• 14/03/2019
  • 14:50

Looking for more coverage of Thursday’s races? See our Cheltenham day 3 tips for our expert review of all today’s races.


Affectionately known as the fifth Championship race at the Cheltenham Festival, the Ryanair Chase has steadily grown in stature since it was introduced to the Festival in 2005. Our Cheltenham day 3 tips will attempt to identify the key attributes needed to win this race – a dynamic blend of speed and stamina is required to triumph in the Ryanair and only the finest chaser in the field will be good enough to claim this coveted Grade One prize. 

While the names of Cue Card, Vautour and Un De Sceaux stand out on the honors board, Alberta’s Run is the only horse to retain his Ryanair crown, winning at back-to-back Cheltenham Festivals in ’10 and ’11.

Looking for more Cheltenham day 3 top tips? See our Cheltenham tips for coverage of all four days.