Horse Racing

Mares Novice Hurdle 2022 Betting Odds, Runners & Preview

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.

Since then the race has been won by Irish-trainer Willie Mullins on all six occasions, including three favourites, a 9/2 third favourite and a 50/1 outsider!

Race Details
When:Thursday 17th March, 4.15pm
Distance:Two-miles one-furlong
Race TypeGrade 2 Hurdle
CourseNew 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 UK, Bookmaker Streams
Key Betting Stats:Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest) 1,1,1,9,18, 9.

Pick a runner trained by Willie Mullins based on the last six year trend.


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.

Previous Winners of the Mares Novice Hurdle

2021 – telmesomethinggirl

2020 – Concertista

2019 – Eglantine Du Seuil

2018 – Laurina

2017 – Let’s Dance 

* Betting odds quoted correct at the time of writing