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2023 Arkle Odds and Entries - Jonbon heads El Fabiolo in Cheltenham market

Last updated: 02 Mar 2023
Jon Vine 02 Mar 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
  • Jonbon, El Fabiolo, Dysart Dynamo and Banbridge featured in the entries
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.

Here's a look through the current Arkle Challenge Trophy betting and a rundown of the most likely runners.

2023 Arkle Challenge Trophy Odds

El Fabiolo2/1
Dysart Dynamo7/1
Appreciate It7/1

*Odds taken on 8/2/23*

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.

El Fabiolo established himself as Willie Mullins' top Arkle horse when he thrashed Appreciate It and Dysart Dynamo in the Irish Arkle. Banbridge stayed on to finish second that day, but he looks set for a step up in trip at Cheltenham, as does Appreciate It. Dysart Dynamo looks like to join El Fabiolo on day one, along with Flame Bearer and Saint Roi.

Gordon Elliott could be represented by Fil Dor, Mighty Potter or Hollow Games. 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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