Overturn cut for Arkle Trophy

  • Last Updated: February 3 2013, 14:59 GMT

Overturn was cut for the Arkle after winning at Musselburgh on Sunday but Sizing Europe's win in Ireland had little impact on the markets.

Overturn: Cut for the Arkle after winning at Musselburgh
Overturn: Cut for the Arkle after winning at Musselburgh

The former made all to take his record over fences to three from three and he's now a general 4/1 second-favourite behind Simonsig, although Stan James make him a 3/1 chance.

Viva Colonia was also cut for the same contest after he won the second race on Musselburgh's card although at a general 66/1, he remains among the lesser-fancied entries.

Over in Ireland, Sizing Europe made all to land the Tied Cottage Chase at 1/8 but it was a performance no more than workmanlike on desperate ground.

Andrew Lynch's mount briefly looked vulnerable as Foildubh closed to within a couple of lengths turning for home, but class told as Sizing Europe strode clear to win going away.

Still, his victory told us nothing new and he remains the same price for all three possible Cheltenham targets. That means a general 7/1 for the Queen Mother Champion Chase, 10/1 for the Ryanair and 50s for the Betfred Gold Cup.

Sky Bet's Racing PR Manager Michael Shinners said: "We obviously didn't learn a great deal today but with Sprinter Sacre looking so good this season, the Ryanair could be the more winnable race for Sizing Europe."

Earlier on the card, Mozoltov battled on gamely to fend off favourite Don Cossack and win the Grade Two Racing UK Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle and both the first two home are now 20/1 for the Neptune Novices' Hurdle.

Mozoltov was also trimmed to 25/1 for the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle, while Superior Quality is now a 33/1 chance for the same race after he landed Musselburgh's trial.

The John Smith's Scottish Triumph Hurdle Trial went the way of Sametegal for Paul Nicholls and he's no bigger than 20/1 to win the Triumph Hurdle as a result.