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The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race

The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race is the first race to be run on Day Two of The April Meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse every year.

The April Meeting at Cheltenham is a two-day horse racing meeting that consists of 14 incredible races, including a featured race on each of the two seven racecards – The Cure Parkinson’s and Hambo Foundation Silver Trophy Steeple Chase on Day One and The EBF Mares’ Novices’ Handicap Steeple Chase Finale on Day Two.

Each day of The Cheltenham April Meeting 2021 will commence at 13:05 and conclude after the final race at 17:30. The featured race of each day will be the second races which will start at 14:40.

The first race of Day Two at The April Meeting 2021 will be The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race on Thursday the 15th of April.

About the Race

The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race is a class 1 listed hurdle race that takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse every year during The April Meeting. This hurdle race is open to fillies and mares and covers a total distance of 2 miles and four and a half furlongs.

The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race offers a total prize-pool of £25,000 which is shared proportionately between placing horses. The winner of this race receives £14,068, second place receives £5,300, third place receives £2,652 and fourth place takes £1,325.

The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race will be the first race of Day Two at The April Meeting 2021, commencing at 14:05.

Runners

The talented horses that compete in The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race provide intense competition for every placement spot year after year.

Here are the runners, their starting prices and how they fared in this fantastic race the last time it was contested back in 2019 (ordered by saddlecloth number):

  1. Posh Trish (IRE) – Non-Runner – starting price unavailable – weighing in at 11-5 – jockey N/A – trained by Paul Nicholls
  2. Diamond Gait (GB) – Non-Runner – starting price unavailable – weighing in at 11-0 – jockey David Bass – trained by Kim Bailey
  3. Indefatigable (IRE) – first-place finish – 5/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Gavin Sheehan and trained by Paul Webber
  4. Liberty Bella (GB) – fourth-place finish – 10/1 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Robert Dunne and trained by Brian Eckley
  5. Our Dot’s Baby (IRE) – third-place finish – 13/2 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Rex Dingle and trained by Jeremy Scott
  6. The Cull Bank (IRE) – second-place finish – 6/4 starting price – weighing in at 11-0 – ridden by jockey Wayne Hutchinson and trained by Alan King

Tips

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Odds

When you’ve got your free bets loaded in and ready to go, it’s time to price up the bets. You may be surprised at just how generous odds for The April Meeting are, just like any other horse racing meeting hosted by Cheltenham Racecourse.

The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race tends to get a fantastic mix of favourites and outsiders taking the first-place prize, so whether you like to bet big on the favourites or chuck a few quid on the outsiders, there’s a great chance of success at The April Meeting.

A £10 stake on 8/1 Brillare Momento just a couple of years back would have returned £80 in profits. With the help of a free bet, this could have been risk free. With enhanced odds promotions, these profits could have been boosted further.

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

(2020 meeting cancelled due to Covid-19)

2019

Indefatigable was the winner of The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race last time out with a starting price of 5/4, ridden by jockey Gavin Sheehan and trained by Paul Webber.

In a race that only consisted of 4 runners on the day, everybody was guaranteed to place in the money as long as they successfully completed the race – and they did. 6/4 second-favourite The Cull Bank finished in second-place, followed by 13/2 Our Dot’s Baby in third and 10/1 LiBerty Bella in fourth.

2018

13/8 race favourite Dame De Compagnie won The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race at The April Meeting 2018, ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty and trained by Nicky Henderson.

8/1 outsider Just Janice finished a length and a half behind the leader in second, followed by 6/1 Banjo Girl in third and 7/2 second-favourite Dame Rose in fourth.

2017

The winner of The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race in 2017 was 8/1 outsider Brillare Momento in 2017, ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman and trained by Martin Keighley

Joint 2/1 race favourites Dusky Legend and Verdana Blue finished in second and third places respectively, followed by 14/1 Casablanca Mix in fourth. Only 6/1 Coillte Lass failed to complete this race.

2016

Back in 2016, it was 10/3 Katie Too who edged victory by a neck in The Glide Mares Novices Hurdle Race, ridden by jockey Wayne Hutchinson and trained by Alan King.

8/1 Actinpieces finished a neck behind Katie Too in second-place, followed by 8/1 Sainte Ladylime in third and 8/1 Bantam in fourth. 10 runners competed in this race.

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