2022 Arkle Novices' Chase Tips

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The second Grade One on the day one card at the Cheltenham Festival is the thrilling Arkle Challenge Trophy.

Named in honour of one of the greatest horses ever to grace the sport, the Arkle has produced many outstanding winners during its history.

Greats like Flyingbolt, Moscow Flyer, Sprinter Sacre and Altior all won the Arkle during their first season over fences, and went on to win even bigger prizes at future Cheltenham Festivals.

Cheltenham Day 1 Results 2022 (Tuesday)

TimeTuesday Races2022 Results for Day 1Place Bet
13:30Supreme Novices' Hurdle1st Constitution Hill 9/4
2nd Jonbon 5/1
3rd Kilcruit 6/1
14:10Arkle Challenge Trophy1st Edwardstone 5/2
2nd Gabynako 25/1
3rd Blue Lord 4/1
4th War Lord 50/1
14:50Ultima Handicap Chase1st Corach Rambler 10/1
2nd Gericault Roque 9/1
3rd Oscar Elite 22/1
4th Tea Clipper 12/1
15:30Champion Hurdle
1st Honeysuckle 8/11
2nd Epatante 16/1
3rd Zanahiyr 28/1
16:10Mares' Hurdle1st Marie's Rock 18/1
2nd Queens Brook 4/1
3rd Mrs Milner 14/1
16:50Boodles Handicap Hurdle1st Brazil 10/1
2nd Gaelic Warrior 6/4
3rd Bell Ex One 25/1
17:30National Hunt Chase1st Stattle 2/1
2nd Run Wild Fred 7/4
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2021 Arkle Challenge Trophy Tips

Once the 2021/22 National Hunt racing season begins, we’ll have long-term ante-post tips for the 2022 Arkle Novices’ Chase. As we get closer to the meeting, we’ll update our selections, and our Arkle Chase betting tips are available here.

Arkle Chase Date & Time 2022


The Arkle Chase is run on Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival. In 2022 that falls on Tuesday March 15th, and the official starting time is 2:10pm. 

The Day 1 card also includes the Supreme Novices HurdleChampion Hurdle and David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle. 

Arkle Chase Bookmaker Promotions


The bookmakers will go all in to kickstart the 2022 Cheltenham Festival. Have a look at all the enhanced odds and Arkle Chase specials available with the top online bookies right now.

Arkle Novices' Chase Key Facts

 
DateTuesday March 15th, 2022
Time2:10pm
TrackCheltenham
Distance2m
StatusGrade 1
Prize Money£175,000
Age5YO+

Arkle Novices' Chase Winners


The Arkle Chase has produced many champion winners, which have gone on to win other Grade 1 races throughout the Cheltenham Festival in years to come. 

Names such as Altior and Duvan, which both won the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle the year before winning the Arkle Chase, grace the past winners list. 

Year
Arkle Chase Winners
2021Shishkin
2020Put The Kettle On
2019Duc Des Genievres
2018Footpad
2017Altior
2016Douvan
2015Un de Sceaux
2014Western Warehouse
2013Simonsig
2012Sprinter Sacre
2011Captain Chris
2010Sizing Europe
2009Forpadydeplasterer
2008Tidal Bay
2007My Way de Solzen
2006Voy Por Ustedes
2005Contraband
2004Well Chief
2003Azertyuiop
2002Moscow Flyer
2001no race
2000Tiutchev
1999Flagship Uberalles
1998Champleve

Arkle Novices' Chase History


The Arkle Chase took over from the Cotswold Chase in 1969 when taken out by Chatham for trainer Fred Rimell and it pays tribute to Arkle, a three-time winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup throughout the 1960’s. 

Currently sponsored by the Racing Post, the Arkle Chase is a great lead-in race to many of the Cheltenham Festival feature races, including the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Several Arkle Chase winners have gone on to win the feature chase event, including Moscow Flyer, Voy Pour Ustedes and Azertyuiop. 

The favourites have had a good record in this race and none more so than Un de Sceaux, which won at an odds-on quote in 2015. That win gave Willie Mullins his first of three wins in a four-year span, which included 2018 winner Footpad. 

Mullins doesn’t hold the record for most wins, however, with that going to Nicky Henderson with six wins. His latest came in 2017 with champion chaser Altior. 

Much like many other Cheltenham Festival races, jockey Ruby Walsh has the record with four wins. That’s the same as Barry Geraghty who scored back-to-back wins in 2012 and 2013 with Sprinter Sacre and Simonsig respectively. 

The race is open to five-year-old entrants but there hasn’t been a five-year-old winner since Voy Pour Ustedes in 2006.

Fakir D'Oudairies attempted to break the hoodoo surrounding five-year-olds in 2020, but Joseph O'Brien's charge couldn't pass 16/1 shot Put The Kettle On, who stayed on valiantly to claim a surprise victory.

Arkle Challenge Trophy FAQs

When is the 2022 Arkle Chase?

The Arkle Chase takes place on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival, on Tuesday March 15th 2022.

What time is the Arkle Chase at Cheltenham?

The 2022 Arkle Challenge Trophy is due off at 2.10pm on Tuesday March 15th. It is the second race on the opening day of Day One at the Cheltenham Festival.