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Grade 1, Cheltenham 14:50
£350,000 added,
5yo plus,
2m 4f 184y, Class 1  
Thursday 12th March 2020

Frodon and jockey Bryony Frost provided one of the moments of last season in the Ryanair Chase, with Frost becoming the first female rider to win a G1 race over obstacles at The Festival.
 
Paul Nicholls has the best record of any trainer in Ryanair Chase, with three successes, and the Ditcheat handler's four-strong team also features Ascot specialist CyrnameDynamite Dollars and Politologue.
 
Other previous Ryanair Chase winners among the entries are the 2018 victor Un De Sceaux (Willie Mullins) and 2017 scorer Balko Des Flos (Henry de Bromhead), who form part of 22-strong Irish challenge.
 
Balko Des Flos' stablemate A Plus Tard looks the pick of Irish-trained entries following his victory over Chacun Pour Soi (Willie Mullins) in a G1 chase at Leopardstown over Christmas. A Plus Tard was one of the most impressive winners of The Festival in 2019 when bolting up in the Listed Close Brothers Novices' Handicap Chase.
 
Nigel Twiston-Davies captured the Ryanair Chase in 2009 with future Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Imperial Commander and the trainer could have another chaser in that bracket courtesy of Riders Onthe Storm
 
Purchased out of Tom Taaffe's yard for £50,000 at the Goffs Spring Sale in May, Riders Onthe Storm is unbeaten in two starts for Twiston-Davies. The seven-year-old defeated Cepage (Venetia Williams) in a valuable handicap chase at Aintree in November and took another step forward when impressively landing a graduation chase at Ascot on 21 December, both over intermediate distances.
 
Carl Hinchy, who part-owns the horse alongside Mark Scott, said: "Riders Onthe Storm is very well and came out of Ascot bouncing.
 
"He has done brilliantly since coming over from Ireland and we are looking forward to the rest of the season.
 
"He has been entered in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase as another option, but the Ryanair Chase would be the plan.
 
"It will be up to Nigel where he goes next. He may take in the Ascot Chase [15 February] on the way to Cheltenham because that race fits in nicely.
 
"However, we are just as happy if he goes straight to Chetenham as the owners would be keen for him to run at Aintree in the Melling Chase after Cheltenham."

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Ryanair Chase (Grade 1)
£350,000 added, 5yo plus, 2m 4f 184y, Class 1
44 entries
Scratchings deadline February 11, £17,500 supplementary entry stage and six-day confirmation stage March 6. Final 48-hour declaration stage, 10.00am, March 12. Maximum number of runners - 24.

Horse
Age
Owner
Trainer
A Plus Tard (FR)
6
Cheveley Park Stud
Henry de Bromhead IRE
Articulum (IRE)
10
Martin McDonagh/Paul Murphy/M Nixon
Terence O'Brien IRE
Aso (FR)
10
The Bellamy Partnership
Venetia Williams  
Balko des Flos (FR)
9
Gigginstown House Stud
Henry de Bromhead IRE
Bristol de Mai (FR)
9
Simon Munir & Isaac Souede
Nigel Twiston-Davies  
Cadmium (FR)
8
In Our Element Syndicate
Willie Mullins IRE 
Cepage (FR)
8
The Bellamy Partnership
Venetia Williams  
Chacun Pour Soi (FR)
8
Susannah Ricci
Willie Mullins IRE 
Chris's Dream (IRE)
8
Robcour
Henry de Bromhead IRE
Cilaos Emery (FR)
8
Luke McMahon
Willie Mullins IRE 
Count Meribel
8
Charles C Walker
Nigel Twiston-Davies  
Cyrname (FR)
8
Mrs Johnny de la Hey
Paul Nicholls  
Darasso (FR)
7
J P McManus
Joseph O'Brien IRE
Death Duty (IRE)
9
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
Defi du Seuil (FR)
7
J P McManus
Philip Hobbs  
Delta Work (FR)
7
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
Duc des Genievres (FR)
7
Sullivan Bloodstock Limited
Willie Mullins IRE 
Dynamite Dollars (FR)
7
Michael Geoghegan
Paul Nicholls  
Footpad (FR)
8
Simon Munir/Isaac Souede
Willie Mullins IRE 
Fox Norton (FR)
10
Ann & Alan Potts Limited
Colin Tizzard  
Frodon (FR)
8
Paul Vogt
Paul Nicholls  
Hardline (IRE)
8
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
Hell's Kitchen
9
J P McManus
Harry Fry  
Janika (FR)
7
Simon Munir & Isaac Souede
Nicky Henderson  
Kalashnikov (IRE)
7
Paul Murphy
Amy Murphy  
Kauto Riko (FR)
9
Mr and Mrs J Dale and Partners
Tom Gretton  
Keeper Hill (IRE)
9
McNeill Family
Warren Greatrex  
La Bague Au Roi (FR)
9
Mrs Julien Turner & Andrew Merriam
Warren Greatrex  
Lalor (GER)
8
D G Staddon
Kayley Woollacott  
Min (FR)
9
Susannah Ricci
Willie Mullins IRE 
Mister Whitaker (IRE)
8
Tim Radford
Mick Channon  
Paloma Blue (IRE)
8
Chris Jones
Henry de Bromhead IRE
Politologue (FR)
9
John Hales
Paul Nicholls  
Real Steel (FR)
7
Sullivan Bloodstock Limited
Willie Mullins IRE 
Riders Onthe Storm (IRE)
7
Carl Hinchy and Mark Scott
Nigel Twiston-Davies  
Road To Respect (IRE)
9
Gigginstown House Stud
Noel Meade IRE
Saint Calvados (FR)
7
Kate & Andrew Brooks
Harry Whittington  
Shattered Love (IRE)
9
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
Top Notch (FR)
9
Simon Munir & Isaac Souede
Nicky Henderson  
Tout Est Permis (FR)
7
Gigginstown House Stud
Noel Meade IRE
Un de Sceaux (FR)
12
E O'Connell
Willie Mullins IRE 
Voix du Reve (FR)
8
Andrea & Graham Wylie
Willie Mullins IRE 
Waiting Patiently (IRE)
9
Richard Collins
Ruth Jefferson  
Yorkhill (IRE)
10
Andrea & Graham Wylie
Willie Mullins IRE

RYANAIR CHASE - Past Results

2019-WINNER-FRODON

2018-WINNER-BALKO DES FLOS 7-11-10 Owner-Gigginstown House Stud; Trainer-Henry de Bromhead IRE; Jockey-Davy
Russell; SP-8/1
2ND-Un De Sceaux 10-11-10 Owner-Edward O’Connell; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Paul Townend; SP-8/11 Fav
3RD-Cloudy Dream 8-11-10 Owner-Trevor Hemmings; Trainer-Ruth Jefferson; Jockey-Brian Hughes; SP-10/1
6 ran, Time-5m 23.60s Dist-4½, 8

2017-WINNER-UN DE SCEAUX 9-11-10 Owner-Edward O’Connell; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-7/4 Fav
2ND-Sub Lieutenant 8-11-10 Owner-Gigginstown House Stud; Trainer-Henry de Bromhead IRE; Jockey-David Mullins; SP-8/1
3RD-Aso 7-11-10 Owner-The Bellamy Partnership; Trainer-Venetia Williams; Jockey-Charlie Deutsch; SP-40/1
8 ran, Time-5m 9.60s Dist-11⁄2, 6

2016-WINNER-VAUTOUR 7-11-10 Owner-Susannah Ricci; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-Evs Fav
2ND-Valseur Lido 7-11-10 Owner-Gigginstown House Stud; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-David Mullins; SP-11/1
3RD-Road To Riches 9-11-10 Owner-Gigginstown House Stud; Trainer-Noel Meade IRE; Jockey-Bryan Cooper; SP-7/1
15 ran, Time-5m 5.50s Dist-6, 1⁄2

2015-WINNER-UXIZANDRE 7-11-10 Owner-J P McManus; Trainer-Alan King; Jockey- A P McCoy; SP-16/1
2ND-Ma Filleule 7-11-03 Owner-Simon Munir; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Barry Geraghty; SP-5/1
3RD-Don Cossack 8-11-10 Owner-Gigginstown House Stud; Trainer-Gordon Elliott IRE; Jockey-Bryan Cooper; SP-5/2 Fav
14 ran, Time-5m 1.10s Dist-5, 3¼

2014-WINNER-DYNASTE 8-11-10 Owner-John White; Trainer-David Pipe; Jockey-Tom Scudamore; SP-3/1 Fav
2ND-Hidden Cyclone 9-11-10 Owner-David & Mrs A F Mee; Trainer-John Hanlon IRE; Jockey-Andrew McNamara; SP-10/1
3RD-Rajdhani Express 7-11-10 Owner-Robert Waley-Cohen; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Mr Sam Waley-Cohen; SP-18/1
11 ran, Time-5m 9.13s Dist-21⁄4, 21⁄4

2013-WINNER-CUE CARD 7-11-10 Owner-Jean Bishop; Trainer-Colin Tizzard; Jockey-Joe Tizzard; SP-7/2
2ND-First Lieutenant 8-11-10 Owner-Gigginstown House Stud; Trainer-Mouse Morris IRE; Jockey-Bryan Cooper; SP-2/1 Fav
3RD-For Non Stop 8-11-10 Owner-Potensis Limited & Chris Giles; Trainer-Nick Williams; Jockey-Noel Fehily; SP-12/1
8 ran, Time-5m 19.30s Dist-9, 31⁄4

2012-WINNER-RIVERSIDE THEATRE 8-11-10 Owner-Jimmy Nesbitt Partnership; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Barry Geraghty; SP-7/2 Fav
2ND-Albertas Run 11-11-10 Owner-Trevor Hemmings; Trainer-Jonjo O’Neill; Jockey-A P McCoy; SP-10/1
3RD-Medermit 7-11-10 Owner-The Dunkley & Reilly Partnership; Trainer-Alan King; Jockey-Robert Thornton; SP-8/1
12 ran, Time-5m 9.69s Dist- ½, ½

2011-WINNER-ALBERTAS RUN 10-11-10 Owner-Trevor Hemmings; Trainer-Jonjo O’Neill; Jockey-AP McCoy; SP-6/1
2ND-Kalahari King 10-11-10 Owner- Juliet Morgan; Trainer-Ferdy Murphy; Jockey-Graham Lee; SP-7/1
3RD-Rubi Light 6-11-10 Owner-Bill Hennessy; Trainer-Robbie Hennessy IRE; Jockey-Andrew Lynch; SP-16/1
11 ran, Time-5m 7.30s 2/1
Fav Poquelin (4th)

2010-WINNER-ALBERTAS RUN 9-11-10 Owner-Trevor Hemmings; Trainer-Jonjo O’Neill; Jockey-Tony McCoy; SP-14/1
2ND-Poquelin 7-11-10 Owner-The Stewart Family; Trainer-Paul Nicholls; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-11/4 Fav
3RD-J’y Vole 7-11-03 Owner-Hammer & Trowell Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Davy Condon; SP-28/1
13 ran, Time-5m 11.63s Dist-4.5, nse

2009-WINNER-IMPERIAL COMMANDER 8-11-10 Owner-Our Friends In The North; Trainer-Nigel Twiston-Davies; Jockey-Paddy Brennan; SP-6/1
2ND-Voy Por Ustedes 8-11-10 Owner-Sir Robert Ogden; Trainer-Alan King; Jockey-Robert Thornton; SP-4/5 Fav
3RD-Schindlers Hunt 9-11-10 Owner-Slaneyville Syndicate; Trainer-Dessie Hughes IRE; Jockey-Paddy Flood; SP-22/1
10 ran, Time-5m 18.34s Dist-2, 0.75

2008-WINNER-OUR VIC 10-11-10 Owner-David Johnson; Trainer-David Pipe; Jockey-Timmy Murphy; SP-4/1
2ND-Mossbank 8-11-10 Owner-Gigginstown House Stud; Trainer-Michael Hourigan IRE; Jockey-Davy Russell; SP-4/1
3RD-Turko 6-11-10 Owner-The Stewart Family; Trainer-Paul Nicholls; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-7/1
9 ran, Time-5m 10.24s Dist-5, 7 100/30 Fav The Listener (5th)

2007-WINNER-TARANIS 6-11-00 Owner-Mrs A B Yeoman & C R Whittaker; Trainer-Paul Nicholls; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-9/2
2ND–Our Vic 9-11-05 Owner-David Johnson; Trainer-David Pipe; Jockey-Timmy Murphy; SP-7/2
3RD–Billyvoddan 8-11-00 Owner-Trevor Hemmings; Trainer-Henry Daly; Jockey-Richard Johnson; SP-20/1
9 ran, Time-5m 10.60s Dist-nk, ½ 7/4 Fav Monet’s Garden (4th)

2006-WINNER-FONDMORT 10-11-00 Owner-Bill Brown; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Mick Fitzgerlad; SP-100/30 Jt Fav
2ND-Lacdoudal 7-11-00 Owner-Carol Skan; Trainer-Philip Hobbs; Jockey-Richard Johnson; SP-20/1
3RD-Impek Owner-Jim Lewis; Trainer-Henrietta Knight; Jockey-Tony McCoy; SP-100/30 Jt Fav
11 ran, Time-5m 3.00s Dist-1¼, hd

2005-WINNER-THISTHATANDTOTHER 9-11-03 Owner-Graham Roach; Trainer-Paul Nicholls; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-9/2
2ND-Fondmort 9-11-00 Owner-Bill Brown; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Mick Fitzgerald; SP-9/1
3RD-Rathgar Beau 9-11-03 Owner-One-O-Eight Racing Club; Trainer-Eamon Sheehy IRE; Jockey-Shay Barry; SP-9/2
12 ran, Time-5m 11.90s Dist: ½, 2½ 7/4 Fav Our Vic (PU)

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