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2:10 Cheltenham 10 Mar 2020

Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase (Grade 1)

(Class 1) (5yo+) (1m7f199yds) 2m Old Soft 13 fences
1st £98,764.20 2nd £37,391.66 3rd £18,859.16 4th £9,566.66 5th £4,946.66 6th £2,619.16


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
6 1011 144 145 160
b m Stowaway - Name For Fame (USA) (Quest For Fame)
Prominent, led 4th, headed approaching 5th, remained prominent, led 3 out, shaken up when pressed 2 out, edged right run-in, pressed again final 150yds, edged left and stayed on gamely towards finish (op 20/1 tchd 25/1)
5 114 154 151 166
b g Kapgarde (FR) - Niagaria Du Bois (FR) (Grand Tresor)
Prominent, led 2nd, soon headed, tracked leaders after, went 2nd after 3 out, shaken up to challenge when hit 2 out, lost ground, rallied final 150yds to press winner, no extra and held towards finish (op 7/2)
3  18 [19½]
6 114 t 157 127 147
b g Sageburg (IRE) - Rouge Amour (FR) (Cadoudal)
Prominent early, soon in midfield, headway after 3 out, outpaced, approaching 2 out, rallying when switched right run-in, stayed on to snatch 3rd final stride, no chance with front two (vet said gelding lost its right-hind shoe) (op 12/1)
4  hd [19¾]
8 114 t 156 127 150
b g Alkaadhem - Lady Willmurt (IRE) (Mandalus)
Held up in rear, hampered 4 out, headway approaching 3 out, chased leaders before 2 out, no impression after and outpaced, lost 3rd final stride
5  [22¼]
7 114 151 123 145
gr g Al Namix (FR) - Steel Dancer (FR) (Kaldounevees)
Midfield, mistake 7th (water), hampered 4 out, soon ridden and lost place, ridden and outpaced after 3 out, hampered 2 out, no danger after
6  5 [27¼]
7 114 t 158 117 141
b g Samum (GER) - Nova (GER) (Winged Love)
Keen to post, in touch, effort when not much room after 3 out, unable to quicken before 2 out, weakened before last (trainer could offer no explanation for gelding's poor performance) (op 11/4 tchd 9/4)
8 1011 t 148
b m King's Theatre (IRE) - La Marianne (Supreme Leader)
Looked well; tracked leaders, hit 2nd, still going well in close 3rd when fell 4 out (op 12/1)
8 114 h 156
b g Linda's Lad - Holding (FR) (Useful)
Strong; led to 2nd, led again soon after, headed 4th, led again approaching 5th, jumped right 9th, jumped slightly right and headed 3 out, soon weakened, eased and well beaten when fell 2 out (jockey said gelding ran too freely) (op 7/1)
6 114 155 140
b g No Risk At All (FR) - Tuffslolyloly (FR) (Double Bed)
Looked well; held up, headway when mistake 4 out, ridden to chase leaders after 3 out, 5th and beaten when fell 2 out (tchd 11/1)
8 114 132
b g Pasternak - Lorgnette (Emperor Fountain)
Held up in midfield, lost place after 9th, in rear when hampered 4 out, behind when pulled up before 3 out
7 114 150
b g Milan - Daraheen Diamond (IRE) (Husyan)
Held up, pecked 6th, blundered and unseated rider 4 out (tchd 13/2)
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