Welcome to Arseonlineracing. This website is 100%indpendent & 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 quick recap of yesterday’s thoughts from the final day of York’s Ebor Festival before we get stuck into the fine Group racing we have on a fantastic Sunday afternoon….
Charlie -Zabeel Prince 4th, Ben Macdui 5th, Maydanny unplaced.
Jamie – Midnights Legacy (unplaced) Verdana Blue (3rd) Politics (Unplaced)
Chris – Dark Vision (Unplaced) & One Master (2nd)
Rich – Tawkeel (Winner) Dark Vision (Unplaced) & One Master (2nd)
We have covered Sandown & Deauville for you today, with no less than 6 Group races!!
3.05 Betway Atalanta Stakes (Group 3) for Fillies and Mares over 1m
This race looks as though its between Quadrilateral and Billesdon Brook on paper so we will start with looking at those 2. Quadrilateral out of Frankel and Nimble Thimble, has had 5 career starts winning 3 times and placing 3rd twice. Won on debut at Newbury on the 16th August 2019 when beating Mambo Nights by a neck with Ottoman Court a further 3 and 1/2 lengths adrift in 3rd. Won again on next start at Newbury on the 20th September, when beating Kalsara by 9 lengths with Melinkova a further short head behind in 3rd over 7f in a Class 2. The bet365 Fillies Group 1 at Newmarket was next port of call on the 11th October and Quadrilateral won again, beating Powerful Breeze by a head with Love a further length and 1/2 adrift in 3rd. A return to Newmarket to race in the 1,000 guineas was next for Quadrilateral on the 7th June this year, Quadrilateral finished 3rd behind winner Love with Cloak Of Spirits 4 and 1/4 lengths behind in 2nd with Quadrilateral a head behind in 3rd. The Coronation Stakes at Ascot was next on the agenda for Quadrilateral and again finished 3rd, behind winner Alpine Star with Sharing beaten 4 and 1/4 lengths in 2nd.
Billesdon Brook out of Champs Elysees and Coplow, has had 24 career starts winning 7 times and placing 9 times. The wins have came at Kempton, Goodwood, Newmarket and Chelmsford. Although last win came at Newmarket on the 5th October last year. Billesdon Brook has had 4 starts in 2020 and finished 2nd in 3 of those, beginning with a 3/4 of length defeat at the hands of Nazeef at Kempton on the 3rd June. Was then sent to Ascot to race in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes and finished a well beaten 9th. Was then sent to Chelmsford to race in the Class 1 listed Queen Charlotte Stakes and was beaten 6 lengths by Miss Celestial. Most recently was sent back to Newmarket to race in the Tattershall Falmouth Stakes and was beaten a neck by Nazeef. I feel Quadrilateral will take all the beating in this race and Billesdon Brook will push all the way but again may be second best in a very hot contest.
3.40 Betway Solario Stakes (Group 3) over 7f
Dubai Fountain out of Teofilo and Nafura has had 4 career starts so far Winning twice and placing 2nd twice. The wins have came at Doncaster and Haydock with the 2nd places coming at Sandown and Newmarket. Won on debut at Doncaster on the 14th June when beating She Do by 1 length and Steely Dawn a further 9 and 1/2 lengths adrift in 3rd. Haydock was next race for Dubai Fountain and won again, beating Amasova by 8 and 1/2 lengths with Galah a further 1 and 1/4 lengths behind in 3rd. Was sent to Sandown for next race in a Class 1 Listed race and was beaten 1 length by Fev Rover with Setarhe a head behind in 3rd. Was sent to Newmarket for latest race in the Group 3 Solera Stakes on the 8th August and was beaten into 2nd again, by Star Of Emaraaty who won by 1 and 1/4 lengths with Seattle Rock a neck behind Dubai Fountain in 3rd. If repeating that kind of form today that should be enough to claim another win.
Deauville with Rich –
There are many British raiders headed to France today & the fact that Frankie Dettori stayed over for a week, missing York as a result means he must have some rides today…. I have covered ALL 4 Group races for you….
The going in Deauville is Heavy…
1.35 Prix Morny – Group 1 – 2yo Only – 6f….
Tactical – Toronado x Mast Fast colt.
2 wins from 3 starts following his debut 3rd over 5f in a Newmarket Novice Stakes on June 3rd. Stepped up in class to Listed company for his second start on June 17th at Ascot, when winning the 5f Windsor Castle Stakes by 1 & 1/4 lengths.
Stepped up to 6f at Newmarket in the Group 2 July Stakes, again beating Yazaman. Today he has P.C Boudot on board, who is becoming the master of French racing…..
Carin Gorm – Bated Breath x In Your Time colt.
Unbeaten 3 from 3 this season & landed the Group 3 C&D Prix De Cabourg on August 2nd….
Campanelle – Kodiac x Janina filly.
Receives 3Lb filly allowance. Winner on debut in a 5f Gulfstream Maiden on May 31st before travelling to Europe, Landed the 5f Queen Mary Group 2 at Ascot on June 20th by 3/4’s of a length… Up in trip & Frankie Dettori rides for Wesley Ward.
2.50 Prix Jean Romanet – Group 1 – 4yo Plus – 1m 2f….
Nazeef – Invincible Spirit x Handassa 4yo filly.
3 wins from 4 starts in 2020. Returned on June 3rd at Kempton(AW) to land the 1m Listed Snow Drops Stakes before landing the 1m Group 2Duke of Cambridge Fillies’ Stakes on June 16th.
Made it 3 at Newmarket in the 1m Fillies’ Group 1 Falmouth Stakes by a neck on July 10th. Stepped up in trip to 1m 2f on July 30th in the Fillies’ Group 1 Nassau Stakes at Goodwood, finishing a 3 length 3rd to Fancy Blue.
Dettori rides for John Gosden.
3.25 Prix Kengorlay – Group 2 – 3yo Plus – 1m 7f….
Call the Wind – Frankel x In Clover 6yo Gelding.
Finished runner up in this race last year by 3/4’s of a length to Marmelo before finishing 2nd to Technician in the Prix Royal Oak in October at Longchamp.
Won in Riyahd from Mekong in February before starting this term with a C&D win the Group 3 Prix De Barberville (1m 7f) before finishing 2nd to San Hubourto in the Group 2 Prix Vicomtesse Vigier by 3/4’s of a length at Chantilly on July 14th…
Red Verdon – Lemon Drop Kid x Porto Marmay 7yo horse.
2 from 2 since returning in June at Doncaster when winning a Class 1 Listed 1m 6f 115yd contest before landing the Group 2 Prix Maurice De Nieull at Longchamp on July 14th (1m 6f) from Called to the Bar by 1 & 1/4 lengths with Frankie Dettori on board, who retains the ride.
We also have San Huberto, who beat Call the Wind & was 3rd to Red Verdon with et Shirty, who was 3rd to San Huberto in the Group 2 & won a C&D Listed race on August 1st…
4.00 Prix De Pomone – Group 2 – 3yo Plus – 1m 4f 94yds…
Palomba – Lope De Vega x Australienne 4yo filly.
Decisive winner of a C&D Listed race on final start of 2019 by 8 lengths.
Made season return by stepping up in class to Group 1 company on JUne 14th in the Prix Ganay ( 1m 2f 96yds), when finhing 4th to Sottsass by 3 & 1/2 lengths, with runner up, Way to Paris landing the Group 1 Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud on June 28th.
That is everything for you today folks, 5 days of blogs covering York & now Sandown & Deauville…. Thanks for popping by & for your support..
Remember to keep stakes small or just watch the fantastic racing on TV…
Good Luck – Charlie & Rich