2025 Mares Hurdle Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Tuesday, 11 March 2025

Lossiemouth has enjoyed a stellar career so far and we’re intrigued to see what the current season will bring for this talented mare. The five-year-old is the clear betting favourite to land a victory against a field that also includes Ashroe Diamond, Gala Marceau and Love Envoi and there are sure to be some favourable each-way terms available.

Echoes In Rain also goes for Mullins although it’s plausible that some of the runners will be diverted to another encounter, with Lossiemouth the most likely runner and the horse demonstrated her class when winning the JCB Triumph Hurdle on 17 March 2023, with a Punchestown victory following this one up.

Lossiemouth
Lossiemouth
3.50
Lossiemouth
Lossiemouth
Best Odds3.50
All Odds5/25/2
Jade De Grugy
Jade De Grugy
6.00
Jade De Grugy
Jade De Grugy
Best Odds6.00
All Odds5/19/2
Brighterdaysahead
Brighterdaysahead
6.00
Brighterdaysahead
Brighterdaysahead
Best Odds6.00
All Odds5/15/1
Golden Ace
Golden Ace
11.00
Golden Ace
Golden Ace
Best Odds11.00
All Odds10/17/1
Dysart Enos
Dysart Enos
15.00
Dysart Enos
Dysart Enos
Best Odds15.00
All Odds14/110/1
Luccia
Luccia
15.00
Luccia
Luccia
Best Odds15.00
All Odds14/114/1
Tiger Bay Queen
Tiger Bay Queen
15.00
Tiger Bay Queen
Tiger Bay Queen
Best Odds15.00
All OddsSP14/1
Only By Night
Only By Night
15.00
Only By Night
Only By Night
Best Odds15.00
All OddsSP14/1
Kargese
Kargese
21.00
Kargese
Kargese
Best Odds21.00
All Odds10/120/1
Spindleberry
Spindleberry
17.00
Spindleberry
Spindleberry
Best Odds17.00
All Odds14/116/1
Friends
Friends
17.00
Friends
Friends
Best Odds17.00
All OddsSP16/1
Kala Conti
Kala Conti
21.00
Kala Conti
Kala Conti
Best Odds21.00
All Odds16/120/1
Iris Emery
Iris Emery
21.00
Iris Emery
Iris Emery
Best Odds21.00
All OddsSP20/1
Springtime Promise
Springtime Promise
21.00
Springtime Promise
Springtime Promise
Best Odds21.00
All OddsSP20/1
Jetara
Jetara
21.00
Jetara
Jetara
Best Odds21.00
All OddsSP20/1
Fun Fun Fun
Fun Fun Fun
21.00
Fun Fun Fun
Fun Fun Fun
Best Odds21.00
All OddsSP20/1
Ashroe Diamond
Ashroe Diamond
26.00
Ashroe Diamond
Ashroe Diamond
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/125/1
Telmesomethinggirl
Telmesomethinggirl
26.00
Telmesomethinggirl
Telmesomethinggirl
Best Odds26.00
All Odds25/125/1
Kateira
Kateira
26.00
Kateira
Kateira
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Pawapuri
Pawapuri
26.00
Pawapuri
Pawapuri
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Judicieuse Allen
Judicieuse Allen
26.00
Judicieuse Allen
Judicieuse Allen
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Tareze
Tareze
26.00
Tareze
Tareze
Best Odds26.00
All OddsSP25/1
Cuta Des As
Cuta Des As
34.00
Cuta Des As
Cuta Des As
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/120/1
Echoing Silence
Echoing Silence
34.00
Echoing Silence
Echoing Silence
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Lantry Lady
Lantry Lady
34.00
Lantry Lady
Lantry Lady
Best Odds34.00
All Odds33/133/1
Miss Manzor
Miss Manzor
34.00
Miss Manzor
Miss Manzor
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Mollys Mango
Mollys Mango
34.00
Mollys Mango
Mollys Mango
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Paggane
Paggane
34.00
Paggane
Paggane
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Bioluminescence
Bioluminescence
34.00
Bioluminescence
Bioluminescence
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Birdie Or Bust
Birdie Or Bust
34.00
Birdie Or Bust
Birdie Or Bust
Best Odds34.00
All OddsSP33/1
Let It Rain
Let It Rain
41.00
Let It Rain
Let It Rain
Best Odds41.00
All OddsSP40/1
Zenta
Zenta
51.00
Zenta
Zenta
Best Odds51.00
All Odds33/150/1
Gala Marceau
Gala Marceau
51.00
Gala Marceau
Gala Marceau
Best Odds51.00
All Odds50/150/1
Theatre Native
Theatre Native
67.00
Theatre Native
Theatre Native
Best Odds67.00
All Odds66/166/1

2024 Mares’ Hurdle Betting Tips

Lossiemouth won four of her five encounters last season, with the horse kicking things off with a success at Fairyhouse in early December, with this being followed up by a Boxing Day success at Leopardstown. That seven and a half length victory meant that the mare was sent off as the 1/3 favourite at the Dublin Racing Festival before having her colours lowered.

There were mitigating circumstances for that reverse, with the horse then going on to win the JCB Triumph Hurdle where the runner obliged by over two lengths and she’s likely to have Paul Townend on board and there was another Grade One success in a Four Year Old at Punchestown Racecourse towards the end of April.

Ashroe Diamond is another Mullins runner who could easily hit the frame, with the horse slightly off the pace when finishing third out of five horses at Fairyhouse in early December. Perhaps the ground wasn’t to the horse’s liking on that occasion, although there had previously been a smart Novice Hurdle win at Fairyhouse over two miles, four and half furlongs.

Gala Marceau is a younger counterpart who has achieved a win over Lossiemouth and the last outing saw the horse oblige with a win at Auteuil back in May, with this coming in the Prix Alain du Breil - Course de Haies de Printemps. Most recently, there was four lengths separating the mare from the market leader and perhaps we can see a close run thing.


2023 Mares’ Hurdle Betting Tips

The Close Brothers’ Mares Hurdle looks set to be one of the most intriguing races on Tuesday 14 March, with five horses currently trading at single figure betting odds for this encounter. Honeysuckle will be a popular selection considering she has won back to back Champion Hurdles, although trainer Henry de Bromhead won’t be sure that she has what it takes.

Since winning the 2022 Champion Hurdle twelve months ago, Honeysuckle secured a victory in the Paddy Power Champion Hurdle, although she was beaten when sent off odds-on in the Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle before being easily beaten by State Man at the Dublin Racing Festival and there seems no chance she would beat Constitution Hill.

Marie’s Rock could be the horse to back and Nicky Henderson saw his charge secure a victory in the Relkeel Hurdle, with the horse claiming a six-length victory over two miles and four-and-a-half furlongs. She hasn’t looked back since securing a win in the Mares Hurdle last year and she was sent off at 18/1 on that occasion before beating the likes of Queens Brook and Stormy Ireland.

Love Envoi has secured back to back victories and trainer Harry Fry saw his charge win the Mares’ Novices Hurdle last year at the Cheltenham Festival, with the mare now making the step up after back to back wins at Sandown Park. She didn’t have a lot to beat in early January when scoring as strong favourite but could be a good each-way shout here.


2022 Mares Hurdle Tips

The 2022 Close Brothers’ Mares Hurdle indicates that this could be a close betting heat and it’s Concertista who is currently the Cheltenham betting favourite to win over two miles and four furlongs. Willie Mullins has trained several horses to victory in this relatively modern Cheltenham Festival race and the eight-year-old has the credentials to go close in this encounter.

Concertista will be aiming to go one better than the 2021 Mares’ Hurdle when she was sent off as the 10/11 favourite only to be beaten by 11/1 shot Black Tears on the run-in. It was a narrow defeat by a head, so there’s scope to suggest that the horse can produce the goods although there are lots of other lively contenders in the race.

What Are the Best Cheltenham Bets for this Race?

Telmesomethinggirl has not won in any of her three outings during the 2021-22 National Hunt season. Nevertheless, the Henry de Bromhead-trained charge is among the betting favourites to win at the Festival. The seven-year-old won the Parnell Properties Mares' Novices' Hurdle at the 2021 Cheltenham Festival before a fifth-placed finish in the Irish Mirror Novice Hurdle at Punchestown.

Rachael Blackmore then rode the mare in a Mares Hurdle at Punchestown in November and the horse was unable to oblige as betting favourite, with question marks over whether the horse has the staying ability to land the spoils in this race. She was also beaten into third in the Advent Surety Irish EBF Mares Hurdle at the end of 2021.

The winner that day was Royal Kahala and this strikes us as a much better Cheltenham Festival bet for this race. The Peter Fahey-trained runner is now bidding for a third consecutive victory and it might depend on whether connections keep her in this race or decide to have a tilt at the Stayers’ Hurdle on Day Three of the Festival instead.

Bet on 2021 Mares’ Hurdle

We should therefore look at some alternative betting options and Honeysuckle is likely to go off favourite providing that she makes it to the 2021 Cheltenham Festival in one piece, with the Henry de Bromhead-trained charge having barely put a hoof wrong during her career.

Will Honeysuckle Be the Punters’ Friend at the Festival?

We’ve seen some talented horses win the Mares’ Hurdle over the years including the legendary Quevega who landed a victory every year between 2008 and 2014, although there has been a succession of winners since the horse was retired and there have been six different victors since then.

In 2020 Honeysuckle was an impressive winner and it might be that the seven-year-old is able to retain her crown in March 2021, with the horse landing the spoils at very short odds in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle on 29 November 2020, which was a Grade 1 encounter and there were some decent horses beaten on that run.

Honeysuckle has not tasted defeat during her career and narrowly beat race favourite Benie Des Dieux in the 2020 renewal, with punters likely to come for the former should she line up again although there’s always the possibility of a defection to the Champion Hurdle.

Can Benie Des Dieux Bounce Back and Win Her Second Mares Hurdle?

In 2018, Benie Des Dieux claimed the Mares Hurdle as a seven-year-old and she could potentially make an appearance as a ten-year-old when it comes to March 2021, with Willie Mullins likely to retain the faith in a horse that was only narrowly touched off in the previous renewal of the race.

Let’s not forget that Benie was all the rage to win the 2020 Mares’ Hurdle and perhaps we’ll see her return to the winners’ enclosure, although there could also be a few new kids on the block and that includes Concertista who is another Willie Mullins runner who appears to be in good nick at the moment.

The horse won the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at the previous Cheltenham Festival and is already trading among the shorter-priced favourites and there was a nice recent victory in the EBF Mares’ Hurdle at Fairyhouse.


The David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle is a Group 1 encounter that takes place on Day One of the Cheltenham Festival. It was first inaugurated in 2008 and has been dominated by a handful of horses, including the amazing Quevega.

Indeed, after Whiteoak won the very first Mares’ Hurdle race, the Willie Mullins-trained mare was able to record six successive victories, with Ruby Walsh riding her to all of these triumphs and she was continually the punters’ pal on Day One of the meeting.

Since then, Mullins has had further successes with Glens Melody, Vroum Vroum Mag and Benie Des Dieux and it’s the latter who is likely to line up in 2019 and bid to repeat her 2017 triumph.

It should be noted that the eight-year-old fell in the Mares’ Hurdle last year and caused punters to cry into their beer given that the horse was the well backed 10/11 favourite for this encounter.

However, there was everything to like about a win at Punchestown the following month when the horse showed no ill-effects from that fall to record nearly ten lengths in victory, while there was a triumph a fortnight later at Auteuil.

The horse is already trading at 2/1 to win the Mares’ Hurdle and we can expect that price to shorten as we get closer to the start of the race providing that the runner stays fit and healthy.

However, strange things can happen in horse racing and Roksana was last year’s winner who could return to the Cheltenham Festival bidding to land a second successive win in the race.

Perhaps Roksana would have beaten Benie even if the latter had stood up, with the horse having run well for trainer Dan Skelton at a recent meeting at Aintree, even if Top Notch ended up winning the encounter.

Honeysuckle is currently trading at 5/1 and perhaps she’s the one to watch over the winter considering that the Henry de Bromhead charge has been serving up some impressive performances in Ireland.

There is the element of the unknown regarding this five-year-old considering that we haven’t seen the mare race outside of Ireland, although she had no problems winning on heavy ground at Fairyhouse recently, with the horse having passed all tests with flying colours so far.

It’s not out of the question that we could see the likes of Apples Jade dropped into female company further down the line and she won a brilliant encounter in 2017 when beating two of Willie Mullins’ horses in what is regarded as the best renewal of all.

Similarly, Laurina is trading as short as 5/1 with some firms regarding a maiden victory in this race and Mullins is no stranger to pitching his mares into battle, with Rich Ricci often keen to land Group 1 success irrespective of which race this is achieved.