2016 David Nicholson Mares Hurdle

The David Nicholson Mares Hurdle is the mares-only highlight of the first day of the Cheltenham Festival. Entry to this grade 2 race is restricted to mares over the age of four, and the race is run over a distance of 2 miles 4 furlongs on the Cheltenham Old Course.

The David Nicholson Mares Hurdle is one of the most recent additions to the Cheltenham Festival race schedule. The race was first run in 2008, and was named in honour of legendary national hunt trainer and jockey, David Nicholson.

David Nicholson Mares Hurdle Betting Odds

Cheltenham - Mares Hurdle
Antepost Betting - 15:00
Click red odds to strike a bet
Annie Power - - - -
Vroum Vroum Mag - 1/1 5/6 5/4
Aurore D'estruval 11/2 12 11 -
Polly Peachum 11/4 5 6 -
Bitofapuzzle 6 12 12 12
Tara Point 8 16 16 16
The Govaness 8 16 14 16
Flute Bowl 12 20 20 -
Ballychorus - - - 20
Gitane Du Berlais 14 16 25 16
Jessber's Dream - - - 25
Kalane - - - 25
Lily Waugh 12 20 25 25
Smart Talk - - - 25
Desert Queen 20 25 33 16
Keppols Queen 16 25 33 25
Stephanie Frances 16 33 33 33
Petite Parisienne - - - 40
Tara Flow - - - 40
Whiteout - - - 40
Fairytale Theatre 20 40 40 33
Katie Too - - - 40
Legacy Gold 33 33 40 33
Morello Royale 25 33 50 -
Rock On The Moor 33 40 40 40
Rons Dream 25 33 40 33
Whistle Dixie - - - 50
Buttercup - - - 66
Dancing Meadows - - - 66
Dusky Legend - - - 66
Mia's Storm - - - 66
Midnight Jazz - - - 66
Pass The Time 50 66 66 50
Dubh Eile - - - 100
Flementime 50 100 100 100
Melbourne Lady 66 66 100 66
Twentytwo's Taken - - - 100

David Nicholson Mares Hurdle Winners

Whiteoak impressed in becoming the inaugural winner of the David Nicholson Mares Hurdle in 2008. Not only did this mare have the quality and talent to turn an antepost favourite market position into a win, but she also managed to finish the race well clear of her opponents. Whiteoak has gone on to place in three more handicap events.