Sprinter Sacre: a general 5-6 favourite for the Racing Post ArklePICTURE: Getty Images
Sprinter Sacre takes on five in Racing Post Arkle
SPRINTER SACRE will face five rivals in the Racing Post Arkle Chase at Cheltenham on Tuesday, for which he was general 5-6 favourite following declarations, though Coral went 8-11.
Al Ferof, Cue Card and Menorah will likely pose the threats to the Arkle favourite, victory for whom is estimated to cost Paddy Power £3million as they are offering money back on losing horses if Sprinter Sacre wins.
Blackstairmountain and Foildubh will represent Ireland, with Foildubh, winner of one of his eight chase starts, a 100-1 shot with Coral.
Sprinter Sacre is the first of five odds-on shots at this year's festival, at which bookmakers are fearing calamity should they all win, a situation that would be compounded should Long Run win the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.