Ryanair Chase

Date Time Class Distance
Thur 12th March 2020 14:50 Class 1 2 miles 5 furlongs

Ryanair Chase Results

Pos Dist Horse Jockey Trainer Age Wgt
1st Min P Townend W P Mullins
2nd nk Saint Calvados G Sheehan H Whittington
3rd 1.5 A Plus Tard Rachael Blackmore H de Bromhead
4th 13 Frodon Bryony Frost P F Nicholls
5th nk Duc Des Genievres R M Power W P Mullins
6th 8.5 Shattered Love M P Walsh G Elliott
7th 35 Aso Charlie Deutsch Miss V Williams
- - Riders Onthe Storm Sam Twiston-Davies N A Twiston-Davies    
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About the Ryanair Chase

The Festival Trophy, more commonly referred to by its sponsors tag, is the premier 2 mile 5 furlong steeplechase run in the United Kingdom. The race is run on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival of the New Course and features 17 fences.

The Ryanair Chase is one of the more recent additions to the Cheltenham Festival. Despite this it quickly attracted top class fields. A number of winners have gone on to achieve other major race titles, including Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander, and classy 2 mile specialist, Un De Sceaux.

Betting on the Ryanair Chase

The Ryanair Chase tends to produce very strong favourites, and it’s not unusual for the antepost favourite to start the race trading on or under Evens. If you pick apart the form data on the card you’re likely to reach the same conclusion as the market, which leaves you with taking the short price or looking for value on horse that could place.

Overall it’s not a bad idea to try find value in the places, as a lot can happen to a favourite over 17 fences. But don’t be tempted to look at rank outsiders. Keep an eye out for horses with previous Grade 1 wins, as well as wins over the same course and/or distance. If the market does push the favourite below Evens, betting on the banker will pay dividends more often than not.

Ryanair Chase Past Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2019 Frodon 7 Bryony Frost Paul Nicholls
2018 Balko des Flos 7 Davy Russell Henry de Bromhead
2017 Un de Sceaux 9 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2016 Vautour 7 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2015 Uxizandre 7 Tony McCoy Alan King

More past winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2014 Dynaste 8 Tom Scudamore David Pipe
2013 Cue Card 7 Joe Tizzard Colin Tizzard
2012 Riverside Theatre 8 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2011 Albertas Run 10 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill
2010 Albertas Run 9 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill
2009 Imperial Commander 8 Paddy Brennan Nigel Twiston-Davies
2008 Our Vic 10 Timmy Murphy David Pipe
2007 Taranis 6 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2006 Fondmort 10 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2005 Thisthatandtother 9 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls

 

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