Arkle Challenge Trophy Odds

Day 1 - Tuesday 12th March 2018 - 2.10pm - Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase - Grade 1 - 2m

The Arkle Trophy is run over a distance of two miles for novices, with twelve tricky fences to jump. Winner of the 2018 race run at the Cheltenham Festival was Footpad after he was sent off a 5/6 favourite.

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2018 Arkle Chase Result

  Horse/SP Age Jockey Trainer
1st Footpad 5/6F 6 R Walsh W Mullins
2nd Brain Power 14/1 7 N De Boinville N Henderson
3rd Petit Mouchoir 7 D Russell H De Bromhead

Arkle Challenge Trophy Background

Known as the Champion Chase for novices, the Arkle Trophy is the second race on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. The 2 mile race is open to horses aged 5 years old and over and boasts a prize fund of £130,000.

The race is named after the great Gold Cup winner Arkle and the race itself is often an indicator for success in future Cheltenham Festivals. Notable past winners include the Queen Mother Champion Chase winners Voy Por Ustedes, Moscow Flyer and Azertyioup. Tony Dreaper leads the way in the race for trainers with a five winners, while champion jockey Tony McCoy is one of several jockeys with three wins to his name up to 2011.