The Arkle (2.05) is considered the Champion Chase for novices and is run over two miles. The contest is open to horses aged five old and upwards.
The form book is often a good guide to the race and shocks in the Arkle are few and far between. After such a stern examination, it is probably not surprising that the winner of the race almost invariably goes on to take top rank amongst the countries’ leading two mile chasers. Flagship Uberalles, Moscow Flyer, Azertyuiop and Voy Por Ustedes are just a few of the horses who have gone on from winning this race in recent years to win a subsequent renewal of the Queen Mother Champion Chase.