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Footpad roars to victory in the Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase as Ruby Walsh secures first winner at 2018 Cheltenham Festival

  • Ruby Walsh rode Footpad to victory in the Arkle Challenge Trophy Novice Chase 
  • Petit Mouchoir was pipped to second place by Brain Power on the final straight
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Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase result

1st – Footpad

2nd – Brain Power

3rd – Petit Mouchoir

Odds on favourite Footpad coasted to victory in the 14.10 Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase, rode by veteran jockey Ruby Walsh.

The W P Mullins trained horse came from behind to overpower leader Petit Mouchoir on the final two hurdles.

Brain Power slipped in to take a second placed finish on the final straight. 

Ruby Walsh surged to victory on Footpad in the Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase

Ruby Walsh surged to victory on Footpad in the Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase

Footpad won the contest with a late flourish to outpace Petit Monchoir and take victory

Footpad won the contest with a late flourish to outpace Petit Monchoir and take victory

The packed Cheltenham crowd trained their eyes on the contest as the race got under way

The packed Cheltenham crowd trained their eyes on the contest as the race got under way

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