Arkle Challenge Trophy
|Racecourse||Cheltenham, Old Course|
|Race Distance||1 mile, 7 furlongs & 199 yards|
|Entry Conditions||Horses aged 5 and over|
|Date & Time||Day 1 / Tuesday 16th March 2021 / 14:10|
|Leading Jockey||Barry Geraghty with 8 wins|
|Leading Trainer||Nicky Henderson with 6 wins|
The Arkle Challenge Trophy is a race which takes place at 14:10 on day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival. It is run on the Old Course at Cheltenham over a distance of approximately 3 miles and features 13 fences. The race is open to novice horses aged 5 and over.
Replacing the Cotswold Chase race at the Cheltenham Festival in 1969, the Arkle Challenge Trophy is named after three-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner ‘Arkle’ who won the cup in 1964, 1965 and 1966.
Arkle Challenge Trophy Past Winners
|2020||1st||Put The Kettle On||6||16-1||H De Bromhead||Aidan Coleman|
|2nd||Fakir D’Oudairies||5||3-1||J P O’Brien||M P Walsh||1 1/2 lengths|
|3rd||Rouge Vif||6||9-1||H Whittington||G Sheehan||18 lengths|
|2019||1st||Duc Des Genievres||6||5-1||W P Mullins||P Townend|
|2nd||Us And Them||6||14-1||J P O’Brien||J J Slevin||13 Lengths|
|3rd||Articulum||9||25-1||T O’Brien||J D Mullins||3 3/4 Lengths|
|2018||1st||Footpad||6||5-4F||W P Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2nd||Brain Power||7||10-1||N J Henderson||Nico De Boinville||14 Lengths|
|3rd||Petit Mouchoir||7||9-4||H De Bromhead||D N Russell||3/4 of a Length|
|2017||1st||Altior||7||1-4F||N J Henderson||Nico De Boinville|
|2nd||Cloudy Dream||7||12-1||J M Jefferson||B S Hughes||6 Lengths|
|3rd||Ordinary World||7||25-1||H De Bromhead||D N Russell||9 Lengths|
|2016||1st||Douvan||6||1-4||N J Henderson||Ruby Walsh|
|2nd||Sizing John||6||9-1||H De Bromhead||J J Burke||7 Lengths|
|3rd||Fox Norton||6||33-1||N P Mulholland||R Johnson||3 3/4 Lengths|
|2015||1st||Un De Sceaux||7||4-6||W P Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2nd||God’s Own||7||33-1||T R George||P J Brennan||6 Lengths|
|3rd||Josses Hill||7||12-1||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||2 Lengths|
Arkle Challenge Trophy Trends
- 12 of the last 15 Arkle Challenge Trophy winners have won or have placed in a race at the Cheltenham Festival before
- All 10 of the previous Arkle Challenge Trophy winners won the last time out
- 19 of the last 20 Arkle Challenge Trophy winners were priced at 9-1 or shorter
- 12 of the last 13 Arkle Challenge Trophy winners were aged 6 or 7 years old
Arkle Challenge Trophy Betting Offers
The Arkle Challenge Trophy may not be the biggest race at the Cheltenham Festival but you can bank on there being a large number of betting offers available on the race.
For every race at the Cheltenham Festival, bookmakers run a number of offers and promotions such as best odds guaranteed, extra places for each way bets, money back specials, free bet offers and many more.
Below we have listed Arkle Challenge Trophy betting offers which you can expect to be available for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.