14:10 Cheltenham 14 Mar 2017

Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1) (Class 1) (5YO plus)

Winner £99,662 - 9 ran

2

1m 7f 199y

Good to Soft

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Weighed In
Pos. Dist Beaten Horse SP Age / wt OR Jockey / Trainer
1
Black, dark green and grey striped sleeves (Mrs Patricia Pugh)

2. Altior (IRE)

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

1/4 Fav 7 11-4 170 Nico de BoinvilleN J Henderson
2 6
Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap (Mr Trevor Hemmings)

4. Cloudy Dream (IRE)

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

12/1 7 11-4 147 B HughesJ M Jefferson
3 9
Maroon and white stripes, maroon cap, white hoop (Mr C Jones)

6. Ordinary World (IRE)

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

25/1 7 11-4 142 D N RussellH de Bromhead
4 7
Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap (Mrs S Ricci)

7. Royal Caviar (IRE)

mid-division, closed 6th, lost place after 3 out, no impression in 4th when swerved to avoid faller 2 out, well held after

6/1 2Fav 9 11-4 h - R WalshW P Mullins
5 1
Light green, dark green chevrons, red sleeves, white and red striped cap (Mr P J Martin)

5. Forest Bihan (FR)

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

12/1 6 11-4 149 Aidan ColemanB Ellison
6 4
Light blue, pink chevrons, light blue sleeves, light blue cap, pink star (Mr R S Brookhouse)

8. Some Plan (IRE)

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

20/1 9 11-4 t 148 D J MullinsH de Bromhead
7 20
Dark Blue, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue cap, Pink hoops (Mrs S N J Embiricos)

1. A Hare Breath (IRE)

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

25/1 9 11-4 147 R JohnsonBen Pauling
F
Dark blue and yellow (halved), dark blue sleeves, yellow cap (Mrs Julie Martin And David R Martin)

3. Charbel (IRE)

led, pushed along and still narrow advantage when fell 2 out

9/1 6 11-4 t 147 D BassK C Bailey
PU
Dark blue, light blue star, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue star (Mr Robert Finnegan)

9. Three Stars (IRE)

in touch in mid-division on outside, not fluent 2nd and soon pulled up

66/1 7 11-4 140 R M PowerH de Bromhead
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Off Time: 14:10:46

Winning Time: 3m 55.60s

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017 23:50:59

Pos Date Race Details Result SP Age/Wgt Jockey OR Video
1 1/4 Fav 7 11-4 Nico de Boinville 170
2 6 12/1 7 11-4 B Hughes 147
3 9 25/1 7 11-4 D N Russell 142
4 7 6/1 2Fav 9 11-4 h R Walsh -
5 1 12/1 6 11-4 Aidan Coleman 149
6 4 20/1 9 11-4 t D J Mullins 148
7 20 25/1 9 11-4 R Johnson 147
F 9/1 6 11-4 t D Bass 147
PU 66/1 7 11-4 R M Power 140
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Off Time: 14:10:46

Winning Time: 3m 55.60s

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2017 23:50:59

Betting returns
Type Winnings
Betfair SP £1.26
Tote Win £1.20 (2)
Tote Place £1.02 (2) , £2.80 (4) , £5.70 (6)
Tote Swinger £1.90 (2, 4) , £6.00 (2, 6) , £11.90 (4, 6)
Tote Exacta £6.80 (2, 4)
Tote Trifecta £62.10 (2, 4, 6)
CSF £6.63 (2, 4)
Tricast £58.26 (2, 4, 6)
Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2016 Good to Soft 7 Douvan 6 11 4 - 11-1111 51 days W P Mullins (0 miles) R Walsh 1/4 3:48.70
2015 Good to Soft 11 Un De Sceaux 7 11 4 - 111-F11 44 days W P Mullins (0 miles) R Walsh 4/6 3:51.40
2014 Good to Soft 9 Western Warhorse 6 11 4 - 1F1-261 62 days D Pipe (100 miles) T Scudamore 33/1 3:47.40
2013 Soft 7 Simonsig 7 11 7 - 2111-11 75 days N Henderson (51 miles) B J Geraghty 8/15 4:01.06
2012 Good 6 Sprinter Sacre 6 11 7 - 113-111 25 days N Henderson (51 miles) B J Geraghty 8/11 3:51.10
2011 Good 10 Captain Chris 7 11 7 - 1-22221 17 days P Hobbs (90 miles) R Johnson 6/1 3:51.70
2010 Good to Soft 12 Sizing Europe 8 11 7 - 5-41111 80 days H de Bromhead (110 miles) A Lynch 6/1 3:52.20
2009 Good to Soft 17 Forpadydeplasterer 7 11 7 - 14-1222 23 days T Cooper (0 miles) B J Geraghty 8/1 4:00.90
2008 Good to Soft 14 Tidal Bay 7 11 7 - 21-1112 38 days J H Johnson (228 miles) D O'Regan 6/1 4:03.40
2007 Soft 13 My Way de Solzen 7 11 7 - 2-21211 52 days A King (44 miles) R Thornton 7/2 3:51.40
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