2024 National Hunt Mares Novices Hurdle Betting Odds at Newbury racecourse

Saturday, 23 March 2024

El Elefante has won twice this season and she’s the favourite to claim a victory in this Mares’ Novices Hurdle, with the Lucinda Russell-trained charge looking for a quick return to the winners’ enclosure at Newbury Racecourse. The six-year-old could have Party Vibes for competition, with the latter having been in the first two over the past four races.

Smiling Getaway has claimed a couple of victories this season and the seven-year-old has to be respected on current form, with Larchmont Lass and Ooh Betty also among the favourites for this encounter over two miles, four and a half furlongs. Compare the latest betting odds and find out the best selections to back.

2024 Newbury Mares' Novices' Hurdle Tips

El Elefante is the market leader for the British EBF BetVictor "National Hunt" Mares' Novices' Hurdle and it’s hardly a surprise considering that the six-year-old won at Ayr Racecourse on her last outing. This was the third success of the season for the talented mare, with the 2/7 favourite able to oblige over two miles, four and a half furlongs.

That success came after finishing dead last in a Supreme Trial at Doncaster out of five runners, although it was a high quality field on that occasion. Previously to this was a fourth-placed finish out of nine runners at Haydock Park Racecourse although some might think that Party Vibes represents a better runner.

Henry Daly trains a runner who has enjoyed back to back victories and the six-year-old could be an each-way bet to nothing. The latest success came at Market Rasen back in February, with this being a five and a half length success, with that victory coming after a Boxing Day success at Wincanton Racecourse.

Smiling Getaway is trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and the seven-year-old has landed a couple of wins this term, with Larchmont Lass having been successful on her last outing. There could be a big field lining up for an encounter on good to soft ground, with Ooh Betty and Kay Tara Tara the other runners with a lively chance.