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.

2015 Betting Odds

Don Cossack7/2
Ma Filleule5/1
Cue Card11/2
Balder Succes7/1
Champagne Fever7/1
Johns Spirit8/1
Hidden Cyclone12/1
Taquin Du Seuil12/1
Ballynagour16/1
Eduard16/1
Boston Bob20/1
Menorah20/1
Ballycasey25/1
Carlingford Lough25/1
Djakadam25/1
Uxizandre25/1
Wishfull Thinking25/1
Wonderful Charm25/1
Caid Du Berlais33/1
Captain Conan33/1
Double Ross33/1
First Lieutenant33/1
Rajdhani Express33/1
Texas Jack33/1
Hunt Ball40/1
Module40/1
Roi Du Mee40/1
Baily Green50/1
Bright New Dawn50/1
Savello50/1
Turban50/1
Twinlight50/1
Rathlin66/1
Third Intention66/1
No Buts100/1
latest odds courtesy of bet365

Recent Past Results

2014 - 11 ran
 HorseTrainerJockeySP
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
 HorseTrainerJockeySP
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
 HorseTrainerJockeySP
1Riverside TheatreN J HendersonB J Geraghty7/2
2Albertas Run Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy10/1
3Medermit A KingR Thornton8/1
 
2011 - 11 ran
 HorseTrainerJockeySP
1Albertas Run Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy6/1
2Kalahari King Ferdy MurphyG Lee7/1
3Rubi Light R HennessyA E Lynch16/1
 
2010 - 13 ran
 HorseTrainerJockeySP
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
 HorseTrainerJockeySP
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
 HorseTrainerJockeySP
1Our Vic D PipeT J Murphy4/1
2Mossbank M HouriganD N Russell4/1
3Turko P F NichollsR Walsh7/1
 
2007 - 9 ran
 HorseTrainerJockeySP
1Taranis P F NichollsR Walsh9/2
2Our Vic D PipeT J Murphy7/2
3Billyvoddan H D DalyR Johnson20/1
 
2006 - 11 ran
 HorseTrainerJockeySP
1Fondmort N J HendersonM A Fitzgerald10/3
2Lacdoudal P J HobbsR Johnson20/1
3Impek Miss H C KnightA P McCoy10/3
 
2005 - 12 ran
 HorseTrainerJockeySP
1ThisthatandtotherP F NichollsR Walsh9/2
2Fondmort N J HendersonM A Fitzgerald9/1
3Rathgar Beau E SheehyJ R Barry9/2
 

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