Arkle Chase Betting Odds Comparison - Cheltenham

15/03/2022 14:10:00

The 2021 Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase will follow hard on the heels of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, with this race being a Grade 1 encounter that will take place on 16 March 2021, with the distance being over two miles and it’s the first chase on Day 1 of the Festival meeting.

There’s one hot that is set to be all the rage providing that there are no hiccups, with Shishkin having impressed when winning the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, with Nicky Henderson now hoping that the horse follows in the footsteps of Sprinter Sacre and Altior by scoring in this race.

15/03 14:10Best Odds
Bet365
Coral
Unibet
betiton
Mr Play
Mansionbet
Appreciate ItAppreciate It
Coral3/1
3/13/111/43/13/13/1
Bob OlingerBob Olinger
Bet36510/1
10/18/19/18/18/18/1
My DrogoMy Drogo
Coral12/1
8/112/18/110/110/110/1
QuilixiosQuilixios
Bet36512/1
12/112/110/110/110/110/1
Ferny HollowFerny Hollow
Coral16/1
10/116/112/112/112/112/1
MonmiralMonmiral
Coral20/1
16/120/114/112/112/112/1
DusartDusart
Bet36525/1
25/120/116/118/118/118/1
HoneysuckleHoneysuckle
Unibet20/1
20/1
GoshenGoshen
Unibet20/1
20/1
Klassical DreamKlassical Dream
Unibet33/1
20/114/133/114/114/114/1
BallyadamBallyadam
Unibet33/1
16/120/133/120/120/120/1
AbacadabrasAbacadabras
Unibet25/1
20/125/1
James Du BerlaisJames Du Berlais
Bet36533/1
33/125/120/122/122/122/1
Jungle BoogieJungle Boogie
Mr Play25/1
25/125/125/125/1
Haut En CouleursHaut En Couleurs
Bet36533/1
33/125/1
Sir GerhardSir Gerhard
Mansionbet33/1
25/133/133/133/1
Aspire TowerAspire Tower
Coral33/1
33/133/120/133/133/133/1
Pentland HillsPentland Hills
Bet36533/1
33/133/1
Saint RoiSaint Roi
Coral33/1
33/133/133/133/133/133/1
Mister CoffeyMister Coffey
Unibet33/1
33/133/133/133/133/1
Stepney CausewayStepney Causeway
Unibet33/1
33/1
Galopin Des ChampsGalopin Des Champs
Unibet33/1
33/1
Gaillard Du MesnilGaillard Du Mesnil
Bet36533/1
33/133/1
TeahupooTeahupoo
Bet36533/1
33/133/1
Blue LordBlue Lord
Coral40/1
33/140/133/133/133/133/1
GallyhillGallyhill
Bet36540/1
40/133/1
Bear GhyllsBear Ghylls
Unibet40/1
40/140/1
Dreal DealDreal Deal
Unibet40/1
40/1
MetierMetier
Unibet66/1
33/125/166/1
Elixir D'ainayElixir D'ainay
Unibet50/1
40/150/1
Soaring GlorySoaring Glory
Coral50/1
40/150/150/1
Gin On LimeGin On Lime
Coral50/1
40/150/150/150/150/150/1
YoumdorYoumdor
Unibet50/1
50/1
NassalamNassalam
Unibet50/1
50/150/1
AdagioAdagio
Unibet50/1
50/150/1
Cape GentlemanCape Gentleman
Unibet50/1
50/150/1
AjeroAjero
Bet36550/1
50/150/1
BoothillBoothill
Coral50/1
50/150/150/1
Third Time LuckiThird Time Lucki
Unibet50/1
50/150/1
SamarriveSamarrive
Bet36550/1
50/1
IrascibleIrascible
Unibet50/1
50/150/1
Flinteur SacreFlinteur Sacre
Unibet66/1
40/166/1
KeskonriskKeskonrisk
Bet36566/1
66/150/1
Do Your JobDo Your Job
Unibet66/1
66/1
GabynakoGabynako
Unibet66/1
66/1
Egality MansEgality Mans
Unibet100/1
66/1100/1

Is Shishkin a Banker for the Arkle at Cheltenham 2021?

Shishkin was sent off as 8/11 favourite in the Prodec Networks Maiden Hurdle at Newbury Racecourse on 18 December 2019, although the horse has subsequently gone on to impress and currently boasts four consecutive victories including that win in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle.

The six-year-old recently returned to the track to land a victory in a Beginners’ Chase, although the plain fact was that the horse was sent off as the 1/4 favourite and didn’t beat a lot of rivals, so perhaps there is scope for opposing him this time around.

Which Horses Can Beat Shishkin in the Arkle Chase?

We certainly think the horse is trading too short for this chase race and it only takes one horse to beat the favourite, with Envoi Allen potentially lining up in this clash and Gordon Elliott will have every confidence in this horse should this be the desired route, with multiple entries an inevitability when it comes to this runner.

At the time of writing, no horse has beaten Envoi Allen and he won a Grade 1 Novices’ Chase at Fairyhouse on 29 November 2020, with the horse previously being sent off as the 4/7 favourite to win the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle and he’s likely to act in any ground.

Abacadabras is the stablemate of Envoi Allen and let’s not forget that he only lost by a head against Shishkin in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, with jockey Jack Kennedy having helped the horse to victory in the recent Morgiana Hurdle and it will now be interesting to see if the runner reacts to bigger obstacles.


The Arkle will take place on Tuesday 10 March 2020, with this being the second race that occurs at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival and it’s naturally seen as the stepping stone to the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Indeed, this is a race over two miles and it’s a stiff test for the horses who line up, with Laurina currently among the favourites to land a victory in this Group 1 encounter.

Trainer Willie Mullins has decided to take the fillie over the bigger obstacles for the coming National Hunt season, with the six-year-old having run in the 2019 Cheltenham Festival when she could only finish fourth despite being strongly fancied.

Indeed, Laurina looked to have the race at her mercy thanks to Buveur D’Air falling in that race and Apples Jade failing to make an impression, although she wasn’t able to make an impression and owners Sullivan Bloodstock Limited have now made the decision to go over fences.

It’s not yet clear whether Laurina will act well over the bigger jumps although she’s among the current favourites to win the Arkle, while Fakir D’Oudairies is available at a similar price and this is another French-bred horse who could cause a stir.

The four-year-old already has an impressive track record in his short career and recently made an appearance at Navan where the Joseph O’Brien-trained charge was able to win at odds of 2/1.

The fact that Fakir D’Oudairies was able to beat favourite Melon suggests that the JP McManus horse could put in a good showing in the Arkle, with the horse having previously ran a creditable fourth in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival.

The horse was also narrowly beaten at Aintree by Pentland Hills and connections are now taking their chances over the bigger fences in the hope of landing a Cheltenham Festival winner.

It’s not clear where Samcro will be tilted when it comes to the 2020 Cheltenham Festival although the Arkle is certainly an option for a horse which has previously arrived with a star billing.

The Irish raider won the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle as an odds-on favourite although he subsequently fell at Punchestown and hasn’t been the same horse since.

However, the Gigginstown horse did enjoy a facile victory when landing the spoils recently at Down Royal and perhaps that’s the start of things to come for a talented beast.

Felix Desjy was another horse that ran in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and a fifth placed finish suggests that he’s another to watch when it comes to the road to the Arkle.

This is another Gordon Elliott horse and the six-year-old hasn’t yet been seen at a track over fences, although it finished second behind Klassical Dream last season at Punchestown before being given the last few months off.