David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle Odds
Day 1 - Tuesday 12th March 2019 - 4.10pm - David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle - Grade 2 - 2m4f
The David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle will be run for only the tenth year at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival and is the fifth race on day one run over two miles and four furlongs. Willie Mullins' Benie Des Dieux stunned the bookies' favourite Apple's Jade to win the 2018 edition.
Latest 2019 Mares' Hurdle Betting
2018 Mares Only Hurdle Result
|1st||Benie Des Dieux 9/2||7||R Walsh||W Mullins|
|2nd||Midnight Tour 33/1||8||D Russell||A King|
|3rd||Apple's Jade 1/2F||6||J Kennedy||G Elliott|
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.