The Arkle Challenge Trophy is one of the first races to be held at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival. Running at 14:05 on Tuesday 10 March will be a field of 11 horses aged five years or older. And looking at the daily speed ratings provided by Racing Post, it would appear that this is going to be a fast race.
Starting with hotly tipped favourite Un De Sceaux, the top speed rating of this horse is148. Trainer Willie Mullins has done a magnificent job preparing the seven-year-old for this event.
However, Un De Sceaux will face a stern challenge from Vibrato Valtat and Three Kingdoms. Both aged six years old, each also has a speed rating of 148. While Vibrato Valtat has odds of 5/1, Three Kingdoms has much longer odds of 20/1. Further behind, God’s Own at 33/1 has a 139 rating.