We have looked at the performance of the four leading jockeys at the Cheltenham Festival in a number of grade one races.
Between them Barry Geraghty, Richard Johnson, Tony McCoy and Ruby Walsh have ridden the winner in 4 of the last ten renewals and been placed on a further seven occasions.
The jockey with the best record in the race is Barry Geraghty. He won his first race at the Festival on Moscow Flyer in this race back in 2002 and has won on three occasions since 2009. His form figures since 2009 are 152116 and backing his mount in each renewal during that spell would have resulted in a level stakes profit of £6.26.
The Arkle has not been Ruby Walsh's best race at the meeting with Champagne Fever's last gasp defeat in 2014 being his best finish in the last decade. Tony McCoy hasn't found this the happiest hunting ground either with a couple of placed finishes from seven rides. Richard Johnson hasnt had a ride in the race since Menorah in 2012 but has good overall numbers winning on Captain Chris and placing 3 times from six rides in the last decade.
Detailed Arkle Chase results for our featured jockeys are tabled below: