Arkle Chase

Grade – 1
Course – Cheltenham (Old Course)
Race Type – Steeplechase
Distance – 2 Miles (16 furlongs)
Ages – 5yo +
Weights – 11st 4lb (7lb allowance for mares)
Sponsor – Racing Post

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 11 of the last 12 winners were aged 6 or 7
Price – 6 of the last 12 favorites have won, 10/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 10 of the last 12 winners ran within the last 51 days, 10/12 won on their last start before Cheltenham
3/12 winners ran in the Arkle Novice Chase (Leopardstown) on their last run, 3 of the 3 won
2/12 winners ran in the Game Spirit Chase (Newbury) on their last run, 2 of the 2 won
Previous Course Form – 11 of the last 12 winners had at least 1 run at Cheltenham previously, 6/12 had at least 1 win previously at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 9/12 winners had at least 4 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 8/12 had at least 3 wins over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 12/12 winners had at least 4 runs over hurdles, 10/12 had at least 2 wins over hurdles
Previous Chase Form – 11/12 winners had at least 2 previous chase runs, 12/12 winners had at least 1 chase win, 8/12 had at least 2 chase wins
Rating – 10/12 winners were rated 152 or higher
Graded Wins – 10/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1 or grade 2 race
Season Form – 11/12 winners had at least 3 runs that season, 12/12 had at least 1 win that season, 8/12 had at least 2 wins that season.

Future Form

Trends

Next Run – 7 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after Cheltenham, 3/12 placed on their next run
3/12 winners ran in the Maghull Novices Chase (Aintree) next time out, 3 of the 3 won, 0 placed
4/12 winners ran in the Ryanair Novice Chase (Punchestown) next time out, 3 of the 4 won, 0 placed
Next Cheltenham Festival Run – 6/12 winners ran in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the next Cheltenham festival, 3 of the 6 won, 2 placed
3/12 winners ran in the Ryanair Chase at the next Cheltenham festival, 0 of the 3 won, 0 placed.