Saint – Cloud, Newmarket & the Curragh

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Hi folks, it’s just Rich today….

St Cloud – Good

1.00 Prix Du Muguet – Group 2 – 4YO Plus – 1m….

Persian King – The Kingman colt is a French Guineas winner and French Derby runner up, to Sottaass made his seasonal return in a Chantilly 1m Listed race on June 10th. Finishing a short head 2nd, with the winner getting first run. The DANGER could come from Pretreville, who won the Group 3 Prix Bertrand Du Breull Stakes on May 18th & has won his last 3 starts

2.50 Grand Prix De saint Cloud – Group 1 – 4YO Plus – 1m 4f….

Old Persian – Charlie Appleby’s Dubawi Colt was last seen finishing 8 & 3/4 lengths behind Bricks & Mortar in the 1m 4f Breeders Cup Turf back in November, having won a Woodbine 1m 2f Group 1 in Canada back in September. The pervious month finished 2nd in the Group 1 Pres Von Berlin in Germany.
He won the 2019 Sheema Class in Meydan in the March and the Godolphin globetrotter runs well fresh…
The DANGER could come from Way To Paris, who was 2nd to the French Derby winner Sottaass in the Group 1 1m 2f Prix Ganay by a head having won the Grand Prix De Chantilly 1m 4f by 4 & 1/2 lengths from French King on May 31st.



Newmarket – Good

2.45 – Empress Fillies’ Listed Stakes – 2YO Only – 6f…

Undertake – The Kodiac Filly was a 1/2 length winner on race course debut in a Class 5 Novice Stakes at Lingfield on June 6th and was quickly out again on June 19th at Royal Ascot, when finishing a 7 & 1/2 lengths 4th to Dandalla in the Group 3 6f Albany Stakes…

4.30 Fred Archer Stakes – Class 1 Listed – 4YO Plus – 1m 4f….

First In Line –The New Approach colt has the advantage of already run at Newmarket twice already. His last run was a 2 & 3/4 length 3rd to Dashing Willoughby on June 7th over C&D in the Buckhound Listed Stakes. Gosden/Dettori combination…




The Curragh – Good

4.45 Pretty Polly Stakes(Fillies’ & Mares’) Group 1 3YO Plus – 1m 2f….

Magical – Aidan O’Brien’s 5YO Galileo Mare has come across Enable so many times finishing 2nd on many occasions & her from without Enable reads 1-1-1-2-1-1 and on that basis along with being a fantastic mare is the one to beat on seasonal return. The 2nd in the above run was to Crystal Ocean in the 2019 St James’ Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and finished 5th in the Arc at Longchamp to Walgeist, with Enable in 2nd.
She was last seen in October winning the 1m 2f Champion Stakes at Ascot beating Addeybb by 3/4’s of a length.

5.45 Handicap – 4YO Plus – 2m….

Grandmaster Flash – 4YO Australia colt5 didn’t win a maiden until November 15th at Dundalk last year over 1m 4f but has since finished 2nd in a 2m Handicap at Dundalk from a Mark of 85 on November 29th by a short head & was 2nd again at Chelmsford(AW) in a Class 2 Handicap over 1m 6f off a mark of 89, beaten by a nose. This is the 4th run from 85 and still has plenty of progression to come…

That is everything for you folks…. We will return for the Oaks & the Derby at Epsom next weekend… Until then Stay Safe & thanks for popping by….

Only bet what you can afford to lose, if not just watch the top class coverage on TV…

All the Best – Rich

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The Irish Derby & Newmarket

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Charlie hails from Glasgow while Rich is from the Isle of Wight, we maybe miles apart but we are united by the sport of kings….

Last weeks Royal Ascot treat has wetted the taste buds for the next couple of weeks racing, with the Derby at Epsom just 7 days away. Today the highlight is the Irish Derby at the Curragh & we have got it covered.

Charlie is taking the weekend off, with Rich joined by Jamie, who has a couple from the Curragh including our Irish Derby Picks….

The Curragh going is GOOD


Jamie – 

5:45 – Dubai Duty Free Celebration Stakes – Selection: Ancient Spirit
A wide-open contest full of improving horses. You can’t go wrong with Jessica Harrington’s horses now and Ancient Spirit can chalk up another win. The son of Invincible Spirit has got some good form in he book for a race like this. He bravely held on to beat Buckhurst at Navan two weeks ago on his reappearance.
Everything looks set for a big run, the ground is ideal, and the fair Curragh track will play to his stamina, as he does stay farther than a mile. He should be right there on all known form.



The Irish Derby – 7.15pm – Group 1 – 3YO Only – 1m 4f….

Jamie – Selection: Santiago / Arthur’s Kingdom reserve forecast

It’s an Irish Derby like no other but at the same time it looks likely to have a familiar winner. Aidan O’Brien fields six horses in a bid to win Ireland’s premier Classic for a fourteenth time. His two main fancies appear to be Santiago and Arthur Kingdom, who both ran at Royal Ascot last week.
Santiago won the Queen’s Vase in the style of a very nice horse. While Arthur’s Kingdom was second in the King Edward VII Stakes, it was a nice run though. I fancy Arthur’s Kingdom to beat his stablemate here.
I believe the Curragh will play to his strengths and he has had three more days rest since Ascot than Santiago. The biggest field for the Irish Derby in many years and it looks set to be the most fascinating too.

Rich – Santiago – TRACKER –
I was very taken by the Authorised 3YO’s performance at Royal Ascot in the 1m 6f Queens Vase Group 2 when beating Berkshire Rocco by 2 & 3/4 lengths when stepping up in trip having won a 1m Listowel Maiden by 1 & 1/4 lengths.
There is a 2f drop back in trip but that should not be a problem with the way he ran well within himself at Ascot & will go further in time as I see him as a St Leger horse & will develop into a nice Gold Cup horse in the future… Massive Potential!



Final word with Rich – 

As mentioned above, I have 2 from Newmarket, where the going is Good to Firm…

2.40 – Criterion Stakes – Group 3 – 3YO Plus – 7f….

Mubtasim – The Arcano 6YO gelding looks like the Goldophin 2nd string with James Doyle on board but don’t be fooled by William Buick riding On The Warpath.
Mubtasim has 2 wins & 2 places from 5 runs since moving to Charlie Appleby from William Haggas including a 1 length C&D win over the above stable companion last April.
Was far from disgraced when just 1 & 3/4 lengths 3rd to Glorious Journey in a Meydan 7f Group 2 in January before finishing a neck 2nd to Dark Power in the 6 & 1/2f Sprint Cup in Riyahd….

3.15 Fairway Stakes – Class 1 Listed – 3YO Only – 1m 2f….

Thunderous – TRACKER – The Night of Thunder colt ended last season with 3 wins from 3 starts, all over 7f. They included a Class 4 Doncaster Novice Stakes last June, Class 5 Novice Stakes at Redcar in July before taking the Listed Denford Stakes at Newbury by 1 length in August, which had Piledriver in 4th & is now a Royal Ascot Group 2 winner. Season return & Up in trip..
The DANGER could come from the sea the stars gelding Volkan Star, who was a 4 length C&D 2nd to Mishreff on June 6th.

That is everything for you today folks.. Anyone for the Irish Oaks tomorrow? Catch you then!

Remember ONLY bet with what you can afford to lose, if not just watch the action unfold on the TV…

All the best – Jamie & Rich


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Royal Ascot – The final fling

Welcome to the last day of our Royal Ascot coverage. As we enter the final furlong of the meeting, we have some fantastic Group races, possibly saving the best till last?

Golden Horde looked fantastic today winning the Commonwealth Stakes and Clive Cox has a very nice horse on his hands and the Lir Jet( Tipped by Jamie) flew home to land the Norfolk Stakes for Michael Bell.
Frankie was his usual jovial self when landing the Hardwicke Stakes on Fanny Logan and when he said ‘ I love my Fanny’ as he dismounted in the winners ring, causing ITV Racing presenter Ed Chamberlin to turn in to a giggling teenager for a few minutes!


It has been a fantastic 5 days of top class racing, albeit with no crowds to greet the winners on their way back, the Queen, sat watching the coverage at home instead of all the pomp & Ceremony. Racing has done it’s self proud, not just this week but since June 1st when it resumed & we would like to Congratulate Everyone, who has played their part in Getting racing back on, not only showing the nation but the world what can be done….


Here is the Arseonlineracing mini league of Royal Ascot – After Day 4
Rich –11 tips – 3 wins – 2 Places – 6 Unplaced
Charlie – 10 tips – 1 win – 3 Places – 6 Unplaced
Jamie – 12 Tips – 2 wins – 3 Places – 7 Unplaced

Same order as the previous 4 days, Charlie, Jamie & Rich, all socially distancing …..

Charlie –

1.15 Queen Mary Stakes Group 2 for Fillies ran over 5f.

More Beautiful -Trained by Aidan O’brien and is out of War Front x Maybe. More Beautiful has raced once and won at Naas on the 8th June when beating Roses Blue by 3 and 1/2 lengths over 5f. Aidans horses normally come on from 1st run and see no reason why More Beautiful would be any different. She looked a decent horse and has several gears in the locker, will definitely land some nice races.


3.35 Diamond Jubilee Stakes Group 1

The Tin Man -Although The Tin Man last won on the 8th September 2018 in a Group 1, when holding off the attention of Brando to win by 1/2 length. The Tin Man won this race back in 2017 when beating Tasleet by a neck. Was disappointing when last seen at Ascot on the 19th October last year when finishing a well beaten 13th. That was his 5th race of the season and is now 7 so that result isn’t that alarming, considering he was 2nd at Haydock in race prior to that when going down by 1/2 length to Hello Youmzain who he takes on again today. The Tin Man should fair better today and because of that defeat here last year is priced accordingly at an Eachway Price of 12-1 at time of writing and could easily outrun those odds to grab a place at least.


4.40 Queen Alexandra Stakes Class 2 over 2m 5f and 143y

Who Dares Wins – Has been a difficult horse to follow with only 4 wins from 23 on the flat. However stays longer than your Mother in law at Christmas and should run his race regardless. Biggest dangers come in the shape of The Grand Visor and Nate The Grate who should push the selection all the way to the line.




Jamie – 

It has been a slow and steady week for me with my selections. The Lir Jet bagged a nice win for me yesterday, so let’s hope for another winner today to end the meeting on a high note!

3:00 – St James’ Palace Stakes – Selection: Wichita

Possibly the most anticipated renewal of this race since Frankel’s win in 2011. It’s a rematch from the 2000 Guineas as Witchita & Pinatubo lock horns once again. There didn’t seem to be any excuses for Pinatubo’s defeat in the Guineas and I am inclined to think that Wichita beat him fair and square on the day. Of course, Pinatubo could improve a lot for the run and regain the winning thread here but so to could Wichita.
I also think there is still more improvement to come from the Ballydoyle Colt. The track I think will really suit this horse, Ascot is a stiff mile, even more so on soft ground. Witchita can use his stamina reserves late on and claim a big victory.

3:35 – Diamond Jubilee Stakes – Selection: Hello Youmzain (NAP)

I have always had a real soft spot for this horse. His sire Youmzain was a terrific horse, 3X runner up in the Arc de Triomphe. Anyway, Hello Youmzain proved himself one of the top sprinters in the land as a 3yo, winning the Haydock Sprint Cup in great fashion. Kevin Ryan’s charge is ground versatile, however that Sprint Cup win on soft
ground was a career best performance so far. He also ran a big race over C+D in the Commonwealth Cup last year when third.
Hello Youmzain does tick a lot of boxes and if he is near his best then he can give the favourite Sceptical something to think about.

4:10 – Wokingham Handicap – Selection: Angel Alexander (E/W)

It’s always an impossible race to solve is the 6F Wokingham, so it’s better off having an each – way punt if you want to take a chance in this race. One horse that stands out for me at 20/1 (current odds at time of writing) is Angel Alexander, last years Ayr Gold Cup victor.
Tom Dascombe’s sprinter has had plenty of racing already in 2020 as he has been running at the Dubai carnival at Meydan. Angel Alexander wasn’t quite in form out in Dubai but still wasn’t beaten all that far in a Group Two by King’s Stand runner up Equilateral. He is a nice horse who has winning form on soft ground. With plenty of pace
to track, Angel Alexander will be produced late for one big run. I think he has a cracking e/w chance.



Final word with Rich – 

Not quite how I expected yesterday to go but sadly that’s racing for you… Bumper lot from myself today & a squeak at a big price in one of the sprints!

12.40 Silver Wokingham Stakes Handicap – Class 2 – 3YO Plus – 6f…

Blue Mist – Ran just 8 days ago in a Newmarket Class 2 7f Handicap, finishing a 1 & 1/4 length 2nd and now drops back in trip. This makes it interesting as he has never run over this distance, running over 1m & 7f and is able to run from the same mark of 95.
The danger could come from Swindler, who was 5th in the same race on June 8th & is 2 from 2 over C&D!

1.15 Queen Mary Stakes – Group 2 Fillies’ – 2YO Only – 5f…..

Pelekai – Kodiac Filly, who made a winning debut at Newcastle in a 5f Class 5 Maiden by 1/2 a length from Mamba Wamba, who is also in the field. Her speed time is slightly faster than that of Dandalla, who won yesterday, having run on the same day at Newcastle!

1.50 Coventry Stakes – Group 2 – 2YO Only – 6f – 

Admiral Nelson – Aidan O’Brien won this last year with Arizona & he & Ryan Moore combine again. The Kingman Colt was an impressive winner on debut in a Curragh 5f Maiden, finishing strongly to win by 1 length on June 12th & now steps up in trip…
The DARK HORSE could well be Igotatext from Archie Watson, he won over 6f on debut in a Lingfield  Class 5 Maiden on June 5th by 1 & 1/4 lengths. The Ajaya Colt posted a very fast time that day & i am hoping he can run like that again & out run his BIG odds!

I put up Quadrilateral( 2.25 Coronation Stakes) in the 1,000 Guineas & Pinatubo ( 3.00 St James’ Palace Stakes) for the 2,000 Guineas and I see no reason to change my mind!

That is a wrap folks, no cavier and champagne but Chicken & lager…. 

Thanks for popping by… Thanks to Jamie for a cracking week…. Here’s to next time!

Only bet what you can afford to lose…. If not just watch the top class racing on the TV….

All the Best – Charlie, Rich & Jamie.

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Royal Ascot – Day 4

Welcome to Arseonlineracings Royal Ascot coverage. We have reached Day 4 and we are nearly at the finishing line….

Stradivarius!! WHAT A HORSE!! Absolute legend of the sport. 3 Ascot Gold Cups. A world class stayer by Sea the Stars. Brilliant training performance from John Gosden, ride from Frankie Dettori & Bjorn Nielsen deserves so much credit for keeping him in training & not sending off to the stud farm.

Stradivarius courtesy of Sporting Life

Here is the Arseonlineracing mini league of Royal Ascot – After Day 3

Rich – 9 tips – 3 wins – 2 Places – 4 Unplaced
Charlie – 8 tips – 1 win – 3 Places – 4 Unplaced
Jamie –  8 Tips – 1 win – 3 Places – 4 Unplaced


I think it’s best to keep it short & sweet so here’s Jonny…… I mean Charlie!

The Going at Ascot is – SOFT


Charlie –

1.50 – Albany Stakes Group 3 for Fillies over 6f

Golden Melody -Won on debut at Haydock on the 7th June beating Star Of Emaraaty by 2 and 1/4 lengths over 6f. Looked nice type and quickened up well when asked, will have learned plenty for the win and should be involved here, although this race seems a bit deeper. The biggest threat comes in the shape of the Aidan O’brien trained Mother Earth who was 2nd to Frenetic on debut at Navan on the 10th June.


2.25 Norfolk Stakes Group 2 over 5f

Eye Of Heaven -Won on debut at Newmarket on the 4th June beating Get It by 3/4 of a length over 5f. Being out of Exceed And Excell x Risen Sun, Eye of Heaven has the ability and the breeding to land a big prize further down the line. Biggest danger is The Lir Jet who won on debut at Yarmouth on the 3rd of June beating Steadman by 2 and 3/4 lengths. I fully expect these 2 to be fighting it out at the finish.

Interesting stat The Lir Jets sire won this race in 2016


3.00 Hardwicke Stakes Group 2 over 1m 3f and 211y

Elarqam -Was 2nd on seasonal return to Lord North at Haydock on the 7th June over 1m 2f and 42y. Lord North won here on Wednesday franking the form. Biggest threat is another Aidan O’brien runner Anthony Van Dyck, who was also 2nd on seasonal return at Newmarket, when going down 2 and 1/2 lengths to Ghaiyyath over 1m 4f in a Group 1.





Jamie – 

2:25 – Norfolk Stakes –
Selection: The Lir Jet

As always, the 2yo races at Royal Ascot are hard to figure out. A lot of people will be choosing Eye of Heaven for this race, although I am going to go against him here.
The Oisin Murphy – Qatar Racing axis team up again with the Michael Bell trained The Lir Jet, a son of first season sire Prince of Lir.
He won nicely on debut at Yarmouth on June 3rd by nearly three lengths. It was a nice introduction and he knew his job. There is loads more to come from him and I expect him to at least place. The draw is a negative, but I am quietly confident that he can get over that.

3:00 – Hardwicke Stakes –
Selection: Spanish Mission (E/W) NON RUNNER

I am hoping that the ground dries out a bit for Spanish Mission as I think he is worth an e/w punt in the Hardwicke. David Simcock holds this horse in high regard and he put together a nice campaign in 2019, including beating yesterday’s Gold Cup runner up Nayef Road by four lengths at Newmarket.
A few starts later he captured a nice pot in America in the Jockey Club invitational Derby. Spanish Mission started his 2020 campaign with a below par sixth of nine in a Group Two at Meydan, he was never in it.
However, I am confident he can put that well behind him and figure in the finish here. With his stamina well assured, jockey William Buick could well make use of him. I have a feeling at a big price he can nick a place for his supporters.

3:35 – Commenwealth Cup –
Selection: Pierre Lapin (NAP)

One of the strongest fields in the short history of this 6F Group 1 and there are many in with a good shout. My nap of the week goes to post here in the shape of the unbeaten Pierre Lapin, who comes into the race with a tall reputation.
A half brother to Harry Angel, Pierre Lapin couldn’t have won the Mill Reef at Newbury last year anymore impressively, he strode past them with breath-taking ease. He has
reportedly been working very well at home and with his trainer and jockey Varian and Atzeni in red hot form, all looks set for a big run.
The only question mark is the ground.



Final Word with Rich – 

Nice to get another winner on the board yesterday & I have 2 for you today, one is a reverse forecast!!

3.00 Hardwicke Stakes – Group 2 – 4YO Plus – 1m 4f…

Anthony Van Dyke & Elarqam Reverse Forecast –
Last years Derby winner hasn’t won since that day at Epsom and has placed 3 times in his last 5 runs including 2nd in the Irish Derby & was 3rd in the Breeders Cup Turf. He ran 2nd on season return to Ghaiyyath by 2 & 1/2 lengths over this distance on June 5th in the Coronation Cup at Newmarket, with Stradivarius back in 3rd.

While Elarqam has also had a run and was beaten a short head at Haydock on June 7th in the 1m 2f Brigadier Gerard by Lord North, who won the Prince of Wales’ Stakes on Wednesday & now steps up in trip.

3.35 – Commonwealth Cup – Group 1 – 3YO Only – 6f….

Pierre Lapin – Roger Varian’s 3YO Capella Sansevero Colt was 2 from 2 last season having won by 3 & 1/2 lengths on debut in a Haydock 6f Class 4 Novice Stakes in May before being pitched in to Group 2 company at Newbury in September. He landed the 6f Mill Reef by 1 & 1/2 lengths. Off track for 272 days & one of the Arseonlineracing’s TO FOLLOW HORSES….

That is everything for you folks…. Plenty to read on our website & thanks for popping by….

When the FUN stops, STOP…

All the Best – Charlie, Rich & Jamie

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Royal Ascot – Day 3

Welcome to Arseonlineracing’s Royal Ascot Coverage, we are on to Day 3 & I feel like the voice over guy in the Big Brother house writing this! ( now try not to say it like that in your head!!)
Today is Gold Cup day & Stradivarius is looking to win this trophy for the 3rd year in a row….
Yesterday’s favourite Japan was well beaten in the Prince of Wales’ Stakes but there was some good news for the Aidan O’Brien team with Russian Emperor landing the Hampton Court & only 2 winning favourites from the card taking the final 2 races of the day.

What will day 3 have in store for us? Lets have a look!



The going at Ascot is Good….

Charlie – 

With only 1 winner and 3 second placed finishes from 6 selections so far, I thought I would reduce my selections slightly to try and rectify the situation. So on that note please find my 2 selections for day 3 below.

3.00 – Chesham Stakes Listed over 7f

Modern News – Out of Shamardal and Modern Ideals. Has only raced once on the 7th June this year at Newmarket when beating Noble Dynasty by a neck. Looked a nice prospect for Charlie Appelby and should be involved here at the business end of race. Main danger comes in the shape of the Aidan O’brien trained Battle Ground who is out of War Front and Found,who had already had one race and finished 5th behind winner Lucky Vega at Naas on the 8th June.



4.40 – Sandringham Stakes Handicap for Fillies over 1m

African Dream -Out of Oasis Dream and Alsindi, has raced 3 times beginning with a 3rd placed finish at Chelmsford on the 11th December behind winner Arrriviste. Was then sent to Lingfield on the 11th March and won over 7f and 1y, when beating Ryme Scheme by a neck. Was then sent to Newbury for latest run on the 11th of June this year over 7f and was beaten a nose by Stylistique. She gave that rival 7lbs and was only narrowly beaten, due to go up 16 lbs in the future and could gain compensation here with the biggest dangers coming in the shape of Soffika and Dubai Love.





Jamie – 

1:50 – Wolferton Stakes –
Selection: Fox Tal

Andrew Balding’s horses are flying at the moment and he has a good chance of saddling another big winner in the shape of Fox Tal.
Carrying the colours of King Power Racing, Fox Tal brings some very smart form into this listed contest. The pick of the form would have to be his close fourth behind Magical in the Champion Stakes over course and distance, that was a smashing effort for an inexperienced horse who probably didn’t like the soft going.

Fox Tal ticks a lot of boxes and has a good draw in stall two. Hopefully not too much rain
will fall as he seems to like good ground, although it is possible that he may be versatile ground wise. This is Silvestre De Sousa’s best chance of the week in my opinion.

2:25 – Jersey Stakes –
Selection: Monarch of Egypt

Classic form is put to the test here against some unexposed types. The favourite King Leonidas will go very well I am sure but the one horse that stands out for me is Monarch of Egypt. The son of American Pharoah has a race under his belt this season in the Irish
2000 Guineas, where he was unlucky. Having been held up at the rear he looked to be coming with a strong run on the rail before he got held up by traffic.

When he was switched out the others had flown but he stayed on nicely at the end. A stiff seven furlongs here should play to his strengths, as would a strongly run race. If Monarch of Egypt could recapture the form of his close second to the mighty Siskin in the Phoenix Stakes last August, then he must be in with a great chance. He goes on soft ground too if it does rain a good amount.

3:35 – Ascot Gold Cup –
Selection: Nayef Road (E/W)

It’s a far from vintage Gold Cup field as Stradivarius seeks a third straight win in the staying divisions holy grail. He should have no problems, although if it rains a lot overnight and turns the ground soft, then who knows!

At an each – way price I really like the look of Nayef Road here. The Mark Johnston trained son of Galileo took the Group 3 Sagaro Stakes up at Newcastle 12 days ago, staying on powerfully. I think the step up to 2m 4f here could bring about more
improvement, and we all know how tough the Johnston horses are.
Nayef Road is a quality stayer and was good enough to be placed in the St Leger last year after winning a nice Group 3 at Glorious Goodwood. With Ryan Moore booked he can nick a place here for his




Final Word with Rich – 

Decent enough day with a winner & a decent priced 2nd, shame Japan didn’t do himself justice but I am sure he will be better next time out. 3 again for you today…

2.25 Jersey Stakes – Group 3 – 3YO Only – 7f….

Molathan – Roger Varian’s Night of Thunder Colt had a strong 2019. A neck 2nd to Mums Tipple on debut over 6f in a Class 2 Maiden here last July was followed in August by a step up in trip to 7f in a York Class 2 Maiden, winning by a neck.
He landed the Class 1 Listed 7f Flying Scotsman at Doncaster in September by 1/2 a length from Wichita.
Ran far to keen in the Autumn 1m Group 3 Stakes at Newmarket in October, when some 7 & 3/4 lengths to Military March. Now back down in trip…. Returns after 250 days.
The flying Scotsman form is working out well with Wichita, finishing 2nd in the 2,000 Guineas & Berlin Tango, who was 3rd that day winning a Group 3….

4.10 Britannia Stakes – Class 2 Handicap – 3YO Only – 1m….

Path of Thunder – Night of Thunder Gelding for Charlie Appleby.  Finished a 5 & 1/2 length 3rd to Threat on debut in a Newmarket 5f Class 3 Maiden on May 5th before finishing runner up by a neck when stepping up to 6f at Yarmouth in a Class 3 Novice Stakes on May 22nd.
Stepped up to 7f on July 4th at Haydock to land a Class 4 Novice Stakes by 1 length & made it 2 from2 over 7f on Handicap debut, from an opening mark of 84 on July 26th in a Newmarket Class 4 Handicap. Gelded since. Runs today from 92 & returns after 328 days away….

4.40 Sandringham Stakes(Fillies’) – Class 2 Handicap – 3YO Only – 1m….

Soffika – Sir Michael Stoute’s 3YO Zoffany Filly made a winning debut last June in a Pontefract 6f Class 5 Fillies’ Novice Stakes, winning by 2 & 3/4 lengths under today’s pilot Ryan Moore. She was swiftly dropped in to a  Group 3 contest in August when also making the step up to 7f in the Sweet Solero Stakes(Fillies & Mares’) and finished a good 1 &1/4 lenths runner up, with Dark Lady back in 3rd, who has since won a Salisbury Group 3 & was runner up to Boomer in the Prestige Stakes at Goodwood…
Off for 313 days & has an opening handicap mark of 97….

That is everything for you today folks, big thanks to you all for popping by, we really appreciate your support…
Remember, if you cannot afford to bet, please watch the fantastic coverage on the TV…

All the Best – Charlie, Jamie & Rich

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Royal Ascot – Day Two

Welcome to Arseonlineracing’s coverage of Royal Ascot. Day one yesterday started with Circus Maximus winning the Queen Anne Stakes, with Ryan Moore getting a 2 day ban for excessive use of the whip( 1 extra tap). Frankie got in on the act when landing the Ribblesdale Stakes with Frankly Darling while Battaash landed the Kings Stand at the 3rd attempt….

Hopefully we will have another decent day like yesterday with aa few winners & a few places to boot. Jamie is with us all week and we are definitely social distancing, with Charlie in Glasgow, Jamie in Portrush & Rich on the Isle of Wight. Truth be told we have possibly taken it to extremes!!


Charlie will lead us up, Jamie will take centre stage & Rich the last to load….

The going at Ascot is Good to Soft…

Charlie –

2.25 King George V Stakes over 1m 3y and 211y 

Bright Melody – Is one of my to follow that was published last night and is available to view onsite. Bright Melody is a Dubawi x Lyric Of Light 3YO Gelding

Trained by Charlie Appelby

Has ran twice winning once and placing 3rd in the other. The win came at Chelmsford on the 9th January this year when beating Arabian Moon by 1 and 1/4 lengths over 1m 2f in a Class 5 Novice Stakes. Was sent to Kempton on the 3rd of June to race in a Class 1 Group 3 over 1m 1f and 19y finishing 3rd behind Pyledriver in 2nd and the winner Berlin Tango with only 4 lengths between all 3. Pyledriver won yesterday franking the form. Bright Melody Steps up in trip for todays race and should be in the mix, sports first time cheekpieces and that should help settle him down to concentrate on the job in hand.


3.00 Prince Of Wales Stakes Group1 over 1m 1f and 212y

Addeyebb – Was one I followed closely last year and has won 4 times and placed 2nd twice in last 6 starts including winning 2 group 1 races in Australia. Won here on the 18th June last year, when landing the Class 1 Listed Wolverton Stakes over 1m 1f and 212y beating Magic Wand by 2 and 1/2 lengths. Next race was the Group 2 York Stakes on the 27th July when finishing a 3 and 1/4 length 2nd to Elarqam over 1m 2f and 56y. A trip to Haydock was next destination for Addeyebb in the Group 3 Rose of Lancaster Stakes over 1m 2f and 100y, Addeyebb won by beating Pondus by 2 and 1/4 lengths. Returned to Ascot on the 19th October in the Group 1 Qipco Champion Stakes over 1m 2f. Addeyebb finished 3/4 of a length behind the Aidan O’brien trained Magical. Was then sent out to Australia for next 2 races, beginning with a trip to Rosehill on the 21st March this year to run in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes over 1m 2f. Addeyebb won beating Verry Elleegant by 1/2 length. On the 11th April this year Addeyebb was sent to Randwick where he locked horns with Verry Elleegant again in the Group 1 Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes and beat him by 2 and 3/4 lengths this time. Addeyebb is in great form and if repeating what he’s shown so far could easily go in again with biggest danger coming in the shape of the Aidan O’brien trained Japan.


4.10 Windsor Castle Stakes Class 1 Listed over 5f

Mighty Ghurka -Was one I left off from my to follow list is a Sepoy x Royal Debt colt. Won on debut at Lingfield on the 5th June in convincing fashion beating Hot Scoop by 7 and 1/2 lengths over 6f and 1y. Although this race is a bit deeper the drop in distance shouldn’t be an issue as Archie Watson has his string in good shape and has an operating strike rate of 32% in last fortnight.



Jamie – 

1:15 – Silver Royal Hunt Cup –
Selection: Brian Epstein (e/w)
One of the trickiest handicaps of the week as the consolation race for the Royal Hunt Cup takes place for the first time. There are many in here with solid each – way chances, one horse that caught my eye is the Richard Hannon trained Brian Epstein.
The Son of Dark Angel started his season well when second to a nice horse at Haydock on
the 9th of June. Considering that was his first run in just over a year, it was a great effort. If he improves a good deal from that then he looks to be right in the mix here. So, at an each – way price, Brian Epstein is very tempting. I suspect he will be ridden cold and
produced late by Pat Dobbs.

1:50 – Hampton Court Stakes –
Selection: Juan Elcano (NAP)
It looks to be an open looking Hampton Court this with unexposed horses meeting horses who have classic or classic trials form. Juan Elcano, fifth in the 2000 Guineas brings much the best form to the table.
That was a good run for such an inexperienced horse. His trainer Kevin Ryan believes that he is more of a ten-furlong horse. He must have an obvious chance and represents a bit of value against the market leaders considering his run in the Guineas.

3:00 – Prince of Wales’ Stakes –
Selection: Japan
A little belter of a race as Japan looks to become a dual Royal Ascot winner. It won’t be easy for the Ballydoyle star as he faces the likes of Addeybb, Headman and Barney Roy on his seasonal bow. However, we know he is very classy and brings the best form into the race having beaten the likes of Crystal Ocean last summer.
I believe he is the type to improve from three to four, as most Galileo’s do. Japan is the obvious selection here and if he is race fit then he will take a lot of beating, especially as Aidan O’Brien’s horses are running very well. He has winning form on good to soft ground, although I am still hoping the rain stays away. Big chance.



Final Word with Rich – 

Nice to get a winner on Day One & with Liberty Beach finishing 3rd in the Kings Stand it wasn’t a bad day all round. 3 More for today….

1.15 Silver Royal Hunt Cup – 3YO Plus – 1m….

Salayel – Brought over to Roger Varian from the UAE last year & finished runner up twice in 4 UK starts to date. Finished a 2 length 2nd to She Got You at this course over 1m in a Class 2 Handicap on September 7th before finishing 2nd again, this time by 6 lengths in a 1m Class 3 Handicap on September 21st to Nazeef, who has since won a Kempton(AW) Listed race & yesterday landed the Fillies’ Group 2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes here…..

1.50 Hampton Court Stakes – Group 3 – 3YO Only – 1m 2f…

Russian Emperor – The Aidan O’Brien trained 3YO Galileo put his 2 length 3rd in a 7f Maiden to Iberia at the Curragh last year to bed when landing a Naas Maiden by a short head in March on testing round. Finished a 1/2 length 2nd to stable companion Cormorant on June 9th in the 1m 2f Group 3 Derrinstown Derby Trial at Leopardstown.

3.00 Prince of Wales’ Stakes – Group 1 – 4YO Plus – 1m 2f…

Japan – The Arc 4th starts this season’s campaign with the Arc again the likely target.
The 4 YO Aidan O’Brien Galileo colt had a fantastic season in 2019, landing the King Edward VII Group 2 Stakes by 4 & 1/2 lengths from Bangkok at this course last June before taking the 1m 4f Group 1 Grand De Paris Stakes at Longchamp in July from Slalom and then in the tightest of finishes beat Crystal Ocean at York in the 1m 2f Group 1 International Stakes before ending the season a 4 length 4th to Waldgeist in October.

Japan is Joint Top Rated 122 with Addeybb, who landed the Group 2 1m 2f Ranvet Stakes in March & the 1m 2f Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes in April. Finished last season a 3/4 length 2nd to Magical in the Champion Stakes, 1m 2f Group 1 here last October.

Of the rest I am hoping that Barney Roy will give a good account of himself as when last seen in the UK finished a disappointing 5 length 8th to Lord Glitters in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes, 1m 2f here in June 2019. Made a comeback in Meydan when landing 2 1m 1f Group races. The Group 2 AL Rashidiya in January & the Group 1 Jabba Hatta in March.  He is back from the breeding barn & i’m hoping he will give Japan a run for his Prize Money….

We hope you find these thoughts of use & help in some small way. Remember if you cannot afford to bet, please just watch the fantastic coverage on Sky Racing & ITV1…
Our Arseonlineracing Flat Edition Horse to Follow list is now available on our site, so please fill your boots!

All the Best – Charlie, Jamie & Rich

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Royal Ascot – Day One

Hello & Welcome today One of ArseonlineRacing’s Royal Ascot coverage.
This has been a tough year for all of us & we will try to lighten the mood & the load with our Blogs over the next 5 days, how many? 5 yes 5!

Alongside Charlie & Rich this year, we are delighted to welcome back Jamie, Aka @Glen_Colt from Twitter. Jamie has been helping out at all the Major race meetings and delivered fantastic selections for the Curragh meeting at the back end of last summer as well as joining us for the now infamous Cheltenham Festival, before we were all lockdown, in fact some of us still are, isn’t that right Charlie!!


Charlie will kick us off today, with Jamie the meat in the sandwich with Rich having the final word….

The going at Ascot is Good, good to soft in Places….

Charlie –

1.50 Queen Anne Stakes Group1 over 1m

Terebellum – Is one of my horses to follow being out of Sea The Stars and Maravda. Won at Newmarket on the 6th June this year taking her tally to 3 wins from 5 starts. That victory at Newmarket was over 1m 2f today’s race is over 1m and that shouldn’t be a problem. John Gosden has a 31% strike rate in last 14 days and jock Frankie Dettori has a 39% strike rate for same period.


4.10 Duke of Cambridge Stakes Group 2 over 1m for Fillies and Mares

Nazeef – Out of Invincible Spirit and Handassa, has ran 5 times winning 4 times and placing 3rd once. That 3rd place came on debut at Newmarket on the 8th June 2019 over 7f. Returned to Newmarket on the 27th June and won over 7f beating Ghayloon by 1 and 1/4 lengths. Chelmsford was next destination on the 4th September 2019 when winning again over 1m, beating Qatar Queen by 2 and 3/4 lengths. Was sent back to Newmarket for next race over 1m on the 21st September and won again beating Salayel by 6 lengths. Most recent was a victory at Kempton on the 3rd of June when beating Billesdon Brook by 3/4 of a length. If repeating form shown so far should be involved here with biggest dangers coming in the shape of Miss O’connor who has won all 4 starts and Jubiloso who was 3rd in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes here last year.


4.40 Ascot Stakes Class 2 Handicap over 2m 3f and 210y

Verdana Blue – Normally seen running over 2m over hurdles for Nicky Henderson, although has had a run here previously when finishing 4th in a Group 3 last May. Has won previously after a break and although hasn’t ran since finishing 4th at Kempton on the 26th December last year in the Christmas Hurdle won by stable companion Epatante. Verdana Blue is a horse I can’t leave out as Nicky Henderson is capable of winning over both codes.


Jamie –

1:15 – Buckingham Palace Handicap –
Selection: Mutamaasik
A new race to kick off a Royal Ascot unlike any other. It’s a tough one to solve for the punters. It may be worth taking a chance on Roger Varian’s gelding Mutamaasik who has registered 4 wins from 5 racesso far in his career.
He is unexposed and with more improvement likely to come he should be in the mix, Varian is a master at steadily bringing along older horses. The only question mark I can see is whether he will enjoy the cut and thrust of such a big field handicap, if he does, then he should be bang there.

3:35 – King’s Stand Stakes –
 Selection: Battaash
Perhaps not the strongest King’s Stand for quite a few years and with no Blue Point in opposition, the door is left wide open for Battaash to make it third time lucky in this Group 1 over 5F.
He has been second in this very contest twice to Godolphin’s mighty sprinter in 2018 & 2019. He is going straight in without a prep run this year but that doesn’t bother me, if he can replicate his run here from last year then that should be good enough to take this, it is easily the best form in the race.
Hopefully the rain will stay away and the bat-mobile can put on a great show! The banker of day 1 for me.

4:10 – Duke of Cambridge Stakes –
Selection: Jubiloso (NAP)
A field of 11 go to post for this Group 2 prize. Many of the runners seem to have either questions to answer or scope to improve. One of them is my nap of day one, Jubiloso. The daughter of Shamardal started off last season in red hot form, winning her first two starts very easily and creating a nice impression.
Sir Michael Stoute rolled the dice and ran her in the Coronation Stakes, she finished a good third that day. Then the wheels fell off a bit as she was desperately unlucky at Goodwood and was well beaten at Sandown in a G3. We haven’t seen Jubiloso since then. If she can bring her Coronation form to the table in this race, then she should be in with a great chance.
I think we will see a bigger and better Mare this year, Sir Michael with his record at Royal Ascot to show, knows what he is doing.




Final Word with Rich –

I have 3 for you today, so lets get cracking……

1.15 Queen Anne Stakes – Group 1 4YO Plus – 1m…..

Circus Maximus – Aidan O’Brien is flying at the moment & you know his horses will give their all & this 4YO Galileo colt is no different and the team have a great chance to get a winner on the board early on day one.
Last seen back in November at the Breeders Cup in Santa Anita, when finishing a 2 & 3/4 length 4th to Uni in the BC Mile having landed the Prix Du Moulin De Longchamp in September.
Finished 4 & 3/4 lengths over 1m 2f to Japan in the International Group 1 Stakes at York in August and was second to Too Darn Hot at Goodwood in the1m Group 1 Qatar Stakes in July.
Winner of last years Group 1 1m St James’ Palace Stakes at this meeting on the back of finishing 6th in the Derby at Epsom….

2.25  Ribbleesdale Stakes – Fillies’ Group 2 – 3YO Only – 1m 4f….

Miss Yoda – The Sea the Stars 3YO Filly is fresh from her 1 & 1/4 length victory at Lingfield on June 5th, when landing the Oaks Trail Listed race over 1m 3f 133yds.
She finished last season as Runner Up to Max Vega in the 1m 2f Group 3 Zetland Stakes at Newmarket back in October having gone into the race 2 wins from 2 starts having stepped up from Class 4 Novice company to Group level. My only concern is the gap between runs but that is the same for Frankly Darling, who ran on June 1st winning a Class 5 1m 2f Maiden at Newcastle on the All Weather by 5 lengths.
I will take my chance on MISS YODA

3.35 – Kings Stand – Group 1 3YO Plus – 5f….

Liberty Beach – Another who has already run this season, the 3YO Cable Bay Filly landed the Class 1 Listed 6f Cecil Frail Stakes at Haydock on June 7th. Finished last season a 3/4’s of a length runner up to Living In The Past in the Group 2 Lowther Stakes over 6f having won the Group 3 Molcomb Stakes at Goodwood in late July. Has 5 wins & 1 place from 7 starts.
The obvious danger is Battaash, who has finished 2nd in this race the last 2 years to Blue Point & has won first time out for the last 3 seasons. Ended last season well down the field in the L’Abbaye at Longchamp, having not travelled a yard on the very soft ground & faces the winner that day today Glass Slippers, who won by 3 lengths from So Perfect.
IF Battaash doesn’t fire then it will be an open race & LIBERTY BEACH has a great chance….

That is all from Day One of Royal Ascot & keep your eyes peeled at 7pm TONIGHT for a new ArseonlineRacing Article….
Big Thanks to  Paul Rhodes for his Exclusive Ballydoyle 4 to Follow….

All the Best from – Charlie, Jamie & Rich

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Guineas Weekend – Part 2

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What a start for the Guineas weekend with Pinatubo finishing 3rd to Kameko, who was flagged up in our recent Rising Stars Interview Gaia Boni. Rich provided the blog with a winning start when Far Above landed the Palace House Stakes, Magic Lilly finished 3rd as did Waldkonig.
Charlie’s tracker Global Warning was unplaced while Qasar finished 3rd….


Today is a new day & we go again…. Charlie leads the way & Rich will have the Final Word….

Charlie –

Newmarket –

2.25 – Good Birthday -Won the William Hill silver cup handicap at Beverley by beating Desert Icon by 1/2 length in August last year, finished 3rd here in the Cambridgeshire handicap in September behind Lord North and Beringer. Is a major player in this race as that form is the best on show here although Oisin Murphy will need to be on top of his game as Ryan Moore will fancy his chances on board Davydenko who won 4 Times from 5 starts in 2019.


3.00 – Tiempo Vuela -Has 1 win so far in the lancastrian suite fillies novice Stakes at Newcastle on the 9th October 2019 but has some interest considering the breeding being out of Lope De Vega and Tempest Fugit. Dettori takes the reigns for the inform John Gosden who looks to have his string in top shape so far. Main danger comes in the shape of Trefoil who is partnered with Harry Bentley.


3.35 – Millisle -Won 3 times and placed 2nd in the other 2 races it took part in last year. The wins came at Bellewstown, The Curragh and Newmarket with the 2nd places coming at Down Royal and Salisbury. Main dangers come in the shape of Quadrilateral who has won last 3 starts of 2019 and Love who has won 3 of the last 5 starts in 2019. My preference is for Millisle who is the Mount of Oisin Murphy who won the 2,000 Guineas yesterday.


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



Final Word with Rich – 

A good start but not the day we had all hoped. All horses will come on for the run & am I will not lose faith with them. Haydock & Newmarket for you today….

Haydock – Good to Soft

2.05 – Pinnacle Stakes – Group 3 – 1m 3f 110yds….

Fanny Logan –  The Sea the Stars 4YO Filly steps up in trip today, having won 3 times in Listed company & winning a Group 3 all over 1m 2f last season, with the Listed wins coming at York, Salisbury & Yarmouth before taking the Group 3 Pride Stakes at Newmarket in October.
Finished the season at Santa Anita, when finishing a 3 & 1/4 length 4th to Ididessa in the Breeders Cup Filly & Mares’ Turf race. Ran once previously over 1m 4f finishing 9th of 14 to Star Catcher in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes(Fillies) at Royal Ascot…

2.40 Brigadier Gerard Stakes – Group 3 – 1m 2f 42yds….

Elarqam – The 5YO Frankel horse won 3 times over this distance last season. Landing a Goodwood Listed race in May, Sandown Listed in July having finished a 2 & 1/2 length 3rd to Addeybb a Ascot Listed Stakes.
Reversed the form with Addeybb in the Group 2 York Stakes in late July before finishing 3rd to Japan in the International Stakes(Group 1) again at York in August.
Dissapointed on his final start of 2019 when finishing a below par 7th of 8 behind Magical at the Curragh in the Irish Champion Stakes in September…

Newmarket – Good to Firm

1.15 – Maiden – Class 5 – 2YO Only – 6f…

Nobel Dynasty – Dubawi Colt, who cost a cool 3.6 Million Guineas. A half brother to Barney Roy & Trained by Charlie Appleby. Makes racecourse debut. ONE TO WATCH

1.50 – Buckhounds Stakes – Listed – 1m 4f…

Ghost Watch – The Dubawi gelding has been off the track since October 2018, some 611 days having finished the 2018 season winning a 1m 6f Ascot Listed race by 1/2 a length from Mekong after being gelded.
Moved through the handicap system winning a Class 5, 1m 4f Maiden at Wolverhampton, a Class 4, 1m 6f Handicap at Sandown & a Class 2 1m 6f York Handicap. Finished a 2 length runner up to Frist Eleven at Ascot in a Class 2, 1m 4f Handicap prior to the Ascot win when last seen. Defiantly interesting….

3.35 1000 Guineas Stakes – Fillies’ Group 1 – 3YO Only – 1m 

Quadrilateral – The 3YO Frankel filly finished her 2YO campaign with 3 wins from 3 starts. She started at Newbury last August with a neck victory in a Class 4, 7f Maiden before landing a 7f Class 2 Conditions Stakes in September, at Newbury by 9 lengths. She finished the season in October when stepping up to Group 1 company to land the Fillies’ Mile by a head. Up in trip today & runs with a first time tongue tie…

A possible danger could come from the Irish raider Millisle – The Starspangledbanner filly won 3 times from 5 starts last season. Starting off with a Bellowstown 5f Maiden, before landing a Curragh 5f Listed race and finishing the season stepping up to 6f to take the Cheveley Park Group 1 Stakes here in September & now takes a BIG step up in trip!

Thanks for popping by & we hope we have been helpful in your quest for finding winners…. Please remember if you cannot afford to bet, just watch the fantastic action on the TV..

All the best – Charlie & Rich

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Guineas Weekend – Part 1

Hello and welcome back to ArseonlineRacing. This is an independent racing website with NO affiliate links and we are 100% independent. The website is curated by 2 racing enthusiasts, who like you guys are very grateful for the return of racing.
Charlie hails from Glasgow while Rich is from the Isle of Wight, yes that one! And despite being miles apart we are very much united by the sport of kings……

Newmarket 18/04/06
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We would like to pay testament to all the KEY WORKERS, who have worked through the pandemic keeping us all safe, looking after our loved ones and supplied with food, we are forever grateful to you all. THANK YOU.

We would also like to thank those who contributed to our Covid19 Interviews during the racing shut down, it was very much appreciated.

What do we have for you today in our first blog post since May 10th and the first with Charlie since Gold Cup day at Chletenham, well Rich will have the Final Word, see nothing has changed…. While Charlie will lead up as usual….


Charlie – As there has been no racing for a while and only just started back behind closed doors, the normal process of checking recent form is a bit of a shot in the dark. I looked through the cards and although the races look decent on paper, but with lack of race fitness and having to take things at face value makes the races even more of a minefield. This would under normal circumstances be a no bet day, but I do have to wet my feet in the water at some point, so I have decided to have a go on my 2 Trackers and see how it goes until there is more of an idea of how races should play out. Anyway enough of my rambling let’s get things underway.


Newcastle – 1.30 – Global Warning – Has raced 7 times winning 1 and placing 3 times. The victory came here over course and distance on the 19th April 2019 beating Chosen World by 3 and 1/4 lengths with Chaplin Bay another length behind in 3rd. Was disappointing in next 3 races at Newmarket and Kempton. Hasn’t ran since 10th July 2019 at Kempton when finishing 7th of 8 runners. Has been gelded since then and although is without a recent run could easily get involved if the gelding op helps settle him down.


Newmarket – 4.45 – Qaysar – Won 4 of last 6 runs in 2019, the first of those wins came at Newbury on the 6th of August when beating Wafy by 4 and 1/2 lengths. Was then sent to Newmarket on the 10th of August and won again beating Ibraz by a neck. A trip to York was next port of call on the 22nd August and Qaysar finished 6th behind winner What’s The Story. Next race was at Haydock on the 5th September when Qaysar won again beating Dubai Dominion by a neck. Went to Doncaster on the 14th September and won again beating Bayroot by a head. Most recent race was at Ascot on the 5th October last year when Qaysar finished 8th behind winner Kynren. Although has not had a recent run Qaysar was in fairly decent form last year and if race ready could easily get involved although is considerably higher in rating now.

As always please keep stake small so it doesn’t hurt your pocket, if you don’t want to play along just enjoy the races on Itv. I will now hand you back over to Rich for the Final Word.


Final Word with Rich –

I would like to echo the words of thanks to everyone, who has been working during the pandemic & those who found time to talk to us… A big weekend!

1.50 Palace House Stakes – Group 3 – 5f….

Far Ahead – Drops back to the minimum trip having been running over 6 & 7f last season. A debut win at this course over 7f on race course debut by a head from Franz Kafta in a Class 4 Maiden last April before finishing a 3 length 3rd to Jash in the Class 1 Listed King Charles III stakes a month later.
Dropped back to 6f at Windsor in June to land a Class 5 Novice Stakes by 5 lengths before heading to Deauville to finishing the season in winning form, when taking the Kistena Listed Stakes by a head from Duhail. Off since.

2.25 – Dahila Stakes – Group 2 – 1m 2f….

Magic Lilly – A winner on race course debut here back in September 2017 when landing a 1m Class 4 Novice Stakes by 8 lengths before placing 3rd to Laurens in the Fillies’ Mile that October by 3/4’s of a length.
was off the track for 721 days and returned at Saint Cloud when stepping up in trip to 1m 2f in the Class 1 Listed Prix Dahlia, when finishing a 3/4’s of a length 2nd. Linfield’s AW surface didn’t agree with her when a 4 & 1/2 lengths 6th of 14 in the Fillies’ Listed Stakes a month later.
A winter in Meydan followed and she returned a short head winner in the Group 2 1m 1f Cape Verdi in January before notching another Group 2, the Balanchine Stakes, 1m 1f by 1 & 1/4 lengths in February and ended the stay in Meydan finishing a 1 & 3/4 length runner up to stable mate Barney Roy in the 1m 1f Group 1 Jebel Hatta. Not raced for 91 days which is less than the rest of the field with time ranging from 162 to 244 days off track. Hopefully will still be fitter than the rest….

3.00 – Newmarket Stakes – Listed – 1m 2f….

Waldkonig – Half brother to Arc winner Waldgeist, through the Dam, Walderche. Unlike Waldgeist, who is sired by Galileo, he is sired by Kingman.
Ran out an impressive 9 length winner on race course debut at Wolverhampton on the All weather over 1m 110ydsin a Class 5 Novice Stakes back in November. Very Interesting…. ONE FOR THE NOTEBOOK

3.35 – 2000 Guineas Stakes – Group 1 – 3YO – 1m

Pinatubo – The Shamardal colt was unbeaten in 7 2YO starts in 2019 & made his race course debut just over a year ago on May 10th in a Class 4 6f Novice Stakes at Wolverhampton beating Platinum Star by 3/4’s of a length.
May 31st saw a 1 & 1/2 length over Oh Purple Reign at Epsom in a Class 2 6f Conditions Stakes. Lope Y Fernandez was put away at Ascot, when Pinatubo stepped up in trip to 7f in the Listed Chesham Stakes by 3 & 1/4 lengths before making it 4 from 4 at Glorious Goodwood with a 5 length win in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes on July 30th from Positive.

A step up to Group 1 company was next and a trip to the Curragh in the Vincent O’Brien National Stakes and literally blew the field away with his nearest rival Armory, some 9 lengths behind in second on September 15th.
The 7th & final win of his 2YO season came on Champions day at Ascot in the Dewhurst Stakes, the round was a lot softer than his previous wins due to the rain around & it looked hard work. Only taking the lead in the final furlong to beat Arizona by 2 lengths.

Returns with a rating of 128 and meets Arizona again. Of the rest the Kamenko, rated 118 was the winner of the Group 3 Futurity Stakes on the All Weather at Newcastle by 3 & 3/4 lengths back in November…
Will Pinatubo be better at 3YO? ALL EYES ON THIS RACE!

Remember folks, if you can’t afford to bet just watch the coverage on ITV….

Good Luck – Charlie & Rich

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