Full Results

14:10 Cheltenham

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

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 7f 199y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £175,000 added
  • Winner: £98,472
  • 2nd: £37,100
  • 3rd: £18,568
  • 4th: £9,275
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 8.14s
  • Off Time: 14:11:52
  • 11 Ran
1st
11
Silk - Orange and black (quartered), orange sleeves, black stars, orange cap, black star
  • Form 111121
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 144

prominent, led after 2nd, headed next, led 4th until before 5th, led again 3 out, pressed 2 out, 2 1/2 lengths ahead last, edged slightly right flat and then slightly left, stayed on gamely and holding 2nd towards finish

2nd 1½ l
5
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 42-2112
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 154

prominent, led 2nd, soon headed, stayed handy, went 2nd after 3 out, shaken up and every chance when hit 2 out, 2 1/2 lengths down last, closed and threatened briefly flat, held towards finish

3rd 18 l
9
Silk - Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap
9/1
  • Form 13-1421
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 157

rear of mid-division, outpaced after 3 out, kept on from 2 out, went 3rd last stride but no chance with front pair

4th hd
6
Silk - Pink, mauve star, mauve sleeves, pink stars and cap
33/1
  • Form 1417-41
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 156

held up in rear, not always fluent, hampered 10th, soon pushed along, switched right and closed 3 out, went 3rd final bend before 2 out, no impression on front pair, lost 3rd last stride

5th 2½ l
1
Silk - Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap

Al Dancer (FR)

45 CDCD
16/1
  • Form 10-1242
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 151

mid-division, not fluent 6th, hampered 10th, struggling after, well beaten after 3 out, hampered 2 out

6th 5 l
7
Silk - Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap
5/2
  • Form 0-21111
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 158

held up in touch, squeezed up slightly after 3 out, unable to go with leaders before 2 out, weakened approaching last

UR
2
Silk - Pink, red chevrons, pink sleeves, white stars, red cap, pink star
  • Form 4F42-11
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 150

held up in rear, pecked slightly 6th, not fluent 7th, blundered and unseated rider 10th

F
3
Silk - Emerald green, yellow chevrons and sleeves, emerald green cap
6/1
  • Form 12-5112
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 156

led until 2nd, led next, headed 4th, led approaching 5th, jumped right 9th, headed 3 out, soon dropped out, well beaten when fell 2 out

F
4
Silk - Royal Blue, Pink hoop
  • Form 410-211
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 155

held up towards rear, headway when mistake 10th, chasing leaders 3 out, soon ridden and beaten, 5th and weakening when fell 2 out

PU
8
Silk - Red, Grey diamond, Grey cap

Our Merlin

63 D
100/1
  • Form F92-541
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 132

held up towards rear on outside, some headway 8th, lost place 9th, hampered next, soon tailed off, pulled up before 3 out

F
10
Silk - Yellow, red star, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow cap, royal blue star

Maire Banrigh

46 t D
16/1
  • Form 11-1111
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 148

chased leaders on inside, close 3rd going fine when fell 10th

Betting breakdown

  • Tote Win: £18.60Tote Place: £3.30 (11), £1.60 (5), £2.50 (9)
  • Straight Forecast: £68.16Exacta: £81.30Trifecta: £686.00Swingers: 1&2 £9.30,1&3 £21.50,2&3 £5.40
  • Placepot: £32Pool: £966,060.20,22015.11 winning tickets
  • Quadpot: £3.80Pool: £74,606.82,14483.44 winning tickets