Irish 1-2 in Racing Post Arkle as Put The Kettle On beats Fakir D’oudairies

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Put The Kettle On was a 16/1 winner of the Grade 1 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy for trainer Henry De Bromhead.

The mare, ridden by Aidan Coleman, won by one and a half lengths from Fakir D’oudairies (3/1), with Rouge Vif (9/1) another 18 lengths back in third. The unplaced 5/2 favourite was Notebook, a stablemate of the winning mare.

Put The Kettle On and Aidan Coleman jump the last to win the Grade 1 Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices’ Chase.

De Bromhead said of Put The Kettle On, the first mare to win the Arkle since Anaglogs Daughter in 1980:

“I’m delighted, especially for the Dermody family, and Mary Dermody who is such a good owner. Aidan rode her brilliantly and said she attacked every fence, and she had the course-and-distance form from last year [she won the Grade 2 Racing Post Arkle Trial at The November Meeting] so wasn’t to be underestimated.”

2.10pm Racing Post Arkle Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)

1 Put The Kettle On (One For Luck Racing Syndicate) Henry de Bromhead & Aidan Coleman 16/1

2 Fakir D’oudairies (J P McManus) Joseph O’Brien & Mark Walsh 3/1

3 Rouge Vif (Kate & Andrew Brooks) Harry Whittington & Gavin Sheehan 9/1

11 ran 5/2 fav Notebook (6th)

Distances: 1½, 18.

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