Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase (Grade 1) 2m

  • (5yo+, 2m, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner £85,425 2nd £32,055 3rd £16,050 4th £7,995 5th £4,020 6th £2,010
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 47.40s
  • Off time: 14:05:28

Full Result

14:05 Cheltenham
Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP
1st 9 Western Warhorse (IRE) D Pipe 6 11-4 h T Scudamore 33/1
SP 33/1 Led to 2nd remained in touch, outpaced in 5th before 3 out, rallied after next, ridden and stayed on to challenge flat, led post
2nd hd 2 Champagne Fever (IRE) W P Mullins 7 11-4 R Walsh 11/4j
SP 11/4j With leader, led 2nd, driven before 2 out, ridden and hard pressed after last, kept on under pressure flat, headed post £6600-£2400 £5500-£2000 £825-£300(x2) £6000-£2000(x4)
3rd 4 7 Trifolium (FR) C Byrnes 7 11-4 B J Cooper 11/4j
SP 11/4j In touch, tracked leader from 3rd, challenged and every chance 2 out, ridden and one pace after last, no impression with front pair flat opened 7/2 £10000-£3000 £3500-£1000 £1500-£500
4th ¾ 3 Dodging Bullets P F Nicholls 6 11-4 D A Jacob 6/1
SP 6/1 Tracked leaders, headway on inside 3 out, driven before next, ridden last, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th flat £2400-£400
5th 8 Valdez A King 7 11-4 R Thornton 10/1
SP 10/1 Tracked leaders, ridden and effort on outside before 2 out, kept on same pace and no impression flat opened 9/1
6th 4 Grandouet (FR) N J Henderson 7 11-4 B J Geraghty 9/1
SP 9/1 Held up in touch, outpaced 3 out, ridden and kept on same pace flat, never on terms
7th 1 1 Brick Red Miss V Williams 7 11-4 Aidan Coleman 66/1
SP 66/1 Chased leaders to 3rd, soon behind, outpaced 6th, no impression when slightly hampered 2 out opened 50/1
8th 42 5 Rock On Ruby (IRE) H Fry 9 11-4 t N Fehily 5/1
SP 5/1 In touch on outside, blundered and almost unseated rider 3rd, lost place 7th (water), struggling 9th, behind from next, tailed off £1500-£300
F 6 Ted Veale (IRE) A J Martin 7 11-4 D N Russell 25/1
SP 25/1 Not fluent 1st, in rear, chased leaders when mistake 3 out, 7th and one pace when fell next opened 20/1 £20000-£1000

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win £40.90 Tote Place £7.30 £1.60 £1.50 Straight Forecast £121.67 Exacta £189.80 Trifecta £523.40 Swingers 1&2 £11.70, 2&3 £1.90, 1&3 £14.80

Jackpot £95,833.04 carried forward to Cheltenham, 12th Mar
Placepot £153.00, Pool: £1173212.1, 5595.08 winning tickets
Quadpot £24.80, Pool: £42925.8, 1276.71 winning tickets