Horse Racing

Ryanair Chase Odds and Tips: Can anyone stop the odds-on favourite?

Searching for Ryanair Steeple Chase tips before the action begins? Check out our latest tips with corresponding odds right here.

Ryanair Steeple Chase Tips and Race Overview

The Ryanair Steeple Chase, as it has been named due to the sponsorship agreement for 2023, is an entertaining race scheduled for day three of the Cheltenham Festival. Given its status as a Grade One steeplechase event, this one attracts a bunch of top talent each year. And in terms of the race specifics, participants in this one must jump 17 fences while covering 4.1km of track – not an easy race, we can probably all agree!

Ryanair Steeple Chase

Should you wish to keep an eye on this one, we’d like to point out that the race is scheduled for 14:50 on Thursday, March 16th. So, with those specifics now detailed, how about our Ryanair Steeple Chase tips based on the ante-post offerings? Well, let’s run through how things are currently looking right now.

A Breakdown of Ryanair Steeple Chase Odds for Top Contenders

There are more than ten horses currently floating around the ante-post markets for the Ryanair Steeple Chase. However, this number will be reduced when it comes to the actual race. As for the current Ryanair Steeple Chase odds, the top five horses are as follows:

  • Shishkin – 8/11 (1.73) odds
  • Conflated – 5/1 (6.00) odds
  • Blue Lord – 11/2 (6.50) odds
  • Fury Road – (6/1) 7.00 odds
  • Fakir d’Oudairies – 10/1 (11.00) odds

Shishkin deserves his spot at the top compared to the others as he recently dominated in a G1 at Ascot Racecourse in February. Of course, this horse has also tasted success at Cheltenham back in 2021 too. With that said, Conflated is a G1 regular these days, and this horse has snapped up a couple of huge wins in the last 12 months – both at Leopardstown, as it happens. And closely following Conflated, we have Blue Lord with a price of 11/2 (6.50).

Blue Lord hasn’t always been great at Cheltenham in the past, but this horse is always a solid performer. Looking at his last four races, Blue Lord has won two G1 events and one G2 event, while finishing 2nd in his most recent G1 in Leopardstown. This shows consistency and the ability to take down the best on his day. As you can also see, Fury Road isn’t too far off the pace with odds of 6/1 (7.00) either. Then again, this horse tends to produce consistent top-three finishes instead of wins.

And finally, Fakir d’Oudairies cannot be written off at a price of 10/1 (11.00). With a string of G1 wins under his belt, he could just upset the odds come race day.

Our Main Predictions for the Ryanair Steeple Chase

After discussing the odds for the Ryanair Steeple Chase above, let’s now get to the main event. In short, how are things likely to play out for this race and what horses should you be backing? Well, while we don’t always like to go for the favourite, it’s tough to look beyond a Shishkin win in the Ryanair Steeple Chase. So if you want to pick a winner, this is certainly the most likely of all Ryanair Steeple Chase tips for 2023.

But what if you want to play things a little more adventurous? If that’s the case, we’ve got a potential tricast prediction for you as well. Following on from putting Shishkin in 1st, we are going for Conflated in 2nd, and then a long shot of Janidil in third. The reason for this is that Janidil finished 2nd in the Ryanair Steeple Chase in 2022 – so this horse obviously has what it takes to come close to victory.

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