No. of hurdles: 17
The Ryanair Chase is the feature race on day three of the Cheltenham Festival. It is a Grade 1 contest over 2m5f and is the championship contest for chasers whose optimum trip falls between that of the Champion Chase and Gold Cup. It has been won by stars such as Un De Sceaux, Vautour, Cue Card and Min in recent seasons. Check the Ryanair Chase runners and riders ahead of the race and place your bets by clicking the odds buttons.
|2022||Allaho||112-11||8||4-7F||Willie Mullins||Paul Townend|
|2020||Min||512-12||9||2-1||Willie Mullins||Paul Townend|
|2019||Frodon||0-1211||7||9-2||Paul Nicholls||Bryony Frost|
|2018||Balko Des Flos||3-1232||7||8-1||Henry de Bromhead||Davy Russell|
|2017||Un De Sceaux||216-11||9||7-4F||Willie Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2016||Vautour||211-12||7||EvensF||Willie Mullins||Ruby Walsh|
|2015||Uxizandre||1-418U||7||16-1||Alan King||Tony McCoy|
|2013||Cue Card||12-151||7||7-2||Colin Tizzard||Joe Tizzard|
Just like 12 months ago, Allaho produced yet another sensational performance at the Cheltenham Festival to land the Ryanair Chase and provide Willie Mullins with his fifth winner of the week. Under Paul Townend, the eight-year-old controlled the Grade 1 contest from start to finish with some impressive front-running tactics, jumping with intent and keeping his rivals at bay. He made all to finish 14 lengths clear of Janidil in second, while Eldorado Allen had to settle for third. The Gordon Elliott-trained Conflated fell at the second last, but the race had already been put to bed by the Mullins superstar, who provided his trainer with a fifth success in this renewal.