|Racecourse||Cheltenham, New Course|
|Race Distance||2 miles & 4 1/2 furlongs|
|Entry Conditions||Horses aged 5 and over|
|Date & Time||Day 3 / Thursday 18th March 2021 / 14:50|
|Leading Jockey||Ruby Walsh with 4 wins|
|Leading Trainer||Paul Nicholls with 3 wins|
The Ryanair Chase takes place at 14:50 on day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival.
The race is run on the new course at Cheltenham racecourse over a distance of approximately 2 miles and 4 1/2 furlongs.
The Ryanair Chase was introduced in 2005 along with a number of other races when a fourth day was added to the Cheltenham Festival.
It is also known as the ‘Festival Trophy’ but is now referred to as the Ryanair Chase due to the current sponsors.
Ryanair Chase Past Winners
|2020||1st||Min||9||2-1||W P Mullins||P Townend|
|2nd||Saint Calvados||7||16-1||H Whittington||G Sheehan||Neck|
|3rd||A Plus Tard||6||7-4f||H De Bromhead||Rachael Blackmore||1 1/2 lengths|
|2019||1st||Frodon||7||9-2||P F Nicholls||B Frost|
|2nd||Aso||9||33-1||V Williams||C Deutsch||1 1/4 Lengths|
|3rd||Road To Respect||8||9-2||N Meade||S W Flanagan||1 1/4 Lengths|
|2018||1st||Balko Des Flos||7||8-1||H De Bromhead||D N Russell|
|2nd||N J Henderson||10||8-11F||W P Mullins||P Townend||4 1/2 Lengths|
|3rd||Cloudy Dream||8||10-1||R Jefferson||B S Hughes||8 Lengths|
|2017||1st||Un Des Sceaux||9||7-4F||W P Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2nd||Sub Lieutenant||8||8-1||H De Bromhead||D J Mullins||1 1/2 Lengths|
|3rd||Aso||7||40-1||V Williams||C Deutsch||6 lengths|
|2016||1st||Thistlecrack||8||1-1||C L Tizard||T Scudamore|
|2nd||Alpha Des Obeaux||6||8-1||M F Morris||B J Cooper||7 Lengths|
|3rd||Bobs Worth||11||33-1||N J Henderson||D Bass||22 Lengths|
|2015||1st||Uxizandre||8||3-1||A King||A P McCoy|
|2nd||Ma Filleule||9||10-1||N J Henderson||B J Geraghty||5 Lengths|
|3rd||Don Cossack||7||18-1||G Elliott||B J Cooper||3 1/4 Lengths|
Ryanair Chase Trends
- 10 of the last 12 Ryanair Chase winners had won at Cheltenham previously
- 11 of the last 14 Ryanair Chase winners were priced at 6-1 or less
- 11 of the last 15 Ryanair Chase winners were either the favourite or 2nd favourite
- 7 of the last 8 Ryanair Chase winners were 6 or 7 years old
Ryanair Chase Betting Offers
Several bookmakers will be running betting offers for the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Some of the most common betting offers you’ll find are best odds guaranteed, extra places, refunds on losing bets and several ‘bet & get’ offers such as ‘Bet £10 on the Ryanair Chase and get a £10 free bet’.
Below you’ll find a list of Ryanair Chase betting offers which we’re expecting for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival.