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In 2015 the Cheltenham Racecourse Executive decided that the Cheltenham Festival would benefit from a new novice hurdle race restricted to just mares and fillies and introduced the Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle.

This two-mile one-furlong race was first run in 2016, and so far, it has been dominated by Irish runners who have won six of the eight races to date.

Read on for Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle betting odds, tips, and free bets for the 2024 race.


Race Details
When:Thursday, March 14th - 4:50pm
Prize:£90,000
Distance:Two-miles & one-furlong
Race Type:Grade 2 Hurdle
Age:4-Years+
Course:New Course
Weights:10st 9lbs (4yo), 11st 2lbs (5yo+) Penalties – 3lbs for winners of a class 2 weight for age (WFA) hurdle or class 1 handicap hurdle, 5lbs for winners of a class 1 WFA hurdle
Where To Watch?ITV Racing, Racing TV, Bookmaker Streams

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Mares’ Novices Hurdle Tips

The Mares Novice Hurdle is a relatively new Cheltenham Festival race but one that is growing in stature.

Since first being run in 2016, it’s been dominated by Irish-trained horses, but the 2022 and 2023 renewals did see UK winners - who will come out on top in 2024?

Check out Alan Kelly’s tips and Charlie McCann’s tips on race day if you require some betting pointers for the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle.


Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Betting Odds

We’ll have the latest Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle odds and betting chat closer to the start of the Cheltenham Festival - check back later.

For now, check out our Cheltenham Betting Offers page for the best Cheltenham offers.


What Happened Last Year?

You Wear It Well put in a dominating performance in 2023, making all at odds of 16/1 under jockey Gavin Sheehan for trainer Jamie Snowden.

The short-priced favourite, Luccia, could only finish fourth for trainer Nicky Henderson.


Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Key Stats

  • All eight previous winners were aged 5 or 6
  • All eight previous winners had at least two runs over hurdles
  • Seven of the last eight winners had at least one win that season

Previous Winners of the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle

Looking for the most recent winners of the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle? Check out the last five winners in the table below.

YearWinner
2023You Wear It Well
2022Love Envoi
2021Telmesomethinggirl
2020Concertista
2019Eglantine Du Seuil

FAQs

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When is the Mares' Novices' Hurdle?

The 2024 Mares' Novices' Hurdle will take place on Thursday, March 14th, at 4:50pm - the sixth race on day three of the Cheltenham Festival.

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What is the Mares' Novices' Hurdle also known as?

The Mares' Novices' Hurdle is also known as the Dawn Run Mares' Novices' Hurdle.

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How many times has Willie Mullins won the Mares' Novices' Hurdle?

Willie Mullins has trained the winner of the Mares' Novices' Hurdle on five occasions - Limini in 2016, Let's Dance in 2017, Laurina in 2018, Eglantine du Seuil in 2019, and Concertista in 2020.


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Scott McGlynn

Famed for his Acca of the Day and Bet Builder selections, Scott provides tips across many sports on Freebets, and is our lead Scottish football writer