• 13:10 Racing Post Arkle Trophy Trial Novices' Chase 2m

  • Winner £14,238 2nd £5,342 3rd £2,675 4th £1,332
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 17.40s
  • Off time: 13:10:27
13:10 Cheltenham Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Conan (FR) 11/10
2nd Sire De Grugy (FR) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7011/D-1 Red, pink hoop and armlets Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
7 11-6 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 132 14/115.00
2 411622- Pink, Royal Blue cap Captain Conan (FR) 219
Distance Winner
5 11-2 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 11/102.10
3 F-122F3 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Pink and Royal Blue striped sleeves and cap Inoogoo (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
7 11-2 G Bewley J Reveley 66/167.00
5 64138-1 Red, royal blue stripe, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Sire De Grugy (FR) 28
Distance Winner
6 11-2 G L Moore J E Moore 7/24.50
6 20184-2 Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Third Intention (IRE) 29
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 11-2 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 142 7/24.50
7 310541 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap His Excellency (IRE) 29
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-1 D Pipe T Scudamore 147 17/29.50
Non runners
4326-042Nearest The Pin (IRE)711-2A J MartinD F O'Regan130


Rebel Rebellion made a perfectly satisfactory chasing debut at Exeter under Ruby Walsh last month and looks a useful recruit to the novice chasing ranks. As yet, the form of that race has not worked out too well and CAPTAIN CONAN is preferred, making his fencing debut for the Henderson team. A Grade 1 winner last term when landing the Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown, the French-bred gelding ended his novice hurdle campaign with an excellent second to stable companion, Darlan, at Grade 2 level at Aintree. He rates a potentially exciting addition to the novice chasing division. His Excellency and Third Intention finished first and second here last time and there should be little between them once again, while it would be dangerous to ignore the claims of Sire De Grugy, a stylish winner on his Kempton chasing debut last month.