Mares Novices Hurdle tips 2022
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When is the Mares Novices Hurdle 2022?
Cheltenham Thursday 17th March 4.50pm
Festival Mares Novices Hurdle (Grade 2) (4yo+)
Distance: 2 miles 1 Furlongs
Weights: 10st 8lbs (4yo), 11st 2lbs (5yo+)
Penalties: 5 lb for winners of Class 1 wfa hurdle, 3 lb for winners of Class 2 wfa, 3 lb for winners of Class 1 handicap hurdle
The penultimate race on day three is registered as the Dawn Run Mares Novice Hurdle but now that Tattersalls is the sponsor the official title is “National Hunt Breeders Supported By Tattersalls Mares Novices Hurdle”, this was inaugurated in 2016 and it is a novice hurdle open to fillies and mares aged four years old or over.
It is run on the new course over a distance of about two miles and one furlong with eight hurdles to be jumped, winners of this will likely compete in the Mares Hurdle in future years.
Mares Novices Hurdle Trends and Statistics
6 Year Trends and Statistics
- Age – 4 of the 6 winners were aged 5, 2 were 6.
- Trainer – Willie Mullins has won all 5 of the 6 renewals.
- Country – 4 of the 6 winners were bred in France, and 2 in Ireland.
- Colour – 4 of the last 6 winners were bay.
- Starting Price (SP) – 5 of the 6 winners returned a SP of 5/1 or less. The exception was 50/1.
- Starting Price Rank – 3 of the 6 winners started as favourite and 4 were in the first 3 in the betting.
- Headgear – None of the 6 winners wore any headgear
- Days Since Last Run – 5 of the 6 winners had run between 31 and 60 days ago.
- Last Run Form –3 of the 6 winners had won last time out. The other 3 were third.
Who are the Mares Novices Hurdle Leading Contenders?
Willie Mullins has won all but one of these renewals and ALLEGORIE DE VASSY can see the Closutton maestro back in the winners’ enclosure.
Useful in France prior to joining this yard the No Risk At All mare is 2-2 over hurdles since joining the Mullins operation, equipped with a tongue-tie for the first time when scoring impressively at Fairyhouse on New Years’ Day and easily following up when tried in a Grade Three contest at the same venue where she had stablemate Brandy Love beaten by some three lengths.
The runner-up didn’t jump particularly well and hung noticeably to her left throughout so will be better suited going this way round; but she has a bit to do with the selection on the back of that performance and she might do well to reverse the form.
The winner and tip the race did the job nicely, always travelling well and jumping fluently; while she showed a good burst of speed between the final two obstacles to put the race to bed. She’s sure to improve further and every chance she can maintain her perfect record for the Mullins team.
ANTE-POST SELECTION: ALLEGORIE DE VASSY
PRINCESS ZOE – Group 1 winner on the flat in France, as yet unraced over hurdles.
SHEWEARSITWELL – Unbeaten over hurdles including a Grade 3 at Tipperary in October
ROSEYS HOLLOW – Progressive over hurdles landed a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse last time.
ROYAL KAHALA – Runner up to ROSEYS HOLLOW at Fairyhouse giving weight away.
What’s Our Mares Novices Hurdle Tips for 2022?
An interesting race to be sure. PRINCESS ZOE is an enigma and if she can jump the obstacles will be a shoo in. SEWEARSITWELL is trained by the maestro Willie Mullins who a;so handles 10 more of the entries, which ever ones remain on raceday merit consideration. ROSEYS HOLLOW may not be as good off level weights which gives a squeak to ROYAL KAHALA.
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On the day we told our VIP Members HOOK UP 16:15 Cheltenham 7/1 each way – Now in its sixth year Willie Mullins has won all 5 renewals of this race. He has a strong hand again today and HOOK UP is marginally preferred. Of the non-Mullins contenders ROYAL KAHALA and ROSEYS HOLLOW have to be respected.
How did we do? Hook Up was held up and always towards rear, never on terms finishing in 12th place.
Here is what Keith wrote about the 2020 Mares Novices Hurdle.
With this race having only been around for the last four years, we do not yet have the in-depth statistics and trends that I like to study and uncover the hidden gems, as I can with the other races at the Festival.
The claims of Willie Mullins are hard to ignore having won all four renewals, and he is likely to saddle the ex-French LAMARCKISE, who has won on her only start in Ireland.
There is a stronger contender likely to be lining up in the race though, the Henry De Bromhead trained MINELLA MELODY, who is three from three over hurdles, including the Grade 3 Solerina at Fairyhouse in January. Leading narrowly before the last, she extended her advantage on the run up to the line in the capable hands of Rachael Blackmore.
My selection for the Mares Novices Hurdle 2020 is: MINELLA MELODY 3/1 (NRNB).
How did his selection do? MINELLA MELODY went form traveling well to being eased right down after being headed before the last in the Mares Novices Hurdle.
Mares Novices Hurdle Results
Parnell Properties Mares Novices Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Dawn Run Mares Novices Hurdle)
Distance: 2m1f (3699 yards) Prize (winner): £37982 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 15 Going: Good To Soft Class: Class 1 Grade 2 Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 4 mins 3.06s Avg OR: 109 Median OR: 136
|No||Place||Dist Bt||Horse||Age||Trainer||Jockey (Claim)||Odds||BF||BFP|
|14||1st||Telmesomethinggirl (IRE)||6||Bromhead, Henry De||Blackmore, Rachael||5/1||8.02||2.89|
|held up towards rear, smooth headway on heels of leaders before 2 out, pushed along in 2nd travelling well between last 2, led before last, quickened clear run-in, impressive BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 8.2|
|8||2nd||5.5||Magic Daze (IRE)||5||Bromhead, Henry De||Power, R M||22/1||28.00||7.20|
|pulled hard, tracked leader until led before 2nd, headed before last, stayed on same pace run-in, no chance with winner BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 1000|
|10||3rd||2.25||Mighty Blue (FR)||5||OBrien, Joseph Patrick||Slevin, J J||12/1||20.89||4.62|
|held up towards rear, closer out wide chasing leaders before 2 out, 3rd and one pace last BF IP MIN 2.66 BF IP MAX 1000|
|3||4th||1.5||Skyace (IRE)||6||Hanlon, John Joseph||McGarvey, J S||28/1||36.93||10.75|
|mid-division, headway chasing leaders before 2 out, 4th and one pace run-in BF IP MIN 7.4 BF IP MAX 1000|
|15||5th||2.25||The Glancing Queen (IRE)||7||King, A||Cannon, Tom J||9/1||12.33||4.28|
|mid-division, headway chasing leaders when hampered and lost place 2 out, rallied on long run before last, plugged on in 5th run-in BF IP MIN 9.6 BF IP MAX 1000|
|6||6th||1||Glens Of Antrim (IRE)||6||Mullins, W P||ONeill, Jonjo (Jr)||8/1||10.26||3.59|
|led until before 2nd, chased leader until between last 2, chased leaders, lost modest 3rd last, weakened run-in BF IP MIN 5 BF IP MAX 1000|
|2||7th||0.75||Roseys Hollow (IRE)||7||Sweeney, Jonathan||Walsh, M P||15/2||9.50||2.98|
|tracked leaders on inside, slightly outpaced 3 out, rallied before next, ridden and unable to quicken between last 2, weakening when dived at last BF IP MIN 4.4 BF IP MAX 500|
|9||8th||1.25||Martello Sky||5||Wadham, Mrs L||Frost, Bryony||33/1||46.78||12.50|
|chased leaders until stumbled badly and lost place 2nd, soon in mid-division, towards rear and struggling 3 out, never on terms after BF IP MIN 40 BF IP MAX 1000|
|13||9th||2.25||Royal Kahala (IRE)||6||Fahey, Peter||Sexton, K C||9/2 (Fav)||6.20||2.53|
|always towards rear, never on terms BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 1000|
|12||10th||5.5||Pont Aval (FR)||8||Mullins, W P||Hayes, Brian||50/1||57.85||14.23|
|held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders 4 out, pushed along and weakened before home turn BF IP MIN 19 BF IP MAX 1000|
|1||11th||SH||Gauloise (FR)||5||Mullins, W P||Townend, P||8/1||12.00||4.03|
|chased leaders on inside, weakened between last 2 BF IP MIN 9.8 BF IP MAX 1000|
|7||12th||4||Hook Up (FR)||5||Mullins, W P||Mullins, D E||13/2||7.00||3.05|
|held up and always towards rear, never on terms BF IP MIN 6 BF IP MAX 1000|
|5||13th||15||Allavina (IRE)||6||Murphy, Olly||Coleman, A||40/1||65.00||16.50|
|soon lost place and in last pair, never a factor, tailed off, mistake last BF IP MIN 60 BF IP MAX 1000|
|11||PU||Perfect Myth||7||King, N B||Skelton, Harry||28/1||40.08||9.25|
|chased leaders, every chance 3 out, bad mistake 2 out, weakened quickly soon after, tailed off and pulled up before last BF IP MIN 16.5 BF IP MAX 1000|
|4||PU||Will Victory (FR)||5||Mann, C J||Sheehan, Gavin||150/1||300.00||60.91|
|always behind, tailed off and pulled up before last BF IP MIN 240 BF IP MAX 1000|
Daylesford Mares Novices Hurdle (Grade 2) (Registered As The Dawn Run)
Distance: 2m1f (3699 yards) Prize (winner): £50643 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 22 Going: Soft Class: Class 1 Grade 2 Age Restrictions: 4yo+
Winners Time: 4 mins 9.02s Avg OR: 114 Median OR: 132.5
|No||Place||Dist Bt||Horse||Age||OR||Trainer||Jockey (Claim)||Odds||BF||BFP|
|6||1st||Concertista (FR)||6||141||Mullins, W P||Jacob, Daryl||9/2||6.41||2.40|
|held up in mid-division, headway home bend, led before last, drew clear flat, impressive BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 13|
|7||2nd||12||Dolcita (FR)||5||133||Mullins, W P||Power, R M||9/1||11.50||4.00|
|held up in mid-division, not fluent 2nd, headway 2 out, soon switched right, upsides winner off home bend, 2 1/2 lengths down when mistake last, well held flat BF IP MIN 2.1 BF IP MAX 1000|
|13||3rd||2.75||Raynas World (IRE)||5||122||Kirby, P A||Dowson, Thomas||100/1||658.57||65.00|
|towards rear, pushed along after 4th, ridden after 3 out, headway approaching last, stayed on well flat, went 3rd towards finish, no chance with winner BF IP MIN 520 BF IP MAX 1000|
|19||4th||2||Yukon Lil||6||0||Mullins, W P||Mullins, D E||20/1||21.38||6.49|
|held up towards rear, headway on outside after 2 out, switched right before last and unable to quicken, kept on flat BF IP MIN 5.2 BF IP MAX 1000|
|5||5th||NK||Colreevy (IRE)||7||135||Mullins, W P||Townend, P||4/1||5.50||2.25|
|led until just after 2nd, prominent, led before last, soon headed, no extra towards finish BF IP MIN 4.9 BF IP MAX 1000|
|18||6th||NSE||Whitehotchillifili (IRE)||6||131||Fry, Harry||Burke, Jonathan||25/1||65.00||12.28|
|mid-division, headway on outside 2 out, edged right flat, stayed on same pace BF IP MIN 5 BF IP MAX 1000|
|2||7th||1.25||Emmas Joy (IRE)||7||135||Skelton, Daniel||Skelton, Harry||20/1||27.32||6.17|
|mid-division on outside, outpaced after 3 out, towards rear 2 out, rallied last, edged left and kept on flat BF IP MIN 26 BF IP MAX 1000|
|17||8th||1||Vienna Court (IRE)||5||131||Twiston-Davies, N A||Twiston-Davies, Sam||50/1||75.00||15.50|
|held up towards rear, ridden and headway before last, no impression BF IP MIN 55 BF IP MAX 300|
|3||9th||3.25||Floressa (FR)||5||141||Henderson, N J||Boinville, Nico||8/1||13.84||4.41|
|chased leaders on inside, not much room and lost place after 2 out, well beaten after BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 950|
|12||10th||12||Mount Ida (IRE)||6||137||Elliott, Gordon||Walsh, M P||25/1||34.77||7.60|
|chased leaders, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last BF IP MIN 24 BF IP MAX 1000|
|11||11th||2.5||La Feline (FR)||5||119||Nolan, Paul||Cooper, Bryan J||100/1||322.81||41.76|
|held up in rear, pushed along after 3 out, some headway home bend, no impression, weakened BF IP MIN 250 BF IP MAX 1000|
|8||12th||HD||Fort Worth Texas (IRE)||6||127||Bowe, Colin||ONeill, Mr B||100/1||242.97||25.74|
|chasing leaders 2nd, weakened from 2 out BF IP MIN 28 BF IP MAX 1000|
|16||13th||NSE||Timetochill (IRE)||7||134||Morgan, Miss Kelly||Wedge, Adam||66/1||140.68||22.38|
|chasing leaders when not fluent 2nd, led home bend, headed before last, weakened BF IP MIN 11 BF IP MAX 1000|
|1||14th||1.75||Ard Abhainn (IRE)||6||137||Elliott, Gordon||Russell, D N||11/1||13.79||4.10|
|mid-division, pushed along briefly after 3 out, headway home bend, hanging left and beaten when mistake last, weakened flat BF IP MIN 8 BF IP MAX 1000|
|10||15th||NK||Getaway Totherock (IRE)||7||136||Ralph, Alastair||Treadwell, Liam||50/1||119.22||20.00|
|towards rear, not fluent and struggling 5th, well beaten before 2 out BF IP MIN 75 BF IP MAX 1000|
|15||16th||HD||Rosie And Millie (IRE)||7||132||Scudamore, M J||Powell, Brendan||50/1||184.30||26.44|
|chased leaders, ridden after 2 out, weakened before last BF IP MIN 34 BF IP MAX 1000|
|14||17th||1.5||Rhythm Divine (IRE)||6||123||Gibney, Thomas||OKeeffe, Darragh||100/1||280.00||35.65|
|prominent, losing place gradually from 4th, well beaten after 3 out BF IP MIN 200 BF IP MAX 1000|
|4||18th||8.5||Minella Melody (IRE)||6||143||Bromhead, Henry De||Blackmore, Rachael||11/4 (Fav)||4.20||1.94|
|prominent, took keen hold, led just after 2nd, headed home bend, soon weakened, eased BF IP MIN 2.94 BF IP MAX 1000|
|9||19th||2||Full Of Surprises (FR)||5||0||Mulholland, N P||Geraghty, B J||40/1||195.96||30.00|
|in rear, not fluent 1st, slow 3rd, well beaten after 3 out BF IP MIN 80 BF IP MAX 1000|
|20||20th||1||Midnights Gift||4||133||King, A||Cannon, Tom J||80/1||137.04||23.00|
|mid-division, not fluent 2 out, soon weakened BF IP MIN 100 BF IP MAX 1000|
|21||PU||Anna Bunina (FR)||4||0||McConnell, John C||McInerney, Donal J||100/1||306.55||39.05|
|prominent, not fluent 2nd, lost place before 2 out, soon behind, pulled up before last BF IP MIN 80 BF IP MAX 1000|
|22||PU||Red Archangel (IRE)||4||117||Spencer, Richard||Bellamy, Tom||150/1||1000.00||389.85|
|always in rear, well behind 2 out, pulled up before last BF IP MIN 1000 BF IP MAX 1000|
Mares Novices Hurdle Previous Winners
New Race in 2016
|18.03.2021||Good To Soft||15||Telmesomethinggirl (IRE)||Stowaway||6||Blackmore, Rachael||Bromhead, Henry De||5/1||11-2||136||0(0)||39d|
|12.03.2020||Soft||22||Concertista (FR)||Nathaniel (IRE)||6||Jacob, Daryl||Mullins, W P||9/2||11-2||141||0(0)||39d|
|14.03.2019||Good To Soft||22||Eglantine Du Seuil (FR)||Saddler Maker (IRE)||5||Fehily, Noel||Mullins, W P||50/1||11-2||0||0(0)||180d|
|15.03.2018||Soft||14||Laurina (FR)||Spanish Moon (USA)||5||Townend, P||Mullins, W P||4/7||11-7||144||0(0)||47d|
|16.03.2017||Good||16||Lets Dance (FR)||Poliglote||5||Walsh, R||Mullins, W P||11/8||11-7||147||0(0)||46d|
|17.03.2016||Good||16||Limini (IRE)||Peintre Celebre (USA)||5||Walsh, R||Mullins, W P||8/11||11-7||145||0(0)||47d|
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Cheltenham Festival Thursday
|13:30||The Marsh Novices’ Chase (Grade 1)||2m abt 4f||Chase|
|14:10||The Pertemps Network Final (A Handicap Hurdle Race) (Listed)||Abt 3m||Hurdle|
|14:50||The Ryanair Chase (Grade 1)|
|2m abt 5f||Chase|
|15:30||The Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle (Grade 1)||abt 3m||Hurdle|
|16:10||The Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate (A Handicap Steeple Chase) (Grade 3)||2m abt 5f||Chase|
|16:50||The Daylesford Mares Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 2)||2m 1f||Hurdle|
|17:30||The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase (0-145)||3m abt 2f||Chase|
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