2024 Arkle Challenge Trophy Tips, Odds and News

Named after one of the greatest horses to ever grace the Cheltenham Festival, the Arkle is the first Grade One for chasers at the meeting. Many of the sport's greatest names have ended their first season over fences with victory in the Arkle Challenge Trophy, and a strong field will line up to compete for this coveted prize.

Arkle Challenge Trophy Key Facts

Date Tuesday 12th March, 2024
Time 2:10pm
Course Cheltenham Festival
Status Grade One
Distance 2m
Prize Pool £175k
Age 5YO+

Arkle Challenge Trophy Odds

Arkle Challenge Trophy Tips

Our guide to the Arkle Challenge Trophy will be published in the weeks leading up to the Cheltenham Festival.

Arkle Challenge Trophy Result

Position
Name
SP
1st El Fabiolo 11/10f
2nd Jonbon 2/1
3rd Saint Roi 11/1

Arkle Challenge Trophy Day Card

Time
Title
Status
Distance
1:30pm Supreme Novices' Hurdle Grade One 2m
2:10pm Arkle Challenge Trophy Novice's Chase Grade One 2m
2:50pm Ultima Handicap Chase Grade Three Handicap 3m
3:30pm Champion Hurdle Grade One 2m
4:10pm Mares' Hurdle Grade One 2m 4f
4:50pm Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Grade Three Handicap 2m
5:30pm National Hunt Chase Grade Two 3m 6f

Arkle Challenge Trophy History

The first Grade One for chasers at the Cheltenham Festival is the Arkle Challenge Trophy. Only first-season chasers are allowed to enter the Arkle, and the race is run over a two-mile trip.

This Grade One was first introduced to the Festival schedule in 1946. Great names like Fortria and Flyingbolt won the race during those early years.

The mark his retirement in 1969, the race was named after Arkle. Arguably the greatest jumps horse ever to grace the sport, Arkle won three Cheltenham Gold Cups during his illustrious career, and remains the highest-rated horse in the history of National Hunt racing.

Pendil won the Arkle Challenge Trophy in 1972. The 1978 Arkle was won by Alverton, who went on to win the Gold Cup the following season.

Nicky Henderson won the first of his six Arkle's in 1991, as Remittance Man triumphed under Richard Dunwoody. Many of Nicky Henderson's horses will feature in 2021 Cheltenham Festival tips.

The most successful jockeys in the history of the Arkle Challenge Trophy are Barry Geraghty and Ruby Walsh, who rode six winners apiece between 2002 and 2018.

Many winners of the Arkle go on to run in the Champion Chase. The last horse to achieve that double was Altior, who won the Arkle in 2017, before scoring in the Queen Mother in 2018 and '19.

The 2020 renewal of the Arkle was won by Put The Kettle On, who became the first mare in 30 years to win this historic Group One. Shishkin then claimed his second Cheltenham Festival victory with a dominant performance in the 2022 Arkle.

2023 Cheltenham Day One Photos

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: The first racegoer through the gates runs to find the best spot during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: The first racegoer through the gates runs to find the best spot during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Dressed for the occasion during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Dressed for the occasion during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: In the Guinness Village during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: In the Guinness Village during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nicky Henderson arrives during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale (yellow) clear the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Racegoers in the grandstand during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Racegoers in the grandstand during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale after winning The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan riding Marine Nationale after winning The Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend riding El Fabiolo clear the last to win The Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: El Fabiolo ridden by Paul Townend jumps the last ahead of Jonbon ridden by Aidan Coleman on their way to winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: El Fabiolo ridden by Paul Townend jumps the last ahead of Jonbon ridden by Aidan Coleman on their way to winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: El Fabiolo ridden by Paul Townend jumps the last ahead of Jonbon ridden by Aidan Coleman on their way to winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: El Fabiolo ridden by Paul Townend jumps the last ahead of Jonbon ridden by Aidan Coleman on their way to winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Paul Townend celebrates on board El Fabiolo after winning the Sporting Life Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners make their way around the course during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Marine Nationale after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Marine Nationale after winning the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Derek Fox riding Coach Rambler (L) win The Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Derek Fox riding Coach Rambler (L) win The Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Racegoers keep an eye on the action during The Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Racegoers keep an eye on the action during The Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Runners take the water jump during the Ultima Handicap Chase during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy ahead of State Man ridden by Paul Townend during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy ahead of State Man ridden by Paul Townend during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates on board Constitution Hill after winning the the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Constitution Hill ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on their way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Constitution Hill ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on their way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville riding Constitution Hill (white) win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville celebrates after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Nico de Boinville after riding Constitution Hill to win The Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore on board Honeysuckle leads Jonathan Burke on board Love Envoi to win the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore on board Honeysuckle leads Jonathan Burke on board Love Envoi to win the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore riding Honeysuckle (L) clear the last to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry De Bromhead celebrates alongside Jockey Rachael Blackmore and Wife Heather De Bromhead after Honeysuckle won the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry De Bromhead celebrates alongside Jockey Rachael Blackmore and Wife Heather De Bromhead after Honeysuckle won the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry De Bromhead celebrates alongside Jockey Rachael Blackmore and Wife Heather De Bromhead after Honeysuckle won the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry De Bromhead celebrates alongside Jockey Rachael Blackmore and Wife Heather De Bromhead after Honeysuckle won the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore on board Honeysuckle leads Jonathan Burke on board Love Envoi to win the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore on board Honeysuckle leads Jonathan Burke on board Love Envoi to win the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore poses after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore poses after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore poses after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore poses after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry De Bromhead celebrates alongside Jockey Rachael Blackmore and Wife Heather De Bromhead after Honeysuckle won the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry De Bromhead celebrates alongside Jockey Rachael Blackmore and Wife Heather De Bromhead after Honeysuckle won the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore poses alognside Trainer Henry De Bromhead (R) and Owner Kenny Alexander(C) after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore poses alognside Trainer Henry De Bromhead (R) and Owner Kenny Alexander(C) after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry de Bromhead (C) celebrates after Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry de Bromhead (C) celebrates after Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates alongside Trainer Henry De Bromhead after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates alongside Trainer Henry De Bromhead after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle on board Honeysuckle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore celebrates on board Honeysuckle after winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry de Bromhead (C) celebrates with wife Heather (L) after Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Trainer Henry de Bromhead (C) celebrates with wife Heather (L) after Rachael Blackmore rides Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore on board Honeysuckle leads Jonathan Burke on board Love Envoi to win the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore on board Honeysuckle leads Jonathan Burke on board Love Envoi to win the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win The Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan on board Jazzy Matty on their way to winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan on board Jazzy Matty on their way to winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan on board Jazzy Matty on their way to winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan on board Jazzy Matty on their way to winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan on board Jazzy Matty on their way to winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan on board Jazzy Matty on their way to winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Michael O'Sullivan celebrates on board Jazzy Matty after winning the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Constitution Hill ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on their way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

CHELTENHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: Constitution Hill ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on their way to winning the Unibet Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy during day one of the Cheltenham Festival 2023 at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 14, 2023 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

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Arkle Challenge Trophy Winners

YearWinner
2023 El Fabiolo
2022 Edwardstone
2021 Shishkin
2020 Put The Kettle On
2019 Duc Des Genievres
2018 Footpad
2017 Altior
2016 Douvan
2015 Un De Sceaux
2014 Western Warhorse
2013 Simonsig
2012 Sprinter Sacre
2011 Captain Chris
2010 Sizing Europe
2009 Forpadydeplasterer
2008 Tidal Bay
2007 My Way De Solzen
2006 Voy Por Ustedes
2005 Contraband
2004 Well Chief
2003 Azertyuiop
2002 Moscow Flyer

Arkle Challenge Trophy FAQs

When is the Arkle?

The 2024 Arkle Challenge Trophy will take place at 2:10pm at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 12th March.

Who was Arkle?

Arkle is regarded as the greatest National Hunt horse of all time. During his illustrious career, Arkle won 15 Grade Ones, including three Cheltenham Gold Cups, and is the highest rated jumps horse ever with Timeform. After his retirement in 1969, the Grade One Novices' Chase on day one of the Cheltenham Festival was named in honour of Arkle.

Who won the Arkle?

In 2023, El Fabiolo beat Jonbon to win the Arkle Challenge Trophy.

Where can I watch the Arkle?

The 2024 Arkle Challenge Trophy will be shown live on ITV Racing. If you want to watch the race live on your mobile or tablet, check out our Live Streaming page.