Cheltenham Mares' Hurdle 2022 Trends

As with the majority of Cheltenham Festival races, there are certain trends that can help punters to find the winner. Our horse racing experts at Bookmakers.co.uk have taken a look at the most important pointers from the last 10 years which will help you find the best horse to follow in the 2022 renewal of the Cheltenham Mares' Hurdle.

Cheltenham Mares' Hurdle 2022 Trends
Cheltenham Mares' Hurdle 2022 Trends

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2022 Cheltenham Mares' Hurdle Trends

Need some help finding the winner of the 2022 edition of the Cheltenham Festival Mares’ Hurdle? Well, look no further because our team of experts at Bookmakers.co.uk have done the hard work for you by pinpointing the most critical trends and pointers from the last 10 renewals in order to help you find the winner of this Grade 1 contest.

The last 10 winners:

  • Rated 142 or higher.
  • At least 4 starts over hurdles
  • At least 2 wins over hurdles
  • Had won over 2m4f before.
  • At least two wins on a galloping track.

Nine of the last 10 winners:

  • Rated 147 or higher
  • Had won at least 3 hurdle races.
  • Had won a Graded race before
  • Were not bred in Britain (exception Black Tears)
  • Trained in Ireland (exception Roksana)
  • Won at a left handed track (exception Vroum Vroum Mag)
  • Had run at least six times over hurdles (exception Vroum Vroum Mag ran four times)

Key Trials from the last 10 years

  • The Warwick Mares' Hurdle has thrown up one winner and four places in the last 10 years. Molly Ollys Wishes won it this season.
  • The Warfield Mares’ Hurdle at Ascot is another good quality mares’ race that has thrown up a winner in the last 10 years (Vroum Vroum Mag).
  • The Quevega Mares Hurdle at Punchestown was used as a springboard for winners Apple's Jade and Black Tears.
  • The Grade 3 Mares’ Hurdle run at Leopardstown over Christmas - and the Cheltenham Mares' Hurdle - has been dominated by Willie Mullins in recent years, but his favourite Shewearsitwell fell in the latest renewal paving the way for Royal Kahala to win for Peter Fahey.
  • The winner of the Mares' Novices' Hurdle at the Festival has yet to graduate to Mares' Hurdle winner, but Limini went on to finish third, and the 2021 winner Black Tears had finished fourth in the novice event.


Trainer Trends

  • Willie Mullins has dominated this race since its inception in 2008, training nine winners and also having 15 placed-runners.
  • Denise Foster (2021), Henry De Bromhead (2020), Dan Skelton (2019), Gordon Elliott (2017), and Donald McCain (2008) have trained the other five winners. Elliott has saddled three runners and one winner, with last year's heroine coming from his stable too, while temporarily trained by Denise Foster.
  • Irish trainers have saddled 12 of the race's 14 winners

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Jockey Trends

  • Given the record of Willie Mullins in this race, it goes without saying that his stable number one, Paul Townend, will have a great chance.
  • Harry Skelton is another jockey worth noting with a winner (Roksana in 2019) and two places from five rides in the race.

How did the trends do last year?

Black Tears defeating 10-11 favourite Concertista in the dying strides was a shock in 2021, but she did fit all the key trends, including having won racing left-handed, won two hurdle races, and a Graded race in a good trial at Punchestown. She was also trained in Ireland. Having said that, it took a lot to look past Concertista and she only lost by a head.



Who Fits The Trends Best In 2022?

Telmesomethinggirl hits all the key trends and won the Mares' Novices' Hurdle at the Festival last year, but Leopardstown winner Royal Kahala might be in better form. It depends how much Telmesomethinggirl can improve from her Christmas defeat. Concertista, whose been racing over fences this season, would be another great trends pick if taking part.


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2021 Mares' Hurdle Result

PositionNamePriceTrainerJockey
1stBlack Tears11/1Denise FosterGordon Elliott
2ndConcertista10/11fWillie MullinsPaul Townend
3rdRoksana3/1Dan SkeltonHarry Skelton

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