David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle Odds
Day 1 - Tuesday 10th March 2020 - 4.10pm - David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle - Grade 2 - 2m4f
Latest 2020 Mares' Hurdle Betting
The David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle will be run for only the twelfth year at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival and is the fifth race on day one run over two miles and four furlongs. Dan Skelton's Roksana was as surprise 10/1 winner in 2019 after 10/11 favourite Benie Des Dieux fell at the final fence.
2019 Mares Only Hurdle Result
|1st||Roksana 10/1||7||H Skelton||D Skelton|
|2nd||Stormy Ireland 7/1||5||P Townend||W Mullins|
|3rd||Good Thyne Tara 25/1||9||R Blackmore||W Mullins|
Mares Only Hurdle Background
The David Nicholson Mares Only Hurdle, as its name would suggest, is a hurdle for mares aged four and over. The race involves a distance of 2 miles and 4 furlongs, with nine hurdles to be negotiated, and has a prize fund of £75,000.
It was established in 2008 and originally held on the final day of the Festival on the new course but has since been moved to he opening day and to the old course. The race has little in the way of history but Quevega claimed two consecutive wins in 2009 and 2010 to provide jockey Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins with valuable Cheltenham wins.