Arkle Novice Chase

Grade – 1
Course – Leopardstown
Race Type – Steeplechase
Distance – 2 Miles 1 Furlongs (17F)
Ages – 5yo’s +
Weights – 11st 7lbs (5yo), 11st 12lbs (6yo+), 7lbs allowance for mares
Sponsor – Patrick Ward & Company Solicitors

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 11 of the last 12 winners were aged 6 or 7
Price – 8 of the last 12 favourites/joint favourites have won, 10/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 10 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Arkle Novice Chase , 12/12 winners ran within the last 39 days
6/12 winners ran in the Racing Post Novice Chase (Leopardstown) on their last run, 4 of the 6 won, 1 placed
Previous Course Form – 8/12 winners had at least 1 previous run at Leopardstown, 6/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Leopardstown
Previous Distance Form – 12/12 winners had at least 4 previous runs over 15-17 furlongs, 11/12 had at least 3 previous wins over 15-17 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 10/12 winners had at least 6 previous runs over hurdles, 9/12 winners had at least 2 previous wins over hurdles
Previous Chase Form – 12/12 winners had at least 2 previous chase runs, 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous chase win
Rating – 9/12 winners were rated 145 or higher
Graded Wins – 8/12 winners had at least 1 previous win in a grade 1-3 race
Season Form – 12/12 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 12/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
6 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Arkle Novice Chase, 2/12 placed on their next run

Rest of The Season Runs
9 of the last 12 winners ran in at least 2 more races that season
7/12 won at least 1 more race that season, 2/12 placed in at least 1 more race that season

Cheltenham Festival Run That Season
7/12 winners ran in the Arkle Chase at the next Cheltenham Festival, 3 of the 8 won, 2 placed
1/12 winners ran in the JLT Novices Chase at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 1 won