Arkle Trophy betting tips for the second race on day 1 of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival where Altior looks the banker of the day, but we’ve got an each-way betting tip.
Altior has more than likely got the Arkle in the bag, as long as he gets around safely then connections will be lifting the trophy. Comparisons have already been made to the admirable Sprinter Sacre, which is some statement and he may well prove to be as good as or even better than the great duel Champion Chaser. We’ve got a small field of nine for the Arkle with trainers and owners running scared, so it might pay to find an early each way alternative using the benefits of non-runner no bet.
Arkle Trophy Tips (2.10pm Cheltenham)
Rich Ricci has been incredibly unfortunate so far this campaign, losing multiple Cheltenham hopefuls in varying circumstances. Min was second behind Altior in last year’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and was looking to be the only realistic danger this season before sustaining an injury and being ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival. Royal Caviar was our Arkle ante-post tip at 20/1 and we’re sticking with him for the each-way selection. He boasts strong hurdle form behind Sutton Place and was looking very much like the winner of the Irish Arkle before falling at the final flight. Throughout that race his jumping was very efficient, like it was on his chase debut where he ran out a very comfortable winner.
Charbel was behind the favourite on his last outing at Sandown but trainer Kim Bailey is still undecided on his festival target as of yet. Uttoxeter was the host of his winning debut over fences where he conquered subsequent Grade 1 victor Top Notch. Solid form claims would put him right in the mix, but with doubts over where he will line up and having already been behind Altior twice it looks better to chance more of an unknown quantity.
Arkle Betting Tip
Arkle Trophy – Royal Caviar (each-way) – 16/1 with bet365.
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