2019 Arkle Chase - Lalor looking to emulate past champions Altior, Footpad and Douvan

Lalor could add its name to a long list of champion Arkle Chase winners
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2019 Arkle Chase Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Date: Tuesday March 12, 2019 
Track: Cheltenham 
Distance: 3,499m 
Status: Grade 1 
Prize Money: £175,000 
Age: 5YO+

Some of the best thoroughbred chasers have won the Arkle Chase before becoming champions of the track. Past winners of the Arkle Chase includes the likes of Altior, Douvan and 2018 winner Footpad.

Top pick Lalor will be looking to emulate those quality jumpers in the 2019 edition, which features a wide-open market of progressive types.

2019 Arkle Best Bet - Lalor @ 6.00


This will be the first Cheltenham Festival for Lalor, which finished 12 lengths behind Dynamite Dollars in the Henry VIII Novices' Chase last time out but most punters believe he can turn the tables on that result.

Lalor has a seven-length win over Dynamite Dollars in the Arkle Trophy in November and having winning experience at Cheltenham is going to help the seven-year-old trained by Kayley Woollacott.

He does produce the odd poor effort but he's quality when he's on his game and bookmakers are offering good value with the 6.00 quote.

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Lalor winning at Cheltenham. (Getty Images)

2019 Arkle Chase Best Each Way - Dynamite Dollars @ 7.00


The six-year-old by Buck's Boum suffered defeat at the hands of Lalor three starts back but he has rebounded in great fashion by winning his two subsequent races. The first came at Sandown when winning the Henry VIII Novices' Chase by 1.75 lengths and he backed that up with another quality win.

His most recent win came at Kempton in the Wayward Lads Novices' Chase and although he faced only a field of five runners, he didn't look under much pressure throughout as a 4.00 chance in betting.

He's a consistent type which has yet to win at Cheltenham but that's likely to change in the future.

2019 Arkle Chase Best Roughie - Getabird @ 15.00


Getabird represents some value at 15.00 after winner at Punchestown two back and following that win up with a solid placing behind Hardline at Limerick.

The seven-year-old has beaten many of his rivals in the upcoming Arkle Chase, including Mengli Khan by nine lengths in January, 2018. That form is going to stack up nicely and betting against a Willie Mullins-trained runner isn't wise.

Take the 15.00 as it won't last long.

Best Bet: Lalor @ 6.00
Best Each Way: Dynamite Dollars @ 7.00
Best Roughie: Getabird @ 15.00
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Daryl Curnow 15 February 2019

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