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Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

2:05 Cheltenham 13 Mar 2012

Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Chase Grade 1

(Class 1) (5yo+) (1m7f199yds) 2m Old Good 13 fences
1st £74,035 2nd £27,781 3rd £13,910 4th £6,929 5th £3,484 6th £1,742

Error

Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1   
6 117 169 165 176
bb g Network(GER) - Fatima III(FR) (Bayolidaan)
Jumped well, raced keenly in 3rd, quickened to lead on bridle 4 out, still on bit approaching 2 out, shaken up after last as 2nd tried to close, never any danger, eased closing stages, impressive (op 4-5 tchd 10-11 and 5-6 in places)
2  7
6 117 155 156 167
b g King's Theatre(IRE) - Wicked Crack(IRE) (King's Ride)
Led until mistake and headed 9th, chased winner from 4 out, stayed on well to try and close on winner after 2 out and 4 lengths down soon after, readily outpaced from last but stayed on well for clear 2nd (op 7-1 tchd 15-2)
3  22 [29]
7 117 151 129 150
b g King's Theatre(IRE) - Maid For Adventure(IRE) (Strong Gale)
In touch, headway to track leading duo after 4 out, ridden and hit 3 out, 7 lengths 3rd and ridden when blundered and weakened 2 out (op 9-1)
4  [32¼]
7 117 160 125 148
gr g Dom Alco(FR) - Maralta(FR) (Altayan)
Tracked leader, challenged 7th, led 9th until blundered and headed 4 out, weakened 3 out (op 7-2 tchd 11-4)
5  [35½]
7 117 t 147 121 141
b g Imperial Ballet(IRE) - Sixhills(FR) (Sabrehill)
In rear but in touch to 8th, weakened from 4 out (op 16-1)
6  37 [72½]
8 117 139 73 107
b g Woods Of Windsor(USA) - Bushey Glen(IRE) (Roselier)
Always in rear, no chance from 8th