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Cheltenham 15:40 Result

Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Registered As The David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle) (Grade 1) (GBB Race)

  • 4yo+, 10 Runners
  • jumps, Turf
  • Winner £50,643, 2nd £19,080, 3rd £9,549, 4th £4,770, 5th £2,394, 6th £1,197, 7th £594, 8th £306
  • Distance 2m 3f 200y
  • Going SOFT (Good to soft in places) changing to GOOD TO SOFT (Soft in places) after Race 5 (3.40)
  • Off Time 15:40
  • Winning Time 04:56
  • Race Status: WeighedIn
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  • Black Tears silk
    Black Tears
    • Jack Kennedy
    • Mrs Denise Foster
    • 7 years, 11-5
    Tip button hidden

    towards rear, headway 3 out, ridden and chased leaders home turn, went second and 1 length down last, kept on well run-in, led final strides

  • Concertista silk
    • Paul Townend
    • W P Mullins
    • 7 years, 11-5
    8 Tips
    1 Nap
    10/11 F

    midfield, headway and tracked leaders 3 out, pushed along and led home turn, 1 length ahead and ridden last, ran on run-in, headed final strides


    • Daily Telegraph

    Tipped by:

    • The Scout - Daily Express
    • Robin Goodfellow - Daily Mail
    • Garry Owen - Daily Record
    • Steve Mason - RP Ratings
    • Andrew Sheret - SPOTLIGHT
    • Marlborough - Telegraph
    • The Guardian
    • Templegate - The Sun
  • Roksana silk
    2 ¾
    • Harry Skelton
    • Dan Skelton
    • 9 years, 11-5
    4 Tips
    1 Nap

    tracked leaders, went second 4 out, led 3 out, headed and ridden home turn, lost second last, kept on


    • The Duke - Yorkshire Post

    Tipped by:

    • Newsboy - Daily Mirror
    • Jason Heavey - The Star
  • Indefatigable silk
    1 ¾
    • Rex Dingle
    • Paul Webber
    • 8 years, 11-5
    1 Nap

    chased leaders, ridden after 2 out, lost third approaching last, kept on


    • Luke Tucker - Cambridge Evening News
  • My Sister Sarah silk
    My Sister Sarah
    • B J Cooper
    • W P Mullins
    • 7 years, 11-5
    Tip button hidden

    held up in rear, headway 3 out, ridden 2 out, soon chased leaders, outpaced and held approaching last, stayed on

  • Floressa silk
    3 ¼
    • Nico de Boinville
    • Nicky Henderson
    • 6 years, 11-5
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    disputed lead, headed and tracked leader 6th, lost second but prominent 4 out, outpaced and lost position 2 out, soon ridden and well held

  • Minella Melody silk
    6 ½
    Minella Melody
    • Rachael Blackmore
    • Henry De Bromhead
    • 7 years, 11-5
    Tip button hidden

    held up in rear, headway and in touch with leaders 3 out, pushed along 2 out, soon outpaced, weakened approaching last

  • Great White Shark silk
    Great White Shark
    • Danny Mullins
    • W P Mullins
    • 7 years, 11-5
    1 Tip

    took keen hold, disputed lead, led and mistake 6th, headed 3 out, ridden 2 out, soon weakened

    Tipped by:

    • Rob Wright - The Times
  • Dame De Compagnie silk
    Dame De Compagnie
    • Aidan Coleman
    • Nicky Henderson
    • 8 years, 11-5
    1 Tip

    midfield, lost position and pushed along 3 out, weakened 2 out

    Tipped by:

    • James Burn - LAMBOURN
  • Whitehotchillifili silk
    5 ½
    • Sean Bowen
    • Harry Fry
    • 7 years, 11-5
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    in rear, pushed along 4 out, struggling when jumped left 3 out

  • Dolcita silk
    • Non Runner
    • Fergal O'Brien
    • 6 years, 11-5
    1 Tip

    self certificate

    Tipped by:

    • James Stevens - WEST COUNTRY

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Mares’ Hurdle Tips

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Cheltenham Tips

What is the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle?

The David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 contest over hurdles for mares only, which is traditionally held on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival, Champion Tuesday. Established in 2008, the race is one of the newest at the festival, and is run over just shy of two and a half miles (two miles, three furlongs and 200 yards).   

The history of the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle

Established in 2008, the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle is one of the youngest at the festival, with the inaugural running won by Whiteoak for the Donald McCain team. A period of domination began the year after, when Quevega picked up the first of a staggering six straight wins for Willie Mullins. Since her retirement, no mare has managed to retain their crown - something the 2019 winner Roksana will be aiming to change for Dan Skelton in 2020.     

What happened in the 2021 David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle?

Denise Foster's Black Tears was a shock winner of the Mares' Hurdle, as the 11/1 shot reeled in the red-hot favourite Concertista to win the event narrowly, with Roksana finishing best of the rest in third.

Who is the most iconic winner of the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle?

Although Annie Power and Benie Des Dieux share the honours for the most dramatic performances in the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle, the great Quevega is out on her own, with six straight wins in the race between 2009-2014. Quevega benefitted from some masterful training from Willie Mullins during her career, and successfully won on reappearance in the race for each of her five subsequent successes, regularly making just two starts each season - attempting to follow up at Punchestown a month later. Quevega successfully completed the Cheltenham/Punchestown double in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, before suffering defeat on the final start of her career at Punchestown in 2014.

Are there any trials for the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle?

The sponsors of the Mares’ Hurdle, OLBG, back a range of Mares’ events which serve as pointers for the festival event throughout the season, with the most significant of those being the olbg.com Mares’ Hurdle at Warwick. Over in Ireland, it’s worth keeping an eye on the Quevega Mares’ Hurdle at Punchestown, a race in which several recent protagonists have warmed up in before running at Cheltenham.

Who is the most successful jockey in the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle?

The most successful jockey in the history of the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle is Ruby Walsh, with eight wins. Six of Walsh’s wins in the Mares’ Hurdle came on board Quevega, who won the race in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, while Walsh has also won the race on Vroum Vroum Mag in 2016 and Benie Des Dieux in 2018.

Who is the most successful trainer in the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle?

The most successful trainer in the history of the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle is Willie Mullins, who has trained a scarcely believable nine winners from 12 runnings. Mullins’ nine winners have come courtesy of Quevega (for six straight renewals from 2009-2014), while he has also won the race with Glens Melody (2015), Vroum Vroum Mag (2016) and Benie Des Dieux (2018).

A Grade 1 contest, there will be plenty of bets placed on the Mares’ Hurdle during Champion Tuesday, and it is a particularly popular race for multiples, with the favourite regularly being sent off as a short price. As such, the market is a lively one throughout the season, so keep your eyes peeled on horseracing.net for expert views and analysis on the 2020 Mares’ Hurdle as the picture becomes clearer.

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