The Irish Arkle betting will be here when available...
The Irish Arkle is always a cracking grade 1 race at Leopardstown towards the end of January with some great young chasers on show. The race is run over 2m1f and with it being held towards the end of January it is often the last time we will see these runners before the Cheltenham Festival in the middle of March.
It is obvious to say that this race acts as a trial for the Arkle Chase at the Festival over the same trip but it is also the norm for some nice stayers to have a run here as prep for Cheltenham. We have seen a number of classy horses win this race in recent years including Flemenstar in 2012 and Kicking King back in 2004 who we all remember winning the Gold Cup in 2005.
Recent Winners of the Irish Arkle Chase and their Performances at Chltenham later the Same Season
2019 - Le Richebourg - Did not run at Cheltenham
2018 - Footpad - 1st in the Arkle
2017 - Some Plan - 6th in the Arkle
2016 - Douvan - 1st in the Arkle
2015 - Un De Sceaux - 1st in the Arkle
2014 - Trifolium - 3rd in the Arkle
2013 - Benefficient - 1st in the JLT (Then the Jewson)
2012 - Flemenstar - Did not run at Cheltenham
2011 - Realt Dubh - 3rd in the Arkle
2010 - An Cathaoir Mor - Did not run at Cheltenham