When is the Mares’ Hurdle? Cheltenham date, start time, runners and betting

Here come the girls!


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The Mares’ Hurdle is the big chance for the girls to strut their stuff on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.

Quevega bagged an incredible six wins in a row between 2009 and 2014 to establish Willie Mullins as the leading trainer in the race – run over the intermediate distance of 2m4f – but other handlers have shared success in recent years with the likes of Roksana, Honeysuckle and Black Tears on the scoresheet.


Marie’s Rock landed last year’s renewal for Nicky Henderson and the defending champion faces a proper test for her Grade 1 title if her principal rivals take their chance in March.

You can run the rule over our antepost Mares’ Hurdle odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise all the key details about this year’s renewal can be found below.

Mares’ Hurdle 2023 date and start time

The Mares’ Hurdle is set to take place at Cheltenham on Tuesday, March 14. The post time is provisionally set for 16:10 GMT. You can watch the race live on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app or on ITV.

Mares’ Hurdle 2023 runners

The following 24 horses hold entries for the Mares’ Hurdle ahead of the forfeit stage, five-day confirmations and final declarations.

Ailie Rose (Jockey TBC)
Anna Bunina (TBC)
Bop Bop Bobbin (TBC)
Braganza (TBC)
Brandy Love (TBC)
Echoes In Rain (TBC)
Gauloise (TBC)
Get A Tonic (TBC)
Holly Hartingo (TBC)
Honeysuckle (TBC)
Indefatigable (TBC)
Lady Adare (TBC)
Love Envoi (TBC)
Marada (TBC)
Marie’s Rock (TBC)
Midnight Ginger (TBC)
Molly Ollys Wishes (TBC)
Queens Brook (TBC)
Royale Margaux (TBC)
Santa Rossa (TBC)
Shewearsitwell (TBC)
Skyace (TBC)
Telmesomethinggirl (TBC)
West Balboa (TBC)

Mares’ Hurdle 2023 betting

Mares’ Hurdle odds are on paddypower.com and prices for the leading contenders can be seen on our snazzy widgets below.

Marie’s Rock is the favourite with Paddy Power after looking better than ever on seasonal reappearance when landing the Relkeel Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Maries Rock Mares Hurdle (Antepost)

Harry Fry’s Love Envoi, the winner of last season’s Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, is next in the early betting following comprehensive victory against her own sex at Listed level last time out.

Love Envoi Mares Hurdle (Antepost)

Willie Mullins has yet to unleash Brandy Love this season but the winner of last year’s Mares Novice Hurdle Championship Final at Fairyhouse is also prominent in our antepost market.

Brandy Love Mares Hurdle (Antepost)

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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