In July 2015 it was announced that the Cheltenham Festival would be benefiting from a new novice hurdle race restricted to just mares and fillies.
This Grade 2 race is run over 2m1f on the new course and it is expected that Willie Mullins, who has dominated the OLBG Mares' Hurdle, will be the trainer to follow, especially after winning the inaugural event with Limini.
Mares' Novice Hurdle Previous Winners
The table below shows the previous winners of the race, their age and weight at the time of winning, trainer, jockey and odds (starting price).
|2017||Let's Dance||5-11-7||W Mullins||R Walsh||11/8F|
|2016||Limini||5-11-7||W Mullins||R Walsh||8/11F|
Mares' Novice Hurdle Tips from the OLBG Forum
OLBG member jackh1092
thinks that Gordon Elliott could be winning the second running of the Mares Novice Hurdle:
I've been really taken with the Gigginstown mare, Barra. She bumped into Invitation Only (form franked behind with Island Remede behind) then Joey Sasa who ran well in a G2 when making a bad mistake and then ran well in the Deloitte after winning a Mares novice with ease. Sire has produced fairly speedy horses rather than stayers (sire of Arzal) but she's out of a Robin Des Champs mare so bred for this game and represents a good Each Way bet at 12/1
See the latest news on the Mares' Novice Hurdle here via the OLBG forum.
The next race on Day 3 is the Kim Muir Hanidcap Chase Check out the tips and race preview for that race here.