Cheltenham Festival: Ryanair Chase betting preview


RACING anorak Graeme Johnston (@GraemeJ_83) analyses the field for the third race of Day 3 of the Cheltenham Festival, the Ryanair Chase.

Ryanair Chase | Thursday 12th March 2020, 14:50 | ITV1

The Ryanair Chase looks a really good race and after the disappointment of the Champion Chase field this looks a stronger race overall.

Frodon returns to defend his crown and the stable will be looking to add to Champion Chase glory. He will be bang there but I suspect he won't be good enough this time.

I would love Min to win, he has been the main victim of Altior's dominance in recent years but I suspect that he will once again fall short.

A Plus Tard (7/4 Ladbrokes) was a sensational winner at last year's Festival and last time out took the scalp of Chacun Pour Soi. He thrives on soft ground, has been kept fresh for this and will relish the return to this trip. He looks good to me to add to what's been an incredible meeting for the Chevely Park stud.

Best Bets

Ryanair Chase – A Plus Tard (7/4 Ladbrokes)

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I grew up watching Hearts games with my dad and playing football at every opportunity so betting on it was the logical next step! Football coupons became a Saturday ritual and it introduced me into the world of horse racing. I started watching it on a regular basis, and after Galileo's Derby win in 2001 I was hooked. I follow both flat and national hunt racing attending the northern meetings when possible.

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