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, winning all but one renewal. Read on for Mares Novice Hurdle betting odds, tips and free bets for the 2023 race.
|When:||Thursday 16th March, 4:50pm|
|Race Type||Grade 2 Hurdle|
|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 UK, Bookmaker Streams|
Mares Novices’ Hurdle Tips
The Mares Novice Hurdle is a relatively new Cheltenham Festival race, but one that is growing in stature. With the strength of Irish mares races, they are having a great time with the race right now, and dominating things. Eventually, it’s expected that the UK will catch up and start to roll out winners, but the Irish runners are likely once again to dominate this.
As the Cheltenham Festival draws closer, we will update this page with our full betting preview, the latest odds for the race and any other key info that punters need before they place their bets.
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- Stayers Hurdle tips
- Festival Stable Plate tips
- Kim Muir betting odds and tips
Mares Novices’ Hurdle Betting Odds (March Update)
Luccia is the current favourite for the Mares Novices’ Hurdle, available at a best price of 13/8.
It’s a close market behind her though, with Ashroe Diamond available at 4/1 with bet365, followed by Night And Day at 7/1 and Lot Of Joy at 8/1.
What Happened in 2022?
The seventh running of this race, and for the first time, a British trained winner, with Love Envoi winning for Harry Fry.
She was kept back in the early stages of the race, when the pace was strong, leaving her with enough in the tank to fight back and go ahead of her rivals, who were paying for being involved at the front earlier in the contest.
Previous Winners of the Mares Novice Hurdle
- 2022 - Love Envoi
- 2021 – telmesomethinggirl
- 2020 – Concertista
- 2019 – Eglantine Du Seuil
- 2018 – Laurina
When is the Mares Novice Hurdle?
The Mares Novice Hurdle 2023 race is taking place on Thursday 16th March at 4:50pm and it is the sixth race of Cheltenham Festival Day 3
What is the Mares Novices Hurdle called in Chelteham Festival 2023
The Mares Novices Hurdle 2023 will be named Jack de Bromhead Mares' Novices' Hurdle and will be run in memory of Jack de Bromhead , who died in a pony racing accident in September