Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Arkle Vibrations After Valtat Win

Vibrato Valtat is 14-1 from 25-1 for the Racing Post Arkle Trophy after winning a small field renewal of the Racing Post Henry VIII Novices’ Chase at Sandown. Noel Fehily was in the saddle on the Paul Nicholls-trained winner, getting the better of Dunraven Storm and the better-fancied Nicholls’ favourite Irish Saint.


“Antepost punters have largely been giving the Arkle a wide berth at this stage but Vibrato Valtat has shown a much improved performance and could yet progress in to contention,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.


Arkle: 3-1 Vautour, 5-1 Un De Sceaux, 8-1 God’s Own, Josses Hill, 10-1 Valseur Lido, 14-1 Ptit Zig, Vibrato Valtat, 16-1Abbyssial, Irish Saint, Sgt Reckless, 20-1 Gilgamboa, The Tullow Tank, 25-1 Court Minstrel, Dunraven Storm, 33-1Chancol, 40-1 Grumeti, 50-1 Shanahan’s Turn, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)