2021 Ryanair Chase Odds - 16 remain in race of the Festival contender
- We take a look through the betting for the 2021 Ryanair Chase
- This Grade One race is the third race on day three of the Cheltenham Festival
- 16 horses remained in the field after the seven-day declarations
- Allaho is the 9/2 favourite with Paddy Power
A view of the runners in the Ryanair Chase. (Getty)
The first part of a Grade One double-header on St Patrick's Day at the Cheltenham Festival is the Ryanair Chase. This two-and-a-half-mile chase is viewed as the unofficial fifth Championship race at the meeting, and this year's renewal is shaping up to be an absolute classic.
2021 Ryanair Chase Odds
*Odds taken from Paddy Power on 13/3/21*
2021 Ryanair Chase Entries
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Min finally claimed the Cheltenham Festival prize his career deserved in the Ryanair 12 months ago. Willie Mullins' charge will return to defend his crown.
Min looks set to be joined by two of his stablemates, though, and both Allaho and Melon currently sit ahead of the defending Champion in the betting.
Fakir D'Oudairies could represent Joseph O'Brien, while two-time Festival winner Samcro seems distinctly overlook sitting on 10/1.
The leading British contender on day three of the Cheltenham Festival is Imperial Aura, who won the novices handicap at the meeting last year. Saint Calvados followed Min home in last year's Ryanair, and he'll return for another crack. Mister Fisher also looks set to run in th Ryanair, as does Dashel Drasher and Real Steel.
Other possible runners include Chris's Dream, Cilaos Emery, Kalashnikov, Fanion D'Estruval and Tornado Flyer.