To get you in the mood for the race at Prestbury Park – here’s all you need to know.
When is the Arkle Chase, what’s the distance and which sort of horses can enter?
The 2019 Arkle Challenge Trophy will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at 14:10 (2:10pm).
It’s a Grade 1 National Hunt novices’ chase, run over two miles, for horses aged five years and upwards.
Who is running in the 2019 Arkle Chase?
There are a few months to go before the race, but Amy Murphy’s Kalashnikov is one of the horses who will target the race.
Kayley Woollacott’s Lalor has also emerged as a big contender for the race following his foot-perfect chasing debut.
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How can I watch the race?
The race will be broadcast live on Racing UK and ITV.
ITV1 is on Sky channel 103 and Virgin channel 103.
You can watch Racing UK on Sky Channel 426 and Virgin Media Channel 536.
What are the latest odds?
Kalashnikov is currently the 5-1 favourite for the race along with Lalor.
Who won the Arkle Chase in 2018?
The brilliant Footpad (5-6f) emerged victorious under Ruby Walsh for trainer Willie Mullins.
He bolted up by 14 lengths with Brain Power (14-1) in second.
Which jockeys and trainers have won the Arkle the most?
Nicky Henderson is the leading trainer having won the race SIX times.
Henderson has won the race with Remittance Man (1991), Travado (1993), Tiutchev (2000), Sprinter Sacre (2012), Simonsig (2013) and Altior (2017).
Jockeys Barry Geraghty and Ruby Walsh have both won the race four times.
What are the top tips for the race?
That’s a good question!
Check back here nearer the time for all the tips.
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