Welcome to my Ryanair Chase 2017 Race Preview
This years race is wide open and literally anything could win it. Lets take a look at the ones most likely to win according to the betting and then lets add a little reasoning into the mix.
Ryanair Chase 2017 Race Preview
There will only be 8 horses lining up in a much reduced field compared to the early declarations with many horses being targeted at other races in the end.
At the head of the market and rightly so we have Douvan, Un De Sceaux and Uxizandre. Chances are however that Douvan will be targeted at another race and its highly unlikely he will run in both.
Uxizandre has won this race before so it would be folly to write him off in fact he is my favourite for this now its confirmed he is to run , Douvan was targeted elsewhere in the end probably not very wise after he completely flopped at 1/4 there.
Sub Lieutenant could arguably have done better in a grade 1 when 3rd of 5 chasing home the likes of Djakadam and Outlander home after making a mistake at the last. Henry De Bromhead has already began to make his presence felt this year and this could be another one on the list as the horse has improved markedly since joining him.
Un De Sceux runs and is a live danger he has won some big races over the last 2 years, he stays and there is no reason why he wont be bang there as the race comes to a climax.
Josses Hill not disgraced in the King George has got the jumping game down a bit better now than he had previously and is another you just cannot write off in a race where any of the first 5 could be a favourite on another day. He is a very good each way bet for me has the all important grade 1 experience and that could pay here.
Empire Of Dirt and his connections have chosen this over the Gold Cup and that warrants respect in itself. This one has course and distance form as well as liking the going and will be fully tuned up no doubt. With the aim of taking this race down for Elliot and co. However I feel the finish may be a too hot for him this time with many horses that will want to be forcing the pace.
My Free Selections For The Ryanair Chase
As its not been confirmed which horses will be running in this one I will update this closer to the time. here are my Ryanair Chase 2017 Race Preview selections.
Previous Ryanair Chase Winners
- 2016 – Vautor
- 2015 – Uxizandre
- 2014 – Dynaste
- 2013 – Cue Card
- 2012 – Riverside Theatre