March 10, 2017

The Ryan Air Steeple Chase Preview

Day three of the Cheltenham Festival sees the Ryan Air Steeple Chase take place. This third race of the day will take place on Thursday 16th March at 2.50pm and is a Grade 1 National Hunt that requires horses aged over 5 years old to run over two miles and five furlongs.

The Ryan Air Steeple Chase was one of several new races that were introduced to Cheltenham Festival back in 2005.

Past winners

  • 2016: Vautour aged 7 with jockey R Walsh – trainer was Willie Mullins
  • 2015: Uxizandre aged 7 with jockey T McCoy – trainer was Alan King
  • 2014: Dynaste aged 8 with jockey T Scudamore – trainer was David Pipe
  • 2013: Cue Card aged 7 with jockey J Tizzard – trainer was Colin Tizzard
  • 2012: Riverside Theatre aged 8 with jockey B Geraghty – trainer was N Henderson
  • 2011: Albertas Run aged 10 with jockey Tony McCoy– trainer was Jonjo O’Neill
  • 2010: Albertas Run aged 9 with jockey Tony McCoy– trainer was Jonjo O’Neill
  • 2009: Imperial Commander aged 8 with P Brennan – trainer was Nigel Twiston-Davies
  • 2008: Our Vic aged 10 with jockey RT Murphy – trainer was David Pipe
  • 2007: Taranis aged 6 with jockey R Walsh – trainer was Paul Nicholls
  • 2006: Fondmort aged 10 with jockey M Fitzgerald – trainer was Nicky Henderson
  • 2005: Thisthatandtother aged 9 with jockey R Walsh – trainer was Paul Nicholls

Analysis

When you look at the past winners, you will see that a few have managed to bag wins on consecutive years, just like Albertas Run in 2010 and in 2011 with jockey Tony McCoy. There are four leading racehorse trainers;

  • David Pie with Our Vic in 2008 and Dynaste in 2014
  • Nicky Henderson with Fondmort in 2006 and Riverside Theatre in 2012
  • Paul Nicholls with Thisthatandtother in 2005 and Taranis in 2007
  • Jonjo O’Neill with Albertas Run in 2010 and 2011.

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