Ryanair Chase (The Festival Trophy)

Ryanair Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase for 5 year old and above horses.

It is run over a distance of 2 miles 5 furlongs on the new course at the Cheltenham Festival.

It was first run in 2005 as a new race when the Cheltenham Festival was increased to a four-day meeting. It was upgraded to grade 1 status in 2008.

It partially replaced the Cathcart Chase, which was run over the same distance, but restricted to novices and second-season chasers. That race was discontinued and replaced by two separate races; the Festival Trophy and a novices’ handicap chase also run over 2 miles 5 furlongs.

2016 Betting Odds

Cue Card8/1
Don Cossack8/1
Ptit Zig10/1
Sound Investment10/1
Sprinter Sacre10/1
Vroum Vroum Mag12/1
Apache Stronghold14/1
Hidden Cyclone14/1
Ma Filleule14/1
Road To Riches14/1
Sir Des Champs14/1
Valseur Lido14/1
Vibrato Valtat14/1
Champagne Fever20/1
Gitane Du Berlais20/1
King's Palace20/1
Sizing Granite20/1
God's Own25/1
Johns Spirit25/1
The Tullow Tank25/1
The Romford Pele40/1
latest odds courtesy of bet365

Recent Past Results

2015 - 14 ran
1Uxizandre A KingA P McCoy16/1
2Ma Filleule N J HendersonB J Geraghty5/1
3Don Cossack G ElliottB J Cooper5/2f
2014 - 11 ran
1Dynaste D PipeT Scudamore3/1f
2Hidden Cyclone J J HanlonAndrew J McNamara10/1
3Rajdhani Express N J HendersonMr S Waley-Cohen18/1
2013 - 8 ran
1Cue Card C L TizzardJ Tizzard7/2
2First Lieutenant M F MorrisB J Cooper2/1f
3For Non Stop Nick WilliamsN Fehily12/1
2012 - 12 ran
1Riverside TheatreN J HendersonB J Geraghty7/2
2Albertas Run Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy10/1
3Medermit A KingR Thornton8/1
2011 - 11 ran
1Albertas Run Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy6/1
2Kalahari King Ferdy MurphyG Lee7/1
3Rubi Light R HennessyA E Lynch16/1
2010 - 13 ran
1Albertas Run Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy14/1
2Poquelin P F NichollsR Walsh11/4
3J'y Vole W P MullinsD J Condon28/1
2009 - 10 ran
1Imperial CommanderN A Twiston-DaviesP J Brennan6/1
2Voy Por Ustedes A KingR Thornton4/5
3Schindlers Hunt D T HughesP W Flood22/1
2008 - 9 ran
1Our Vic D PipeT J Murphy4/1
2Mossbank M HouriganD N Russell4/1
3Turko P F NichollsR Walsh7/1
2007 - 9 ran
1Taranis P F NichollsR Walsh9/2
2Our Vic D PipeT J Murphy7/2
3Billyvoddan H D DalyR Johnson20/1
2006 - 11 ran
1Fondmort N J HendersonM A Fitzgerald10/3
2Lacdoudal P J HobbsR Johnson20/1
3Impek Miss H C KnightA P McCoy10/3
2005 - 12 ran
1ThisthatandtotherP F NichollsR Walsh9/2
2Fondmort N J HendersonM A Fitzgerald9/1
3Rathgar Beau E SheehyJ R Barry9/2

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