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, 17th March in 2022.

Cheltenham Day 3 Tips 2022 (Thursday)

TimeThursday Races2022 Tips for Day 3Place Bet
13:30Marsh Novices' ChaseWin: Bob Olinger 1/1
EW: Jungle Boogie 12/1
14:10Pertemps FinalEW: Sire Du Berlais 8/1
EW: Couer Serein 40/1
14:50Ryanair ChaseEW: Eldorado Allen 33/1
15:30The Stayers' HurdleWin: Flooring Porter 5/1
16:10Festival PlateEW: Vienna Court 16/1
EW: Palmers Court 20/1
16:50Mares Novices HurdleWin: Dinoblue 7/2
EW: Say Goodbye 40/1 (NRNB)
17:30Kim Muir Challenge CupWin: Frontal Assault 4/1
EW: Mister Fogpatches 14/1
Price Boost33/1 Bob Olinger OR Galopin Des Champsto win the 1.30 Novices' ChaseGet 33/1 Odds

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Mares' Novices' Hurdle Key Facts


DateThursday March 17, 2022
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 FAQs

When is the Mares' Novices Hurdle?

The Mares' Novices Hurdle Cheltenham 2022 is the sixth race of the day on Day Three of the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday, March 17th. 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 2022?

The Mares' Novices Hurdle is due off at 4.50pm on Thursday, March 17th 2022.