Mares Hurdle Betting Odds Comparison - Cheltenham

15/03/2022 16:10:00

The 2021 Mares’ Hurdle is one of the Grade One National Hunt horse races that take place on Day One of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival, with this being an encounter for female horses and you get some of the leading fillies that line up in an encounter over two miles and four furlongs.

While Epatante is the leading mare in the United Kingdom and Ireland right now, it’s likely that the Nicky Henderson horses will be favourite for the 2021 Champion Hurdle and she was victorious in the 2020 renewal with a mares’ allowance.

15/03 16:10Best Odds
Bet365
Coral
Unibet
betiton
Mr Play
Mansionbet
Black TearsBlack Tears
Unibet7/1
7/1
ConcertistaConcertista
Unibet8/1
13/27/18/17/17/17/1
Echoes In RainEchoes In Rain
Coral8/1
7/18/17/115/215/215/2
EpatanteEpatante
betiton8/1
7/18/18/18/18/1
TelmesomethinggirlTelmesomethinggirl
betiton8/1
8/18/17/18/18/18/1
Stormy IrelandStormy Ireland
Coral10/1
10/110/110/18/18/18/1
Elle Est BelleElle Est Belle
Coral10/1
10/1
Me Too PleaseMe Too Please
Coral10/1
10/1
ShewearsitwellShewearsitwell
Coral12/1
12/112/110/19/19/19/1
ElimayElimay
Unibet12/1
10/112/1
DreamsrmadeofthisDreamsrmadeofthis
Unibet12/1
12/1
GauloiseGauloise
Coral14/1
10/114/114/112/112/112/1
Molly Ollys WishesMolly Ollys Wishes
Mansionbet14/1
14/114/114/1
Harmonie StarHarmonie Star
Coral16/1
16/1
Princess ZoePrincess Zoe
Coral16/1
16/1
EileendoverEileendover
Coral16/1
16/1
HeiaHeia
Coral16/1
16/1
Belle MetalBelle Metal
Coral16/1
16/1
Heaven Help UsHeaven Help Us
Unibet20/1
16/120/1
Idoles Des JeunesIdoles Des Jeunes
Unibet20/1
20/116/120/1
Brandy LoveBrandy Love
Coral25/1
16/125/116/1
SkyaceSkyace
Bet36525/1
25/116/120/118/118/118/1
The Mean QueenThe Mean Queen
Unibet25/1
16/120/125/118/118/118/1
Martello SkyMartello Sky
Unibet20/1
20/120/1
Yukon LilYukon Lil
Unibet20/1
20/1
Party CentralParty Central
Coral20/1
20/1
Fury RoadFury Road
Unibet20/1
20/1
French MadeFrench Made
Mr Play25/1
20/122/125/125/125/1
Roseys HollowRoseys Hollow
Unibet25/1
25/125/125/1
Royal KahalaRoyal Kahala
Coral25/1
25/125/125/1
Magic DazeMagic Daze
Coral25/1
25/125/125/125/125/125/1
Gypsy IslandGypsy Island
Unibet33/1
25/120/133/1
Burning VictoryBurning Victory
Bet36533/1
33/125/1
Marie's RockMarie's Rock
Bet36533/1
33/125/125/125/1
Glens Of AntrimGlens Of Antrim
betiton33/1
33/116/133/133/133/133/1
Never Feel BlueNever Feel Blue
Coral33/1
33/1
Jenny FlexJenny Flex
Coral33/1
33/1
The Glancing QueenThe Glancing Queen
Unibet40/1
33/133/140/133/133/133/1
Hook UpHook Up
Bet36566/1
66/140/140/140/140/140/1
Say GoodbyeSay Goodbye
Bet36566/1
66/150/1
Santa RossaSanta Rossa
Unibet66/1
66/1
NextdoortoaliceNextdoortoalice
Unibet80/1
66/180/1

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.