Trainer Paul Nicholls

Ryanair Chase Form

The Ryanair Chase is a relatively new race to be run at the Cheltenham Festival having been introduced in 2005, when the Festival first moved to a four day meeting. Run over two and a half miles, the race is run by horses deemed two slow for the Champion Chase but who don't quite get the Gold Cup trip at Cheltenham. Races such as the Paddy Power Gold Cup and December Cold Cup, both run over course and distance are seen as the best trials. Looking at the form this season it would be advisable to concentrate on the horses who have targetted the Ryanair all season long, rather than those who decide against running in the Champion Chase or Gold Cup come the festival in March.

Get the latest odds on the 2018 Ryanair Chase.

Betfred Haldon Gold Cup

Result Exeter - 7th Nov 2017 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Politologue 5/2 Fav 6 S Twiston-Davies P Nicholls
2nd San Benedeto 8/1 6 B Frost P Nicholls
3rd Gino Trail 6/1 10 J Moore K Lee

BetVictor Gold Cup

Result Cheltenham - 18th Nov 2017 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Splash Of Ginge 25/1 9 T Bellamy N Twiston-Davies
2nd Starchitect 10/1 6 T Scudamore D Pipe
3rd Le Prezien 6/1 6 B Geraghty P Nicholls

Christy 1965 Chase

Result Ascot - 25th Nov 2017 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Top Notch 5/2 JF 6 N de Boinville N Henderson
2nd Double Shuffle 12/1 7 J Burke T George
3rd Frodon 8/1 5 S Bowen P Nicholls

John Durkan Chase

Result Punchestown - 10th Dec 2017 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Sizing John 2/1 7 R Power J Harrington
2nd Djakadam 5/4 Fav 8 P Townend W Mullins
3rd Sub Lieutenant 7/1 8 D Russell H de Bromhead

December Gold Cup

Result Cheltenham - 16th Dec 2017 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Guitar Pete 9/1 7 R Day N Richards
2nd Clan Des Obeaux 3/1 Fav 5 H Cobden P Nicholls
3rd King's Odyssey 9/1 8 A Wedge E Williams

King George VI Chase

Result Kempton - 26th Dec 2017 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Might Bite 6/4 Fav 8 N de Boinville N Henderson
2nd Double Shuffle 50/1 7 A Heskin T George
3rd Tea For Two 20/1 8 L Kelly N Williams

Irish Gold Cup

Result Leopardstown - 12th Feb 2018 Age Jockey Trainer
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Betfair Ascot Chase

Result Ascot - 18th Feb 2018 Age Jockey Trainer
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Check the form for the other main championship races at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival:

Arkle Form | Albert Bartlett Form | Champion Bumper Form | Champion Chase Form | Champion Hurdle Form | Mares Hurdle Form | Mares Novices Hurdle | Gold Cup Form | Jewson Form | Challenge Cup Form | Neptune Form | RSA Form | Supreme Form | Triumph Form | World Hurdle Form

Winners Poll /
Who will win the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup?
Might Bite
28%
Sizing John
13%
Native River
30%
Killultagh Vic
8%
Definitly Red
13%
Our Duke
3%
Minella Rocco
5%
Edwulf
3%
Other
0%
Total Votes: 40
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