Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial Tips 2021

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When is The Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial 2021?

The Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial is registered as the November Novices' Chase.  It is the third race on day 2 of the  November Meeting at Cheltenham.

The Racing Post Arkle Trophy Trial Novices' Chase takes place on Saturday 13th November 2021 with the race starting at 1.40pm at Cheltenham Racecourse.

This Grade 2, 2 mile race is open to horses aged 4 years and older.

Last year's winner took home prize money of £17085.



Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial Previous Winners

DateTrackDistanceGoingRunnersWinnerStallionAgeJockey (Clm)TrainerOddsWeightORNC(F)Days
Cheltenham2mGood To Soft6613/211-21461(0)34d
Cheltenham2mGood To Soft468/1511-200(0)16d
Cheltenham2mGood To Soft765/611-201(1)243d
Cheltenham2mGood To Soft5613/211-200(0)29d
Cheltenham2mGood To Soft64100/3010-701(0)19d
Cheltenham2mGood To Soft1065/211-500(0)35d
Cheltenham2mGood To Soft655/411-900(0)29d
Cheltenham2mGood To Soft658/1311-400(0)26d
Cheltenham2mGood To Soft585/211-000(0)8d


Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial Stats and Trends

Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial

12 year Trends and Statistics

  • Age – 11 of the last 12 winners were aged either 5 or 6.
  • Sex – 11 of the last 12 winners were geldings.
  • Country – 7 of the last 12 winners were bred in France, 2 in Ireland, 2 in Germany and 2 in Great Britain.
  • Colour – 10 of the last 12 winners were bay (b), 2 were grey.
  • Starting Price (SP) – All of the last 12 winners returned a SP of 13/2 or less.
  • Starting Price Rank – 6 of the last 12 winners started as favourite and 11 were in the first 4 in the betting.
  • Headgear – None of the last 12 winners wore any headgear. 
  • Weight Carried – 10 of the last 12 winners carried between 11st 2lb and 11st 6lbs.
  • Days Since Last Run – 10 of the last 12 winners had run between 16 and 45 days ago.
  • Last Run Form – 9 of the last 12 winners had won last time out, all of them had finished in the first 2.

Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial Results

From The Horses Mouth Podcast Novices Chase (Grade 2) (GBB Race)
Distance: 2m (3499 yards +44 yards rails adjustment) Prize (winner): £17085 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 6    Going: Good To Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 4 mins 4.41s   Avg OR: 148     Median OR: 147.5

1 Eldorado Allen 13/2
2 Quel Destin 7/2
3 Le Patriote 18/1
6 ran Distances: 19l, nk, 15l
Time: 4m 4.41s (slow by 12.41s)

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
21stEldorado Allen (FR)611-2146Tizzard, C LPower, R M13/28.003.07
held up in touch on inside, went 2nd 3 out, 2 lengths off leader when hampered and left in clear lead 2 out, stayed on BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 9.4
52nd19Quel Destin (FR)511-2155Nicholls, P FCobden, Harry7/24.702.32
chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, went 2nd 4 out until 3 out, soon held, left 2nd and hampered last, no impression on winner BF IP MIN 2.6 BF IP MAX 1000
43rdNKLe Patriote (FR)811-2CkPc148Newland, Dr R D PTwiston-Davies, Sam18/123.007.84
chased leaders, lost place 4th, closed 7th, outpaced 3 out, well held when left 3rd 2 out, pressed for 2nd towards finish BF IP MIN 14 BF IP MAX 1000
64th15Zarkareva (FR)410-6TT137Bromhead, Henry DeColeman, A16/119.506.10
chased leaders, went 2nd before 3rd until 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened, left 4th and hampered 2 out BF IP MIN 8.4 BF IP MAX 1000
3FGumball (FR)611-2147Hobbs, P JJohnson, Richard6/17.262.72
led, 2 lengths up when fell 2 out BF IP MIN 1.32 BF IP MAX 1000
1PUFusil Raffles (FR)511-5152Henderson, N JJacob, Daryl11/10 (Fav)2.261.56
chased leader until before 3rd, mistake and lost place 7th (water), mistake 4 out, soon well held, behind when pulled up before 2 out BF IP MIN 2.18 BF IP MAX 1000

1 Put The Kettle On 6/1
2 Al Dancer 7/4F
3 Getaway Trump 9/4
4 ran Distances: 2½l, 4l, 2l
Time: 4m 9.63s (slow by 17.63s)

Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial Tips

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A quick look down the early declarations and the two that stand out are Nicky Henderson's course and distance scorer FUSIL RIFLES and the Colin Tizzard trained ELDORADO ALLEN. QUEL DESTIN is interesting fresh from a win on the flat but this is tough company on chase debut. The Irish filly ZARKAREVA who won a Grade 3 Punchestown last month may find these boys a bit fast for her dropping back in trip.

How did we do?

All the above ran on the day.

Keith's Tip on the day:

FUSIL RAFFLES 13:40 Cheltenham 6/4 – Useful hurdler who has hit the ground running over fences. Should complete his chasing hat-trick today.

FUSIL RAFFLES jumped badly making a catalog of errors before pulling up two from home, ELDORADO  ALLEN won, QUEL DESTIN was second and ZARKAREVA fourth.

November Meeting Race Card:

Friday 12th November

1.15Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle Race
1.50Mucking Brilliant Paddy Power Handicap Chase
2.25The SSS Novices' Chase
3.00Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
3.35Ballymore Novices' Hurdle
4.05Valda Energy Novices' Handicap Hurdle

Saturday 13th November

12.30JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial
1.05November Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Steeple Chase
1.40Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial
2.15Paddy Power Gold Cup Steeple Chase
2.50Paddy Power Games Handicap Hurdle
3.25Intermediate Handicap Hurdle
3.55Karndean Design Flooring Mares' Bumper (Listed)

Sunday 14th November Novices' Steeple Chase
1.50The Plantuer at Chapel Stud Handicap Steeple Chase
2.25The Shloer Steeplechase
3.00The Unibet Greatwood Hurdle Race
3.35Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (Sharp Novices Hurdle)
4.05High Sheriff of Gloucestershire Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

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