Mares Novices Hurdle Tips

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 Festival Day 3 Card

Cheltenham Day 3 Tips 2021 (Thursday)

Time - DateRaceTips / 2020 ResultsBet / Watch Replay
13:30Marsh Novices' ChaseWinner: Samcro (4/1)
14:10Pertemps FinalWinner: Sire Du Berlais
14:50Ryanair ChaseWinner: Min 2/1 2f
15:30The Stayers' HurdleWinner: Lisnagar Oscar 50/1
16:10Festival PlateWinner: Simply The Betts 10/3
16:50Mares Novices HurdleWinner: Concertista 9/2
17:30Kim Muir Challenge CupWinner: Milan Native 9/1

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2020 Mares' Novices' Hurdle Result

Mares' Novice Hurdle 2020 Runners & Best Odds

RunnerBest OddsPlace Bet
Minella Melody11/4
Lamarckise6/1
Floressa8/1
Dolcita9/1
Colreevy10/1
Santa Rossa16/1
Concertista16/1
Burning Victory16/1
Yukon Lil16/1
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Mares' Novices' Hurdle Key Facts


DateThursday March 18, 2021
Time4:50pm
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 2020 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 4.50pm 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.