Cheltenham Festival 2020: Ryanair Chase preview, tv schedule, race time, tips, runners and riders and odds

THE Ryanair Chase is the third race on day three of the Cheltenham Festival and we've got all the latest news, views and top tips ahead of the latest renewal.

To get you in the mood for the race at Prestbury Park – here's a run-down of the race.

When is the Ryanair Chase, what's the distance and which sort of horses can enter?

The 2020 Ryanair Chase will take place on Thursday, March 12 at 14:50 (2:50pm).

It's a Grade 1 National Hunt chase run over two miles and five furlongs, for horses aged five years and upwards.

Who is running in the 2020 Ryanair Chase?

The declarations for the race will be made 48 hours before so we'll update you nearer the time.

How can I watch the race?

The race will be broadcast live on Racing TV and ITV.

ITV1 is on Sky channel 103 and Virgin channel 103.

You can watch Racing TV on Sky Channel 426 and Virgin Media Channel 536.

Who won the Ryanair Chase in 2019?

Last year Frodon (9-2) and Bryony Frost were popular winners of the race.

Aso (33-1) came home second with Road To Respect (9-2) in third.

Which jockeys and trainers have won the Ryanair Chase the most? 

Ruby Walsh is the leading jockey and has won the race four times with Thisthatandtother (2005), Taranis (2007), Vautour (2016) and Un De Sceaux (2017).

The leading trainer in the race is Paul Nicholls who has three wins to his name with Thisthatandtother (2005), Taranis (2007) and Frodon (2019).

What are the top tips for the race? 

Our top tipsters will let you know their best bets once the final entries have been made.

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