2024 Paddy Mullins Mares Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds at Leopardstown racecourse

Sunday, 04 February 2024

The Mares’ Handicap Hurdle could certainly give us some pointers for the Cheltenham Festival and Henry de Bromhead might be confident that Foxy Girl can deliver the goods. With Rachael Blackmore on board this runner, the money might come for the current race favourite and the five-year-old has shortened in the market after a win last time out.

Liberty Dance has also been successful on her previous two outings and she comes next in the betting market. Gordon Elliott also has the third favourite in the form of Harmonya Maker and there could be some interest in Ted Walsh’s Gaoth Chuil who has more experience than the majority of runners lining up in this race.

2023 Paddy Mullins Mares Handicap Hurdle Tips

There will be some talented mares on display when it comes to the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Paddy Mullins Mares Handicap Hurdle and Foxy Girl was impressive when winning a Maiden Hurdle last time out. This Boxing Day encounter saw jockey Mike O’Connor steer the charge to a four-length win over two miles, with this victory occurring on soft to heavy ground.

However, the horse was beaten by Liberty Dance on her previous outing and perhaps the Gordon Elliott-trained charge is a better prospect on those terms. It was a victory by four and a half lengths and we’re surprised to see this horse trading at bigger odds considering that the same runner followed up that win by triumphing in the Billy Harney Memorial Irish EBF Mares Novice Hurdle.

It would be no great surprise if these runners were the first two home and you can choose to potentially back them in a reverse forecast, although another Gordon Elliott-trained charge could be a fly in the ointment. Harmonya Maker is carrying more weight than her adversaries although her class has been demonstrated a number of times.

Having been sent off as second favourite in a recent Mares Hurdle at Fairyhouse Racecourse, Jack Kennedy rode her to a stunning victory by twenty lengths. The handicapper might have been too punishing and she carries more weight in this contest, although a repeat performance could see the horse go close and an each-way wager looks decent.

The 2022 Dublin Festival betting odds are now available and that includes the Paddy Mullins Mares Handicap Hurdle, with this being an encounter over two miles, one-and-a-half furlongs. It’s more a test of stamina rather than speed, especially as the ground is usually on the soft side at Leopardstown Racecourse, with a maximum of twenty runners battling it out for top honours.

Party Central is at the head of the betting market with the top racing betting sites, with the horse bidding to follow up that recent victory in the BetVictor Proud To Support Irish Racing Mares Novice Hurdle at Punchestown, with Davy Russell guiding the runner to a victory by a head. Previously to this, the horse was well down the order in a Mares Novices Hurdle at Down Royal.

Brides Hill is the interesting runner in the race. Gavin Cromwell’s best chance of landing a Dublin Festival winner could be in this encounter. This looks like one of the best Dublin Festival betting tips if you go on the fact that the horse triumphed at Leopardstown earlier this season when winning a Paddy Power Handicap Hurdle over the festive period.

This was a victory by seven and a half lengths after previously unseating his rider in a handicap hurdle at Fairyhouse, although the horse was travelling well in this horse race. The horse seems to be on an upward trajectory and it would be a surprise to see the horse among the Cheltenham Festival betting favourites here.

Glan has already run four times during the 2021-22 National Hunt season and the JP McManus-owned charge hasn’t finished outside the frame in these performances, with many Dublin Festival bets likely to be placed each-way on a horse that was only narrowly beaten by Gua Du Large at betting odds of 10/1.

There are lots of other each-way betting options in the race and that includes Finest Evermore and De Lady in Red, with Willie Mullins no stranger to training successful mares and the six-year-old has only had one outing this season. Must Be Obeyed is trained by Thomas Gibney and the horse won at Punchestown very recently.