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Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase tipsWhen is the Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase 2023?

Cheltenham Friday 17th March 4.50pm

Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase (Grade 2)

Distance: 2 miles 4 furlongs

Added last year, the Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase was included to increase the number of graded Mares only races at the Cheltenham Festival.

Last year saw the favourite beaten by just half a length and we're hoping for another exciting renewal in 2022.

 

Who are the Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase Leading Contenders?

Willie Mullins won the inaugural running of this contest twelve months ago and the County Carlow trainer can follow up with CONCERTISTA who has taken really well to chasing and showed a longer trip to be no issue when winning over further than this back in December.

A smart hurdler who won the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle in 2020 she is unbeaten in two outings over the larger obstacles this term, winning at Cork on her chase debut and then doubling up at Limerick over Christmas with a defeat of Darrens Hope, scoring easily.

She’s proven to be versatile with regards to ground and trip, posting wins from two miles to 2m 6f and her Festival record reads 212 having contested in each of the last three seasons. It isn’t hard to make a strong case for her to add another victory to her record in this contest and the Nathaniel mare looks sure to mount a bold bid for a second Cheltenham success.

ANTE-POST SELECTION: CONCERTISTA

ELIMAY – Easy winner of a Listed event at Naas in February over 2 miles.

BENIE DES DIEUX – 3 from 3 in chases, not seen since finishing runner up in the Mares Hurdle at last years festival.

COLREEVY – Pretty lightly raced unbeaten over fences including a Grade 1 at Limerick on boxing day.

What’s our Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase Tips?

Antepost selections:

With no stats to go on in this brand new race we have to rely on other factors.

The 3 leading contenders above are all trained by Willie Mullins so suffice to say this race revolves round his plans come raceday. Of the 3 I slightly favour COLREEVY.

On The Day:

ELIMAY 16:15 Cheltenham 5/6 – Comes here in good form after easily brushing aside SHATTERED LOVE last time. Stablemate COLREEVY is the only likely danger and they should fight out the finish.

How it went:

A very exciting finish saw our selection pipped at the post by COLREEVY.  They certainnly did fight it out in the finish, but we backd the wrong one!  Though our antepost tip was spot on!

Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase Results

Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase (Registered As The Liberthine Mares Chase) (Grade 2) (GBB Race)
Distance: 2m4½f (4527 yards) Prize (winner): £67524 Dir: Left Handed
Runners: 8    Going: Good To Soft    Class: Class 1 Grade 2    Age Restrictions: 5yo+
Winners Time: 5 mins 14.62s   Avg OR: 144     Median OR: 145.5     Fences: 16

NoPlaceDist BtHorseAgeWeightORTrainerJockey (Claim)Odds
31stElimay (FR)811-2155Mullins, W PWalsh, M P9/4
prominent early, chased leaders, lost place after 3rd, closed back up next, ridden after 3 out, not much room and switched right before 2 out, went 2nd and jumped right last, led flat, stayed on gamely BF IP MIN 1.01 BF IP MAX 8.4 Owner: Mr John P McManus
62nd0.5Pink Legend811-2137Williams, Miss VenetiaDeutsch, Charlie33/1
mid-division on outside, slow and lost place 10th, headway before 3 out, every chance flat, stayed on, held towards finish BF IP MIN 2 BF IP MAX 830 Owner: Mr Francis Mahon
23rdNSEScarlet And Dove (IRE)811-5149OBrien, Joseph PatrickCooper, Bryan J28/1
chased leaders, led 2 out, ridden and pressed last, headed flat, stayed on, held towards finish BF IP MIN 1.65 BF IP MAX 600 Owner: Gigginstown House Stud
84th4Zambella (FR)711-2142Twiston-Davies, N AJacob, Daryl10/1
led until not fluent 1st, led 3rd, headed 3 out, still close up last, 4th and no extra final 75 yards BF IP MIN 4 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede
15th9Concertista (FR)811-5152Mullins, W PTownend, P2/1 (Fav)
held up in rear, mistake 11th, blundered 3 out, effort when not much room after final bend, not fluent 2 out, no impression, well held 5th last BF IP MIN 2.6 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Mr Simon Munir/mr Isaac Souede
76th3.25Vienna Court (IRE)711-2141Twiston-Davies, N ATwiston-Davies, Sam14/1
held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, outpaced and beaten final bend, slightly hampered and well beaten 2 out BF IP MIN 13.5 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: James & Jean Potter Ltd
57th11Mount Ida (IRE)811-2156Elliott, GordonRussell, D N5/2
jumped right and not fluent in rear, hit 4 out, well beaten next BF IP MIN 3.65 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: KTDA Racing
4FMaid Omalley911-2121Coltherd, W SColtherd, Sam W100/1
jumped right at times, led 1st until 3rd, not fluent 8th or 12th, led 3 out, just headed when fell 2 out BF IP MIN 22 BF IP MAX 1000 Owner: Debbie Crawford & Stuart Coltherd

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Cheltenham Festival Friday

Race Schedule

START TIMESRACEDISTANCETYPE
13:30The JCB Triumph Hurdle2m abt 1fHurdle
14:10The County Handicap Hurdle Race2m abt 1fHurdle
14:50The Albert Bartlett  Novices’ Hurdle Raceabt 3mHurdle
15:30The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (Grade 1)3m abt 2½ fChase
16:10The St. James’s Place Open Hunters Chase3m abt 2½ fChase
16:50The Mrs Paddy Power Mares' Steeple Chase2m abt ½fChase
17:30Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle2m abt 4½ fHurdle

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