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Kalashnikov unchanged as Arkle favourite after Warwick chase debut

Nick Murphy | 9 November 2018

Latest ante-post betting odds for the 2019 Arkle Chase

Novice chaser Kalashnikov remains the comfortable favourite for the 2019 Arkle, after recording a winning debut over fences at Warwick.

Paul Murphy’s four-year-old bolted up by 11l over the 2m distance at odds of 1/4 to get his chasing career off to a flyer. He heads Mengli Khan and Paloma Blue in the ante-post betting for next year’s Arkle, with Getabird and Maria’s Benefit chalked up at 14/1 apiece.

“Kalashnikov is already a decent loser in the ante-post book, so his backers will have been delighted to see him make a winning start over fences, and he remains a strong Festival favourite despite a couple of entirely acceptable novicey leaps,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

**Racing Post Arkle
9/2 Kalashnikov, 12 Mengli Khan, Paloma Blue, 14 Getabird, Maria’s Benefit, 16 Le Richebourg

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing