Ryanair Chase 2022 Trends

Finding the winner of the Ryanair Chase isn't always easy, so we've taken a look at the most important Ryanair Chase trends from the last 10 years for you. We've used them to find you the best horses to follow right now in the 2022 Ryanair Chase.

Ryanair Chase 2022 Trends
Ryanair Chase 2022 Trends

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2022 Ryanair Chase Trends


The last 10 winners:

  • Were aged no older than nine
  • Had run in at least six chases in their career
  • Had run in at least three Grade 1s
  • Had run at Cheltenham at least twice before
  • Had an official handicap rating over fences of at least 161
  • Last ran no more than 82 days ago
  • Had been first or second in one of their last three races

Nine of the last 10 winners:

  • Had won at least four times over fences (exception Balko Des Flos)
  • Had won on a left-handed course (exception Allaho)

Key Trials from the last 10 years

  • The King George VI Chase at Kempton has thrown out two of the last 10 winners (Vautour, and Dynaste). Tornado Flyer won this season's renewal, followed home by Clan Des Obeaux and Saint Calvados.
  • The Ascot Chase has also thrown out two of the last 10 winners (Cue Card and Riverside Theatre). It has also thrown out four placed finishers.
  • The Clarence House Chase at Ascot has also been useful, producing one winner (Un De Sceaux) and three placed finishers. This yea's winner Shiskin is headed for the Champion Chase.
  • The Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham was used 2019 winner Frodon's last run before his Cheltenham Festival win.

Trainer Trends

  • Allaho's 2021 victory elevated Willie Mullins to winning-most trainer status in the Ryanair Chase. Mullins has won four of the last six renewals and has also had a second and third in that period.
  • This used to be a race that was dominated by the home trainers but the pendulum has swung in recent times, with five of the last six editions going to Irish-based trainers, and most of the second and thirds in that time also being saddled by the raiders.

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Jockey Trends

  • No jockey currently riding has ridden more than one winner of this race but, given the recent dominance of top Irish trainer Willie Mullins, it will doubtless pay to keep his main jockeys on side.

How did the trends do last year?

Allaho did fit the bill on trends. He had the right number of runs, he had Cheltenham experience, he was the right age, and had the right number of Grade 1 outings and chase wins. He'd also had enough time off since his last run. He had never won on a left-handed track, but that was a minor negative.


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Who Fits The Trends Best In 2022?

Allaho is actually a better fit on trends than he was last year, having now won on a left-handed track and at Cheltenham. He's a worthy ante-post favourite for the Ryanair Chase and will be hard to beat.

Applying trends whittles his key challengers down to King George winner Tornado Flyer, who has improved since finishing third last year, and Fakir D'Oudairies, the 2021 second.

Envoi Allen appears bound for the Champion Chase this time.


2021 Ryanair Chase Result

PositionNamePriceTrainerJockey
1stAllaho3/1fWillie MullinsRachael Blackmore
2ndFakir D'Oudairies11/2Joseph O'BrienMark Walsh
3rdTornado Flyer25/1Willie MullinsDanny Mullins

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