Cheltenham - At The Races

14:10 Cheltenham 13 Mar 2018

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

Winner £99,662 - 5 ran

2

1m 7f 199y

Heavy (Soft in places)

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Weighed In
Pos. Dist Beaten Horse SP Age / wt OR Jockey / Trainer
1
Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green cap, emerald green spots (Mr Simon Munir/mr Isaac Souede)

2. Footpad (FR)

chased leaders, front pair went well clear before 5th, blundered 6th, closed before 4 out, went 2nd on downhill run to 3 out, challenged going well at 3 out, led before 2 out, clear from last, stayed on strongly to increase advantage, easily

5/6 Fav 6 11-4 162 R WalshW P Mullins
2 14
White, black cap (Mr Michael Buckley)

1. Brain Power (IRE)

held up off the pace in last, went 4th from the 3rd, leading pair well clear before 5th, went 3rd and closed on downhill run to 3 out where not fluent, landed awkwardly 2 out, hung left just after last, switched right flat, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner

14/1 7 11-4 156 WS Nico de BoinvilleN J Henderson
3 ¾
Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap (Gigginstown House Stud)

3. Petit Mouchoir (FR)

led from 1st until 4th, led 6th, clear 4 out until before 3 out, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon beaten, hit last, lost 2nd close home

4/1 7 11-4 157 D N RussellH de Bromhead
4 38
Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap (Mr A Brooks)

5. Saint Calvados (FR)

led until not fluent 1st, led 4th, headed 6th, stayed with leader until 9th, 4th and weakening approaching 3 out, soon behind, tailed off

11/4 2Fav 5 11-4 160 Aidan ColemanH Whittington
5 71
Orange, dark green chevrons, orange sleeves, quartered cap (Mr R J Rexton)

4. Robinshill (IRE)

not jump well, last from 3rd, tailed off 9th

66/1 7 11-4 142 Sam Twiston-DaviesN A Twiston-Davies
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Off Time: 14:11:41

Winning Time: 4m 2.40s

Last Updated: 3 Jul 2018 10:00:11

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

chased leaders, front pair went well clear before 5th, blundered 6th, closed before 4 out, went 2nd on downhill run to 3 out, challenged going well at 3 out, led before 2 out, clear from last, stayed on strongly to increase advantage, easily

5/6 Fav 6 11-4 R Walsh 162
Won/6 26 Apr 2018 Pun 16F Y/Sft  Cl1 ChGd1 €67,850 (J) bt Optimus Prime (12)   2/5 Fav 611-10 D A Jacob 166
F/5 10 Nov 2018 Naa 16F Gd/Y  Cl1 ChGd3 €19,987 (J) to Saint Calvados  4/9 Fav 611-12 R Walsh 166
2 14

held up off the pace in last, went 4th from the 3rd, leading pair well clear before 5th, went 3rd and closed on downhill run to 3 out where not fluent, landed awkwardly 2 out, hung left just after last, switched right flat, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner

14/1 7 11-4 Nico de Boinville 156
F/6 12 Apr 2018 Ain 20F GS  Cl1 NovChGd1 £56,130 (J) to Finian's Oscar  5/2 J2Fav 711-4 Nico de Boinville 155
3 ¾

led from 1st until 4th, led 6th, clear 4 out until before 3 out, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon beaten, hit last, lost 2nd close home

4/1 7 11-4 D N Russell 157
2/6 14 Apr 2018 Ain 16F Sft  Cl1 NovChGd1 £56,130 (J) to Diego Du Charmil ()   4/5 Fav 711-4 D N Russell 157
4/6 26 Apr 2018 Pun 16F Y/Sft  Cl1 ChGd1 €67,850 (J) to Footpad (24)   4/1 2Fav 711-10 D N Russell 157
4 38

led until not fluent 1st, led 4th, headed 6th, stayed with leader until 9th, 4th and weakening approaching 3 out, soon behind, tailed off

11/4 2Fav 5 11-4 Aidan Coleman 160
Won/5 10 Nov 2018 Naa 16F Gd/Y  Cl1 ChGd3 €19,987 (J) bt Tycoon Prince ()   5/2 2Fav 511-10 G Sheehan 158
5 71

not jump well, last from 3rd, tailed off 9th

66/1 7 11-4 Sam Twiston-Davies 142
PU/16 12 Apr 2018 Ain 16F Sft  Cl1 HcpChGd3 £50,517 (J) to Bentelimar  33/1 710-13 Thomas Bellamy 140
7/7 21 Oct 2018 Kmp 18F Gd  Cl3 HcpCh £8,447 (J) to Copain De Classe (72)   12/1 711-12 Sam Twiston-Davies 138
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Off Time: 14:11:41

Winning Time: 4m 2.40s

Last Updated: 3 Jul 2018 10:00:11

Betting returns
Type Winnings
Betfair SP £1.94
Tote Win £1.70 (2)
Tote Place £1.20 (2) , £2.90 (1)
Tote Exacta £10.90 (2, 1)
Tote Trifecta £22.40 (2, 1, 3)
CSF £11.19 (2, 1)
Previous Winners
Year Going Ran Winner Draw Age Weight OR Form Last run Trainer (Distance) Jockey SP Time
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
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