Mares' Novices' Hurdle Tips

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The Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle is the youngest Graded race at the Cheltenham Festival, and takes place on Day 3.

Only fillies and mares are allowed to enter this Grade Two, which will take place on Thursday, 18th March in 2021.

Cheltenham Day 3 Tips 2021 (Thursday)

TimeThursday RacesTips / 2021 ResultsBet / Watch Replay
13:20Marsh Novices' ChaseResult: Chantry House 9/1
13:55Pertemps FinalResult: Mrs Milner 12/1
14:30Ryanair ChaseResult: Allaho 3/1F
15:05The Stayers' HurdleResult: Flooring Porter 12/1
15:40Festival PlateResult: The Shunter 9/4F
16:15Mares Novices HurdleResult: Telmesomethinggirl 5/1
16:50Kim Muir Challenge CupResult: Mount Ida 3/1F

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2021 Mares' Novices' Hurdle Tips

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Mares' Novice Hurdle 2021 Runners & Best Odds 16:15

RunnerBest OddsPlace Bet
Royal Kahala9/2
Hook Up5/1
Roseys Hollow6/1
Glens of Antrim15/2
Gauloise9/1
The Glancind Queen10/1
Skyace12/1
Telmesomethinggirl14/1
Riviere Detel14/1
Pont Aval20/1
Non Runner No BetBest Odds Guaranteed
E/W Terms1/5 Odds - 3 PlacesSee all Runners

Mares' Novices' Hurdle Key Facts


DateThursday March 18, 2021
Time4:15pm
TrackCheltenham
Distance2m 1f
StatusGrade 2
Prize Money£90,000
Age4YO+

Mares' Novices' Hurdle History

The Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle was added to the Day 3 schedule at the Cheltenham Festival in 2016. It’s open to fillies and mares who are four-year-olds or older, and two miles and a furlong will have to be scaled.

In 2019, the race was renamed in honour of Dawn Run, one of the finest mares to ever grace the sport, winner of the 1984 Champion Hurdle, and the Cheltenham Gold Cup two years later.

Although the race has it’s detractors, one who certainly isn’t complaining is Willie Mullins. Ireland’s Champion trainer has won all five runnings of this race. His first winner, Limini was followed into the winners’ enclosure by Let’s Dance, Laurina and Eglantine Du Seuil.

In 2020, Mullins secured a 1-2 in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, as runaway winner Concertista was followed home by stablemate, Dolcita.

Mares' Novices Hurdle Cheltenham FAQs

When is the Mares' Novices Hurdle?

The Mares' Novices Hurdle Cheltenham 2021 is the sixth race of the day on Day Three of the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday, March 18th. Also known as the Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, this is the newest race at the Cheltenham Festival, having first been staged in 2016.

What time is the Mares' Novices Hurdle Cheltenham 2021?

The Mares' Novices Hurdle is due off at 4.15pm on Thursday, March 18th 2021.

Who won the 2020 Mares' Novices Hurdle?

Concertista won the Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival, returning at odds of 7/1.