at Ascot… We are joined by @Glen_Colt(Aka Jamie) as we bid farewell to the flat and usher in the National Hunt season….

Charlie will kick us off with Jamie the meat in the proverbial sandwich & Rich will have the Final Word…

Charlie –

Market Rasen

2.35 – Present Chief – Has finished 2nd and 1st on last 2 starts at Worcester over 2m on both occasions. Makes hurdles debut for Jonjo O’Neill and can get involved here in a very open race. Main threat comes in the shape of Torrid who has finished 2nd in last 3 runs and is making 1st return since March today for the inform Easterby yard. Present Chief is currently available around the 6-1 price and is an Eachway selection.

Eachway Advised – UNPLACED

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3.10 – Umndeni – Was 2nd at Wincanton over 2m 5f back in April this year. Went one better next time out at Taunton over 2m 3f in April, beating Admiral’s Sunset by 28 lengths. Umndeni is priced around the 9-2 mark, biggest danger comes in the shape of Anytime Will Do from the inform skelton yard.

Win Advised – UNPLACED

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Stratford

4.05 – Darlyn – Won 3 races from last 4 starts last season over 2m, will need to hit the ground running this year if wanting to continue that good form previously shown at Southwell and Uttoxeter. Darlyn is currently available around the 11-2 price biggest danger comes in the shape of Never Be Enough from the K Dalgleish yard.

Win Advised – 3rd

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Jamie (Glen_Colt) –  

1:35 – British Champions Sprint – Selection: Hello Youmzain

A red hot 6F sprint to open proceedings on Champions Day. I think the 3yo generation will come to the fore here and Hello Youmzain is the one I like the most. He ticks plenty of boxes, a winner on soft ground, class (as shown when winning the Haydock Sprint Cup) and he is an improving horse. He powered on through the Haydock mud very well last month and if coping with the heavy ground he holds every chance. Course winners Advertise, Cape Byron and Prix Foret winner One Master look the biggest dangers to my selection. UNPLACED

2:10 – British Champions Series Long Distance Cup – Selection: Kew Gardens
Yes, I know what your thinking, this idiot is opposing Stradivarius. It could be worthwhile though as the Champion Stayer has had a long season, while Kew Gardens is only back from a mid-season break due to a setback. I was pleased with his comeback run in the Irish St Leger when he stayed on well for second, according to Aidan O’Brien
he was just ready to start back. The Son of Galileo will improve a good deal for that run. Anybody who knows me well knows that Kew Gardens is my “cliff” horse and I think he is easily the best horse Stradivarius has ever faced. Hopefully Ascot will escape any more
rain. WINNER

4:00 – British Champion Stakes – Selection: Magical
Magical can cap off a big day for Ballydoyle by giving Aidan O’Brien a belated success in the Champion Stakes. She is the obvious choice here with her form against Enable being much the best that any horse can offer in this race. We know that she has the talent, toughness and capability to land this race. Magical is a ground versatile horse and can go on any ground, and handles cut in the ground. A few people have suggested she looked ‘legless’ in the Arc,but she was sacrificed to try, and tire out Enable in the early and
home turn part of the race for Coolmore’s number one hope in the race, Japan. If that effort hasn’t left any marks, then she is very much the horse to beat. Deirdre and Coronet look to be the main threats. The former was very unlucky in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. WINNER

Final Word with Rich – 

Cheers guys & all the best to you both… I take on Champions Day…

Ascot – Straight-Heavy / Round – Good to Soft

1.35 Sprint Stakes… Group 1… 6f…

Make a Challenge… 5 wins since April rising from a rating of 68 to 111 today. Has won twice at Galway over 7f. Winner of a 5f Curragh Listed sprint by 6 lengths on September 28th before landing another Curragh Listed race, this time over 6f last time out on October 13th by 4 & 1/2 lengths. Has twice won on soft ground and now takes a big rise in class and heads over from Ireland…. UNPLACED
DANGERS…. The Tin Man, now aged 7 could well spring a surprise here having landed the Group 1 Sprint Stakes at Haydock last year & finished 3rd the previous year, both on heavy ground while Top Rated 119 Advertise landed the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup over C&D in June, but the ground is an unknown….

2.10 Long Distance Cup… Group 2… 1m 7f 127yds…

Stradivarius… Runner up in this race in 2017 to Order of St George before beating Thomas Hobson in this race last season by 1 & 1/2 lengths. Has 4 wins from 5 runs at this course including the 2m 3f Gold Cup in June, when beating Dee Ex Bee by 1 length. Unbeaten in 10 starts.. A strong stayer.. RUNNER UP
DANGER… Kew Gardens…Has finished 2nd on last 3 runs in 2019 including the Coronation Cup at Epsom when 1/2 a length to Defoe before stepping up in trip to finish 2 & 1/4 lengths 2nd in the Irish St Leger at the curragh over 1m 6f….

2.45 Fillies & Mares’ Stakes… Group 1… 1m 3f 133yds….

Star Catcher… 1 defeat in 5 runs in 2019 and that was by 1/2 a length when 3rd to Queen Power in a 1m 2f Newbury Listed race back in May. Stepped up to 1m 4f & is 3 from 3. Winning the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes at this course in June, the Group 1 Irish Oaks at the Curragh and last time out at Longchamp when taking the Group 1 Prix Vermeille on September 15th…. WINNER
DANGER…. Antonia De Vega… Beat Star Terms by 4 lengths in a Newbury 1m 2f Listed Abingdon Stakes having finished last in the Fillies’ Mile last October at Newmarket. Off since(128 Days) & Up in trip, goes well fresh….

3.20 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes… Group 1…. 1m…

The Reverent… Unbeaten in 6 runs, winning 3 from 3 in 2019. Landed a Group 2 in Baden-Baden(Germany) in May before taking the 1m Group 2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein at Longchamp by 4 & 1/2 lengths. Loves soft & Heavy ground. Over from France for a reason! RUNNER UP
DANGERS….. Obvious would be Top Rated 126 Benbatl, who is the Dubai Turf winner and finished 2 lengths runner up to Winx in the Cox Plate in November & made a winning seasonal return when taking the 1m Group 2 Joel Stakes by 5 lengths at Newmarket on September 27th.Finished 6th in a Haydock Group 3 in 2017 on heavy ground… While Mohaather is 3 from 4 runs with 2 wins on good to soft ground. Was last seen winning the Group 2 Greenham Stakes 7f back in April. Returns today & is up in trip….

4.05 Champion Stakes… Group 1… 1m 2f….

Magical…. Top Rated 122 having finished 5th in the Arc behind Waldgeist & Enable. Having finished behind Enable so many times this could be Magical’s time to shine. Beaten by Enable & Crystal Ocean this year & when they are not in the field she usually wins. 4 wins from 6 over 1m 2f this year, with only Enable & Crystal Ocean only defeats. She is last years Fillies & Mares’ winner when beating Coronet by 1 length…. WINNER

That is everything for you all today folks… We must say a huge thanks to everyone who has read & shared our latest BIG Interview with National Hunt Trainer Fergal O’Brien, a phenomenal response… Thanks for popping by & for your continued support….

All the Best – The Arseonlineracing Team

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Newmarket & Chepstow

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What a start to the National Hunt season for Charlie, landing 2 winners at nice prices, while Rich had a 3rd & a odds on winner. The winter is long but it was a cracking start and we are back with more of the same today….
Charlie covers Chepstow while Rich covers Newmarket….

Charlie – 

2.45 – Is quite a tricky race to solve, with most of the field having questions to answer form wise. Speed Company hasn’t been out of the first 3 home in last 4 starts. Was 2nd at York over 1m 4f in July, beaten 1 and 1/4 lengths by Anythingtoday. Was 2nd again on most recent start at Pontefract over 1m 4f on the 7th August when beaten 1 and 1/2 lengths by Qawamees. Highest Sun is the current market leader and has won here back in February this year when beating Casa Tall by 3 and 1/2 lengths. More recently was 17th of 25 in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham in March. Is currently 5lbs higher than that win here and may find this race too hot.

Verdict – Speed Company gets a tentative selection here and is available around the 4-1 price to take the spoils in this race. WINNER

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3.20 – Sees a few old favourites clash with Ballyoptic, Lil Rockerfeller, Relentless Dreamer, Drinks Interval and Cloth Cap. Ballyoptic hasn’t been seen since falling at Aintree in April. Relentless Dreamer hasn’t been seen since winning at Cheltenham over 3m 1f back in October last year and is 4lb higher. Lil Rockerfeller has the most recent form in the book with a 3rd place effort at Southwell over 2m 4f in August this year when behind Royal Village and Overtoujay.

Verdict – Lil Rockerfeller has to be the selection here with being the only one with a recent run under the belt and should strip better in today’s race, currently available around the 4-1 price with most bookies. RUNNER UP

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5.05 – Is another difficult race to unravel with most having questions to answer, but Theo is the only one who seems to be holding his form, having finished 2nd in last 2 starts. First of those was at Worcester over 2m on the 16th September this year when beaten 3/4 of a length by Sizing Platinum. More recently was 2nd again at Kelso over 2m 1f on the 6th October when going down by 1 length to Mcgroarty.

Verdict – Theo should take this with being the only runner to have held any kind of recent form in this race and is available around 5-1 with most firms. UNPLACED

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Well that’s my thoughts on today’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stake small so it doesn’t hurt your pockets. I will now hand you back over to Rich for The Final Word.

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Final Word with Rich – 

Thanks Charlie, top stuff yesterday… I only managed to get Fanny Logan in the winners enclosure…

Newmarket – Soft

2.20 Zetland Stakes… Group 3… 2YO Only… 1m 2f…

Miss Yoda… Sea the Stars filly, who gets a 3Lb allowance from the colts. 1m AW Kempton maiden winner on debut by 2 lengths in August and made it 2 wins from 2 starts when taking a 1m Sandown Class 4 Novice Stakes by 1 & 1/4 lengths from Dogged, who has since won here since while 6th has also won.. RUNNER UP
DANGER…. Volkan Star… Sea the Stars Colt, who was beaten a neck on debut here over 7f in a Class 4 maiden before making no mistake over 1m at Goodwood on August 24th when winning a Class 4 Novice Stakes by 6 lengths….

2.55 Autumn Stakes… Group 3… 2YO Only… 1m

Molatham….Beaten a neck by Mums Tipple on debut in an Ascot Class 2 6f Maiden in July. Landed a York 7f Maiden Class 2 in August by a neck from Celtic Art and made it 2 from 3 when taking the Listed 7f Flying Scotsman Stakes by 1/2 a length from Wichita, who has since won the 7f Group 3 Somerville Stakes here on September 26th. Up in trip…. UNPLACED

3.30 Dewhurst Stakes… Group 1…2YO Only… 7f….

Pinatubo…. Top rated 128 and has a 100% win rate of 5 wins from 5 starts, with a combined winning distances of 22 lengths.
Oh Purple Reign has finished the closest to Pinatubo, only beaten by 1 & 1/2 lengths in a Class 2 6f Epsom Conditions Stakes on May 21st.
Landed the Chesham Stakes at Ascot in June from Lope Y Fernandez by 3 & 1/4 lengths, since won the Curragh Group 3 Tower Stakes.
July saw a 5 length win the Group 2 7f Vintage Stakes at Goodwood from Positive by 5 lengths, who has since won the Group 3 Solario Stakes.
Won by 9 lengths from Armory in the 7f Group 1 Vincent O’Brien National Stakes…
WINNER

5.20 Darley Stakes… Group 3… 1m 1f…

Matterhorn…. Windsor 1m Listed winner, runner up in the Group 3 Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor by 1/2 a length to Desert Encounter, runner up in the Group 3 1m Superior Stakes to Great Scot by 3 & 3/4 lengths and runner up last time out on September 14th, when beaten by a neck by Space Traveller in the Group 2 Boomerang Stakes at Leopardstown. Won twice over 1m 2f so extra furlong today no issue… UNPLACED

That is everything for you today folks…. Thanks for popping by & we really appreciate your support.
The BIG Interview returns on Sunday….

All the best – Charlie & Rich

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Chepstow & Newmarket

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Todays meeting at Chepstow brings the start of the National Hunt season, while at Newmarket we are winding down for the season and we bring you the best from both meetings before we head to Ascot next Saturday for Champions Day….

Charlie gives you his Chepstow Selections while Rich has 3 from Newmarket in his final Word column….

Charlie – 

Chepstow kicks off its jumps campaign with some very interesting races, the opener at 2.10 is a bit of a minefield with several previous winners in the lineup, including Diomede des Mottes who won at Warwick in March over 2m 5f. Was then put away before undergoing wind surgery prior to making a winning return at Southwell over 3m on the 1st of October beating Len Brennan by 1 and 1/4 lengths is up in grade here. Echiquier won last time out at Hexham over 2m 7f on the 4th of October beating Elle Est Grande by 13 lengths, although there was only 3 running in that race and today’s race is a lot deeper. Ruthless Article has won last 2 starts at Bangor-On-Dee on the 30th of August over 2m 4f when beating Winding Roe by 12 lengths. Won again at Newton Abbot on the 20th September over 2m 6f when beating Shaman Du Berlais by 3 and 1/4 lengths. Then we have the undefeated Some Day Soon who has won last 4 starts, the win sequence began with a 2 and 1/2 length victory over Iconic Muddle over 2m 2f at Fontwell on the 19th May. Won again at  Kelso on the 26th May over 2m when beating Valentino Dancer by 7 lengths. Was then sent to Hexham on the 15th June and landed the hat-trick when winning over 2m on the 15th June beating Bloorieddotcom by 9 lengths. Stratford was the next target and Some Day Soon landed the 4 timer when beating Ruthless Article by 2 lengths over 2m on the 21st July. Then you have Thyme Hill who placed 3rd at Cheltenham in March for the Hobbs Yard and the Paul Nichols trained Trevelyns Corn who won at Wincanton in March over 2m 4f.

Verdict – Echiquier is worth siding with here to take the spoils as Daryl Jacob who is on board today has a 60% success rate when teaming up with Nigel Twiston Davies at Chepstow and at around 13-2 at time of writing is worth an Eachway selection.

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2.45 is another interesting race with several horses that appear to have modest form, including the Paul Nichols trained Flic Ou Voyou who won 2 bumpers at Wincanton over 1m 7f last season before finishing 10th at Cheltenham in March over 2m. Then we have Proschema for Dan Skelton who makes National Hunt debut after having finished 3rd in the Northumberland plate over 2m. Colin Tizard runs recent point winner Ofalltheginjoints who was purchased for €75,000 after winning by 3 lengths over 3m, had pulled up in both point races prior to that win.

Verdict – these 3 should fight it out for the win but Flic Ou Voyou is priced at evens and Proschema is priced around 2-1 but I feel the value bet here is for Ofalltheginjoints at 5-1 and is worth an eachway play.

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3.55 is a fantastic race for the veterans that sees old favourites go head to head and could give a few hints for the National further down the line, with the likes of Vieux Lion Rouge, The Young Master, Theatre Guide, Henryville, Dell Arca, Perfect Candidate and On Tour on show. Most of these are having 1st start since April with only Henryville, Dell Arca and Regal Encore having ran since then. Regal Encore was well beaten at Galway over 2m 7f on the 19th July. Henryville was 2nd at Cartmel over 3m 1f on the 26th August when beaten 11 lengths by Traditional Dancer. Dell Arca fell last time out at Listowell over 3m back in September. Although Vieux Lion Rouge was well beaten at Aintree back in April last year when midfield in the National that was won by Tiger Roll, Vieux Lion Rouge always runs his race and although this is considerably shorter distance than he normally runs over, he should kick off his campaign with at least a place in this race as he moves onto another tilt at the National.

Verdict –  Vieux Lion Rouge for me has most scope to get involved here even though the trip is shorter than ideal, although has form over 2m 7f previously most notably at Ascot when finishing 4th back in February last year and was 2nd at Aintree over 3m 1f back in December last year. Was available around 12-1 last night but is now as short as 7-1 in places and is worth an eachway play here.

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Well that’s my thoughts on today’s selections, good luck if following and please remember to keep stake small so it doesn’t hurt your pockets. I will now hand you back over to Rich for The Final Word.

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Final Word with Rich – 

Thanks Charlie, i know how excited you are with to get your teeth into some nice NH cards and look forward to the season ahead.. I still have a couple of weeks of Flat racing to keep me occupied, so here are my 3….

Newmarket – Good to Soft…

1.50 Cornwallis Stakes… Group 3… 2YO Only… 5f….

Platinum Star… 3 & 1/2 length winner of a Ripon Listed 6f race last time out from Lamberth Walk on August 26th. Finished 5th to Pinatubo in the 7f Group 2 Vintage Stakes at Goodwood. A short head 2nd to Royal Lytham in the 6f Group 2 July Stakes at this course and finished 2nd by 1/2 a length in a 5f Ascot Listed race on Soft ground in June…
DANGER…. Lazuli… 2 from 2. Was a 6f winner here on debut by 2 & 1/2 lengths and landed a Doncaster 6f Class 2 on September 11th by a nose, with 3rd from the race since winning….

3.35 Fillies’ Mile… Group 1… 2YO Only… 1m….

Love… 3 wins in 2019 including in July when landing the 7f Sliver Flash Group 3 Fillies’ Stakes at Leopardstown by 3 & 1/2 lengths. Unplaced in the Group 2 Debutante Stakes in August before bouncing back on September 15th to land the 7f Group 1 Moyglare Stakes by 3/4’s of a length from Daahyeh, who has since won the Group 2 Rockfell Stakes here on September 27th and in 6th was Albigna, who won the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp at the weekend…
DANGERS….. Cayenne Pepper is 3 from 3 this term and landed the 1m Group 3 Flame of Tara Stakes by 2 & 1/2 lengths on August 30th
Quadrilateral, who is 2 from 2 and was last seen winning a 7f Class 2 Conditions Stakes at Newbury by 9 lengths on September 20th. Supplemented for this race…

5.20 Pride Stakes… Group 3… 1m 2f…

Fanny Logan… Has won 3 1m 2f Listed races on the bounce at York, Salisbury & Yarmouth last time out by 3 lengths. Has 4 wins over 1m 2f. Only defeats at 1m, 1m 3f & 1m 4f. Same Jockey & Trainer combination won this race last season…

That is everything for you today folks…. WE may have a nice surprise for you over the weekend so keep your eyes open… Thanks for popping by & your continued support

All the Best… Charlie & Rich

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History? #Enable

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So the day has finally arrived… Yesterday we said farewell & Thanks to Laurens and today is it Enable. Enable will attempt to create history at Longchamp and win a 3rd Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe at 3.05 and we have covered most of the card..

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Rich will open the card and Charlie will finish it, which is a change to our usual blog, so lets hope it works….

Longchamp – Very Soft…

1.15 Prix Marcel Boussac… Fillies’ Group 1… 2YO Only… 1m…

Savarin…. The only C&D winner in the field who landed the Group 3 Prix D’Aumale by 3/4’s of a length on September 8th. Having previously won by 1 & 1/2 lengths on race course debut on the all weather at Deauville back in August…..UNPLACED

1.50 Prix Jean- Luc Lagardere…. Group 1… 2YO Only… 1m….

There are 3 runners in the race with unbeaten records with 2 wins from 2 and 2 of the 3 have won over C&D. Here are the 3…
Chacknak… Rated 94, who won over 7f on debut at Lyon – Parilly and when stepping up in trip to 1m on September 5th over C&D.
Victor Ludorum… Won over C&D on September 1st by 3 & 1/2 lengths and won again at Chantilly, again over 1m by 3 & 1/2 lengths on September 14th…
Ecrivain… Won by a head on race course debut in August at Deauville in a 1m maiden and again over C&D when taking the Group 3 Prix Des Chenes by 1 length on September 8th….
Add to the mix Top Rated 109 Armory, who has 3 wins from 5 runs and has landed Group 2 & 3 races in Ireland. Was last seen chasing Pinatubo home by some 9 lengths in 2nd in the Group 1 National Stakes and is now going up in trip.
And not forgetting Helter Skelter, who landed a 1m Deauville Listed race on Soft Ground by 3 & 1/2 lengths and has won here over 7f again on Soft ground…
THE VERDICT… I think Victor Ludorum wins with the others mentioned filling the places….. WINNER

3.05 Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe….. Group 1…. 1m 4f…..

Enable… The 2 time Arc winner bids for an historic third. Having won at Chantilly in 2017 and retained her crown last season, despite only having one run on the all weather in the September Stakes at Kempton. She managed to beat Sea of Class by a nose. This season she has had a full season, winning 3 from 3 and beating Magical in 2 of them, who was runner up. The draw is not important, in my opinion, but for the sake of facts. Enable is drawn in stall 9 and the last horse to win from that stall was Urban Sea, Dam of Galileo & Sea the Stars. Enable is Top Rated 128 and this is her last race… RUNNER UP

The best of the rest….
Japan….  has 3Lb on Enable, due to his 3YO weight claim and won his maiden on Heavy ground. He is the winner of the Grand Prix De Paris(Group 1) over C&D in late June having finished 3rd in the Derby at Epsom at the start of that month. His form ties in with Enable via Crystal Ocean, who Japan beat in the International Stakes at York by a head on August 21st…
Sottsaas…. Like Japan, has 3Lb age for weight allowance and is also a C&D winner having won the Prix De Jockey Club(Group1)in June and won the Group 2 Prix Niel by 1 & 1/2 lengths on September15th….
Waldgeist… 4th in last years race to Enable and was a 2 length 3rd to Enable at Ascot in the Queen Elizabeth Stales(Group 1). The 3 time C&D winner landed the Prix Foy on September 15th…

I have Enable winning & 3 of the 4 mentioned above filling the places….
Waldgeist, Enable, Sottsaas & Japan your 1st 4 home!

Now Charlie will take you through the rest of the card…..

Longchamp

3.55 Prix De L’Opera Longines (Group 1) for Fillies and Mares

This could be a real battle between the 3 A P O’brien runners and the 2  John Gosden runners. A P O’brien saddles Pink Dogwood in stall 8, Goddess in stall 6 and Fleeting in stall 12. John Gosden saddles Mehdaayih in stall 3 and Terebellum in stall 9. Goddess appears to be O’briens best chance in this race having placed 2nd in two Group 2 races at the Curragh over 1m 1f and 1m 2f. Has also won a Group 3 at the Curragh on the 19th August Christophe Soumillon takes the ride. Frankie Dettori has opted for Mehdaayih of John Gosdens runners, but I think he has picked the wrong horse here and Trebellum who has only ran 3 times starting with a win in a Class 4 Maiden at Goodwood over 1m 2f on the 23rd May, when beating Maamora by 4 and 1/2 lengths. Was sent to Newbury for a Class 1 Listed race over 1m 2f on the 13th June and finished 3rd behind Antonia De Vega. Latest run saw Trebellum win the Group 2 Shadwell Prix De La Nonette at Deauville on the 17th August beating Mutamakina by 1 and 3/4 lengths. Trebellum having less miles on the clock and a progressive profile should take this race and the current 2nd favourite ticks a lot of boxes with Mickael Barzalona taking the ride, however Mehdaayih and Goddess should fight it out for minor places.

Selection Trebellum Eachway – UNPLACED

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4.30 Prix De L’Abbaye De Longchamp Longines (Group 1)

This is another tricky race Battash is the one to beat on from having won this race in 2017,Battash has also won 3 times from last 4 starts and has his army of followers waiting to strike. A P O’brien has 2 runners here Fairyland in stall 9 and So Perfect in stall 1 both demand respect having finished 1st and 2nd in the Group 1 Flying Five Stakes at the Curragh on the 15th September, Glass Slippers has won last 2 runs including a listed Race at Deauville on the 4th August when beating Bravo Sierra by a short head. Latest win came at Longchamp in a Group 3 on the 15th September beating Shades Of Blue by a short neck. Now back to the O’brien runners and although there wasn’t much between them in the Flying Five Stakes and I feel the going may see a reverse of that with So Perfect getting revenge today.

Selection So Perfect Eachway – RUNNER UP

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5.05 Qatar Prix De La Foret (Group 1) 

This is another fascinating contest and on 1st glance looks to be between last year’s winner One Master who attempts to be the first horse since Moorestyle to do the Foret Double, Moorestyle won in 1980 and 1981 and City Light who has the form to take the spoils here, having won last 2 starts at Deauville and Longchamp. Christophe Soumillon takes the ride on City Light. Frankie Dettori is on board Safe Voyage for John Quinn who has won 3 times this year and placed 3rd in last 2 starts in Group 2 company at the Curragh and Newbury over 7f. My preference Is for City Light to take the spoils here with One Master and Safe Voyage filling the other 2 places.

Selection City Light – RUNNER UP

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Thank you for all popping by & we hope this helps you today.. Yes it will be emotional… We all want History!

All the Best – Charlie & Rich

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The Final Hurrah? #LaurensDay

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Well, it is almost here! Yes the end of the flat season is almost upon us and it will soon be time to get into the National Hunt season….. But first we have the small matter of the L’Arc De Triomphe at Longchamp tomorrow and the Sun Chariot Stakes Plus a couple of Group 3 races….

Charlie has been busy with our Arc Page, which was published yesterday so Rich has all the coverage of Paris Longchamp ahead of Sunday, with 4 Group races to get stuck into… And also has a few in the UK on what is a busy Saturday…

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Newmarket – Good to Soft…

1.40 Fillies’ Handicap… Class 2… 1m 2f…

Eva Maria… 2 wins & 2 places from 4 runs. Won on second start over 1m and won again last time out when stepped up to 1m 2f to take an Ayr Class 4 Handicap by 1 length on September 19th.. WINNER

3.25 Sun Chariot Stakes.. Fillies & Mares’… Group 1… 1m…

Laurens… Heart over head… See Final Word for my thoughts #LaurensDay
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Ascot – Soft…

2.35 Cumberland Lodge Stakes… Group 3… 1m 4f….

Sextant… 4 wins from 6 runs this term & has won twice over C&D in both Class 3 & 2 Handicap company. Finished a 12 & 3/4 length 4th in the Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes at Newbury before bouncing back to take the Stand Cup Listed Stakes at Chester on September 14th by 1 length from Manuel De Vega…. RUNNER UP

2.40 Bengough Stakes… Group 3… 6f….

Cape Byron… A 2 length 3rd to Shine So Bright in the Group 2 7f City of York Stakes on August 24th, having finished 11th of 12 in the Group 1 July Stakes. A winner of a C&D Class 2 Handicap in June and won over 7f in May. Now back to 6f… WINNER

 

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The going at Longchamp is Very Soft…..

12.30 Prix Dollar… Group 2… 1m 1f 152yds…

Line of Duty… The Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf winner of 2018 hasn’t won in the last 4 starts this year.
Having started the season over 1m 2f in the Group 2 Dante at York when finishing 7th before heading to Epsom for the Derby, finishing 9th , when up in trip to 1m 4f. Was dropped back in trip to 1m in the Prix Du Haros De Fresnay(Group 1) at Deauville, finishing a 1 & 3/4 length 3rd to Romanised before finishing 3rd again last time out in the Group 1 Prix Du Moulin over C&D to Circus Maximus….
DANGER…. Skalleti… 7 wins from 8 runs since November 2018 although 4 of them have been on the All Weather. 3 wins from 3 turf runs including over C&D in May. Winner of the Group 3 Quincey by 1 length in August at Deauville… DANGER WINS – Line of Duty 3rd

1.35 Prix Daniel Waldenstein… Group 2… 1m…

Shaman… Won first 2 runs of 2019 including the La Force(Group 3) here in April. Has been running in Group 1 company since and finished a 1 length runner up to Persian King in the Poule D’essai Des Poulains. Beaten by Circus Maximus & Romanised. A 3 & 3/4 length 6thin the Prix Du Moulin over C&D on September 8th, with Circus Maximus being the winner. A slight drop in class….
DANGER… The Reverent… Ex Hugo Palmer who finished a 2 length runner up to Dee Ex Bee in an Epsom 1 & 1/2M Class 2 Conditions Stakes. Beaten on French race course debut but has since won the next 5 including a 1m Group 2 at Baden-Baden in Germany when last seen in May….DANGER WINS – Shaman 3rd

3.25 Prix De Rouallieu… Group 1 Fillies’ & Mares’… 1m 6f….

Enbihaar… The joint highest rated in the race at 113 and steps up to Group 1 level for the first time this season. The 3 time Group 2 winner is 2 wins from 2 runs over this distance having won the Lilly Langtry Stakes at Goodwood in August & last time out when taking the Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster on September 12th by a short head.
One of Three John Gosden runners in the race along with fellow top rated Anapurna, who won the Oaks at Epsom in May but finished a 5 & 3/4 length 7th of 9 in the Group 1 Prix Vermille at this course in September and tries the distance for the first time, while the 3rd Gosden runner Lah Toi Dah is fresh from her 12 & 3/4 length 3rd to Enable in the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks but did finish a 2 & 1/4 length 2nd to Kew Gardens in the 2018 St Ledger Stakes at Doncaster.. PLACED 3RD
DANGER…. Mutamakina…. Finished a 1 & 1/4 length runner up to French derby winner Sottsass in the Group 2 1m 4f Prix Niel on September 15th and now steps up in trip…

4.35 Prix Du Cadran… Group 1…. 2m 4f….

Dee Ex Bee… Won 2 Group 3 1m 8f races this season, the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot & Henry II Stakes at Sandown in May before taking on Stradivarius in the 2m 3f Gold Cup at Ascot, finishing a 1 length runner up. Beaten a neck in the 2m Goodwood Cup in July by Stradivarius and was again a runner up in the 2m Lonsdale Cup at York on August 23rd again to Stradivarius, with Stradivarius winning again since(No Stradivarius in the race!)
DANGERS…. Call The Wind… Won this race last season but is yet to win in 2019. The C&D winner has run over 1m 7f & 1m 6f . Finished a 3/4’s of a length runner up to Marmelo in the Prix Kergorlay(Group 2) at Deauville…
While Way To Paris has beaten Marmelo in the Prix De Nieuil Stakes(Group 2) here in July before finishing a 2 length runner up to Waldgeist in the Prix Foy(Group 2) on September 15th as a prep run for this race….

FINAL WORD….. #LaurensDay

This weekend we say farewell from the race track to Enable, who runs in the Arc tomorrow but today we bid farewell to Laurens.
In a career that started with a Class 5 7f win at Doncaster in July 2017, Laurens has won no less than 6 Group 1 races….
Fillies’ Mile(Newmarket)
Prix Saint Alary(Longchamp)
Prix De Diane(Chantilly)
Matron Stakes(Leopardstown)
Sun Chariots Stakes(Newmarket)
Prix Rothschild(Deauville)
And also finished runner up in the Group 1- 1,000 Guineas(Epsom), Lockinge(Newbury) & Group 2 – City of York Stakes(York).

Laurens

Owner John Dance will now retire Laurens and she heads to the breeding shed & we are sure there will be plenty of takers for little Laurens in a few years time.
Congratulations on a sunning career & all the best for the future…
Thank you John Dance.

That is everything for you today folks. Thanks for popping by & for your continued support..

All the Best – Charlie & Rich