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2023 Arkle Odds and Entries - Jonbon favourite as Willie Mullins enters eight

18 Jan 2023
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  • Latest odds and betting for the 2023 Arkle Challenge Trophy
  • This Grade One takes place on day one of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 14th March
  • 26 horses were entered at the first stage of Arkle Challenge Trophy entries
  • Jonbon, Appreciate It, Dysart Dynamo and El Fabiolo featured in the entries
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Aidan Coleman riding Jonbon lead all the way to win The Close Brothers Henry VIII Novices' Chase at Sandown. (Getty)

The first Grade One for chasers staged during the Cheltenham Festival is the Arkle Challenge Trophy, a race that has been won by many legendary names of the sport during their first season over fences.

The initial entries for the 2023 Arkle Challenge Trophy were revealed earlier this month. Here's a look through the current Arkle betting and a rundown of the most likely runners.

2023 Arkle Challenge Trophy Odds


Name
Odds
Jonbon5/4
Appreciate It9/2
Dysart Dynamo5/1
El Fabiolo6/1
Sir Gerhard14/1
Saint Roi14/1
Flame Bearer14/1
Bar16/1

*Odds taken on 18/1/23*

2023 Arkle Challenge Trophy Entries 

Topping the ante-post betting for the Arkle is Nicky Henderson's Jonbon, who followed Constitution Hill home in the Supreme 12 months ago. Jonbon has produced two flawless performances over fences this season and Henderson's star is currently the 11/8 favourite with bookmakers BetUK.

Willie Mullins likes to keep punters guessing as to which races his novices will head to at Cheltenham and Ireland's Champion Trainer accounts for eight of the 26 Arkle entries. Former Supreme winner, Appreciate It and recent Leopardstown winner, Dysart Dynamo are the highest placed of Mullins' entrants in the Arkle betting. El Fabiolo, Flame Bearer, James Du Berlais and Ha D'Or have also been entered, along with former Cheltenham Festival winner Saint Roi and Sir Gerhard.

Gordon Elliott could be represented by Fil Dor, Mighty Potter or Hollow Games. Joseph O'Brien has entered Martin Pipe winner Banbridge. Henry De Bromhead could run Largy Debut. Effernock Fizz, Final Orders and Visionarian could also represent Irish connections at the Cheltenham Festival

Harry Fry's Boothill could step up to Grade One company, having landed a Grade Two at Kempton over Christmas. Other likely British challengers in the Arkle include Datsalrightgino, Bass Rock, Ballybreeze, West Cork and Haddex Des Obeaux.

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