2022 Mares Hurdle Racecard Betting Odds

The Mares’ Hurdle is one of four Grade 1 races on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. As the name suggests, this race – which is run on the Old Course over a distance that is just shy of two miles and four furlongs – is open to fillies and mares only, and it has been run since 2008. Here we bring you our predictions for the 2022 renewal with our betting tips for the race and live odds comparison to ensure you get the best odds possible.

Elle Est Belle----8/1
Stormy Ireland10/19/110/18/110/1
Me Too Please----10/1
Echoes In Rain14/19/112/110/110/1
Dysart Diamond--14/114/114/1
Nurse Susan----14/1
Queens Brook16/114/114/114/1-
Mrs Milner16/1-14/1--
Harmonie Star----16/1
Belle Metal----16/1
Royal Kahala20/112/116/1-16/1
Princess Zoe----16/1
The Mean Queen16/1-20/116/120/1
Brandy Love16/116/116/1-25/1
Yukon Lil-18/120/1--
Party Central----20/1
Nina The Terrier----20/1
Fury Road--20/1--
Martello Sky20/120/120/120/1-
Burning Victory40/122/114/116/114/1
French Made25/122/125/122/1-
My Sister Sarah16/1-33/1--
Roseys Hollow25/125/125/1-25/1
Gypsy Island25/128/133/1-20/1
Magic Daze33/125/125/125/125/1
Molly Ollys Wishes33/1-33/1-16/1
Heaven Help Us33/128/122/128/133/1
Glens Of Antrim25/133/133/133/133/1
The Glancing Queen20/128/140/128/133/1
Western Victory--33/1--
Jenny Flex----33/1
Idoles Des Jeunes33/1-50/1-16/1
Never Feel Blue----33/1
Marie's Rock50/1-33/125/1-
Choice Of Words----40/1
Une De La Seniere--50/1--
Hook Up66/150/166/140/140/1
Theatre Glory66/1-50/1--
Santa Rossa--66/1--
Say Goodbye66/1-66/1--
No Memory--100/133/1-

The Mares’ Hurdle has been delivering quality for several years at the Cheltenham Festival and the 2022 Mares’ race is set to be a spectacular encounter, with some of the leading Irish trainers having horses that have been performing impressively this season, with that including last season’s winner Honeysuckle.

Honeysuckle was actually a backable price when winning the 2020 Mares’ Hurdle at odds of the Henry de Bromhead horse having obliged at 9/4 when beating race favourite Benie Des Dieux and there has been little to dislike about the runner this season.

The seven-year-old has only had one outing of the 2020/21 season and it was pretty much a prep run for the horse when winning a Grade 1 race at Punchestown considering that Honeysuckle was sent off as the 4/11 favourite, with Ronald Pump touched off by half a length on that occasion.

However, Willie Mullins always seems to have lively threats available for these sort of races and Concertista seems to be the latest in a long line of mares capable of winning in Grade 1 company, with the horse having scored a double during the 2020/21 season.

The seven-year-old won the Daylesford Mares' Novices' Hurdle on 12 March 2020 which is seen as the prequel to this race, with Mullins now anticipating a big run in more exalted company and there have been wins at Fairyhouse and Leopardstown which has cemented her reputation.

Indeed, the bookies are finding it hard to split the front two in the betting but perhaps Benie Des Dieux has become the forgotten horse in the race and Mullins has been keeping his powder dry when it comes to a runner who was odds-on favourite to win the Mares’ Hurdle last term before finishing second.

The ten-year-old has now twice fluffed her lines since lowering the colours of Apple’s Jade three years ago, but would anyone really be surprised if Benie was in the final reckoning when it came to this race?