Dawn Run Mares Hurdle Tips - 4:50pm Cheltenham

2020 Dawn Run Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Preview

The Mares Novice Hurdle is the newest race at the Festival having been established as recently as 2016. It was supposed to have been introduced to help the Mares programme and entice connections to keep them in training for longer.

In reality it has turned into another race that Irish Champion trainer Willie Mullins has made his own by winning all of the four races so far, the first three years he collected with odds-on favourites but last year had the first two home at odds of 50/1 and 66/1 proving you can never discount anything Mullins puts on the ferry.

This year he has two or three with decent chances and the main hope could be Lamarckise who is totally unexposed having only had one run since coming over from France in 2018. She won her belated debut in no more than workmanlike fashion but she had been entered for a Grade 1 contest last season so obviously a lot more is expected further down the line.

She was dismounted after the line at Limerick but Mullins said it was more down to exhaustion rather than any injury. It’s hard to know what to expect but she’s a very exciting mare indeed.

Dolcita won by 11 lengths on her Irish debut at Tramore in December, she is another ex-French hurdler owned by Jared Sullivan. She went to Fairyhouse next to contest a Grade 3 race and was not disgraced when finishing third beaten just 3 lengths at the line. A couple of sloppy jumps late probably cost her but has scope to improve on this effort.

In that same race Mullins ran Colreevy who actually led at the last only to be outpointed by Minella Melody on the run in. It was a very good effort and she looks a stayer for the future and this track could suit.

Colreevy won the Punchestown Champion bumper last April beating Abacadabras in the process. That is very good form and she looks a leading contender in this line up.

Gordon Elliott has yet to make his mark on this race and saddles a live chance in Daylight Katie. The 7yo was a good third in the Aintree bumper last April and is now catching up for lost time over hurdles.

She won on her debut at Fairyhouse in October slamming the opposition by 26 lengths. She was immediately stepped up in class and won a Grade 3 Mares hurdle at Down Royal despite a very bad blunder late on that would have cost many a horse their chance. She recovered to win by 1 ¼ lengths and there could be more to come.

Nicky Henderson had high hopes with Marie’s Rock for this race but a last minute injuru has ruled her out but the yard also has Floressa in the line-up, she has won twice this season including a Listed race at Newbury. Last time out she took on the older mares and was a decent third at Doncaster in Grade 2 company. She may need to run a personal best to land this but looks a mare for the future.

Henry De Bromhead is having a fine season back home and has an exciting mare on his hands here with Minella Melody. She showed plenty of promise last season when a good second to The Glancing Queen at Aintree in the Grade 2 bumper.

Her first run over hurdles was at Cork in November where she won a weak Mares race by a comfortable 2 ½ lengths. Next time out she went to Punchestown and contested a much better race and won in a close finish from Mount Ida.

Last time out she won a Grade 3 contest at Fairyhouse beating Colreevy in the process who was well fancied on the day. That victory booked her ticket here although the trip is probably just on the short side.

Jeremys Flame trained by Gavin Cromwell is worth a second look, she was second to Daylight Katie in a Grade 3 and then followed that with a second behind Floressa at Newbury. She then stepped up in class and filled the runners up spot yet again, this time behidn the useful Fiddlerontheroof in the Tolworth st Sandown. Her last start at Leopardstown can be forgiven has she was hampered but could go well at a price here.

Another mare of interest is The Glancing Queen who has yet to make her debut over hurdles. She was a very good fifth in the Champion Bumper here 12 months ago and then went on to win at Aintree a month later. That day she beat Minella Melody so on that form has to be on the shortlist despite the inexperience.

Paul Nicholls runs a useful yardstick in Silver Forever, she has won three times over hurdles and last time came home 6 ½ lengths in front of Copper Gone West at Sandown in a Listed race. She is closely matched on form with Floressa and deserves to take her chance here.

Punters Lounge Tip: Minella Melody 3/1 at bet365 - Click Here To Bet
Dawn Run Mares Hurdle Latest Betting
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Best Odds in BOLD
Backed
Drifting
Minella Melody
5/25/25/211/43/13/1
Daylight Katie
8/110/110/110/1
The Glancing Queen
12/110/114/114/112/114/1
Chante Neige
16/1
Glens Of Aintrim
16/116/1
Nanabelle
20/1
Fujimoto Flyer
25/125/1
Midnights Gift
16/125/120/125/1
Heaven Help Us
25/116/125/120/120/1
Emmas Joy
25/125/1
Estelle Ma Belle
16/125/1
France De Reve
25/1
Ishkhara Lady
33/133/1
Larquebuse
33/133/133/1
Zarkareva
33/133/1
Deja Vue
33/133/1
Shantewe
33/1
Getaway Gorgeous
33/133/1
Blazing Emily
33/133/1
Domitian
33/125/1
Penny Mallow
20/133/133/1
Get The Appeal
33/125/1
Parody
33/133/1
Bigbadandbeautiful
16/116/125/120/133/116/1
Echoes In Rain
33/133/1
La Feline
33/133/1
Daphne Du Clos
33/1
Fin Du Match
40/140/133/1
Timetochill
40/140/125/1
Bioverdia
40/140/1
Vegas Blue
40/140/133/1
Misty Whisky
50/150/1
Farne
50/1
Aggy With It
50/150/1
Paris Dixie
50/150/1
Jazzaway
50/150/1
Desaray Girl
25/150/150/133/1
Rosie And Millie
33/150/150/1
Kilconny Bridge
40/125/150/150/1
Vienna Court
50/1
Queens Cave
50/133/166/166/1
Mystic Dreamer
66/150/1
Flow Away
66/166/1
Who What When
100/1100/1
Bleue Away
100/1100/1
Subway Surf
100/1100/1
Telmesomethinggirl
125/1100/166/1
Maries Rock
Royal Illusion
Gypsy Island
Minella Melody
3/1
William Hill
Bookie
Odds
3/1
3/1
11/4
5/2
5/2
5/2
Lamarckise
6/1
William Hill
Bookie
Odds
6/1
6/1
5/1
5/1
5/1
9/2
Floressa
9/1
William Hill
Bookie
Odds
9/1
8/1
8/1
8/1
7/1
7/1
Dolcita
9/1
William Hill
Bookie
Odds
9/1
8/1
8/1
8/1
8/1
7/1
Daylight Katie
10/1
888Sport
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Odds
10/1
10/1
10/1
8/1
SP
SP
Colreevy
12/1
William Hill
Bookie
Odds
12/1
10/1
10/1
8/1
7/1
7/1
The Glancing Queen
14/1
William Hill
Bookie
Odds
14/1
14/1
14/1
12/1
12/1
10/1
Silver Forever
14/1
William Hill
Bookie
Odds
14/1
12/1
12/1
10/1
10/1
10/1
Jeremys Flame
16/1
William Hill
Bookie
Odds
16/1
16/1
16/1
12/1
12/1
8/1
Chante Neige
16/1
Bet365
Bookie
Odds
16/1
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
Glens Of Aintrim
16/1
Paddypower
Bookie
Odds
16/1
16/1
SP
SP
SP
SP
Santa Rossa
16/1
William Hill
Bookie
Odds
16/1
16/1
16/1
16/1
14/1
12/1
Concertista
20/1
Betfair
Bookie
Odds
20/1
20/1
20/1
20/1
16/1
16/1
Nanabelle
20/1
Bet365
Bookie
Odds
20/1
SP
SP
SP
SP
SP
Yukon Lil
20/1
Betfair
Bookie
Odds
20/1
16/1
16/1
16/1
14/1
12/1
Fujimoto Flyer
25/1
Paddypower
Bookie
Odds
25/1
25/1
SP
SP
SP
SP
Ard Abhainn
25/1
William Hill
Bookie
Odds
25/1
25/1
20/1
20/1
16/1
12/1
Midnights Gift
25/1
888Sport
Bookie
Odds
25/1
25/1
20/1
16/1
SP
SP
Heaven Help Us
25/1
Unibet
Bookie
Odds
25/1
25/1
20/1
20/1
16/1
SP
Emmas Joy
25/1
Paddypower
Bookie
Odds
25/1
25/1
SP
SP
SP
SP
Estelle Ma Belle
25/1
Paddypower
Bookie
Odds
25/1
16/1
SP
SP
SP
SP
France De Reve
25/1
Bet365
Bookie
Odds
25/1