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Arkle Chase Betting Tips & Race Preview – Cheltenham Festival 2018

Petit Mouchoir is among Arkle Steeple Chase Favourites.

The Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase is the second race of the prestigious Cheltenham Festival Racing Post, which features several other horse riding races in the United Kingdom. Named after the Irish Thoroughbred winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup from 1964-1966, this race was brought up to replace The Cotswold Chase in 1969. In the beginning, the Arkle Trophy Steeple Chase was set up as a Day 2 event, but in the year 1980, it was moved to its current position as the second race of the first day.

This race features racehorses that are 5 years and older, making them run a distance of about 2 miles on the Old Course located at Cheltenham. The race is usually run by novice chasers, with a challenge to jump over thirteen fences as they run. Many of the winners have managed to emerge as champions in the Queen Mother Champion Steeple Chase, which is undoubtedly the most popular race on the SteepleChase calendar.

When it comes to Arkle betting tips, most of the all-time favourites are among the best bets, although the race has seen a wide array of different trainers and jockeys. The race is truly one with furious speed and lots of jumping. The best runners need to be fast and agile to be able to win the title. When placing bets, it is best to consider the top trainers and the favourite horses since there is always a lucky 33% chance of them winning again. There has been some fluctuation of odds for some horses which do not do amazingly well leading up to the race.  Some of these unlikely runners have still recorded great wins in the past. Progress is the only constant thing to note when placing bets. This is because once the racers get progressively better in the seasons leading up to the game, the chances of good placement are high.

Racing Post Arkle Steeple Chase 2018 Tips - Day 1, 14.10

Below is a table with tips outlining the favourites, the name of the horse, the best bookmakers and the odds, making for some great racing post Cheltenham tips.

Favourites Horse Odds Best Bookmaker Arkle Chase Tips
#1 Melon 12/1 Betfair Read Melon Preview here
#2 Petit Mouchoir 12/1 Bet365 Read Petit Mouchoir Preview here
#3 Defi Du Seuil 14/1 Betfair Read Defi Du Seuil Preview here

2018 Cheltenham Racing Post Arkle Chase Preview

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In March 2018, on Tuesday the 13th, the race is set to take off at 14:00, making it the second race of the day. Leading up to the race, several build-up trials are already underway, giving punters a good chance to properly study their wagers and place winning bets. Many bookmakers have already placed odds for their best runners, as it is the custom of the Arkle betting. This is because the frequent winners have the highest chances of taking the Arkle trophy each year. The most prominent trainers, as mentioned before, have been Nicky Henderson and Willie Mullins, making their runners more profitable wagers than the rest. These trainers have managed to bag at least 2 wins in the last 10 years, a feat that has not yet been achieved by other trainers.

Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase Betting Tips - Cheltenham 2018

3 of the best horses have the most bets with the most likely odds to become Arkle winners. These 3 horses are the favourite horses currently based on the trials leading up to the big game.

Number 1 Favorite - Melon 

Melon is one of the most loved horses for Cheltenham 2018. He is doing well with the best odds from Paddypower and Betfair. Bet 365 has given him a 16/1 chance of winning. Regardless, He is undoubtedly one of the best bets come 2018. Melon is 5 years, a strong Chestnut Gelding, and is trained by one of the best trainers in the game, Willie Mullins. Willie Mullins has been a strong competitor these past years, winning consecutive games in 2015 and 2016. With the predictable streak of wins by favourites, Melon is one of the horses to place a bet on, that will get the best placement in the March 2018 race. His strong muscles and agility are enough to send him flying successfully over every hurdle and landing smoothly with every jump. Melon has run 3 races in his lifetime, and so far he has won once, and been second twice.

Favourites Horse Odds Best Bookmaker Arkle Chase Tips
#1 Melon 12/1 Betfair Bet Now

Number 2 Favorite Horse - Petit Mouchoir

Bet365 significantly reduced the odds for Melon and gave Petit Mouchoir the 12/1. However, Petit Mouchoir has 2 14/1 chances with Paddypower and Betfair. Still pretty strong bets for the year 2018. Petit Mouchoir is a 6 year old Grey Gelding, trained by fierce trainer H. De Bromhead. De Bromhead is also one of the past winning trainers of the Arkle Steeple Chase. His charge, 8 year old Sizing Europe was the winner of the 2010 Cheltenham racing post. Petit Mouchoir is a powerful competitor to bet on since he has had a promising rise all season, easily making him an Arkle favourite. Petit Mouchoir has run a total of 13 games and has won 5 of them, coming second in 2 and third in 3 of them. He is easily a strong stead, with a 38.46 winning percentage. It is no wonder Bet365 gave Petit Mouchoir believes that Petit Mouchoir has the best odds to win come March 2018.

Favourites Horse Odds Best Bookmaker Bet Now
#2 Petit Mouchoir 12/1 Bet365 Bet Now

Number 3 Favorite Horse - Defi Du Seuil

Based on the trial games, Defi Du Seuil seems to have emerged as one of the top 3 favourites for Arkle Chase 2018. It has managed 14/1 odds from both Paddypower and Betfair, making it an equally strong wager. Defi Du Seuil is one of the youngest competitors. He will be 5 in April next year. His age however seems to have no influence in his career. Trained by PJ Hobbs, Defi Du Seuil has put up a rather impressive juvenile campaign wowing all who get the opportunity to see him compete. The stead is a Bay Gelding with strong muscles and a youthful speed, making him a fierce competitor. He has run 7 races in his lifetime and won all 7 of them, much to the pride of his handler, PJ Hobbs. Defi Du Seuil is definitely one of the best juvenile horses competing in modern times.

Favourites Horse Odds Best Bookmaker Bet Now
#3 Defi Du Seuil 14/1 Betfair Bet Now
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Cheltenham Arkle Chase Winners

The Cheltenham Arkle Chase race has seen many victories in the last 10 years. Many of these victories were easy wins for the favourite horses, however, there were some unlikely wins that shocked and dazzled punters and spectators alike. This is to say that although the game gets pretty predictable for the most experienced punters, some lucky oddities have occurred, making the game as interesting as it is competitive. The last 10 years have seen multiple wins from both N. Henderson and W Mullins, placing them among the most powerful trainers to have competed. According to the racing post cheltenham results,  jockeys such as R. Walsh and B Gerhaghty have also recorded multiple wins, with the same trainers, but different horses. This is to say that it is possible most of the magic lies with the trainers, however, a good team of teachable, fast and agile horse, determined trainer and experienced jockey is sure to have the highest chances of winning.

Last 10 winners

Below is a list of the Cheltenham Arkle Chase winners with their trainers and jockeys, together with how many times they have won in the past 10 years.

Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2017 Altior N De Boinville N Henderson, winner 2017, 2013, 2012
2016 Douvan R Walsh W Mullins, winner 2016, 2015
2015 Un De Sceaux R Walsh W Mullins
2014 Western Warhorse T Scudamore D Pipe
2013 Simonsig B Geraghty N Henderson, Winner 2012
2012 Sprinter Sacre B Geraghty N Henderson
2011 Captain Chris R Johnson P Hobbs
2010 Sizing Europe A Lynch H De Bromhead
2009 Forpadydeplasterer B Geraghty T Cooper
2008 Tidal Bay D ORegan JH Johnson

Leading Trainers

Wins Trainer Years
3 N J Henderson 2017, 2013, 2012
2 W P Mullins 2016, 2015
1 P Hobbs 2011
1 D Pipe 2014
1 H De Bromhead 2010
1 Tom Cooper 2009
1 Howard Johnson 2008

Leading Jockeys

Wins Jockey Years
3 Barry Gerharty 2009, 2012, 2013
2 R Walsh 2016, 2015
1 R Johnson s 2011
1 Nico de Boinville 2017
1 D O’Regan 2008
1 Andrew Lynch 2010
1 T. Scudamore 2014

Cheltenham 2018 Arkle Chase Race Conditions

One is sure to have lots of fun at the Cheltenham Racing post come 2018. There will be a great number of games to watch, resulting in  an altogether beautiful festival. The Arkle Cheltenham Race is sure to begin at around 2:10 pm according to the schedule, making it the second race of the first day. The buzz created by both punters and runners have certainly, overtime increased the expectation about these races. Even with bets placed after meticulous observation, it has been found that certain race outcomes take punters by surprise. Nevertheless, it is really all fun and games at Cheltenham 2018. while eager punters await the racing post declarations.

Below is a table outlining the most important information about the race next year. Find the venue, turf, type of race and other information like the age and the distance in the table below:

Date Tuesday, March 18th, 2018
Time 2:10pm
Location Old Course, Cheltenham
Race Type Steeplechase
Age 5 years and above
Distance About 2 miles
Surface Turf