12th Mar 2018 | Cheltenham Festival

Arkle Trophy Trends

Arkle Trophy Trends

Douvan is the hot favourite for the Arkle and fits recent winning trends but so do three of his rivals. Can one of them cause an upset?

Arkle Challenge Trophy

Race Profile: Named in tribute to the great horse Arkle, the race that bears his name is for novices aged five-years-old and upwards. Run at a furious pace and over challenging fences, the race is a severe test of a novice’s ability.

Former top class hurdlers have a good record in the race, with 9 of the last 10 winners rated 142+ over hurdles. Winners often go on to become high-class national hunt chasers.


10 of the last 12 winners finished in the top two last time out.
12 of the last 12 winners had raced at least three times that season.
11 of the last 12 winners were rated 142+ over hurdles.

Horses that fit all the trends:

Footpad to win 11/10 with William Hill
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Odds correct at time of publishing: 18:54 12th Mar, 2018 but subject to change

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