14:10 Cheltenham Tue 14 March 2017

  • Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (Class 1)
  • 1m 7f 199y, Good to Soft
  • 9 Runners
  • Winner£99,662.002nd£37,398.003rd£18,725.004th£9,328.005th£4,690.006th£2,345.00
  • Surface: Turf

Weighed In

Winning time:3m 55.6sOff time:14:10:46
1st
2
811-4
1/4f
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Tracked leaders, went 2nd approaching 5th, pushed along to press leader when left in lead 2 out, driven to assert after last, stayed on well to draw clear final 100 yards op 2/9 tchd 2/7 in a place
2nd
6
4
12/1
T: J M JeffersonJ: B S Hughes
Held up towards rear, closed on inside 4 out, traveling well 3 out, left close 2nd 2 out, stayed on flat but not pace of winner final 100 yards tchd 11/1
3rd
9
6
25/1
T: H de BromheadJ: D N Russell
Tracked leader until after 4th, stayed well in touch, pushed along after 3 out, left close 3rd 2 out, edged right and unable to go with front pair after last, kept on same pace
4th
7
7
6/1
T: W P MullinsJ: R Walsh
Mid-division, closed 6th, lost place after 3 out, no impression in 4th when swerved to avoid faller 2 out, well held after op 7/1
5th
1
5
12/1
T: B EllisonJ: Aidan Coleman
Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, still rear but just about in touch when blundered badly 3 out, soon outpaced and left behind, modest 6th when swerved to avoid faller 2 out, plugged on to close on 4th flat, no impression op 14/1
6th
4
8
1011-4
20/1
T: H de BromheadJ: D J Mullins
Chased leaders on outside, hit 3rd, lost place 7th, mistake 3 out, soon beaten, well held in 5th when swerved to avoid faller 2 out, weakened
7th
20
1
25/1
T: B PaulingJ: R Johnson
Held up towards rear, not fluent and pushed along in last 8th, slow next, still rear but just about in touch 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off

Also Ran

F
3
711-4
9/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Led, pushed along and still narrow advantage when fell 2 out op 8/1
PU
9
66/1
T: H de BromheadJ: R M Power
In touch in mid-division on outside, not fluent 2nd and soon pulled up op 50/1

Betting Breakdown

£1.20£1.02, £2.80, £5.70
£6.80£62.10£6.63£58.26£1.90, £6.00, £11.90

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