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 2019 Ryanair Chase.

Betfred Haldon Gold Cup

Result Exeter - 6th Nov 2018 Age Jockey Trainer
1st God's Own 7/2 10 P Brennan T George
2nd Ozzie The Oscar 2/1 Fav 7 R Johnson P Hobbs
3rd San Benedeto 5/1 7 B Frost P Nicholls

BetVictor Gold Cup

Result Cheltenham - 17th Nov 2018 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Baron Alco 8/1 7 J Moore G Moore
2nd Frodon 16/1 6 B Frost P Nicholls
3rd Guitar Pete 12/1 8 B Hughes N Richards

Christy 1965 Chase

Result Ascot - 24th Nov 2018 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Politologue 5/4 Fav 7 S Twiston-Davies P Nicholls
2nd Charbel 5/2 7 D Bass K Bailey
3rd Gold Present 15/2 8 J Bowen N Henderson

John Durkan Chase

Result Punchestown - 9th Dec 2018 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Min Evs Fav 7 R Walsh W Mullins
2nd Shattered Love 5/2 7 J Kennedy G Elliott
3rd Balko Des Flos 5/1 7 R Blackmore H de Bromhead

December Gold Cup

Result Cheltenham - 15th Dec 2018 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Frodon 7/1 6 B Frost P Nicholls
2nd Cepage 12/1 6 C Deutsch V Williams
3rd Guitar Pete 13/2 8 R Day N Richards

King George VI Chase

Result Kempton - 26th Dec 2018 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Clan Des Obeaux 12/1 6 H Cobden P Nicholls
2nd Thistlecrack 15/2 10 T Scudamore C Tizzard
3rd Native River 9/2 8 R Johnson C Tizzard

Irish Gold Cup

Result Leopardstown - 3rd Feb 2019 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Bellshill 2/1 9 R Walsh W Mullins
2nd Road To Respect 5/6 Fav 8 S Flanagan N Meade
3rd The Storyteller 8/1 8 D Russell G Elliott

Betfair Ascot Chase

Result Ascot - 17th Feb 2019 Age Jockey Trainer
1st Cyrname 3/1 7 H Cobden P Nicholls
2nd Waiting Patiently 11/8 Fav 6 B Hughes R Jefferson
3rd Fox Norton 6/1 9 R Power C Tizzard

Check the form for the other main championship races at the 2019 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