misses Arkle

ENERGUMENE will miss next Tuesday’s Arkle Chase at Cheltenham due to a late setback. Unbeaten in three starts over fences this season, including the Irish Arkle at Leopardstown, the Willie Mullins-trained gelding was challenging Shishkin for favouritism for Tuesday’s race. Willie Mullins tweeted at 10.30am yesterday: “Unfortunately, Energumene has met with a setback and won’t be running at the Cheltenham Festival next week. It is very disappointing for all connections.”