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Arkle Cheltenham Gold Cup. Horse Racing Arkle Chase Cheltenham Desert Orchid - Duration. The latest Ask Steven looks at the great Arkle and asks what his race to winning ratio was. Indeed, Matey winning his third Cheltenham Gold Cup last year to match Arkle's treble was considered an act of impertinence by some still.

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Best Mate had been dogged throughout his career by comparisons with the Irish chaser of the 60s. Indeed, Matey winning his third Cheltenham Gold Cup last year to match Arkle's treble was considered an act of impertinence by some still worshipping at the shrine of the horse known simply as "Himself". He took the lead at the first fence and was never headed, winning by fifteen lengths and conceding 35 lb. Byles As famous as Arkle had been on the racecourse, it was excelled by his fame as a patient. Mellor, who has now retired from training to Ashbury, near Lambourn, believes Arkle was a complete freak and, with the possible exception of Flyingbolt, that nothing has ever come near him including Best Mate. A bay gelding by Archive out of Bright Cherry , he was the grandson of the unbeaten in 14 races flat racehorse and prepotent sire Nearco. He won the race by thirty lengths despite a mistake early in the race where he ploughed through a fence.

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