Welcome to arseonlineracing. This is a 100% independent racing website with NO affiliate links. The 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….

Yesterdays meeting at Cheltenham threw up some magic moments for some people, while other’s were left scratching their heads. Possibly the same at Lingfield too. Meanwhile Faugheen made his chase debut & despite an early mistake, went on to win & win well…

Like yesterday.. Charlie will lead the way & Rich will have the Final Word….

Charlie –

Cheltenham

12.45 – Colditz Castle 15-2 -Although without a win as yet, has hinted of some ability when running well in a Class 5 Maiden at Wincanton over 2m 4f and finished 2nd behind Trevelyns Corn. Was 2nd again at Worcester over 2m 4f behind Boomerang on the 24th May. Was sent back to Worcester on the 23rd October and finished 3rd over 2m 4f behind Larkbarrow Lad and The Vollen. Will need to step up a notch to get involved here but stamina isn’t an issue and a bold run is anticipated.

Win Advised

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3.00 – Dame De Compangnie 6-1 – Was 2nd at Ascot over 2m 3f back in February 2018 when a nose behind Point Of Principle. Was then sent to Cheltenham on the 19th April 2018 and won over 2m 4f beating Just Janice by 1 and 1/2 lengths. Barry Geraghty retains the ride and could be the answer to this very open looking race.

Win Advised

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4.00 – Hugos Other Horse 12-1 -Hails from the Paul Nichols yard and being a half brother to Cue Card makes some appeal even though has only raced twice, finished 4th on debut at Wincanton over 1m 7f on the 26th December last year behind Flic Ou Voyou, Now Look At Me and Sleight Of Hand. Was then sent to Fontwell on the 24th February and won over 2m 1f and 162y beating Thunderstruck by a head. Biggest danger comes in the shape of the Nicky Henderson trained Time Flies By who won on heavy here on debut in October this year beating Butte Montana by 1 and 3/4 lengths.

Eachway Advised.

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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 pockets. I will now hand you back over to Rich for The Final Word.

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Final Word with Rich….

Thanks Charlie, with only 1 winner for this column it was a tad disappointing from myself but I fully intend to put that right today… I start at Punchestown before heading to Cheltenham….

Punchestown… Soft, Good to soft in places..

3.00 Florida Pearl Novice Chase… Grade 2… 2m 6f 140yds…

Battleofthedoyen… Grade 1 winning hurdler who was pulled up in the Ballymore Hurdle at Cheltenham back in March. Switched to chasing this season and made a winning start at Galway over 2m 6f on October 27th when leading all the way in the Beginners Chase to win by 8 lengths…..

Cheltenham… Soft, Heavy in places…

1.50 Arkle Trial Novice Hurdle… Grade 2… 1m 7f 199yds…

AL Dancer…. C&D winner on October 25th in a Class 2 Novice Chase on chase debut, having Getaway Trump in behind, which was the second time he had been behind, the other was in a Hurdle race last season and I cannot see that changing today..
The one I would be wary of though is Put The Kettle On. The Irish chaser was 3 from 3 in this sphere until finishing runner up last time out in a Tipperary 2m 4f Grade 3 Chase, beaten only 1/2 a length by Robin De Carlow on October 6th…

2.25 Cheltenham Chase… Grade 2… 1m 7f 199yds….

Defi Du Seuil…. Improved every run last season having switched from Hurdles to Chasing and finishing last of 5 to Lalor at this meeting last season. Landed the JLT here in March by 2 & 1/4 lengths before finishing runner up in the Grade 1 Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown in April…

3.00 Greatwood Handicap Hurdle… Grade 3.. 2m 57yds…

Quel Destin…. Winner of the Prestbury Grade 2 Hurdle last season as part of the 5 wins on the bounce before finishing 5th in the JCB Grade 1 Hurdle. Had a spin on the flat at Bath as a pipe opener for the season & won on Hurdle return when taking a Class 2 Hurdle over C&D last month by 3/4’s of a length. Does have to carry joint top weight of 11st 12Lbs and is also joint top rated at 149…
The danger could come from the Mare Dame De Compagnie, who carries 10st 9Lb and was the winner of the Mares’ Class 1  Listed Hurdle over 2m 4fat this course back in April. Makes seasonal return….

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

All the Best – Charlie & Rich

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