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
Unibet
betiton
888sport
Mr Play
Mansionbet
Appreciate ItAppreciate It
Mansionbet5/2
5/29/45/29/45/25/2
Ferny HollowFerny Hollow
Bet3658/1
8/17/113/26/113/213/2
Third Time LuckiThird Time Lucki
Unibet10/1
9/110/18/18/18/18/1
Bob OlingerBob Olinger
Unibet10/1
10/110/19/117/29/19/1
My DrogoMy Drogo
Bet36514/1
14/112/111/112/111/111/1
Riviere D'etelRiviere D'etel
Mr Play14/1
12/112/114/114/114/1
QuilixiosQuilixios
Unibet25/1
12/125/111/118/111/111/1
MonmiralMonmiral
Unibet20/1
16/120/118/118/118/118/1
Magic DazeMagic Daze
Unibet20/1
20/120/118/120/116/118/1
HoneysuckleHoneysuckle
Unibet20/1
20/120/1
Ciel De NeigeCiel De Neige
Unibet20/1
20/1
DusartDusart
Bet36525/1
25/120/120/120/120/120/1
Klassical DreamKlassical Dream
Unibet33/1
20/133/118/128/118/118/1
Dancing On My OwnDancing On My Own
Bet36525/1
25/1
Jungle BoogieJungle Boogie
Unibet28/1
28/125/125/125/125/1
EdwardstoneEdwardstone
Unibet33/1
25/133/122/122/122/1
AbacadabrasAbacadabras
888sport33/1
20/133/133/1
Aspire TowerAspire Tower
888sport33/1
33/133/125/133/125/125/1
Malone RoadMalone Road
Unibet40/1
25/140/125/125/125/1
Gin On LimeGin On Lime
Unibet50/1
25/150/125/125/125/1
Pentland HillsPentland Hills
Unibet33/1
33/133/1
Stepney CausewayStepney Causeway
Unibet33/1
33/1
ConcertistaConcertista
Bet36533/1
33/1
Sir GerhardSir Gerhard
betiton33/1
33/133/133/133/1
Saint RoiSaint Roi
betiton33/1
33/133/133/133/133/133/1
GanapathiGanapathi
Bet36533/1
33/1
TeahupooTeahupoo
Unibet33/1
33/133/1
Dreal DealDreal Deal
Unibet33/1
33/1
Beacon EdgeBeacon Edge
Unibet33/1
33/1
Il RidotoIl Ridoto
Bet36533/1
33/1
Haut En CouleursHaut En Couleurs
Unibet33/1
33/133/1
Saint FelicienSaint Felicien
Unibet33/1
33/1
Blue LordBlue Lord
888sport33/1
33/133/128/133/128/128/1
Minella DramaMinella Drama
Unibet40/1
33/140/133/133/133/1
Gaillard Du MesnilGaillard Du Mesnil
Unibet40/1
33/140/1
BallyadamBallyadam
Bet36540/1
40/140/133/140/133/133/1
Cape GentlemanCape Gentleman
Unibet50/1
40/150/133/133/133/1
Gentleman de MeeGentleman de Mee
Unibet40/1
40/140/140/140/1
Druid's AltarDruid's Altar
Bet36540/1
40/140/1
Lifetime AmbitionLifetime Ambition
Unibet40/1
40/1
Colonel MustardColonel Mustard
Bet36540/1
40/140/140/140/140/1
Galopin Des ChampsGalopin Des Champs
Unibet40/1
40/1
Bear GhyllsBear Ghylls
Unibet40/1
40/1
GallyhillGallyhill
Unibet40/1
40/1
War LordWar Lord
Bet36540/1
40/1
CascovaCascova
Unibet40/1
40/1
Dreams Of HomeDreams Of Home
Unibet40/1
40/1
NassalamNassalam
Unibet50/1
33/150/1
Mister CoffeyMister Coffey
Unibet50/1
50/150/133/133/133/1
Elixir D'ainayElixir D'ainay
betiton50/1
40/150/150/150/150/1
MetierMetier
Bet36566/1
66/166/128/150/128/128/1
BoothillBoothill
888sport50/1
50/150/140/150/140/140/1
AdagioAdagio
Unibet66/1
33/166/1
IrascibleIrascible
Unibet50/1
50/150/1
RobinniaRobinnia
Unibet50/1
50/1
Captain Tom CatCaptain Tom Cat
betiton50/1
50/150/150/1
Master DebonairMaster Debonair
Unibet50/1
50/1
Do Your JobDo Your Job
Unibet50/1
50/1
FaivoirFaivoir
Bet36550/1
50/1
AjeroAjero
Unibet50/1
50/150/1
Coeur SublimeCoeur Sublime
Unibet50/1
50/1
King RolandKing Roland
Unibet50/1
50/1
SoloSolo
Unibet50/1
50/1
GabynakoGabynako
Unibet66/1
66/140/140/140/1
Soaring GlorySoaring Glory
Unibet66/1
40/166/150/166/150/150/1
Atholl StreetAtholl Street
Unibet66/1
66/1
Red RookieRed Rookie
Unibet66/1
50/166/166/166/166/1
Mick PastorMick Pastor
Bet36566/1
66/1
ThedevilscoachmanThedevilscoachman
Unibet66/1
66/1
KeskonriskKeskonrisk
Bet36566/1
66/166/1
For PleasureFor Pleasure
Unibet100/1
100/1100/140/140/140/1
MilkwoodMilkwood
Unibet100/1
66/1100/150/150/150/1
Flinteur SacreFlinteur Sacre
Unibet100/1
100/1100/1
Egality MansEgality Mans
Unibet100/1
66/1100/1
SamarriveSamarrive
Unibet100/1
80/1100/1

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.