13:50 Cheltenham

Sunday 18 November 2018

All13:1513:5014:2515:0015:3016:00

Racing Post Arkle Trophy Trial Novices' Chase (Grade 2) (Registered As The November Novices' Chase)

Class 1  |   1m 7f 199y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:54  |   Winning time: 3m 51.2s
Weighed In
1st
4
611-2
13/2
T: Kayley WoollacottJ: R Johnson
Tracked leaders, led going well after 3 out, drew readily clear between last 2, good jump last, ridden out, stayed on well, impressive op 7/1 tchd 5/1 and tchd 15/2
2nd
7
3
7/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
In touch, joined leading pair 6th, effort 2 out, went 2nd at last, ridden and kept on under pressure flat, no chance with winner op 9/4 tchd 7/2
3rd
4
1
9/4f
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Made most to 7th, with leader, led again 9th, driven and headed after 3 out, readily outpaced by winner between last 2, ridden and no impression in 3rd from last op 2/1 tchd 6/4
4th
11
6
7/2
T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore
Disputed lead, led 7th, hit and headed 9th, remained prominent on outside, outpaced turning in, behind when mistake 2 out, stayed on into modest 4th flat op 15/2 tchd 7/1
5th
3
2
11/4
T: P J HobbsJ: B J Geraghty
Not always fluent, in touch in rear, tracked leaders 4 out, outpaced after next, no extra between last 2, 4th and beaten when blundered last, weakened flat op 9/2 tchd 7/2

Also Ran

N/A
5
14/1

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Betting

Forecast

Claimantakinforgan (9/4), Defi Du Seuil (11/4), Pingshou (7/2), Lalor (13/2), Dynamite Dollars (7/1), One For Billy (14/1)

Verdict
Claimantakinforgan is the one to beat on balance, and merits respect, but a chance is taken on PINGSHOU on his return from absence. He looked the sort to make a better chaser when winning a Grade 1 over hurdles as a novice, and connections will be keen to strike early with him. Triumph Hurdle winner Defi du Seuil clearly wasn't right last season, and remains with potential.
  1. Pingshou
  2. Claimantakinforgan
  3. Defi Du Seuil

Previous Winners

2017
North Hill Harvey
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-5  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Harry Skelton
  |  
T: D Skelton
6/4
Prize Money
1st: £19,694.002nd: £7,420.003rd: £3,714.004th: £1,855.005th: £931.006th: £466.007th: £231.008th: £119.00

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