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A test not only of jumping ability over the bigger obstacles but also of speed, the Arkle Challenge Trophy two-mile trip is the minimum over fences and tests jumping at speed to the limit, a real highlight of the Cheltenham Festival.

This is the race where future Queen Mother Champion Chase winners are found - will we have one in this year’s field?

Read on for Arkle Challenge Trophy odds, tips and free bets for the 2024 race.

Race Details
When:Tuesday, March 12th - 2:10pm
Race Type:Grade 1 Chase
Course:Old Course
Weights:11st 4lb, 7lb allowance for mares
Where to Watch?ITV Racing, Racing TV, Bookmaker Streams

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Arkle Challenge Trophy Tips

A race that has huge importance now, but also in the future as these young horses aim to win this title on the road to bigger and better things.

It’s a race that typically attracts many big names, and of course, our tipsters will be able to give you the lowdown on the runners that do turn up for this one.

Check out Alan Kelly’s horse racing tips and Charlie McCann’s free Cheltenham tips to help you with your Arkle bet.

Arkle Chase Betting Odds

Check back closer to Cheltenham for the latest Arkle Challenge Trophy odds and betting chat.

What Happened Last Year?

The 2023 Arkle was, in essence, a two-horse race between El Fabiolo and Jonbon, both of whom were unbeaten over fences heading into the race.

And it was the Irish-trained El Fabiolo who took the victory, jumping impeccably and outclassing Jonbon to win by a comfortable five and a half lengths.

Arkle Chase Key Race Stats

  • 10 of the last 13 winners came from the top three in the betting
  • 8 of the last 11 renewals have been won by the favourite
  • Outsiders taking this prize home are somewhat of a rarity

Previous Winners of the Arkle Chase

Below, we’ve listed the last five winners of the Arkle.

2023El Fabiolo
2020Put The Kettle On
2019Duc Des Genievres


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Is the Arkle a novice chase?

Yes, the Arkle is a novice chase and only open to novice chasers, horses that have not won a chase race in their previous season.

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What distance is the Arkle Chase?

The Arkle Chase is ran over a distance of two miles, the minimum trip for a chase contest.

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What is the prize money for the Arkle?

The winner of the 2023 Arkle Novice Chase will take home £98,473 in prize money.

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Scott McGlynn

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