Trainers

Arkle Chase Trainers

The Arkle Trophy Chase has seen a number of trainers specialising in the race.  Martin Pipe won in successive years with Or Royal and Champleve in 1997 and 1998. He then won a further twice with the brilliant Well Chief who won in 2004, followed by Contraband in the following year.

Northern based trainer, Peter Easterby trained three winners of the race, Alverton in 1978, Clayside in 1981 and Ryeman in 1983, whilst other leading names in the training ranks to have lifted the two mile crown include the legendary Fulke Walwyn and David Nicholson.

Of the current trainers, Cheltenham Festival specialist, Nicky Henderson has three wins, including the great Remittance Man in 1991, Travado in 1993 and Tiutchev in 2000.

Current leading trainer, Paul Nicholls has two wins in the race with Flagship Uberalles taking the honours in 1999 and Azertyuiop in 2003.  Alan King trained a brace of winners in the mid-2000's as he teamed up with Robert Thornton to win with My Way de Solzen in 2007 and Voy Por Ustedes in 2006.

Irish trainers have a decent record in the Arkle with Jessica Harrington's Moscow Flyer arguably one of the greatest winners to come out of the Emerald Isle, whilst Tom Cooper's Forpadydeplasterer and Henry De Bromhead's Sizing Europe another classy pair of winners.

However, in the current 2012 Arkle Betting, Donald McCain, who is looking to win his first title on March 13, has the favourite with the classy Peddlers Cross, whilst Nicholls' Al Ferof is another contender sitting towards the head of the market for the crown.

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Trainers to Follow for 2012 Arkle:

Donald McCain: Grand National winning trainer Donald McCain will bid for his first Arkle title and is set to saddle the ante-post favourite Peddlers Cross for the two-mile crown.

Paul Nicholls: The Ditcheat handler will be looking for his third Arkle title after winning it with Flagship Uberalles in 1999 and Azertyuiop and the champion trainer is set to saddle the exciting Al Ferof.

Philip Hobbs: After securing his first Arkle title at the 2011 Cheltenham Festival with Captain Chris, Hobbs could have another lively player in Menorah.

Colin Tizzard: The West Country trainer could have an outside chance of bagging glory with 2010 Champion Bumper winner Cue Card.

Alan King: Dual winner of the race in 2006 and 2007, Alan King could have another exciting chance with Walkon.

Nicky Henderson: The Seven Barrows trainer could be represented by the classy Sprinter Sacre, who could become a revelation over fences.