Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Altior 6/4 Arkle Favourite

William Hill make Altior the 6-4 (from 7-4) favourite for the Arkle Trophy after winning at Sandown. The Nicky Henderson-trained chaser justified 2-7 favouritism to win the Racing Post Henry VIII Novices’ Chase.

“Altior has bags of raw talent and if he can add finesse to his jumping then he will be an excellent chaser,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Arkle Challenge Trophy: 6-4 Altior, 9-2 Min, 5-1 Yorkhill, 7-1 Identity Thief, 14-1 Buveur D’Air, 16-1 Cloudy Dream, 25-1 Le Prezien, The New One, Top Notch, 33-1 Charbel, Don’t Touch It, Some Plan, 50-1 Three Stars, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)