2023 Ryanair Chase Preview, Trends & Analysis

The Ryanair Chase made its debut at the Cheltenham festival in 2005 and was upgraded to Grade One status in 2008. Run over 2m5f, it is seen as a slightly easier alternative to the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

2023 Ryanair Chase Preview, Trends & Analysis

2023 Ryanair Chase Preview

The Ryanair Chase made its debut at the Cheltenham festival in 2005 and was upgraded to Grade One status in 2008. Run over two miles and five furlongs the Ryanair Chase is seen as an easier alternative to the Gold Cup but has usually attracted high-quality fields.

It can produce future Gold Cup winners, in 2009 Imperial Commander won the Ryanair Chase and followed up in the Gold Cup 12 months later, whilst 2019 winner Frodon went on to win the 2020 King George VI Chase at Kempton.

Below we have previewed the Ryanair trends and statistics, whilst our expert tipsters via the Cheltenham festival tips page will try and point you in the right direction of the winner of the Ryanair Chase. For the best offers for the festival head over to the best bookie for Cheltenham article.

Ryanair Chase Content:

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Over the last 18 renewals, it was the Alan King trained Uxizandre ridden by A P McCoy who has set the fastest winning time in the Ryanair Chase, the runner won the race in a time of 5:01.10 that was set when winning the race in 2015. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Henry De Bromhead and jockey Davy Russell with Balko Des Flos who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 5:23.60 in the 2018 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run Ryanair Chase over the last 18 renewals:

  • 2015 - Uxizandre (5:01.10)
  • 2006 - Fondmort (5:03.00)
  • 2016 - Vautour (5:05.50)

How competitive is the Ryanair Chase market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 18 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2022 when the race had an over-round of 109%. The race in 2010 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 120%, whilst on average over the last 18 renewals of the Ryanair Chase, the over-round has been 115%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £115 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 18 if you had followed the winner of the Ryanair Chase next time out then you would have back a total of 3 winners. Backing all 17 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +4.63. Ahead of the 2023 Ryanair Chase why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today.

Ryanair Chase 11 Aug @ 12:27 - AntePost
Allaho 2.75
Galopin Des Champs 6.00
Shishkin 8.00
Chacun Pour Soi 13.00
Bravemansgame 15.00
Edwardstone 17.00
Bob Olinger 21.00
My Drogo 26.00
Asterion Forlonge 26.00
Conflated 26.00

Ryanair Chase Past Winners

Here are the Ryanair Chase past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Ryanair Chase as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse Info
2022
5:09.71
Allaho (FR)
8yo 11-10 4/7F
Paul Townend
W P Mullins (IRE)
2021
5:09.40
Allaho (FR)
7yo 11-10 3/1F
Rachael Blackmore
W P Mullins (IRE)
2020
5:19.66
Min (FR)
9yo 11-10 2/1
Paul Townend
W P Mullins (IRE)
2019
5:09.59
Frodon (FR)
7yo 11-10 9/2
Bryony Frost
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2018
5:23.60
Balko Des Flos (FR)
7yo 11-10 8/1
Davy Russell
Henry De Bromhead (IRE)
2017
5:09.60
Un De Sceaux (FR)
9yo 11-10 7/4F
R Walsh
W P Mullins (IRE)
2016
5:05.50
Vautour (FR)
7yo 11-10 1/1F
R Walsh
W P Mullins (IRE)
2015
5:01.10
Uxizandre (FR)
7yo 11-10 16/1
A P McCoy
Alan King (GB)
2014
5:09.13
Dynaste (FR)
8yo 11-10 3/1F
Tom Scudamore
David Pipe (GB)
2013
5:19.30
Cue Card (GB)
7yo 11-10 7/2
Joe Tizzard
Colin Tizzard (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Ryanair Chase have been based:

  • GB: 12 winners with an additional 16 placings from 117 runners
  • IRE: 6 winners with an additional 17 placings from 66 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 1 placing from 4 runners

Ryanair Chase Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Ryanair Chase over the last 18 renewals is W P Mullins who has won the race 5 times. Those 5 winners came from Vautour (2016), Un De Sceaux (2017), Min (2020), Allaho (2021) & Allaho (2022). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Ryanair Chase are Paul Nicholls (3 wins), Nicky Henderson (2 wins), Jonjo O'Neill (2 wins) & David Pipe (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Ryanair Chase trainer statistics over the last 18 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
W P Mullins 22-5-10 -8.68 -1.50
Paul Nicholls 19-3-5 -2.50 -5.93
Nicky Henderson 19-2-5 -10.17 -8.20
Jonjo O'Neill 7-2-3 +15.00 +8.50
David Pipe 6-2-3 +3.00 +1.05
Henry De Bromhead 9-1-3 +0.00 -1.03
Alan King 8-1-3 +9.00 +4.48
Colin Tizzard 6-1-1 -1.50 -2.90
Nigel Twiston-Davies 4-1-1 +3.00 +0.60
Philip Hobbs 8-0-1 -8.00 -5.50

Ryanair Chase Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Ryanair Chase over the last 18 renewals is Paul Townend who has won the race 2 times. Those 2 winners came from Min (2020) & Allaho (2022).

Here are some of the top Ryanair Chase jockey statistics over the last 18 renewals (R = Rides, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Paul Townend 7-2-3 -2.43 -2.85
Davy Russell 6-1-2 +3.00 +0.90
Paddy Brennan 3-1-1 +4.00 +1.60
Rachael Blackmore 3-1-2 +1.00 +0.47
Tom Scudamore 3-1-1 +1.00 -0.20
Bryony Frost 2-1-1 +3.50 +1.70
B J Cooper 6-0-3 -6.00 -3.35
Sam Twiston-Davies 6-0-0 -6.00 -6.00
Charlie Deutsch 5-0-2 -5.00 +3.30
Daryl Jacob 5-0-0 -5.00 -5.00

2023 Ryanair Chase Trends

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,PU,(1,3),4,5,2,2,4,1,2,1,3,1,1,2,8,3,1,1

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 18 / 18 (65%) - No bigger than 16/1
  • 18 / 18 (70%) - Carried 139-161lbs (Debut)
  • 18 / 18 (77%) - Made 1-2 starts (90 days)
  • 18 / 18 (79%) - Within first 8 of market
  • 18 / 18 (80%) - Off a break of 26-82 days
  • 18 / 18 (82%) - Ran over 1m4f - 2m2f (Debut)
  • 18 / 18 (83%) - Made 1-6 starts (1 Year)
  • 18 / 18 (83%) - Made 7-24 starts (Non-Hcps)
  • 18 / 18 (84%) - Holds an OR of 152+
  • 17 / 18 (80%) - At least 3 Class 1 runs
  • 17 / 18 (82%) - Never won at bigger than 14/1
  • 16 / 18 (67%) - Made 2-4 starts (Season)
  • 16 / 18 (74%) - Field of at least 6 (LTO)
  • 16 / 18 (75%) - Last win no more than 6l

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Cheltenham racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Ryanair Chase. Maybe you are looking to back something in this race on the tote, but you are not sure of the process or how the tote works? No problem! We have an article which is dedicated to The Tote for you to read which explains everything you need to know! Be sure to check out the other articles too in the OLBG Betting School.

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Ryanair Chase Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 9+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +11.57 is when runners had 1 career start over the trip. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 career place at the track, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-47.

The courses which have produced the most winners of the Ryanair Chase are Kempton and Cheltenham, there has been a total number of 4 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 18 winners from a total of 182 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 5 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Ryanair Chase:

  • Accordion (2 Wins)
  • Kings Theatre (2 Wins)
  • No Risk At All (2 Wins)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 18 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Uxizandre in 2015 when winning for Alan King at odds of 16/1 under the guidance of A P McCoy. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 18 renewals there has been a total of 7 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2023 Ryanair Chase see which other runners today are being back by the best racing tipsters today.

Schedule at the Cheltenham Festival

Have a look at our racing tipsters Cheltenham predictions for the Ryanair Chase. Next up is the Stayers Hurdle, head over to find trends and tips.

Cheltenham Festival races for Tuesday 14th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Supreme Novices Hurdle
Constitution Hill (GB)
5yo - 9/4
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
14:10 Cheltenham
Arkle Challenge Trophy
Edwardstone (GB)
8yo - 5/2
Alan King
Tom Cannon
14:50 Cheltenham
Ultima Handicap Chase
Corach Rambler (IRE)
8yo - 10/1
Lucinda Russell
Derek Fox
15:30 Cheltenham
Champion Hurdle
Honeysuckle (GB)
8yo - 8/11
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Close Brothers Mares Hurdle
Maries Rock (IRE)
7yo - 18/1
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
16:50 Cheltenham
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Brazil (IRE)
4yo - 10/1
Padraig Roche
Mark Walsh
17:30 Cheltenham
National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup
Stattler (IRE)
7yo - 2/1
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Cheltenham Festival races for Wednesday 15th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Ballymore Novices Hurdle
Sir Gerhard (IRE)
7yo - 8/11
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
Brown Advisory Novices Chase
LHomme Presse (FR)
7yo - 9/4
Venetia Williams
Charlie Deutsch
14:50 Cheltenham
Coral Cup (Link)
Commander Of Fleet (IRE)
8yo - 50/1
Gordon Elliott
Shane Fitzgerald
15:30 Cheltenham
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Energumene (FR)
8yo - 5/2
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:10 Cheltenham
Cross Country Chase
Delta Work (FR)
9yo - 5/2
Gordon Elliott
Jack Kennedy
16:50 Cheltenham
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual
Global Citizen (IRE)
10yo - 28/1
Ben Pauling
Kielan Woods
17:30 Cheltenham
Champion Bumper
Facile Vega (IRE)
5yo - 15/8
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Cheltenham Festival races for Thursday 16th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
Turners Novices Chase
Bob Olinger (IRE)
7yo - 6/5
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
14:10 Cheltenham
Pertemps Network Final
Third Wind (GB)
8yo - 25/1
Hughie Morrison
Tom OBrien
14:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Chase
Allaho (FR)
8yo - 4/7
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
15:30 Cheltenham
Stayers Hurdle
Flooring Porter (IRE)
7yo - 4/1
Gavin Cromwell
Danny Mullins
16:10 Cheltenham
Festival Plate
Coole Cody (IRE)
11yo - 22/1
Evan Williams
Adam Wedge
16:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Mares Novices Hurdle
Love Envoi (IRE)
6yo - 15/2
Harry Fry
Jonathan Burke
17:30 Cheltenham
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Chambard (FR)
10yo - 40/1
Venetia Williams
Miss Lucy Turner

Cheltenham Festival races for Friday 17th March 2023

Race 2022 Winner Info
13:30 Cheltenham
JCB Triumph Hurdle
Vauban (FR)
4yo - 6/4
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
County Handicap Hurdle
State Man (FR)
5yo - 11/4
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:50 Cheltenham
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
The Nice Guy (IRE)
7yo - 18/1
W P Mullins
Sean OKeeffe
15:30 Cheltenham
Cheltenham Gold Cup
A Plus Tard (FR)
8yo - 3/1
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
Billaway (IRE)
10yo - 13/8
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins
16:50 Cheltenham
Mrs PP Mares Chase
Elimay (FR)
8yo - 9/4
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
17:30 Cheltenham
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle
Banbridge (IRE)
6yo - 12/1
Joseph Patrick OBrien
M M McDonagh

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