Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Douvan Dances To Victory

Douvan is Even-Money from 13-8 with William Hill to win the Arkle after a good display at Leopardstown to win the Racing Post Novice Chase.

“Douvan is already a Cheltenham Festival winner over hurdles and could well add to that tally with the Arkle in March. He’s the one to beat,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Arkle: EVENS Douvan, 8-1 Vaniteux, 10-1 Shaneshill, 12-1 Kitten Rock, L’Ami Serge, 16-1 Garde La Victoire, Sizing John, 20-1 Killultagh Vic, Wicklow Brave, 25-1 BAR (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)