Cheltenham Festival Tips: 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 18th March 2021, 14:30 | ITV1

The Ryanair Chase looks a very good race and despite some of the field being rather hit and miss you could make a case for a lot of these.
However, having said that I am going for last year's winner Min. Having spent most of his career at 2 miles and becoming overly familiar with Altiors behind, connections stepped him up to this trip and it's proved to be a great decision resulting in 4 grade 1 successes.
He was pulled up last time after making an uncharacteristically bad mistake however thankfully he's none the worse for that and comes here fresh.
He is the highest rated, generally very reliable and has a win and 2 places from his 4 festival appearances. I've backed him to win here.

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14:30 Ryanair Chase – Min (5/1 Bet365)

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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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