The Ryanair Chase is one of the most exciting races of the Cheltenham Festival week, and although not quite at ‘Championship’ status in official terms, it is every inch a top-class Grade 1 in its own right.
The race was first introduced to the Festival in 2005 and was given Grade One status in 2008. Run over two miles and five furlongs the Ryanair Chase usually attracts a high-quality field.
Read on for our Ryanair Chase betting tips, odds, and offers.
|Thursday, March 14th - 2:50pm
|Two-miles & four-and-a-half furlongs
|Grade 1 Chase
|11st 9lbs (5yo), 11st 10lbs (6yo+), 7lb allowance for mares
|Where to Watch?
|ITV Racing, Racing TV, Bookmaker Streams
Ryanair Chase Betting Offers & Free Bets
Ryanair Chase Tips
If there is a fifth Championship race, then it is certainly the Ryanair - an excellent contest in its own right, with some top-quality winners over its short history.
Ryanair Chase Betting Odds
We’ll have the latest Ryanair Chase odds and betting chat closer to the race - check back later.
For now, check out our Cheltenham Betting Offers page for all the latest ones!
What Happened Last Year?
Envoi Allen won the 2023 Ryanair Chase, bouncing back from a disappointing effort in the King George VI Chase.
Trained by Henry de Bromhead and ridden by Rachael Blackmore, Envoi Allen overcame some sketchy jumps to take the win, edging out the Even-money favourite Shishkin.
Ryanair Chase Key Stats
- 12 of the last 12 winners were aged seven, eight, or nine
- Nine of the last 12 winners had won at least one Grade 1 race
- 11 of the previous 12 winners were in the top three in the betting
Previous Winners of the Ryanair Chase
Check out the last five winners of the Ryanair Chase below.
Where can you watch the Ryanair Chase?
You can watch the Ryanair Chase on ITV Racing, Racing TV, or via a live stream on a bookmakers website.
When is the Ryanair Chase?
The Ryanair Chase takes place on the third day of the four-day Cheltenham Festival, also known as ‘St Patrick's Day Thursday’. In 2024, this will be on Thursday, March 14th, with a scheduled off-time of 2:50pm.
What distance is the Ryanair Chase?
The Ryanair Chase is run on Cheltenham’s New Course over a distance of two-miles and four-and-a-half furlongs.
Which jockey has won the Ryanair Chase the most times?
Ruby Walsh leads the way, winning the Ryanair Chase on four occasions.
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