Arkle Chase

A Grade One Chase for Novices over 2 miles on the Old Course.

We are on the look out for a future star of steeplechasing. Recent Arkle winners Sprinter Sacre, Sizing Europe, Voy Per Ustedes, Moscow Flyer, Azertyuiop, Flagship Uberalles and Klairon Davis have all gone on to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

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Cheltenham 2013, Champagne Fever
2014 Arkle Chase Runner-Up Champagne Fever

Arkle Chase Trends

10/10had no more than five races over fences
9/10returned an SP no bigger than 8/1
9/10finished in first two in all completed starts over fences
9/10 were aged between five and seven
9/10finished in first two last time out
8/10rated at least 142 over hurdles
7/10had run at the Festival before

Arkle Trends Analysis

The trend to focus on here is the 142 rating over hurdles. Not that many horses rated 142+ over hurdles will go over fences and if they meet the age requirement they could well be worth considering.

Arkle Chase Last Ten Winners

Table below shows the last ten winners of the race, their age at the time of winning, trainer, jockey and odds (starting price).
2014Western Warhorse6yoD PipeT Scudamore33/1
2013Simonsig7yoN HendersonB Geraghty8/15F
2012Sprinter Sacre6yoN HendersonB Geraghty8/11F
2011Captain Chris7yoP HobbsR Johnson6/1
2010Sizing Europe8yoH De BromheadA Lynch6/1
2009Forpadydeplasterer7yoT CooperB Geraghty8/1
2008Tidal Bay7yoJH JohnsonD ORegan6/1
2007My Way De Solzen7yoA KingR Thornton7/2
2006Voy Por Ustedes5yoA KingR Thornton15/2
2005Contraband7yoM PipeT Murphy7/1

Arkle Chase Preview

Undoubtedly the 2015 Arkle revolves around the performance of Un De Sceaux.

Willie Mullins' young chaser has the potential to become a superstar but his exuberant style of racing has also seen him fall on his debut over fences.

Only one of the last seventeen winners of the Arkle had previously fallen or unseated over fences.

Arkle Chase Tip

OLBG member redhammer has selected VIBRATO VALTAT for the Arkle:

"Another well backed horse for day 1 and with a record of 2nd, 3rd and 5th at the course you can see why. He won last month to become a four time chase winner and has won his last three grade 1 listed races. Un De Sceaux is the firm favourite but I think this horse is more versatile. Wins over all different types of ground bodes well and should adapt."

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