Cheltenham - At The Races

14:10 Cheltenham 12 Mar 2019

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

Winner £102,772 - 12 ran

2

1m 7f 199y

Soft

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Weighed In
Pos. Dist Beaten Horse SP Age / wt OR Jockey / Trainer
1
Red, pink hoop and armlets (Sullivan Bloodstock Limited)

3. Duc Des Genievres (FR)

held up in mid-division, headway 6th, went 2nd 9th, led 3 out, clear next, stayed on strongly, easily

5/1 6 11-4 151 P TownendW P Mullins
2 13
Dark blue and red (halved), dark blue sleeves, white cap (Burnham P & D Ltd)

12. Us And Them (IRE)

held up in rear, pecked 1st, not fluent 4 out, ridden in modest 7th before 3 out, headway 2 out, went 2nd final 150 yards, no chance with winner

14/1 6 11-4 t 152 J J SlevinJoseph P O'Brien
3
Maroon and white diamonds, white sleeves, white cap, maroon diamond (Martin McDonagh/paul G Murphy/m J Nixo)

1. Articulum (IRE)

in touch behind leaders, slightly hampered 6th, mistake next (water), outpaced after jumping right 4 out, went 3rd on home turn after 3 out, jumped right 2 out, stayed on same pace

25/1 9 11-4 t 145 D J MullinsT O'Brien
4
Red, royal blue triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap, red diamonds (J French, D McDermott, S Nelson, T Syd)

2. Clondaw Castle (IRE)

tracked leader until before 3rd, stayed prominent, left 2nd 6th until 9th, challenging 3 out, no impression on winner next, edged right after last, lost 2nd 150 yards, no extra

33/1 7 11-4 144 C GethingsT R George
5 5
Royal blue, orange sleeves, royal blue stars, orange cap, royal blue star (Hail Sargent Evans)

7. Knocknanuss (IRE)

held up towards rear on outside, jumped right and not fluent 1st, headway to chase leader before 3rd, challenging 5th, left in lead next, headed 3 out, well beaten 4th 2 out, weakened after

33/1 9 11-4 148 J E MooreG L Moore
6
Maroon and white stripes, maroon cap, white hoop (C Jones)

10. Paloma Blue (IRE)

not always fluent, tracked leaders and raced keenly early stages, mistake 6th, slightly hampered 4 out, outpaced after, weakened 2 out

10/1 7 11-4 147 R M PowerH de Bromhead
7 11
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

5. Hardline (IRE)

held up towards rear, some headway 8th, shaken up before 3 out, no impression and soon well beaten

10/3 Fav 7 11-4 h 153 D N RussellG Elliott
8 6
Red, yellow triple diamond, white sleeves, red armlets (Eric Jones, Geoff Nicholas, John Roman)

11. Slate House (IRE)

in touch until before 3rd, hampered 6th, well behind from 9th

66/1 7 11-4 t 137 WS2 H CobdenC L Tizzard
U
Dark green, maroon stars, maroon cap (Mr T P Radford)

4. Glen Forsa (IRE)

held up in rear, mistake and unseated rider 4th

9/2 2Fav 7 11-4 150 J J BurkeM R Channon
U
Purple and yellow diabolo, yellow sleeves and cap (Mr Paul Murphy)

6. Kalashnikov (IRE)

tracked leaders on inside, hampered and unseated rider 6th

6/1 6 11-4 148 Jack QuinlanAmy Murphy
PU
Light blue, maroon hoops and armlets (Mr D G Staddon)

8. Lalor (GER)

rear group, last and struggling 5th, well behind 9th, pulled up before 4 out

13/2 7 11-4 151 R JohnsonKayley Woollacott
F
Emerald green, red disc, hooped sleeves and spots on cap (John J Phelan/syed Momin)

9. Ornua (IRE)

led, joined when fell 6th

14/1 8 11-4 151 Rachael BlackmoreH de Bromhead
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Off Time: 14:12:58

Winning Time: 3m 58.90s

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2019 12:29:28

Pos Date Race Details Result SP Age/Wgt Jockey OR Video
1

held up in mid-division, headway 6th, went 2nd 9th, led 3 out, clear next, stayed on strongly, easily

5/1 6 11-4 P Townend 151
3/7 02 May 2019 Pun 16F GF  Cl1 ChGd1 €67,850 (J) to Chacun Pour Soi (20)   5/2 2Fav 611-10 P Townend 163
2 13

held up in rear, pecked 1st, not fluent 4 out, ridden in modest 7th before 3 out, headway 2 out, went 2nd final 150 yards, no chance with winner

14/1 6 11-4 t J J Slevin 152
2/7 06 Apr 2019 Ain 16F Gd  Cl1 NovChGd1 £56,130 (J) to Ornua ()   3/1 JFav 611-4 J J Slevin 151
U/7 02 May 2019 Pun 16F GF  Cl1 ChGd1 €67,850 (J) to Chacun Pour Soi  16/1 611-10 S A Shortall 151
3

in touch behind leaders, slightly hampered 6th, mistake next (water), outpaced after jumping right 4 out, went 3rd on home turn after 3 out, jumped right 2 out, stayed on same pace

25/1 9 11-4 t D J Mullins 145
PU/8 30 Apr 2019 Pun 24½F Y  Cl1 ChGd1 €59,000 (J) to Delta Work  20/1 911-10 D J Mullins 146
4

tracked leader until before 3rd, stayed prominent, left 2nd 6th until 9th, challenging 3 out, no impression on winner next, edged right after last, lost 2nd 150 yards, no extra

33/1 7 11-4 C Gethings 144
4/7 06 Apr 2019 Ain 16F Gd  Cl1 NovChGd1 £56,130 (J) to Ornua (23)   13/2 711-4 C Gethings 144
5 5

held up towards rear on outside, jumped right and not fluent 1st, headway to chase leader before 3rd, challenging 5th, left in lead next, headed 3 out, well beaten 4th 2 out, weakened after

33/1 9 11-4 J E Moore 148
5/7 06 Apr 2019 Ain 16F Gd  Cl1 NovChGd1 £56,130 (J) to Ornua (23)   8/1 911-4 J E Moore 146
6

not always fluent, tracked leaders and raced keenly early stages, mistake 6th, slightly hampered 4 out, outpaced after, weakened 2 out

10/1 7 11-4 R M Power 147
6/8 01 May 2019 Pun 20F Y  Hdl €15,375 (J) to Elimay (99)   7/2 711-12 Rachael Blackmore 148
7 11

held up towards rear, some headway 8th, shaken up before 3 out, no impression and soon well beaten

10/3 Fav 7 11-4 h D N Russell 153
2/12 03 May 2019 Pun 21F Y  HcpCh €59,000 (J) to Real Steel ()   7/1 2Fav 711-10 Mr R James 151
8 6

in touch until before 3rd, hampered 6th, well behind from 9th

66/1 7 11-4 t H Cobden 137
U

held up in rear, mistake and unseated rider 4th

9/2 2Fav 7 11-4 J J Burke 150
PU/6 04 Apr 2019 Ain 20F GS  Cl1 NovChGd1 £56,130 (J) to Kalashnikov  11/2 711-4 J J Burke 150
U

tracked leaders on inside, hampered and unseated rider 6th

6/1 6 11-4 Jack Quinlan 148
Won/6 04 Apr 2019 Ain 20F GS  Cl1 NovChGd1 £56,130 (J) bt La Bague Au Roi ()   4/1 2Fav 611-4 Jack Quinlan 148
PU

rear group, last and struggling 5th, well behind 9th, pulled up before 4 out

13/2 7 11-4 R Johnson 151
6/7 06 Apr 2019 Ain 16F Gd  Cl1 NovChGd1 £56,130 (J) to Ornua (24)   7/2 711-4 R Johnson 151
F

led, joined when fell 6th

14/1 8 11-4 Rachael Blackmore 151
Won/7 06 Apr 2019 Ain 16F Gd  Cl1 NovChGd1 £56,130 (J) bt Us And Them ()   3/1 JFav 811-4 D N Russell 149
PU/7 02 May 2019 Pun 16F GF  Cl1 ChGd1 €67,850 (J) to Chacun Pour Soi  7/1 811-10 D N Russell 154
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Off Time: 14:12:58

Winning Time: 3m 58.90s

Last Updated: 15 Apr 2019 12:29:28

Betting returns
Type Winnings
Betfair SP £7.00
Tote Win £5.70 (3)
Tote Place £2.10 (3) , £3.10 (12) , £8.30 (1)
Tote Swinger £24.60 (1, 3) , £65.40 (1, 12) , £11.80 (3, 12)
Tote Exacta £70.70 (3, 12)
Tote Trifecta £1322.10 (3, 12, 1)
CSF £67.92 (3, 12)
Tricast £1606.79 (3, 12, 1)
Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
2018 Heavy 5 Footpad 6 11 4 - 243-111 38 days W P Mullins R Walsh 5/6 4:02.40
2017 Good to Soft 9 Altior 7 11 4 - 11-1111 31 days N Henderson (51 miles) N De Boinville 1/4 3:55.60
2016 Good to Soft 7 Douvan 6 11 4 - 11-1111 51 days W P Mullins 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 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 A Lynch 6/1 3:52.20
2009 Good to Soft 17 Forpadydeplasterer 7 11 7 - 14-1222 23 days T Cooper B J Geraghty 8/1 4:00.90