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David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle 2019 Racecard

The David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race which is open to mares aged four years or older. The David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle is one of the newer races at the Cheltenham Festival, first run in 2008 when it was held on the final day of the meeting and run on the New Course.

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Tuesday 12 March

Distance: 19f 200y Age: 4yo + Prize: £125400 Going: Soft

FORM SILKS HORSE AGE ODDS
ENTRY JOCKEY & TRAINER WGT
jockey silks ALLETRIX (IRE)
22 stars
6 11-5
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1 J: Robbie Power
T: Mrs J. Harrington, Ireland
Established as a useful mare and fared as well as could be expected when fourth in a listed event at Punchestown last month. Hard to see her finding the necessary improvement to figure.
jockey silks BENIE DES DIEUX (FR)
55 stars
8 11-5
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2 J: R. Walsh
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
Unbeaten in 5 starts for Willie Mullins, taking advantage of an off-colour Apple's Jade a couple of times last season, including in this race. Absence no concern and she's very much the one to beat.
jockey silks CAP SOLEIL (FR)
22 stars
6 11-5
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3 J: Paddy Brennan
T: Fergal O'Brien
Triple-bumper winner in 2016/17 who was best of the rest behind Laurina in the Dawn Run Mares' Novices' Hurdle a year ago. Should stay this far but has been absent since.
jockey silks CHAMPAYNE LADY (IRE)
11 stars
7 11-5
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4 J: Donagh Meyler
T: Alan Fleming, Ireland
Ridden to pick up the pieces when third of 14 in the Dawn Run Mares' Novices' at this meeting a year ago. Off since and hard to see her getting involved, even if improving for this trip.
jockey silks ELIMAY (FR)
22 stars
5 11-5
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5 J: M. P. Walsh
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
Placed twice at Grade 3 level for C. & Y. Lerner in France and matched that form when runner-up on debut for Willie Mullins in December (first go at this far). Likely has a bigger performance in her.
jockey silks GOOD THYNE TARA
22 stars
9 11-5
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6 J: Rachael Blackmore
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
Successful 4 times this season, latterly in Grade 3 company at Leopardstown in December. Rare off day, even allowing for fact she was up against it, at Punchestown since.
jockey silks JESTER JET
33 stars
9 11-5
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7 J: Robert Dunne
T: Tom Lacey
Tough and genuine mare who gained a deserved first success of the season in listed company at Haydock last month. Stamina her forte and she may well plug on for a place.
jockey silks LACKANEEN LEADER (IRE)
22 stars
7 11-5
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8 J: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott, Ireland
Racked up a hat-trick this time last year. Didn't take to fences over the winter but last month's fifth in listed company back over hurdles was at least more like it.
jockey silks LADY BUTTONS
33 stars
9 11-5
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9 J: Thomas Dowson
T: Philip Kirby
Really likeable mare who landed listed mares' hurdle at Wetherby (2m) on return and made it 4-4 for the campaign in a Grade 2 at Doncaster in January. Stamina a query with this likely to be well run.
jockey silks LIMINI (IRE)
44 stars
8 11-5
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10 J: D. J. Mullins
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
Smart mare on the Flat and over hurdles, creating a big impression as a novice in 2015/16. Efforts this season suggest she's looking at minor honours behind stablemate Benie des Dieux.
jockey silks MIA'S STORM (IRE)
33 stars
9 11-5
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11 J: Wayne Hutchinson
T: Alan King
Progressive over timber and same story over fences until falling in brace of graded races last term. Firmly back on track to end 2018 and drop in trip no issue sporting first-time headgear.
jockey silks MOMELLA (IRE)
22 stars
7 11-5
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12 J: Noel Fehily
T: Harry Fry
Made up into a useful novice last term (third in Aintree Grade 1) and in the process of running a big race when exiting 2 out in the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury. Pulled up sharply a month later.
jockey silks ROKSANA (IRE)
44 stars
7 11-5
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13 J: Harry Skelton
T: Dan Skelton
Progressive mare who got the hat-trick up in EBF Mares' Final at Newbury in March 2018. Excellent second in the Sefton and she's sure to strip fitter with last month's reappearance under her belt.
jockey silks SLOWMOTION (FR)
22 stars
7 11-5
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14 J: Barry Geraghty
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
Better known as a useful handicap chaser around 3m. Ahead of 3 of these when third back over hurdles last month but she still looks up against it.
jockey silks STORMY IRELAND (FR)
33 stars
5 11-5
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15 J: P. Townend
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
Far too free to last out and ultimately fell in the 2018 Triumph Hurdle. Brace of listed wins to her name this season but that form leaves her with plenty on against Benie des Dieux.

Analyst's Verdict

BENIE DES DIEUX took advantage of a below-par Apple's Jade twice last spring (formerly in this race) and that form is well in advance of the opposition here. Her subsequent absence is no concern given the yard she represents and she can provide Willie Mullins with his tenth win in the race. Roksana shaped well on last month's reappearance and is second choice in favour of Limini.

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It was switched to its current position on day one of the Cheltenham Festival in 2009, and was upgraded to Grade 1 status in 2015.

The David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle is now run on the Old Course over a distance of about two and a half miles (2 miles, 3 furlongs and 200 yards), and horses will jump nine hurdles in total.

Though one of the less valuable Grade 1 races at the Cheltenham Festival, the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle has plenty of heritage associated with it, named as it is after the legendary trainer who won 17 races at the Cheltenham Festival, having also ridden five at the meeting as a jockey.

David Nicholson , who died in 2006, was British jump racing Champion Trainer in the 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons.

The son of Herbert Charles Denton Nicholson (or ‘Frenchie’ Nicholson), who was also a successful jockey and National Hunt trainer, David Nicholson was nicknamed 'The Duke' by one of his father's grooms, and won the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Charter Party in 1988 and the Queen Mother Champion Chase with Viking Flagship in 1994 and 1995. He retired in 1999.

The David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle has been dominated by Willie Mullins , who is the most successful trainer in the race’s history.

He successfully saddled Quevega to win the next six renewals following Whiteoak’s victory in the 2008 David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle, a race that Mullins didn’t have any runners in.

Quevega was retired in May 2014, two months after recording her final win in the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle aged 10.

Mullins won the following year’s renewal, though it wasn’t with the hot favourite Annie Power, who was four lengths clear when falling at the final flight of hurdles under Ruby Walsh. Instead, it was the 6/1 chance Glens Melody who prevailed.

The fall of Annie Power was not only a costly one for her jockey, but a blow to punters who had backed her into 2/1-on favourite for the race.

Annie Power was the fourth leg of lots of large multiple placed on horses trained by Mullins who were running on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.

The first three runners, Douvan, Un de Sceaux and Faugheen, all won, and it was estimated by bookmakers that the fall of Annie Power saved them upwards of £50 million of payouts.

Mullins won two of the three following renewals of the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle, with the Gordon Elliott -trained Apple’s Jade the only horse who has broken that pattern.

Apple’s Jade beat Mullins runners into second and third when winning the 2017 David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle, but could only manage third place a year later.

In terms of Timeform ratings, it usually takes a useful performance to win the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle. The best performance was Quevega’s 2009 win, where she won by 14 lengths from United, and recorded a rating classed as smart on Timeform’s scale.

It’s no surprise that the most successful jockey in the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle is Ruby Walsh , the number one jockey for Willie Mullins.

Walsh has ridden all-but-one of the yard’s winners, and his record of eight wins in the race is unlikely to be surpassed by any other rider.

The only other jockeys to win the race are Jason Maguire (Whiteoak), Paul Townend (Glens Melody) and Bryan Cooper (Apple’s Jade).

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