Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Douvan 8/15 from 8/13 For Arkle

Douvan is 8-15 favourite with William Hill to win the Racing Post Arkle after an easy win at Leopardstown.

Willie Mullins’ novice chaser started 1-14 favourite to win the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase and ran home an easy winner.

“Douvan is definitely the one to beat in the Arkle,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Arkle: 8-15 Douvan, 7-1 L’Ami Serge, 8-1 Vaniteux, 10-1 Shaneshill, 14-1 Ar Mad, 16-1 Garde La Victoire, Sizing John, 20-1 Killultagh Vic, Wicklow Brave, 25-1 Blue Heron, Bristol De Mai, Fox Norton, Kitten Rock, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)