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Arkle Challenge Trophy 2021 Result

13:55 Tuesday 16 March 2021

SPORTING LIFE ARKLE CHALLENGE TROPHY NOVICES' CHASE (Grade 1) (1)

Distance: 1m 7f 199y (Old)
Prize: £73,854 Age: 5yo+ Race Type: Chase Going: Gd/Sft

The theme over the past decade has been of dominant performers but a lack of depth overall in the 2m novice chase division, this year looking a bit different until Energumene was ruled out through lameness the Friday before, thereby robbing the race of a top-billing, Anglo-Irish clash between a pair of unbeaten chasers; that said, any resulting doubts about how strongly the race would be run were soon cast aside when Captain Guinness carted his way forward to join Allmankind from the third, those 2 ensuring the race was every bit the test of jumping at speed it's designed to be, only Shishkin of the other trio able to stay in touch and asked to take it up from the pair of trailblazers as far out as the third last before coasting away in the latter stages, the race very reminiscent of the 2018 renewal won by Footpad, including a runner-up who picked up the pieces very late.

Non Runners: NUMITOR . Fences: 13.

Winning Owner: Mrs J Donnelly

Time: 3m 54.3s

POS SILK BTN HORSE AGE WGT ISP
JOCKEY & TRAINER
1 Silk colours for SHISHKIN (IRE), trained by Nicky Henderson and owned by Mrs J Donnelly SHISHKIN (IRE) 7 11-4 4/9
J: Nico de Boinville T: Nicky Henderson
2 Silk colours for ELDORADO ALLEN (FR), trained by Colin Tizzard and owned by J P Romans & Terry Warner 12 ELDORADO ALLEN (FR) 7 11-4 33/1
J: Harry Cobden T: Colin Tizzard
3 Silk colours for CAPTAIN GUINNESS (IRE), trained by Henry de Bromhead, Ireland and owned by Declan Landy 1 CAPTAIN GUINNESS (IRE) 6 11-4 10/1
J: Rachael Blackmore T: Henry de Bromhead, Ireland
4 Silk colours for ALLMANKIND, trained by Dan Skelton and owned by W. J. and T. C. O. Gredley ½ ALLMANKIND 5 11-4 5/1
J: Harry Skelton T: Dan Skelton
5 Silk colours for FRANCO DE PORT (FR), trained by W. P. Mullins, Ireland and owned by Bruton Street V 26 FRANCO DE PORT (FR) 6 11-4 8/1
J: P. Townend T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland

Non Runners: NUMITOR . Fences: 13.

Winning Owner: Mrs J Donnelly

Time: 3m 54.3s

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CHELTENHAM RACES 2022

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