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Mares' Hurdle 4 Places Each Way

Any extended each-way options for the Mares’ Hurdle will be posted here once confirmed.

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The Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle is always one of the highlights of Champion Tuesday at the Cheltenham Festival.

The race, which was only established in 2008 and is known officially as the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle, is a Grade 1 run over 2 miles and 9 hurdles. Now synonymous with Irish trainer Willie Mullins who has dominated since 2009, the Mares’ Hurdle always tends to be the last part of a Tuesday accumulator for Festival punters which includes the Supreme, Arkle, Champion Hurdle and the Mares’ race.

With anything up to 19 runners across recent renewals, online bookmakers pay out the standard 3 places each way at 1/4 odds or more often 1/5 odds for this Mares’ Hurdle. However with the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle being such a popular race at the Cheltenham Festival, a number of bookmakers may go with an additional place with 4 places possible for the 2024 running. Remember online bookmakers have a new customer war chest for the Cheltenham Festival, so offering additional each way places attracts new customers who spot the value to be had. Naturally 5 places covers circa 25% of the field – a situation which can only drive the chances of profit.

2024 Mares' Hurdle 4 Places Each Way

2017’s Mares’ Hurdle was famous for Apple’s Jade finally breaking the Willie Mullins stranglehold on the race. Gordon Elliott’s 5 year-old beat Vroom Vroom Mag by 1 and a half lengths to end Mullins’ domination which stretched back to 2009. Back then a 5 year-old mare by the name of Quevega went off as the 2/1 favourite and beat United by the mere matter of 14 lengths. She then went on to capture the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle across an amazing record 6 consecutive Cheltenham Festivals – that has never been achieved across any Festival race. Since Quevega in 2014, the 2015 renewal was famous for Annie Power’s fall at the last which saved bookmakers an estimated £100 million from punters who had placed a 4-time Mullins accumulator. Mullins still won that race with second-string Glens Melody and after that, Vroom Vroom Mag bolted-up in 2016. 2020 was famous for Honeysuckle beating Mullins-trained Benie Des Dieux by half a length, before going on to dominate the Champion Hurdle.

With anything up to 19 runners across recent renewals, online bookmakers pay out the standard 3 places each way at 1/4 odds or more often 1/5 odds for this Mares’ Hurdle. However with the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle being such a popular race at the Cheltenham Festival, a number of bookmakers may go with an additional place with 4 places possible for the 2024 running. Remember online bookmakers have a new customer war chest for the Cheltenham Festival, so offering additional each way places attracts new customers who spot the value to be had. Naturally 5 places covers circa 25% of the field – a situation which can only drive the chances of profit.

At the time of writing, no bookmakers have extended beyond the standard 3 places each way terms. As soon as this changes we’ll confirm details here.

Mares' Hurdle Each Way Places Tracker

We track the value provided by online bookmakers across the major National Hunt races. Extended each way terms gives punters a huge boost in terms of profit potential and is the perfect promotion for those who love to back big priced long-shots. With some High Street bookmakers still categorically giving their customers the standard each way terms, knowledgeable punters have been using online bookmakers who have been offering far better value to their customers now for years.

The 2016 renewal of the Mares’ Hurdle saw 19 starters go to post and some extended each way place offers were available. That returned in 2021 with 10 starters and BetVictor offering 4 places each-way at 1/5 odds place terms.

2023 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 4 places each-way 1/5 odds: Skybet, Unibet.
  • 3 places each-way 1/5 odds: 888Sport, bet365, Betfair Sportsbook, Betfred,  BetVictor, Boylesports, Coral, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, William Hill.

2022 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 5 places each-way 1/5 odds: Skybet.
  • 4 places each-way 1/5 odds: 888Sport, bet365, Betfair Sportsbook, Betfred,  BetVictor, Boylesports, Coral, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, Unibet, William Hill.

2021 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 4 places each-way 1/5 odds: BetVictor
  • 3 places each-way 1/5 odds: 888Sport, bet365, Betfair Sportsbook, Betfred, Boylesports, Coral, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, Skybet, Unibet, William Hill.

2020 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 3 places each way – 1/5 odds: All bookmakers

2017 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 3 places each way – 1/4 odds: bet365, Betfred, Coral, Ladbrokes, Totesport.
  • 3 places each way – 1/5 odds: Betfair Sportsbook, BetVictor, Paddy Power, William Hill.

2016 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 5 places each way: bet365, Betfair Sportsbook.
  • 4 places each way: Betfair Sportsbook, Betfred, BetVictor, Coral, Paddy Power, Stan James, Sky Bet, Totesport, William Hill.

Here’s a breakdown of the horses and their prices that have been paid out on over and above the standard 3 places each way in the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle from 2016 onwards:

  • 2021 Indefatigable 33/1
  • 2016: 4th Pass The Time 80/1, 5th Gitane Du Berlais 25/1.

David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle Recent Results:

  • 2023 Honeysuckle R Blackmore H de Bromhead 9/4 9 runners
  • 2022 Marie’s Rock Nd Boinville NJ Henderson 18/1 12 runners
  • 2021 Black Tears JK Kennedy Mrs D Foster 11/1
  • 2020 Honeysuckle R Blackmore H de Bromhead 9/4
  • 2019 Roksana H Skelton D Skelton 10/1
  • 2018 Benie Des Dieux R Walsh WP Mullins 9/2
  • 2017 Apple’s Jade. BJ Cooper, G Elliott, 7/2, 17 runners
  • 2016 Vroom Vroom Mag. R Walsh, WP Mullins, 4/6F, 19 runners
  • 2015 Glens Melody. P Townend, WP Mullins, 6/1, 15 runners
  • 2014 Quevega. R Walsh, WP Mullins, 8/11F, 16 runners
  • 2013 Quevega. R Walsh, WP Mullins, 8/11F, 19 runners
  • 2012 Quevega. R Walsh, WP Mullins, 4/7F, 19 runners
  • 2011 Quevega. R Walsh, WP Mullins, 5/6F, 14 runners
  • 2010 Quevega. R Walsh, WP Mullins, 6/4F, 17 runners