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Ryanair Chase 2021 Racecard

Inaugurated in 2005, the Ryanair Chase takes place on the third day of the Cheltenham Festival. The Ryanair Chase (the registered title of which is the Festival Trophy) was one of several races added to the Festival when it grew from three days to four.

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This race is run on the New Course at Cheltenham, over a distance of two miles and five furlongs. Over this distance horses also have seventeen fences to jump. The race is open to horses who are aged five years and older. The race was initially classed at Grade 2 level, but has held Grade 1 status since 2008.

he 2019 renewal was one of the most memorable in recent history, a strong field of 12 went to post and it was won by course specialist Frodon, who was partnered by Bryony Frost. Daughter of former jockey and trainer Jimmy Frost, Bryony’s victory meant she became the first female rider to win a Grade 1 chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

The leading jockey is Ruby Walsh who has won it a total of four times – Thisthatandtother (2005), Taranis (2007), Vautour (2016) and Un De Sceaux (2017)

The leading trainer in the race is Paul Nicholls, who has now won the race three times following Frodon’s success in 2019. His other two winners in the race came in the shape of Thisthatandtother (2005) and Taranis (2007).

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NEXT RACE SMART STATS

21% Nicky Richards's strike rate at AYR since the start of the 2015/16 season (saddles CASTLE RUSHEN)
22% Brian Hughes's strike rate at AYR (rides CASTLE RUSHEN)
20% Olly Murphy's strike rate with hurdlers running between 2m2f and up to 2m6f (saddles FEARLESS)

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