2009 Ryanair Chase winner Imperial Commander

Ryanair Chase Trials

The Ryanair Chase is run over 2m5f on the Thursday of the Cheltenham Festival meeting and was introduced when the festival moved to four days. The runners in the Ryanair tend to be those horses that find the Champion Chase too hot to handle but can't get the trip in the Gold Cup.

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The races used as trials for the Ryanair tend to also be used for the Champion Chase so make sure that your selection is definitely looking to race in the Ryanair if betting in the ante-post markets. The Paddy Power Chase at Cheltenham in November is a very definite trial however with last years winner Imperial Commander going on to score in the Ryanair plus Fondmort and Our Vic also winning both races, albeit not in the same season.

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List of Ryanair Chase Trial Races

DATE RACECOURSE RACE NAME WINNER
23/10/2016 Aintree Old Roan Chase Third Intention 5/1
01/11/2016 Exeter Haldon Gold Cup Sir Valentino 10/1
05/11/2016 Down Royal Belfast Chase Sub Lieutenant 6/4 Fav
13/11/2016 Cheltenham Paddy Power Gold Cup Taquin Du Seuil 8/1
19/11/2016 Ascot Stella Artois 1965 Chase Royal Regatta 10/1
05/12/2016 Punchestown John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase Djakadam 4/5 Fav
09/12/2016 Huntingdon Peterborough Chase Josses Hill 7/4 Fav
10/12/2016 Cheltenham December Gold Cup Frodon 14/1
26/12/2016 Kempton King George VI Chase Thistlecrack 11/10 Fav
27/12/2016 Leopardstown Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase Douvan 1/8 Fav
28/12/2016 Leopardstown Lexus Chase Outlander 11/1
12/02/2017 Leopardstown Irish Gold Cup Sizing John 100/30
18/02/2017 Ascot Betfair Ascot Chase Cue Card 4/9 Fav

Check out the Cheltenham Festival trials for:

Arkle Trophy Trials | Albert Bartlett Trials | Champion Hurdle Trials | Champion Chase Trials | Gold Cup Trials | Mares Only Hurdle Trials | Jewson Trials | Neptune Trials | RSA Trials | Supreme Trials | Triumph Trials | World Hurdle Trials

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%
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