Ryanair Mares Novices’ Hurdle

The Mares Novices’ Hurdle is the UK championship race for novice mare hurdlers.

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Some top quality mares compete in the Mares Novices Hurdle, so it comes at no surprise to find a favourite trading at near Evens for the 2024 edition of the race.

Brighterdaysahead is unbeaten in a career spanning hurdle, National Hunt flat racing and rules races, most recently winning a mares hurdle at Navan in February by 12 lengths.

However, she is not the only unbeaten mare in the field. Jade De Grugy has won both her starts over hurdles, including a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse in January.

Meanwhile, Dysart Enos has three wins from three starts over hurdles, including a win at Cheltenham in December.

Race Card

14.03.2024 Soft 11 2m 179y
POS Dist Horse Jockey Trainer
1 st Golden Ace Lorcan Williams J Scott
2 nd 1.75 Brighterdaysahead J W Kennedy G Elliott
3 rd 1.75 Birdie Or Bust Rachael Blackmore H De Bromhead
4 th 0.5 Jade De Grugy P Townend W P Mullins
5 th 10 Majestic Force D J O’Keeffe H De Bromhead
6 th 3.25 Mollys Mango Paul O’Brien Harry Derham
7 th 2.75 Titanium Moon B S Hughes D McCain Jnr
8 th 4 Victoria Milano Jack Tudor A Ralph

Ryanair Mares Novices Hurdle Tips

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2024 Ryanair Mares Novices’ Hurdle Tips & Analysis

Only two top tipsters have made selections for the 2024 Ryanair Mares Novices Hurdle, with the Mirror and Daily Mirror both getting behind Jade De Grugy.

If you’re going to get behind the second favourite, make sure you back her at Boylesports who will refund your stake as a free bet if she finishes second to Brighterdaysahead.

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About the Mares Novices Hurdle

The Ryanair Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle (registered as the Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle) is the most recent addition to the Cheltenham Festival, and the UK’s premier novices hurdle race for mares. The Grade 2 race is run over a distance of 2 miles 179 yards over the Cheltenham New Course and features eight hurdles. Entry to the race is open to fillies and mares aged 4-years-old and above.

The Ryanair Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle 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.

It’s still early days in the Ryanair Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, and stable trends have yet to emerge in the race. However, as a Grade 2 race featuring novice racehorses, some things are to be expected. Quality is likely to win out over the long run, and the markets are likely to do a fairly good job of picking out genuine contenders, with the race’s end-of-day scheduling throwing off casual punters.

Results in the race to date bear this prediction out, with the antepost favourite enjoying an outstanding strike rate in the Ryanair Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle. And with Willie Mullins formidable record in the race his entries in the Mares’ Novices Hurdle should be among your race options.

Recent Winners

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainer
2023You Wear It Well6Gavin SheehanJamie Snowden
2022Love Envoi6Jonathan Burke Harry Fry
2021Tellmesomethinggirl6Rachael BlackmoreHenry de Bromhead
2020Concertista6Daryl JacobWillie Mullins
2019Eglantine Du Seuil5Noel FehilyWillie Mullins