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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.

Cheltenham 2013, Champagne Fever

2014 Arkle Chase Runner-Up Champagne Fever

Arkle Chase Trends

Thanks to OLBG Member Micko70 for supplying some of these trends on his blog. For more Day 1 Cheltenham Festival Trends head over to the blog here.

10/10finished 1st or 2nd last time out
9/10were rated 150 or higher
9/10had run at least 3 times since November 1st
8/10were aged 6 or 7
8/10had their last run that year
8/10rated at least 142 over hurdles
7/10had won at least 2 races that season

Douvan is the only runner to have met all of Robmulls trends for the race but Vaniteux also scores highly.

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).
2016Douvan6yoW MullinsR Walsh1/4F
2015Un De Sceaux7yoW MullinsR Walsh4/6F
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

Arkle Form Tips

Whilst favourites have won three of the last four runnings of the Arkle, this is a novice race and that might explain why the longer term trends aren't so strong for the favourites.

There have been a few Sizing horses winning at the Festival in recent years and tbuckley makes a good point about Sizing Johns chances in this race.

"Sizing John is a very good horse in his own right and Henry De Bromhead excels at getting horses ready for Cheltenham and often gets his horses placed at very good odds, he's got to turn around form with Douvan to win it but he can get placed."

He also likes the chances of Garde La Victoire and titans choice agrees mentioning his course form of 2-111 and certainly fits one of the trends with a rating of 154 over hurdles. Although he may end up running in the JLT Novice Chase

Arkle 2016 Video Preview and Tips

This video looks at alternatives to Douvan in this years race

Next race up on Day 1 is the Ultima Business Solutions Handicap. Check out the tips and race preview for that race here.