Ryanair Chase

The Ryanair Chase made its debut at the Cheltenham festival in 2005 and was upgraded to Grade One status in 2008.

Run over 2m5f The Ryanair Chase is seen as an easier alternative to the Gold Cup but has attracted quality fields in its first ten runnings.

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Ryanair Chase Trends

10/10had no more than four runs since October
10/10 had an official rating of at least 152
9/10had previous winning form at Cheltenham
9/10came from the first three in the betting market
9/10had winning form at 2m 5f or above
9/10had at least seven races over fences
8/10started first or second favourite
7/10had a top three finish last time out


Ryanair Analysis

Winning form at 2m 5f looks a definite requirement with only the first winner of the race, Thisthatandtother, not ticking that trend box.

As with many of the races at the Cheltenham Festival course winning form also looks to be advisable with only 2012 winner Riverside Theatre not having previously scored at the course.

Ryanair Chase Last Ten Winners


Table below shows the last nine winners of the race, their age at the time of winning, trainer, jockey and odds (starting price).
YearHorseAge/WgtTrainerJockeyPrice
2014Dynaste8-11-10D PipeT Scudamore3/1F
2013Cue Card7-11-10C TizzardJ Tizzard7/2
2012Riverside Theatre8-11-10N HendersonB Geraghty7/2F
2011Albertas Run10-11-10JJ ONeillAP McCoy6/1
2010Albertas Run9-11-10JJ ONeillAP McCoy14/1
2009Imperial Commander8-11-10N Twiston-DaviesP Brennan6/1
2008Our Vic10-11-10D PipeT Murphy4/1
2007Taranis6-11-0P NichollsR Walsh9/2
2006Fondmort10-11-0N HendersonM Fitzgerald10/3JF
2005Thisthatandtother10-11-3P NichollsR Walsh20/1



Ryanair Chase Preview

Since this race became a Grade One in 2009 all seven winners had run in the previous King GeorgeVI Chase.

No Irish horse has won the race in the first ten years of the race from 28 runners.

Only one winner has started at a bigger price than 6/1.

The last five winners have all had an official rating of 162 or higher (only three of the eleven runners in 2014 had a rating that high).

Ryanair Chase Tips

OLBG member bdodarts has selected DON COSSACK:

"Don Cossack has been a revelation this season winning all 4 races, beating the likes of Wonderful Charm, Boston Bob, Lord Windermere and Champagne Fever. The horse was ʺweakʺ last year according to Gordon Elliot and has really set the racing world alight this season, thus gaining a huge fan base - should score."

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