Horse Racing

The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Steeple Chase 2022 Runners, Odds & Preview


Willie Mullins Irish yard has an good recent record in this contest winning it four times in the last seven years. Nicky Henderson also does well in this race (seven wins) with four of those wins coming since 2012. 

The only two trainers to break up the Mullins / Henderson monopoly during this period have been David Pipe (2014 Western Warhorse 33/1) and Henry De Bromhead.

Henry de Bromhead brought to a halt the recent dominance of Willie Mullins in the race in 2020 with Put The Kettle On.

Race Details
When:Tuesday 15th March, 1.55pm
Prize:£175,000
Distance:Two-miles 
Race TypeGrade 1 National Hunt Steeplechase
Age:5-Years+
CourseOld Course
Weights:11st 4lb; 7lb allowance for mares
Where to watch?ITV, Racing UK, Bookmaker Streams

What Happened in 2021?

In 2021, it was Nicky Henderson once again as his Festival hotpot Shishkin romped to victory in at odds of 4/9.

Current Favourites

The leading contenders, according to the latest betting odds, are:

Appreciate It – 5/2 with bet365*

Trainer – Willie Mullins| Jockey – Aidan Coleman | Age 7

Willie Mullins’ seven-year-old justified his odds-on billing for last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle by crushing the rest of the field by 24 lengths.

After finishing second in Cheltenham’s Champion Bumper of 2020 the gelding hasn’t looked back, and once again Mullins has the ace in the pack here.

Ferny Hollow – 4/1 with bet365*

Trainer – Willie Mullins | Jockey – Tbc | Age 6

The Cheveley Park stud owned six-year-old missed the Cheltenham Festival last season due to a small stress fracture but should he go chasing, his form against Bob Olinger should give him a live chance in this.

Bob Olinger– 14/1 with Betfair

Trainer – Henry De Bromhead | Jockey – Tbc | Age 6

Willie Mullins’ seven-year-old justified his odds-on billing for last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle by crushing the rest of the field by 24 lengths.

After finishing second in Cheltenham’s Champion Bumper of 2020 the gelding hasn’t looked back, and once again Mullins has the ace in the pack here.

* Odds correct at 12/12/21


Arkle Chase Key Race Stats

  • 9 of the last 12 winners came from the top three in the betting
  • 7 favourites have won in the last 10 renewals
  • Outsiders taking this prize home are somewhat of a rarity

Previous Winners of the Arkle Chase

2021 – Shishkin

2020 – Put The Kettle On

2019 – Duc Des Genievres

2018 – Footpad

2017 – Altior

2016 – Douvan

2015 – Un De Sceaux

2014 – Western Warhorse

2013 – Simonsig

2012 – Sprinter Sacre

* Cheltenham betting odds correct at the time of writing

* Cheltenham betting odds correct at the time of writing