2024 Irish Arkle Betting Odds at Leopardstown racecourse

Saturday, 03 February 2024

There is a stellar line-up potentially on the Leopardstown racecard when it comes to the Arkle Novice Chase. Marine Nationale is a seven-year-old who boasts solid credentials to the extent that the horse is now trading at odds-on to win, with the horse boasting a winning run which should see him prove a popular horse racing accumulator selection.

However, Found A Fifty is another horse that merits respect, with the Gordon Elliott-trained horse having won two of his three races this term, with Gaelic Warrior running for handler Willie Mullins and this horse has achieved back to back wins. Il Etait Temps comes next in the market and the six-year-old also runs for Mullins.

2024 Irish Arkle Novice Chase Tips

Marine Nationale has the racing world at his feet, with the seven-year-old having won all six races of a fledgling career to date. The latest win came at Leopardstown where the horse landed a victory by eight and a half lengths when winning a Beginners Chase during the festive season, with the horse making all the running and posting a significant win.

Previously to this came a win in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle where the six-year-old was able to achieve a victory in this Cheltenham Festival opener when seeing off favourite Facile Vega and a host of other runners. There were previously wins at Fairyhouse and Punchestown, with the bookies making this horse the one to beat.

Gaelic Warrior enjoyed back to back wins this season, with a win coming at Limerick in December when winning the Faugheen Novice Chase by five and a half lengths. This came after obliging as the 4/11 favourite in a Beginners Chase at Punchestown, with the horse’s only recent defeat being in the Ballymore Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham.

Il Etait Temps finished second to Gaelic Warrior at Limerick last time out and that was after a victory at Thurles at the end of November. However, the horse was nine lengths behind Marine Nationale in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and has plenty to find based on that performance, with Quilixios another for the shortlist.

2023 Dublin Chase Betting Tips

Can anyone stop Blue Lord winning the 2023 Ladbrokes Dublin Chase? The eight-year-old has been largely flawless over the past couple of years. At the Leopardstown Christmas Festival, the horse was excellent when winning the Paddy's Rewards Club Chase and the 2/1 shot was able to triumph by a full eleven lengths to demonstrate that this is a high-calibre horse.

The horse won the Clonmel Oil Chase in November when touching off Tornado Flyer, Darasso and Pencilfulloflead. Last season, the horse signed off with a victory in the Barberstown Castle Novice Chase at the Punchestown Festival and this came after finishing third in the Arkle which was a competitive race won by the talented Edwardstone.

Energumene is a class act who could go well at a bigger price and this is a horse that has reserved some of his best performances for Irish racecourses. Willie Mullins will be hopeful that the nine-year-old will be suited to the two mile and one furlong trip, with the horse enjoying a three-race winning run and this includes a victory in the 2022 Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Gentleman De Mee is another Willie Mullins-trained runner and the JP McManus-owned horse has struggled to find form in recent outings. After beating Edwardstone at Aintree last April, there were high hopes that the horse could be a big contender this season. However, the horse unseated his rider at Naas before underwhelming performances at Sandown and Leopardstown.

2023 Irish Arkle Betting Tips

The 2023 Goffs Irish Arkle Novice Chase looks to be a really exciting race and Dysart Dynamo heads the betting market. The seven-year-old was actually sent off as the joint-favourite in last year’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. While Constitution Hill was a runaway winner, the Willie Mullins-trained charge was a faller and the horse then ran badly at Punchestown the following month.

However, the runner enjoyed a return to form when winning a Beginners Chase by twenty-eight lengths. There will be a stiffer test when it comes to this race, with El Fabiolo having landed a facile victory at Fairyhouse in December, although there was also plenty to like about the win that occurred at Punchestown in a novice hurdle in April.

Appreciate It struggled in the 2022 Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival and the nine-year-old then scored a Beginners Chase victory at Punchestown back in December. There was also a Novice Chase success at Naas although the horse remains something of an unknown quantity over the bigger obstacles.

Banbridge recently scored back to back successes, with victories coming at Gowran Park and Cheltenham, with the horse finishing third in the Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase behind Mighty Potter and Gaillard Du Mesnil. Previously there was a Novices’ Chase win at Cheltenham and we think this is a wide open encounter with lots of lively chances.