2016 Ryanair Chase

The Ryanair Chase is a grade 1 steeplechase run during the Cheltenham Festival. The race is run over a distance of 5 miles and 4 furlongs and features 17 fences. Entry to the Ryanair Chase is restricted to 5-year-old and above racehorses.

The Ryanair Chase was added to the Cheltenham Festival card in 2005 as part of the meeting’s expansion. The race replaced the now defunct novices race, the Cathcart Challenge Cup, and received a grade 1 rating in 2008.

Ryanair Chase Betting Odds

Cheltenham - Ryanair Chase
Antepost Betting (2016) - 15:20
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Vautour 4/6 4/5 4/6 4/6 9/2 -
Road To Riches - 5 3 3 3 -
Al Ferof 6 7 6 5 6 -
Taquin De Seuil - - - - - -
Valseur Lido - 11/2 4 7/2 12 5
Vroum Vroum Mag - - 4 6 12 -
Vibrato Valtat - 16 10 10 12 -
Dynaste 18 20 16 14 20 -
Gilgamboa - 16 12 16 20 -
Smashing 8 12 8 8 8 12
Village Vic 12 16 10 10 16 20
Felix Yonger 14 16 10 12 25 16
Champagne West 25 20 16 20 20 20
God's Own - 33 25 33 33 33
Josses Hill 12 12 10 10 10 14
Annacotty 25 25 25 25 20 40
Kings Palace 40 33 33 33 25 -
Ballynagour 33 33 20 33 33 50
Oscar Rock 50 50 33 50 50 33
Top Gamble 25 25 20 20 16 25
Captain Conan 66 66 50 50 66 40
Fine Rightly 66 50 40 66 50 33
Baily Green 100 100 50 100 66 100

Ryanair Chase Winners

The Ryanair Chase tends to attract racehorses that don’t have the quality to compete in the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Nevertheless a number of handicap winners have come into the race and proved their class with impressive victories. 2009 winner Imperial Commander upset highly rated short odds favourite, Voy Por Ustedes, to take the race title following a win in the Paddy Power Gold Cup.