16:10 Mares’ Hurdle Tips & Odds – Cheltenham Festival 15th March 2022

A look at this year's Grade 1 Mares' Hurdle renewal from the Cheltenham Festival Day 1 line-up

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Mares’ Hurdle tips for the Cheltenham Festival Day 1 action takes a look at one of the newer races on the scene.

This is the fourth and final Grade 1 action of the opening day of this year’s meeting.

There is a wonderfully competitive field that is shaping up for this year’s renewal and our betting experts will be looking through it all.

In this Mares’ Hurdle tips preview, we look at the latest odds, form and trends to piece everything together for our selections.

Mares’ Hurdle Racing Odds

Telmesomethinggirl 7/2
Queens Brook 4/1
Stormy Ireland 5/1
Echoes In Rain 8/1
Burning Victory 9/1
Mrs Milner 12/1
Marie’s Rock 12/1
Heaven Help Us 14/1
Martello Sky 18/1
Indefatigable 25/1
Western Victory 100/1
Nada To Prada 200/1

* (odds recorded at 17:54 GMT on March 14th, 2022 at Boylesports)

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Mares’ Hurdle Race Details Cheltenham Festival

  • Grade 1
  • 4-year-olds plus
  • 12 declared runners
  • 2m 4f
  • 10 hurdles
  • Going: Good To Soft


FAV in Mares’ Hurdle Racing Odds

Lining up as the current favourite in Mares’ Hurdle odds for 2002 is TELMESOMETHINGGIRL at 7/2* (odds recorded at 17:54 GMT on March 14th, 2022 at Boylesports).

She was a winner at the Festival last year in the Mares’ Novices’ and should be on the radar for this one as well.

She was last seen taking a third-place finish at Leopardstown over Christmas in a Grade 3. But in terms of weights, she was the pick of the bunch.

Telmesomethinggirl gave 5lb to winner Royal Kahala and 8lb to the runner-up Heaven Help Us, who she opposes on Tuesday once again.

At even weight for this Grade 1 contest, Telmesomethingirl should be a big player to get revenge over those.



Mares’ Hurdle Betting Contenders

STORMY IRELAND has always looked a good option for this contest and comes in at a 5/1 quote* (odds recorded at 17:54 GMT on March 14th, 2022 at Boylesports).

She was in red-hot form last spring with a couple of wins at Fairyhouse and Punchestown.

Stormy Ireland looked as if she needed her season opener under her belt.

She was bang in form on her follow up when scoring the Grade 2 Relkeel at the start of the year here at Cheltenham.

It may be notable that jockey Paul Townend has chosen her and a couple of other strong contenders.

Stormy Ireland beat her own sex at Grade 1 last May and can get in the thick of this.

QUEEN’S BROOK has gone well this season, with three very good efforts.

She picked up a win at Fairyhouse in November against a good one.

She was last seen at Punchestown three weeks ago taking a runner up spot to Burning Victory.

But Queen’s Brook is rapidly improving and may have needed that warm-up effort to kick on to bigger things here.

Queen’s Brook is at 4/1 in Mares’ Hurdle betting odds* (odds recorded at 17:54 GMT on March 14th, 2022 at Boylesports).

Other Mares’ Hurdle contenders

ECHOES IN RAIN was in brilliant form last spring and hasn’t quite kicked on to the level that connections were hoping for.

Having been put into much stiffer races this season, Echoes In Rain has found life much tougher. The extra tip may help her.

HEAVEN HELP US was second at Leopardstown to Royal Kahala on her penultimate run but wasn’t quite as good at the Irish Champions on her latest effort back at the same venue.

The presence of BURNING VICTORY can’t be overlooked either. She collected a victory at Punchestown on her latest.

She got the better of Queen’s Brook in that contest as well. Burning Victory has some winning Cheltenham Festival form, having claimed the 2020 Triumph Hurdle.

Rest of the runners

INDEFATIGABLE should give a good account of herself and won the 2020 Martin Pipe, before taking 4th in last season’s Mares’ Hurdle. She has a good track record for place claims.

MARTELLO SKY has won three of her last four runs, a weight advantage helping her beat Indefatigable at Sandown on her latest. This is tougher.

MARIE’S ROCK is exposed on this trip and is interesting here. She has gotten herself back on track impressively with her recent form.

MRS MILNER won last year’s Pertemps Final at the Festival and landed a listed win on her return this season. Was off form on a follow up in November however at Grade 2.

NADA TO PRADA did make a promising start to her chasing career but has since gone backwards the last twice.

WESTERN VICTORY hasn’t gotten going for this year. She has been tested at Grade 2 and has been found wanting.

Last 10 Mares’ Hurdle Winners at the Cheltenham Festival

Year Winner Odds Jockey Trainer
2021 Black Tears 11/1 Jack Kennedy Denise Forster
2020 Honeysuckle 9/4 Rachael Blackmore Henry de Bromhead
2019 Roksana 10/1 Harry Skelton Dan Skelton
2018 Benie Des Dieux 9/2 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2017 Apple’s Jade 7/2 Bryan Cooper Gordon Elliott
2016 Vroum Vroum Mag 4/6F Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2015 Glens Melody 6/1 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2014 Quevega 8/11F Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2013 Quevega 8/11F Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2012 Quevega 4/7F Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2011 Quevega 5/6F Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins

Mares’ Hurdle Trends

We next turn attention to the Mares’ Hurdle trends to help out with Cheltenham Festival betting 2022.

This race was only inaugurated in 2008 which was won by Whiteoak. Following that, the brilliant Quevega put in an astonishing sequence of six straight victories in the contest.

Arguably the contest has gotten tougher and tougher since then, and no horse since Quevega has won this more than once.


Mares’ Hurdle Trends Cheltenham Festival

  • 4 of the last 1 renewals have been won by the race favourite
  • Two of the last three winners have been at least a 10/1 SP
  • Willie Mullins has won 9 of the previous 14 renewals as is the leading trainer
  • No active jockey has won the race more than once
  • Won within the last three starts 14/14
  • Fewer than 6 starts for the season 14/14
  • Was no longer than a 10/1 SP last time out 14/14
  • Had never fallen 14/14
  • Was a previous winner of at least 2m 4f 13/14
  • Last victory was not in a handicap 13/14


Mares’ Hurdle Tips & Predictions Cheltenham Festival 2022

We reach the Mares’ Hurdle Tips part of this 2022 preview of this intriguing Grade 1 race. There’s an obvious first selection for the shortlist.

That is the 7/2 favourite TELMESOMETHINGIRL who has every chance being on an even keel in the weights* (odds recorded at 17:54 GMT on March 14th, 2022 at Boylesports).

She was highly impressive in landing the Mares’ Novices’ at least year’s Festival and could be very tough to knock off her perch.

5/1 shot STORMY IRELAND warrants plenty of respect in this one* (odds recorded at 17:54 GMT on March 14th, 2022 at Boylesports).

She bounced back to form with a good Grade 2 score her last time out

Filling out the places on our shortlist for the Mares’ Hurdle betting is BURNING VICTORY.

After beating Queen’s Brook at Punchestown on her latest, she looks ready for another big run from 9/1* (odds recorded at 17:54 GMT on March 14th, 2022 at Boylesports).

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