2023 Mares Novice Hurdle Betting Odds at Cheltenham racecourse

Thursday, 16 March 2023

As things currently stand, the Cheltenham Festival betting odds indicate that Willie Mullins is heavily likely to reclaim the bragging rights as far as the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle is concerned. Mullins has won this race with Limini, Let’s Dance, Laurina, Eglantine Du Seuil and Concertista, with many Cheltenham betting tips likely to come for one of his runners.

Allegorie de Vassy heads the betting market, with Brandy Love and Dinoblue among the leading contenders and we’re excited to see which talented mare comes through to take up the running for a clash which is run over a distance of two miles and one furlong.

16/03 16:50Best Odds
Bet365
Unibet
LucciaLuccia
Unibet7/1
7/1
Walk On The MooneWalk On The Moone
Unibet7/1
7/1
Ashroe DiamondAshroe Diamond
Bet3659/1
9/16/1
The Model KingdomThe Model Kingdom
Bet36514/1
14/1
MullenbegMullenbeg
Unibet16/1
16/1
Lily Du BerlaisLily Du Berlais
Bet36516/1
16/1
Night And DayNight And Day
Unibet16/1
16/1
Deeply SuperficialDeeply Superficial
Unibet16/1
16/1
Queens GambleQueens Gamble
Unibet20/1
20/1
Pink In The ParkPink In The Park
Bet36520/1
20/120/1
Bombay SapphireBombay Sapphire
Unibet20/1
20/1
Dorans WeirDorans Weir
Bet36525/1
25/116/1
NikiniNikini
Bet36525/1
25/120/1
SaylaveeSaylavee
Bet36525/1
25/1
Foxy GirlFoxy Girl
Unibet25/1
25/1
Battling BessieBattling Bessie
Bet36525/1
25/1
KudashevaKudasheva
Unibet25/1
25/1
Molly SandersonMolly Sanderson
Unibet25/1
25/1
Rosy RedrumRosy Redrum
Bet36540/1
40/125/1
Walk In The BriseWalk In The Brise
Unibet33/1
33/1
Got GloryGot Glory
Unibet33/1
33/1
VadalyVadaly
Unibet33/1
33/1
DancingontheedgeDancingontheedge
Unibet33/1
33/133/1
Between WatersBetween Waters
Unibet40/1
40/1
Poetic MusicPoetic Music
Unibet40/1
40/1
Come On Du BerlaisCome On Du Berlais
Bet36550/1
50/140/1

2022 Mares Novice Hurdle Tips

Allegorie De Vassy is among the Cheltenham betting tips to win the sixth race on Day Three of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, with the five-year-old having won on her past two outings and there’s plenty of horse racing form to suggest we will see a big run from the Rich Ricci-owned runner here.

There have been two fairly impressive showings at Fairyhouse in 2022, with Mullins having acquired the horse from French connections and the first of these came over two miles, two-and-a-half furlongs. However, the win in the BetVictor Solerina Mares Novice Hurdle was more impressive at the end of January, with Sean O’Keefe steering the mare to a three-length victory.

Can Brandy Love Reverse the Form This Time?

Brandy Love was the other joint-favourite when it came to that race and Paul Townend elected to ride this six-year-old and the horse remains among the Cheltenham betting favourites this time around. In the middle of December, the horse claimed a victory in a Maiden Mares Hurdle at Naas racecourse and could be among the places here.

Naturally, there’s isn’t always lots of information available for the novice hurdlers and that certainly applies to Dinoblue who is third in the Cheltenham Festival betting. Perhaps the JP McManus-owned horse could be something special although it’s hard to judge on the evidence of just one outing.

The horse was sent off as the even money favourite to win the Kilsheelan Mares Maiden Hurdle and duly obliged by fifteen lengths under Mark Walsh. There are some more experienced runners in the field and that includes Glens of Antrim, who finally got a win under his belt with a recent victory.

The seven-year-old was sent off at short odds when claiming the spoils at Limerick, with the horse finishing well down the pecking order over two miles, with this outing likely to make her a decent each-way bet.


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.