Irish Independent Arkle Challenge Trophy 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 1, 17 runners)
  • Winner £96,917
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 0.90s
  • Off time: 14:06:41

Full Result

14:05 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 7 Forpadydeplasterer (IRE) T Cooper 7 11-7 B J Geraghty 8/1
SP 8/1 Always prominent, hit 4th,led 7th to 8th, led when hit 3 out, driven flat, just held on £10000-£1000(x2) £5000-£500 £24000-£3000
2nd s.h 12 Kalahari King (FR) Ferdy Murphy 8 11-7 G Lee 8/1
SP 8/1 Held up towards rear, mistake 9th, travelling well after 3 out, headway and switched right after 2 out, chased winner soon after last, ran on well, not quite get there opened 11/1 £22000-£2000 £20000-£2000 £5000-£500
3rd 5 16 Planet of Sound P J Hobbs 7 11-7 R Johnson 10/1
SP 10/1 Held up towards rear, mistake 1st, not fluent 7th, mistake 8th and pushed along, headway approaching 2 out, not pace of front 2 final 100 yards £10000-£1000
4th 13 Made In Taipan (IRE) T Mullins 7 11-7 D N Russell 20/1
SP 20/1 Led to 7th, led 8th, hit 9th, headed 3 out, still every chance approaching last, faded flat
5th 17 Tartak (FR) T R George 6 11-7 P J Brennan 10/1
SP 10/1 Mid-division, raced keenly, not fluent 1st, headway when squeezed out after 8th, 3rd after 2 out, hit last, not much room on landing, faded flat opened 11/1 £22000-£2000 £11000-£1000
6th nse 8 Gauvain (GER) C J Mann 7 11-7 p N Fehily 33/1
SP 33/1 In rear, mistake 1st, not fluent 2nd, squeezed along from 4 out, headway after 2 out, kept on flat, never troubled leaders
7th 1 5 Cornas (NZ) Nick Williams 7 11-7 D A Jacob 33/1
SP 33/1 Mid-division, hampered 3rd, headway on outer approaching 3 out, close 3rd and going well when stumbled 2 out, ridden before last, weakened flat
8th nk 10 I'msingingtheblues (IRE) P F Nicholls 7 11-7 Christian Williams 9/1
SP 9/1 In touch, not fluent 4th, handy next, one pace and beaten before last opened 8/1 £18000-£2000 £10000-£1100 £9000-£1000
9th 6 Follow The Plan (IRE) O McKiernan 6 11-7 J Cullen 16/1
SP 16/1 Tracked leaders, hampered on bend before 4th, mistake 3 out, driven when stumbled 2 out, weakened approaching last
10th 10 2 Calgary Bay (IRE) Miss H C Knight 6 11-7 A P McCoy 15/2
SP 15/2 Mid-division, hit 8th, still going well before 3 out, no real headway, eased from 2 out opened 7/1 touched 8/1 £4000-£500
11th 9 15 Panjo Bere (FR) G L Moore 6 11-7 p1 J E Moore 40/1
SP 40/1 In touch, hampered 3rd, ridden 9th, weakened approaching 3 out opened 33/1
12th 1 4 Cool Operator J Howard Johnson 6 11-7 D F O'Regan 125/1
SP 125/1 Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, well behind when mistake 3 out opened 100/1
13th 1 3 Cheating Chance (IRE) Andrew Turnell 8 11-7 M D Grant 150/1
SP 150/1 Held up in rear, mistake and reminders 7th, well behind 3 out
14th 9 Golden Silver (FR) W P Mullins 7 11-7 P Townend 14/1
SP 14/1 Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, every chance 3 out, weakened under pressure from 2 out £28000-£2000
15th 18 1 Bringbackthebiff (NZ) E J O'Grady 7 11-7 t A J Mcnamara 33/1
SP 33/1 In touch, hampered 3rd, struggling 4 out, soon weakened, well behind when mistake 3 out
PU 14 Original (FR) M Rolland 7 11-7 t J M Davies 16/1
SP 16/1 In rear, ridden and struggling to keep up 4th, slow jump next, soon pulled up
F 18 Tatenen (FR) P F Nicholls 5 11-7 R Walsh 4/1f
SP 4/1f Chased leader 1st, fell 3rd £9000-£2000(x2) £4500-£1000(x6) £20000-£5000 £4000-£1000(x8)
NR 11 I'm So Lucky D Pipe 7 11-7 T Scudamore

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £8.30 Tote Place £2.60 £3.80 £4.10 Straight Forecast £65.24 Exacta £72.60 Trifecta £916.00 Swingers 1&2 £12.20, 2&3 £14.70, 1&3 £16.00

Jackpot £36,528.20 carried forward to Cheltenham, 11th Mar, 0.5 winning tickets
Placepot £122.50, Pool: £967922.25, 5766.52 winning tickets
Quadpot £4.40, Pool: £42321.22, 7033.06 winning tickets

Analysis

FORPADYDEPLASTERER was a a smart winner even though favourite Tatenen tipped up early on. Always in the leading three, he jumped to the front two from home and was always just holding Kalahari King, who finished with a real rattle. Planet of Sound arrived late on the scene to make the frame but never threatened the winner.