Mares Novice Hurdle Betting Odds Comparison - Cheltenham

17/03/2022 16:50:00

Willie Mullins has a glittering reputation for producing talented mares and we’re likely to see some of them on show when it comes to the 2021 Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, with the Irish handler looking to arrive for this race fairly mob-handed and it’s sometimes difficult to assess the strongest prospect.

However, the betting market will potentially reveal the most likely winner of this race, with the majority of the horses having been lightly-raced up to this point, with several of them likely to have been unbeaten before this race.

17/03 16:50Best Odds
Bet365
Unibet
betiton
Mr Play
Mansionbet
Elle Est BelleElle Est Belle
Bet36510/1
10/18/19/19/19/1
Me Too PleaseMe Too Please
Bet36514/1
14/18/110/110/110/1
EileendoverEileendover
Unibet14/1
12/114/112/112/112/1
Belle MetalBelle Metal
Bet36520/1
20/18/114/114/114/1
GrangeeGrangee
Mr Play16/1
16/114/116/116/116/1
LismoreLismore
Bet36516/1
16/1
Idoles Des JeunesIdoles Des Jeunes
Unibet16/1
16/1
Gypsy IslandGypsy Island
Bet36520/1
20/112/112/112/1
Queens RiverQueens River
Bet36516/1
16/116/1
Princess ZoePrincess Zoe
Unibet20/1
16/120/116/116/116/1
Mighty BlueMighty Blue
Bet36525/1
25/112/120/120/120/1
Annie GAnnie G
Bet36520/1
20/1
Schone AussichtSchone Aussicht
Mr Play20/1
20/120/120/1
DerrylindaDerrylinda
Unibet20/1
20/1
Glens Of AntrimGlens Of Antrim
Unibet25/1
20/125/118/118/118/1
Allegorie De VassyAllegorie De Vassy
Bet36525/1
25/120/120/120/1
Brandy LoveBrandy Love
betiton25/1
25/120/125/125/125/1
BellatiorBellatior
betiton25/1
25/125/125/125/1
Limerick LaceLimerick Lace
Unibet25/1
25/1
Ashroe DiamondAshroe Diamond
Bet36525/1
25/1
Party CentralParty Central
Unibet33/1
25/133/125/125/125/1
Jumping JetJumping Jet
Bet36533/1
33/125/1
DreamsrmadeofthisDreamsrmadeofthis
Unibet33/1
33/133/1
CondesaCondesa
Unibet33/1
33/1
Take TeaTake Tea
Unibet33/1
33/1
Brooklynn GloryBrooklynn Glory
Unibet33/1
33/1
Shuil ValentineShuil Valentine
Unibet40/1
33/140/1
Wheres Maud GoneWheres Maud Gone
Bet36550/1
50/125/1
Never Feel BlueNever Feel Blue
Bet36550/1
50/128/128/128/1
Fortunes MelodyFortunes Melody
Bet36566/1
66/150/1
Tweed SkirtTweed Skirt
Unibet66/1
66/1

Shewearsitwell Favourite to Win 2021 Mares’ Hurdle

Shewearsitwell is owned by the Closutton Racing Club and the five-year-old has scored a hat-trick of victories up to date, with the mare scoring a win at Galway before claiming further wins at Sligo and Tipperary. These wins have been impressive enough but it will be a big step up when we see her line up in the 2021 Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle.

The Joe Mac Novices’ Hurdle was an impressive enough win and Shewearsitwell won as the 11/8 favourite with Paul Townend on board, with the jockey likely to be booked to ride the horse in this race and she could well be the one to beat.

Gauloise Another Big Mullins Contender for Cheltenham

Gauloise is a French-bred horse who has been in Willie Mullins’ care for a couple of years and Kenneth Alexander’s horse has scored two victories at Thurles to suggest she could be a solid contender, with the runner sent off as the 4/5 favourite for the Mares’ Maiden Hurdle before another odds-on success on soft ground over two miles last time out.

Princess Zoe is trading at a similar price and plenty of punters will be confident about Anthony Mullins’ horse and the German-bred runner has a bag of experience after being schooled in her homeland before running a string of races in 2020.

Most recently, we saw Princess Zoe line up in the Prix Royal-Oak on 25 October 2020, with the bookies not taking any chances about what is likely to be the most experienced runner in the field.


The Mares’ Novices Hurdle has been in operation since 2016, with Limini winning the inaugural race, while Let’s Dance, Laurina and Eglantine Du Seuil are the other five-year-olds who have landed a victory.

The thing that binds these four horses is the fact that Willie Mullins trains these runners, with the Irish handler likely to have several entries in this Grade 2 encounter, with the hurdle race taking place over two miles.

However, it is trainer Henry De Bromhead who is likely to have the race favourite, with Minella Melody currently available at 3/1 and the horse has had an impressive string of races in the lead up to the Cheltenham Festival.

There have been three consecutive victories for the six-year-old who obliged at Cork, Punchestown and Fairyhouse, with Rachael Blackmore on board for two of these wins and she’s likely to take the ride on Day Three of the meeting.

Lamarckise is likely to represent the best chance of Willie Mullins landing this race for the fifth time on the spin, with little known about a five-year-old which is French-bred and shone at Limerick in January.

The bookies were taking no chances with the horse that day when chalking up 2/5 about the favourite, although this represents a much sterner test at the Festival and perhaps one horse worth observing is Floressa.

The Nicky Henderson-trained charge finished second in a race at Cheltenham back in April, although that was a National Hunt Flat encounter and she has since taken well to hurdles.

There were victories at Worcester and Newbury in the autumn before third place in a Grade 2 Mares’ Hurdle at Doncaster and there will be claims for this horse to make the frame.

Mullins’ second string could come in the form of Dolcita, with this horse running in the same colours as Laurina, with the horse finishing third to Minella Melody in that race at Fairyhouse.

Previously to this, there was a success at Tramore although the Mares Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham will represent a tougher assignment.