The Ryanair Chase is a Grade 2 contest run over two-mile-five-furlong course.The Ryan Air chase attracts high calibre horses. The Ryan Air Chase was introduced in 2005 and runner at the top of the betting list have tended to win; no horse has won at odds longer than 9/2.
Since 2005 2 races have been won by Nicholls/Walsh with Nicholls entering horses that are just short of Grade 1 standard. Taranis (9/2, 2007) and Thisthatandtother (9/2, 2005) were previous Ryan Air Chase Winners.
Nicky Henderson's Fondmort won at 100/30 in 2006 to be the shortest odds winner of this race.