Welcome to arseonlineracing. This website is 100% independent and has NO affiliate links. 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…
A reasonable days racing ahead, with some very nice races to get our teeth into, sadly Doncaster fell foul of the weather, which has been one of the wettest months of the year. We still have Newbury & Newcastle(Inspection at 8am, after writing this blog)…
Charlie will lead the way and Rich will close with Final Word, so lets get them down to the start….
Newbury – 1.15 – As You Like -Hasn’t been out of the first 2 places in 5 starts, and all those have been over 2m 5f between Market Rasen and Newton Abbot, today’s race is over 2m 6f 93y. As you like was a tad unlucky last time out when a late blunder spoiled his chance and ran on for a 1 and 3/4 length defeat to Luckofthedraw. Jonjo O’Neill Jr takes a handy 3lb off today and will need to improve jumping to get involved on ground that’s a bit softer than ideal, given current form is still dangerous to discount completely and is available around 12-1 at time of writing.
Fairyhouse – 2.45 – Pivotal Flame – Won at Balinrobe on 20th September when beating Le Hatchette by 4 and 3/4 lengths over 2m 6f. Was then sent to Galway for next run over 2m 5f and 203y and finished a 2 and 1/2 length 2nd to Gran Geste on soft ground. Has been raised 3lb for that and drops back in trip to 2m 4f today and could get involved here with a similar display currently available at 6-1 with most firms at time of writing.
Lingfield – 3.25 – Pearl Spectre -Was 3rd here over 1m back in November when behind my law and winner Avorisk Et Perils. Went to Southwell for next run over 1m and finished 5th on the 18th November. Latest run came at Chelmsford on the 25th November and finished a nose 2nd to Kerrera over 1m is now 1lb lower for todays race and is drawn in 3 and with a similar display should take compensation here and is available around 9/4 with most firms at time of writing.
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 pocket. I will now hand you back over to Rich for the Final Word.
Final Word with Rich –
Thanks Charlie, was nice to have a winner with If The Cap Fits last Saturday & hopefully that trend continues here today. I have 3 from Newbury….
Newbury – Good to Soft, Soft in Places…..
1.50 Handicap Hurdle… Class 2… 2m 4f 118yds….
Snow Leopardess…. Has been off the track for 794 days and was last seen winning the Grandlieu Hurdle(2m 3f) at Auteuil in France in September 2017. Won here over C&D in March 2017 when landing the Grade 2 Mares’ Hurdle Finale. Obviously fitness to prove but with 3 wins & 2 places from 5 hurdle runs previously and being only 7yo & still lightly raced, a place could be up for grabs….
2.25 Intermediate Hurdle… Class 1 Listed… 2m 69yds….
Elvis Mail…. A 4 length 3rd to Rouge Vif in the Grade 2 Novice Hurdle, 2m 2f at Kelso last March, with Windsor Park a short head in 2nd & is 2 from 2 since, Getaway Trump was 4th. Elvis Mail won NTO at Kelso when eased to Class 4 in April & made a winning seasonal return on November 2nd to land an Ayr 2m Class 2 Handicap Hurdle, which was handicap debut. Winning by 3 & 1/2 lengths from Leoncavallo….
3.00 Handicap Chase… Grade 3… 3m 1f 214yds….
Robinsfirth…. Last seen 287 days ago at Haydock when landing the 3m 4f Grade 3 Grand National Trial by 3/4’s of a length in February 2019 having finished runner up to Wakanda in the Grade 2 Peter Marsh Chase in January. Developing into a fine chaser, who has seasonal return form of 2/4/2/1/1/1. Has been given a wind operation and this could be a nice time to catch him… Also could be one to note for GN in April…..
That is everything for you folks… Thanks for popping by & we appreciate your support.
All the Best – Charlie & Rich