Thank you for signing up. 

We've sent you an email. Please click on the link to verify your address.

Win big with FREE Tips from our experts

Get our professional tips mailed direct

2.05 Arkle Chase

The Arkle Chase is invariably won by a real star of the National Hunt game and this season's race is sure to attract another incredible cast as Nicky Henderson seeks a hat-trick of victories after Sprinter Sacre and Simonsig.

This is the Champion Chase for novices (2:05pm). It is run over two miles and is open to horses aged five years old and upwards.

The form book is often a good guide to the race and shocks in the Arkle are few and far between. The fields for this event tend to be smaller than for most of the other races at the Festival, but that doesn’t stop it from being a real test for novices, who have to travel and jump faster than they ever have before.

After such a stern examination, it is probably not surprising that the winner of the race almost invariably goes on to take top rank amongst the countries’ leading two mile chasers.

Flagship Uberalles, Moscow Flyer, Azertyuiop and Voy Por Ustedes are just a few of the other horses who have gone on from winning this race in recent years to win a subsequent renewal of the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

The race is also proving to be a significant stepping stone to future success in the Gold Cup. Both the 2005 (Kicking King) and 2006 (War of Attrition) Gold Cup winners had run in this race the year previously and Best Mate would have too were the meeting not abandoned due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

Cheltenham Race Schedule - Tuesday 11th March 2014

1.30 Supreme Novices' Hurdle

2.05 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase

2.40 The Festival Handicap Chase

3.20 Stan James Champion Hurdle 

4.00 OLBG Mares' Hurdle Race

4.40 National Hunt Chase

5.15 Rewards4Racing Novices' Handicap Chase

Cheltenham promotions United States
Change Location


You have unread messages

You have unread messages