The Grade 1 Ryanair Chase is the big race of the season over the intermediate distance.
Despite the occasional comment that it is contested by horses lacking speed for the minimum trip and stamina for staying chases, it has been won by a whole host of classy types over the years.
Envoi Allen, that mercurial talent, delivered one of the best performances of his career to land last season’s renewal and become a three-time Cheltenham Festival winner in the process.
The Ryanair Chase had been dominated by Allaho, also owned by Cheveley Park Stud, in the previous two seasons, but the intermediate specialist was denied a hat-trick attempt due to injury and will not be back to regain his crown in 2024.
It looks set to be the most competitive of the open Grade 1s over fences at this year’s Cheltenham Festival and there are 17 fences to be jumped over 2m4½f on the New Course at Cheltenham.
You can run the rule over our Ryanair Chase odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about next year’s renewal can be found below.
Ryanair Chase 2024 date and start time
The Ryanair Chase is set to take place at Cheltenham on Thursday, March 14. The post time is provisionally scheduled for 14:50. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app or on ITV.
Ryanair Chase 2024 runners and riders
The following 25 horses hold entries for the Ryanair Chase ahead of confirmations and final declarations.
Ahoy Senor (Jockey TBC)
Appreciate It (TBC)
Ash Tree Meadow (TBC)
Classic Getaway (TBC)
Editeur Du Gite (TBC)
El Fabiolo (TBC)
Envoi Allen (TBC)
Fil Dor (TBC)
French Dynamite (TBC)
Jungle Boogie (TBC)
Millers Bank (TBC)
Minella Drama (TBC)
Pic D’Orhy (TBC)
Shan Blue (TBC)
Stage Star (TBC)
Ryanair Chase 2024 betting
Ryanair Chase odds are on paddypower.com and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.
El Fabiolo is the favourite in Paddy Power’s non runner money back betting for the Ryanair Chase despite the Champion Chase appearing to be the multiple Grade 1 winner’s top target at the Cheltenham Festival.
Banbridge is next in our early betting after a winning performance on seasonal reappearance in the Silviniaco Conti Chase.
*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change
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