Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Ar Mad Shortens For Arkle

William Hill make Ar Mad 8-1 from 10-1 for the Racing Post Arkle Trophy after he won the Download The At The Races App Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase at Plumpton.

Ar Mad won by 25 lengths and now looks one of the leading horses to bring the challenge to Douvan in next month’s Arkle.

“Ar Mad could be the bookies’ saviour if he can prevent the Willie Mullins bandwagon on the opening day of the Festival,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Racing Post Arkle Trophy: 4-9 Douvan, 7-1 Vaniteux, 8-1 Ar Mad, 14-1 L’Ami Serge, 16-1 Garde La Victoire, 20-1 Sizing John, Violet Dancer, 25-1 Arzal, The Game Changer, 33-1 Outlander, Shaneshill, Ttebbob, 40-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)