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.
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.