Ryanair Chase Tips

The Ryanair Chase is the third race run on Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival. That falls on Thursday March 12, 2020 and the official starting time is 2:50pm. 

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Formerly known as the Festival Chase, the Ryanair Chase is a popular betting race and has generated plenty of interest since becoming a Grade 1 chase in 2008. 

Some of the more impressive thoroughbreds have won in recent history, including Cue Card and Un de Sceaux – two of the more popular chasers of this generation. 

It’s a great race and it will continue to carve out a legacy during the Cheltenham Festival.

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Cheltenham Day 3 Tips & Final Results (Thursday)

Time - DateRaceTips / ResultsBet / Watch Replay
13:30Marsh Novices' ChaseWinner: Samcro (4/1)
14:10Pertemps FinalWinner: Sire Du Berlais
14:50Ryanair ChaseWinner: Min 2/1 2f
15:30The Stayers' HurdleWinner: Lisnagar Oscar 50/1
16:10Festival PlateWinner: Simply The Betts 10/3
16:50Mares Novices HurdleWinner: Concertista 9/2
17:30Kim Muir Challenge CupWinner: Milan Native 9/1

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Ryanair Chase 2020 Runners & Results

RunnerBest OddsPlace Bet
Winner: Min3/1
2nd Place: Saint Calvados20/1
3rd Place: A Plus Tard5/2
Frodon6/1
Riders Onthe Storm8/1
Chacun Pour Soi12/1
Politologue20/1
Delta Work12/1
Duc Des Genievres25/1
Cilaos Emery25/1
Non Runner No BetBest Odds Guaranteed
E/W Terms1/5 Odds - 3 PlacesSee all Runners

Ryanair Chase Key Facts


DateThursday March 12, 2020
Time2:50pm
TrackCheltenham
Distance4,225m
StatusGrade 1
Prize Money£275,000
Age5YO+

Ryanair Chase Date & Time 2020


1:30 – JLT Novices Chase 
2:10 – Pertemps Final Hurdle 
2:50 – Ryanair Chase 
3:30 – Stayers Hurdle 
4:10 – Browns Advisory Plate 
4:50 – Mares Novices Hurdle 
5:30 – Kim Muir Chase Cup

Ryanair Chase Winners


The Ryanair Chase has only been a fixture of the Cheltenham Festival since 2005, but in that time, there have been many champion winners. 

Albertas Run scored consecutive wins in 2010 and 2011. The great Ruby Walsh scored wins in 2016/2017 for trainer Willie Mullins.

Year
Ryanair Chase Winners
2019Frodon
2018Balko des Flos
2017Un de Sceaux
2016Vautour
2015Uxizandre
2014Dynaste
2013Cue Card
2012Riverside Theatre
2011Albertas Run
2010Albertas Run
2009Imperial Commander
2008Our Vic
2007Taranis
2006Fondmort
2005Thisthatandtother

Ryanair Chase History


Having only started in 2005, there isn’t much history for the Ryanair Chase, but it’s quickly becoming a race that will be steeped in history in some years’ time. 

Amazingly, despite only being run on 14 occasions, there are five trainers with multiple wins in the Ryanair Chase and jockey Ruby Walsh has won four times. 

Walsh scored in 2005 with Thisthatandtother before repeating in 2007 with Taranis. It would be nine years before Walsh scored another win in the Ryanair Chase when Vautour won in 2016 and that was followed up with a win with Un des Sceaux in 2017. 

AP McCoy scored his last ever Cheltenham Festival win aboard Uxizandre in 2015 before his retirement.  

The trainers with two wins in the Ryanair Chase are Paul Nicholls, Jonjo O’Neill, Nicky Henderson, David Pipe and Willie Mullins. 

Only one horse, Albertas Run, has won the Ryanair Chase more than once.  

French runners have a good history in the race, winning with the likes of Uxizandre, Vautour, Un de Sceaux and Balko des Flos – which made it four consecutive wins for the French-born runners from 2015-2018. 

The race features 17 jumps for the field to navigate and it was one of several new races added to the card when a fourth day was added to the festival in 2005.  

Originally classed as a Grade 2, it was promoted to Grade 1 status in 2008 when Our Vic was victorious. 

The Daily Telegraph was the original sponsor of the Festival Trophy but when Ryanair came on board, the race subsequently became the Ryanair Chase. 

2019 Ryanair Chase Replay


The 2019 Ryanair Chase was taken out by Frodon. The replay shows Frodon holding off a talented field for the Ryanair Chase prize. It was the first win for a female jockey at Cheltenham with Bryony Frost being the victor.

Frodon
Jockey Bryony Frost on her way to victory riding Frodon in the Ryanair Chase. (Getty Images)

Ryanair Chase Cheltenham 2020 FAQs

When is the Ryanair Chase?

The Ryanair Chase Cheltenham 2020 is the third race on Day Three of the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday, March 12th. It is a Grade 1 race over 2m5f and is the championship contest for chasers whose optimum trip falls between that of the Champion Chase and Gold Cup.

What time is the Ryanair Chase Cheltenham 2020?

The Ryanair Chase is due off at 2.10pm on Thursday, March 12th 2020.

Who won the 2019 Ryanair Chase?

Frodon (9/2 SP) stayed on to with the Ryanair Chase last year at Cheltenham, ahead of Aso (33/1) and Road To Respect (9/2).

Who will win the 2020 Cheltenham Ryanair Chase?

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