Welcome to Arseonlineracing. This website is 100% independent 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….
Boxing day was a feast of racing & yesterday was another day full to the brim. Today is no different and there is certainly plenty to go around…. We both had the same winner on Thursday, with Slate House landing the Kauto Star at Kempton.
As usual Charlie will lead the way & Rich will have the Final Word….
Leopardstown – 12.50 – Tout Est Permis -Was pretty impressive last season when winning the Troytown Chase, hasn’t really got going this year so far since winning in January at Thurles over 2m 5f. Was stepping up in trip at leopardstown in the Irish National and finished 8th in April. Was then sent to Punchestown and dropped slightly in distance to 3m 1f and finished 3rd behind Jett and Alpha Des Obeaux. Next race was at Clonmel in November when fishing 4th behind Douvan, Jett and Monalee. Most recently was a 3 length 2nd to The Jam Man at Navan over 3m 60y on the 7th December. Today’s race is over 3m and with a similar display can gain compensation here.
Limerick – 2.50 – Minella Times -Comes into today’s race in good shape, having finished a 1/2 length 2nd at Clonmel over 3m behind Generator City in October. Was then sent to Navan on the 7th December and won over 2m 4f beating Ben Dundee by 3/4 of a length with Glenloe who was 3rd some 10 lengths further back. Has gone up 6lb for that and with yard in good shape another bold display can’t be ruled out.
Catterick – 3.05 – Maison D’Or -Was 3rd at Cartmel in June behind Decor Irlandais and Winding Roe over 2m 6f and 31y. Made reappearance at Kelso in October and finished 6th behind Wild Sam over 2m 4f and 189y when looking to have needed the run. Made up for that when stepping up in distance for next race at Catterick to 3m 1f and 71y and won beating Oath Keeper by 2 lengths with Too Many Chiefs a further 28 lengths further back in 3rd. Has been raised 7lb for that and may still have more to come.
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.
Final Word with Rich –
Thanks Charlie, it has been a really good couple of days of fine top class racing and long may it continue… I have 1 from Newbury & 2 from Leopardstown….
1.50 Handicap Hurdle…. Class 2… 2m 4f 118yds…
Now Look At Me… Winner on hurdle debut in May at Uttoxeter when taking a Class 5 2m Maiden before finishing 4th under a penalty to West Coast Flyer at Ffos Las in a Class 4 Novice Hurdle later in the same month. Off till October 27th when finishing a neck runner up at Wincanton in a 1m 7f Class 4 Handicap Hurdle from an opening mark of 118. Stepped up in trip & Class at Fontwell on November 8th, again finishing runner up by 3/4’s of a length to Pasero in a Class 3, 2m 3f Handicap Hurdle….
2.00 Frank Ward Memorial Hurdle… Grade 1 …. 3m…..
Bacardys…. Beat Apples Jade by 9 & 1/2 lengths in the Lismullen Grade 2 Hurdle 2m 4f on season return on November 10th. Although beaten by 9 lengths by Honeysuckle last time out at Fairyhouse in the Grade 1 Hattons Grace Hurdle(2m 4f) in 2nd, that was 4 lengths ahead of Apples Jade on December 1st
Apples Jade may well be the danger, now running with first time cheek pieces and has won the last 2 running’s of this race…
3.10 Savills Chase… Grade 1… 3m….
Presenting Percy… The 2018 RSA Chase winner had a torrid time with Injury after winning at the Cheltenham Festival. Having won on a belated season return in a Grade 2 Hurdle race in January, headed to the 2019 festival & finished 8th to Al Boum Photo in the Gold Cup. Returned after 268 days away when finishing 3rd by 3 & 1/4 lengths to Min in the John Durkin Memorial Chase(2m 4f) Grade 1 and is now back up in trip.
This race also see’s the return of the 3 time Grade 1 winner Kemboy, who beat Clan Des Obeaux by 9 lengths in the Aintree Bowl in April before beating Al Boum Photo in the Gold Cup over C&D by 2 lengths in May…..
That is everything for you all folks… Thank you for all your support in 2019 & we are looking forward to 2020….
All the Best – Charlie & Rich