Ryanair Chase

Grade – 1
Course – Cheltenham (New Course)
Race Type – Chase
Distance – 2 Miles 4 1/2 Furlongs (20.5 Furlongs)
Ages – 5yo+
Weights – 11st 8lbs (5yo), 11st 10lbs (6yo+), 7lb allowance for mares
Sponsor – Ryanair

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 12 of the last 12 winners were aged 7-9
Price – 6 of the last 12 winners were favourites/joint favourites, 11/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – 6 of the last 12 winners won on their previous run before Ryanair Chase, 10/12 winners ran within the last 77 days
3/12 winners ran in the King George VI Chase (Kempton) on their last run, 0 of the 3 won, 1 placed
2/12 winners ran in the Ascot Chase (Ascot) on their last run, 2 of the 2 won, 0 placed
Previous Course Form – 11/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs at Cheltenham, 8/12 winners have had a previous win at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 9/12 winners had at least 4 previous runs over 19-21 furlongs, 10/12 winners had at least 2 wins over 19-21 furlongs
Previous Hurdle Form – 12/12 winners had at least 4 runs over hurdles, 8/12 winners had at least 2 wins over hurdles
Previous Chase Form – 10/12 winners had at least 7 chase runs, 10/12 winners had at least 4 chase wins
Rating – 12/12 winners were rated 162 or higher
Graded Wins – 11/12 winners had at least 1 win in a grade 1-3 race, 9/12 winners had at least 1 win in a grade 1 race
Season Form – 8/12 winners had at least 3 runs that season, 11/12 winners had at least 1 win that season

Future Form

Trends

Next Run
2 of the last 12 winners won on their next run after the Ryanair Chase, 5/12 placed on their next run
3/12 winners ran in the Melling Chase (Aintree) next time out, 0 of the 3 won, 1 placed
2/12 winners ran in the Bowl Chase (Aintree) next time out, 0 of the 2 won, 1 placed
2/12 winners ran in the Champion Chase (Punchestown) on their next run, 0 of the 2 won, 2 placed
2/12 winners ran in the Gold Cup (Punchestown) on their next run, 1 of the 2 won, 0 placed

Rest of The Season Runs
9 of the last 12 winners ran in at least 1 more race that season
1/12 won at least 1 more race that season, 5/12 placed in at least 1 more race that season

Next Cheltenham Festival Run
6/12 winners ran in the Ryanair Chase again at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 6 won, 1 placed