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 the top class Grade 1 Steeplechase 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
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|When:||Thursday 16th March, 2.50pm|
|Distance:||Two-miles four-and-a-half furlongs|
|Race Type||Grade 1 Chase|
|Weights:||11st 9lbs (5yo), 11st 10lbs (6yo+), 7lb allowance for mares|
|Where to watch?||ITV, Racing UK, Bookmaker Streams|
Ryanair Chase Betting Tips 2023
If there is a fifth Championship race, then it is certainly the Ryanair. Beginning as a consolation Gold Cup almost, it’s now an excellent contest in its own right, with some great winners.
All of these questions will be answered by our resident tipsters when we arrive at raceday. Check our Ryanair Chase betting tips as we come up to race week.
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Ryanair Chase Betting Odds 2023 (March Update)
Here are our betting odds for the Ryan Chase race at Cheltenham Festival 2023. Initially, when Allaho was confirmed as missing the Ryanair, the betting market was wide open. But that quickly changed when Shishkin demolished the field at Ascot, in his prep run for the race.
The former Champion Chase winner is now odds on to win the Ryanair, moving up in trip, and is a best price of 8/11.
Behind the Henderson runner, Blue Lord and Conflated are both 11/2.
Check out the latest odds and all our Cheltenham day 3 Tips.
What Happened in 2022?
We saw a wonderful performance from Allaho in 2022, backing up his win 12 months earlier to become a dual winner of this race. Paul Townend had a simple ride onboard, and would come away from the field in emphatic style to record a winning distance of 14 lengths.
Ryanair Chase Winners
- 2022 - Allaho
- 2021 – Allaho
- 2020 – Min
- 2019 – Frodon
- 2018 – Balko Des Flos
What is the prize money for Ryanair Chase 2023?
The prize money for the winner of Ryanair Chase 2023 is £350,000.
Where can you watch the 2023 Ryanair Chase?
You can watch the Ryanair Chase on ITV, Racing UK and Bookmaker Streams.
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 2023 this race will be on Thursday 16th March with a scheduled off-time of 2.50pm.
What distance is the Ryanair Steeplechase?
The Ryanair Chase is run on Cheltenham’s New Course over a distance of 2 1/2 miles (Two-miles and four-and-a-half furlongs to be precise).
Which jockey has won the Ryanair chase the most?
The Ryanair Chase’s most winning jockey is Ruby Walsh with four wins. Sir Tony McCoy is next on 3 wins, as is Paul Townend after last year's win on Allaho.