After the ultra-competitive Pertemps Handicap Hurdle
, the Ryanair Chase
is run over two miles five furlongs and it is for five year olds and above whom, have more often than not, sidestepped the Gold Cup in search of a less competitive prize.
Won by Imperial Commander in 2009 and by Our Vic in 2008, the winner of the race is always a classy horse and it should be no different this year.
If the Ryanair Chase is certain to be a thriller, then the Stayers' Hurdle
will be a fitting feature on the third day of the meeting.