Punchestown Ryanair Novice Chase

The Punchestown Ryanair Novice Chase is the Irish equivalent to the Cheltenham Arkle Chase.

The field frequently includes horses that have previously competed in the Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham, with Footpad being the most recent horse to win both races in 2018.

For tips, previous winners, odds and more, check out this guide.

Race Overview

In Ireland, the Ryanair Novice Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt Steeplechase open to horses aged five and up.

It is held at Punchestown over a distance of about 2 miles, with eleven obstacles to jump.

The race is for beginner chasers and takes place each year in late April or early May during the Punchestown Festival.

Punchestown Ryanair Novice Chase Tips

Our Punchestown Ryanair Novice Chase 2022 tips are:

  • Our Punchestown Ryanair Novice Chase 2022 NAP Pick is Defi Du Seuil to win
  • Our Punchestown Ryanair Novice Chase 2022 Outsider Selection is Chacun Pour Soi on an EW bet

Punchestown Ryanair Novice Chase Odds

The 2022 Punchestown Ryanair Novice Chase odds are below:

  • Defi Du Seuil – 9-4
  • Duc Des Genievres – 5-2
  • Chacun Pour Soi – 3-1
  • Ornua – 8-1

Punchestown Ryanair Novice Chase Previous Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2011 Captain Chris 7 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2012 Lucky William 8 Barry Geraghty Thomas Cooper
2013 Arvika Ligeonniere 8 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2014 God’s Own 6 Barry Geraghty Tom George
2015 Un de Sceaux 7 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2016 Douvan 6 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2017 Great Field 6 Jody McGarvey Willie Mullins
2018 Footpad 6 Daryl Jacob Willie Mullins
2019 Chacun Pour Soi 7 Robbie Power Willie Mullins
no race 2020 [b]
2021 Energumene 7 Paul Townend Willie Mullins


For more information check out Wikipedia on the Punchestown Ryanair Novice Chase race here.

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