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2023 Mares' Hurdle Odds and Entries - Honeysuckle favourite to bow out with a win

02 Mar 2023
Jon Vine 02 Mar 2023
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  • Latest odds and betting for the 2023 Mares' Hurdle [Updated 8.2.23]
  • This Grade One takes place on day one of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday 14th March
  • Marie's Rock, Epatante, Love Envoi, Brandy Love and Honeysuckle featured in the entries
Mares' Hurdle Odds and Entries
Honeysuckle ridden by Rachael Blackmore on the way to winning the Close Brothers Mares' Hurdle (Grade 1) at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 10, 2020. (Getty)

The fourth and final Grade One on Champions' Day at the Cheltenham Festival is the Mares' Hurdle, a race which was won by Willie Mullins' Quevega for six years in a row between 2009 and 2014.

Here's a look through the current Mares' Hurdle betting and a rundown of the most likely runners.

2023 Mares' Hurdle Odds

Marie's Rock5/2
Brandy Love4/1
Love Envoi5/1
Echoes In Rain7/1
Queens Brook12/1

*Odds taken on 17/1/23*

2023 Mares' Hurdle Entries 

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Topping the market for this year's renewal is 2020 Mares' Hurdle winner, Honeysuckle. Having won the last two editions of the Champion Hurdle, Henry De Bromhead's mare has seen her unbeaten run come to an end this season, with Peter Molony confirming after her runner-up finish in the Irish Champion Hurdle that Honeysuckle would make the final outing of her illustrious career in the Mares' Hurdle.

Marie's Rock was produced perfectly by Nico De Boinville to win this race 12 months ago. Nicky Henderson's mare went on to win the equivalent race at Punchestown and opened her campaign with an impressive victory in the Cleeve Hurdle. Henderson had intended on entering former Champion Hurdle winner Epatante, but an accounting error meant her name didn't feature in the initial entries.

Having dominated this race for a decade, Willie Mullins hasn't won the Mares' Hurdle for the last four years in a row. Ireland's Champion Trainer could be represented by Grade One winning novice, Brandy Love. Shewearsitwell and Echoes In Rain could also represent Mullins at the Cheltenham Festival.

Kenny Alexander and Henry De Bromhead have also entered up Telmesomethinggirl, with Gordon Elliott likely to be solely represented by last year's runner-up, Queens Brook. Harry Fry's Mares' Novices' Hurdle winner, Love Envoi could fly the flag for Britain, along with Dan Skelton's Lanzarote Hurdle winner, West Balboa.

Other notable Cheltenham Festival entrants include Tom Symonds' French recruit, Royale Margaux, former Martin Pipe winner Indefatigable, Shark Hanlon's Grade One winner Skyace, and John McConnell's mare, Anna Bunina.

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