Trainer Paul Nicholls

Ryanair Chase Form

The Ryanair Chase is a relatively new race to be run at the Cheltenham Festival having been introduced in 2005, when the Festival first moved to a four day meeting. Run over two and a half miles, the race is run by horses deemed two slow for the Champion Chase but who don't quite get the Gold Cup trip at Cheltenham. Races such as the Paddy Power Gold Cup and December Cold Cup, both run over course and distance are seen as the best trials. Looking at the form this season it would be advisable to concentrate on the horses who have targetted the Ryanair all season long, rather than those who decide against running in the Champion Chase or Gold Cup come the festival in March.

Get the latest odds on the 2018 Ryanair Chase.

Betfred Haldon Gold Cup

Result Exeter - 1st Nov 2016 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Sir Valentino 10/1 7 A Heskin T George
2nd Garde La Victoire Evs Fav 7 R Johnson P Hobbs
3rd Dodging Bullets 5/1 8 N Schofield P Nicholls

Paddy Power Gold Cup

Result Cheltenham - 12th Nov 2016 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Taquin Du Seuil 8/1 9 A Coleman J O'Neill
2nd Village Vic 20/1 9 R Johnson P Hobbs
3rd Buywise 12/1 9 P Moloney E Williams

Stella Artois 1965 Chase

Result Ascot - 19th Nov 2016 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Royal Regatta 10/1 8 T O'Brien P Hobbs
2nd Kylemore Lough 13/2 7 J Moore K Lee
3rd God's Own 7/2 8 A Heskin T George

John Durkan Chase

Result Punchestown - 11th Dec 2016 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Djakadam 4/5 Fav 7 R Walsh W Mullins
2nd Outlander 9/1 8 D Russell G Elliott
3rd Sub Lieutenant 4/1 7 B Cooper H de Bromhead

December Gold Cup

Result Cheltenham - 10th Dec 2016 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Frodon 14/1 4 S Twiston-Davies P Nicholls
2nd Aso 13/2 6 C Deutsch V Williams
3rd Village Vic 6/1 JF 9 R Johnson P Hobbs

King George VI Chase

Result Kempton - 26th Dec 2016 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Thistlecrack 11/10 Fav 8 T Scudamore C Tizzard
2nd Cue Card 5/4 10 P Brennan C Tizzard
3rd Silviniaco Conti 20/1 10 P Nicholls N Fehily

Irish Gold Cup

Result Leopardstown - 12th Feb 2017 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Sizing John 100/30 7 R Power J Harrington
2nd Empire Of Dirt 9/2 10 J Kennedy G Elliott
3rd Don Poli 9/4 Fav 8 D Mullins G Elliott

Betfair Ascot Chase

Result Ascot - 18th Feb 2017 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Cue Card 4/9 Fav 11 P Brennan C Tizzard
2nd Shantou Flyer 22/1 7 A Wedge R Curtis
3rd Royal Regatta 11/1 9 R Johnson P Hobbs

Check the form for the other main championship races at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival:

Arkle Form | Albert Bartlett Form | Champion Bumper Form | Champion Chase Form | Champion Hurdle Form | Mares Hurdle Form | Mares Novices Hurdle | Gold Cup Form | Jewson Form | Challenge Cup Form | Neptune Form | RSA Form | Supreme Form | Triumph Form | World Hurdle Form

Winners Poll /
Who will win the 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup?
Sizing John
19%
Native River
28%
Djakadam
18%
Cue Card
20%
Outlander
5%
Minella Rocco
3%
Bristol De Mai
5%
Don Poli
3%
Other
0%
Total Votes: 1306
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