Danny Gallagher For Mailonline
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
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