2023 Arkle Challenge Trophy Trial Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Friday, 17 November 2023

Unexpected Party could be the one that takes all the beating when it comes to the 2023 Arkle Challenge Trophy, with Dan Skelton having a potential superstar on his hands. The eight-year-old certainly has the credentials to run well here, while Mighty Tom has ran several times this season and we might see the Cian Collins-trained charge also go well.

Homme Public is also among the favourites to win this race, with Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero saddling a runner who was successful last time out and the six-year-old looks to have good each-way claims. The King of Ryhope is also respected on form and the seven-year-old opened the season with a victory of his own.

2023 Arkle Challenge Trophy Tips

Unexpected Party was successful at Chepstow last month when beating Knappers Hill in a Novices’ Chase, with the eight-year-old enjoying a victory of nearly three lengths against the odds-on favourite. Dan Skelton will expect his horse to come on for that run and the horse really rose to prominence at last year’s Cheltenham Festival despite being regarded as a no-hoper.

Sent off at odds of 100/1 in the Turners’ Novices Chase, Unexpected Party was a lot more competitive than expected, with a third-placed finish then coming in a Novices Chase at Ayr. However, there are plenty of potential winners in this particular field and that includes Mighty Tom who has posted back to back runner-up spots.

Cian Collins will hope his charge can go one better here, with the horse recently finishing second over two miles and four furlongs at Cork Racecourse. It was a smart performance in a Novice Chase even if he was unable to lay a glove on favourite and winner Letsbeclearaboutit. The horse will be carrying less weight than the market leader.

Homme Public is a six-year-old with potential and there was a notable win at Wetherby last time out, with the 5/2 favourite claiming a handicap chase win over one mile and seven furlongs. The King Of Ryhope could also go well based on a recent outing at Chepstow Racecourse where a handicap chase victory was landed over two miles and three furlongs.