Mares' Novices' Hurdle Betting

As the final race of Day 3 at the Cheltenham Festival, the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle is a Grade 2 race that covers two miles. Historically, the race has been dominated by the trainer, Willie Mullins, with horses achieving five consecutive wins from 2016 onwards.

It is among the most recent additions to Cheltenham, with the first race being run in 2016, so there isn’t much history behind it. However, this hurdle is open to novice runners, with the entry requirements allowing horses four years and older into the race.

Mares' Novices' Hurdle Odds

During the build-up to the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, the odds are likely to be adjusted to reflect any updates that might arise with each runner. This can include updates on each horse's status and any information on whether they have pulled out of the race.

You can view the latest betting odds for the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle racecard at BetUK.

Insights into betting on the Mares Novices Hurdle

Dating back to some of the previous races, we can see that most of the winners have been dominated by Irish trainers, showcasing the likelihood of an Irish trained horse coming out on top.

In recent years, there has been a slight variation in the trainers that have had successful horses in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle. 2023 saw the trainer Jamie Snowden as the victor. In 2022, the winning horse was trained by Harry Fry, whilst Henry de Bromhead trained the 2021 winning horse. Before these two previous winners, Willie Mullins had dominated the pole position with five consecutive wins.

Insights can give you more detailed information around some of the key trends for this particular race, which can be useful before placing your bet. Often many trends and statistics can influence the final odds assigned to each runner, with some being dropped before the race starts. This is how some punters can discover value bets.

As it is a fairly recent race, more limited information is available than other Cheltenham Festival races. That said, we can see that the few races run have been controlled by horses from the trainer, Willie Mullins. This is a good indication of how their horses typically perform in this race.

Mares' Novices' Hurdle Recent Winners

YearWinnerJockey & Trainer
2023You Wear It WellGavin Sheehan & Jamie Snowden
2022Love EnvoiJonathan Burke & Harry Fry
2021TelmesomethinggirlRachael Blackmore & Henry de Bromhead
2020ConcertistaDaryl Jacob & Willie Mullins
2019Eglantine Du SeuilNoel Fehily & Willie Mullins
2018LaurinaPaul Townend & Willie Mullins
2017Let's DanceRuby Walsh & Willie Mullins
2016LiminiRuby Walsh & Willie Mullins


  • The most common winning age was five years old but six year old horses have won this race four times in a row.
  • Only Ruby Walsh has won this race as a Jockey more than once.
  • The leading trainer is Willie Mullins with five winners in seven races.
  • Mullins has five wins with four different jockeys, meaning it is hard to pinpoint the exact winner but odds favour Mullins but Mullins hasn't won in the last three races.

Mares' Novices' Hurdle FAQs

How to find the best Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle odds?

The odds are likely to be updated frequently in the run-up to Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle on the third day of Cheltenham. To discover the best odds available on the market, complete research for key trends and find out who the favourites are.

How long is Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle?

Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle is just over two miles long and includes eight hurdles to jump.

What has this race been named in the past?

The Mares' Novices' Hurdle has also been called the The Dawn Run Mares Novices Hurdle in honour of the horse which was a Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup winner.

Where can I find Mares' Novices' Hurdle tips?

Alongside the odds you can find on our sportsbook, you can find tips for the race by checking our Mares Novices Hurdle tips.

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