Ryanair Chase

Grade – 1
Course – Cheltenham (New Course)
Race Type – Chase
Distance – 2 Miles 5 Furlongs (21 Furlongs)
Ages – 5yo+
Weights – 11st 9lbs (5yo), 11st 10lbs (6yo+), 7lb allowance for mares
Sponsor – Ryanair

Grade 1

Recent Form and Trends

Trends

Age – 10 of the last 12 winners have been ages 7-9
Price – 4 of the last 12 favorites/joint favorites have won, 10/12 winners have been in the top 3 in the betting
Last Run – Only 4 of the last 12 winners won on their previous run before Cheltenham, 8/12 winners ran within the last 61 days
4/12 winners ran in the King George VI Chase (Kempton) on their last run, 0 of the 4 won, 1 placed
3/12 winners ran in the Ascot Chase (Ascot) on their last run, 2 of the 3 won, 1 placed
Previous Course Form – 11/12 winners had at least 2 previous runs at Cheltenham, 10/12 winners have had a previous win at Cheltenham
Previous Distance Form – 9/12 winners had at least 5 previous runs over 20/21 furlongs, 10/12 winners had at least 2 wins over that distance
Previous Hurdle Form – 12/12 winners had at least 4 runs over hurdles, 9/12 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 – 11/12 winners were rated 161 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, 9/12 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 Cheltenham Festival, 5/12 placed on their next run
3/12 winners ran in the Bowl Chase (Aintree) next time out, 1 of the 3 won, 1 placed
5/12 winners ran in the Melling Chase (Aintree) next time out, 1 of the 5 won, 2 placed
Next Cheltenham Festival Run – 6/12 winners ran in the Ryanair Chase again at the next Cheltenham Festival, 1 of the 6 won, 2 placed