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Mares Novices Hurdle predictions, betting tips. odds and free bets (DAY 3 - March 15, 2018)

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Mares Novices Hurdle is the newest race at the Cheltenham Festival and this will only be the third running of the race. Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins have been responsible for the two wins in the race so far (limini and Let's Dance). This article contains our Mares Novices Hurdle betting preview with free predictions, tips, best odds, free bets and no deposit bonuses on the 2018 Cheltenham Festival.


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It's a Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race open to mares and fillies, run over two miles and one furlong, for horses aged four years and upwards. This race was created to attract the top novice mares in the United Kingdom, and presents a showcase of future mare talent that will be aimed at either the Mares Hurdle or the Champion Hurdle.

Hence, it is a great starting point for mares who are just short of top class, and unable to take on the boys in one of the open novice races.

And now we'll take a closer look at this year's Trull House Stud Mares' Novices' Hurdle renewal and try to determine which horse is likely to prevail.

MARIA'S BENEFIT didn’t look anything special in bumpers, only finishing tenth at the Aintree Grand National Meeting. Anyway she has won 5 of her 6 starts over hurdles and since October has improved around 30lbs!

SALSARETTA was bought by Susannah Ricci (owner of the last two winners of this race) after 3 winless runs in France. The 5yo was last seen last September where she finished with a rattle but just failed to get up in a Listed contest at Auteuil.

COUNTISTER won well the last two starts and being a Group Two winner on the flat in France brings a lot of class to the race. She also shaped really well when second to Cap Soleil first time up at Newbury.

CAP SOLEIL is 2 from 3 over hurdles so far, and is a lot better than a narrow win in very testing ground at Haydock last time out suggests..

Willie Mullins' LAURINA, another French recruit, is 2-from-2 over hurdles. Her demolition job in the Grade 3 Solerina at Fairyhouse that propelled her to the top of the market.

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DAME DE COMPAGNIE won effortlessly on her UK debut at Uttoxeter. She was a little disappointing when stepped up in class last time out but remain an interesting opion.

After two average runs where she was a beaten favourite on both occasions, CUT THE MUSTARD finally came good at Punchestown last time out beating Catwalk King by 6 lenghts. This race demands a lot more but she is surely capable of better.

SPICE GIRL won three bumper races and has now won two of her three starts over hurdles. Last time she beat The Vocalist at Towcester.

HIGH SCHOOL DAYS is a three-time winner this term but limitations seemingly exposed when shw was beaten 16¾ lengths into 4th behind Getabird in Punchestown Grade 2 latest.

PIETRALUNGA was successful in her sole Flat start in France and made a winning debut over hurdles at Clonmel in January. She should not be ruled out for a place on the podium.

Other good options could be DAWN SHADOW, ANGEL ANTICS and ROUERGATE.

The section below contains the most backed entries at the moment:

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The Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle is one of the newest additions to the Cheltenham Festival, having only been introduced in 2016. Of course, there are not so many trends to take into account.

  • Both winners have been sent-off favourite
  • Both winners won last time out
  • Both winners have been trained by Willie Mullins, ridden by Ruby Walsh and owned by Susannah Ricci

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