Without any doubt, the best race of the whole Cheltenham Festival! The OLBG sponsored Mares Hurdle
has grown in strength ever since OLBG took up the sponsorship and developed the supporting OLBG Mares Road to Cheltenham
Now a Grade 1 contest and with the Mares Novice race having been added to the festival this year, Mares racing in the UK and the OLBG Mares Road to Cheltenham is looking stronger than ever.
Quevega on route to her fifth OLBG Mares Hurdle
OLBG Mares Hurdle Trends
Ruby Walsh, Quevega and Willie Mullins after winning the OLBG Mares Hurdle, again!
|9/9||ran in no lower than a class 3 last time out|
|9/9||had previously ran in at least a Grade 2|
|9/9||had made 2-7 starts in the past year|
|9/9||had competed in 2+ class 1 races|
|9/9||had previously won 2+ times under the jockey (0-75 the others)|
|8/9||held an official rating of 150+|
|8/9||had previously won 3+ times at undulating tracks (1-117 the others)|
|8/9||had previous recorded 6+ career wins|
OLBG Mares Hurdle Last Nine Winners
|2017||Apples Jade||5yo||G Elliott||B Cooper||7/2|
|2016||Vroum Vroum Mag||7yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||4/6F|
|2015||Glens Melody||7yo||W Mullins||P Townend||6/1|
|2014||Quevega||10yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||8/11F|
|2013||Quevega||9yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||8/11F|
|2012||Quevega||8yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||4/7F|
|2011||Quevega||7yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||5/6F|
|2010||Quevega||6yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||6/4F|
|2009||Quevega||5yo||W Mullins||R Walsh||2/1F|
|2008||Whiteoak||5yo||D McCain Jnr||J Maguire||20/1|
OLBG Mares Only Hurdle Trainer Trends
The amazing Willie Mullins
has now won this race on eight consecutive occasions! The wonder mare Quevega won six runnings of the OLBG Mares Hurdle and Mullins has followed up with wins for Glens Melody and Vroum Vroum Mag. What price nine consecutive wins?
Despite her plethora of wins Quevega was never shorter than 4/7 to win our race and punters who have been backing all of the Mullins runners here are showing a nice profit. Full details of Willie Mullins' amazing record in the OLBG Mares Hurdle can be found below:
|Trainer||Runners||Wins||Places||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
OLBG Mares Hurdle Tips from The OLBG Forum
OLBG member The Shark
feels that LIFEBOAT MONA
offers some each-way value in our race:
Lifeboat Mona has won all her completed hurdle races in fine style and looks open to plenty of further improvement on decent ground against more exposed horses. She saw off Midnight Jazz far more comfortably than Vroum Vroum Mag did and has been kept nice and fresh for this race with just the two runs this season. With short odds at the head of the market and confusion at this stage over exactly which mares will run, Lifeboat Mona looks a great each way bet at around 12/1.
See the latest news on the OLBG mares hurdle here via our forum.
OLBG blogger Robmull
has written a blog on the OLBG Mares Hurdle. His blog can be found here.
Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins collecting the trophy again
The next race on Day 1 is the National Hunt Chase Check out the tips and race preview for our race here.