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Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle 2021 Racecard

The Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, also known as the Dawn Run Mares' Novices' Hurdle, is the newest race at the Cheltenham Festival.

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4:15 Thu 18 Mar DAWN RUN NOVICES' HURDLE

Distance: 16f 179y Age: 4yo + Prize: £67,500

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS
1
1-113
jockey silks 1. GAULOISE (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
5
11-7
1-113
2
1/3-411
jockey silks 2. ROSEYS HOLLOW (IRE)
T: Jonathan Sweeney, Ireland
7
11-7
1/3-411
3
11206F11
jockey silks 3. SKYACE (IRE)
T: John Joseph Hanlon, Ireland
6
11-7
11206F11
4
1-13
jockey silks 4. GRAN LUNA (FR)
T: Nicky Henderson
5
11-5
1-13
5
112F25
jockey silks 5. WILL VICTORY (FR)
T: Charlie Mann
5
11-5
112F25
6
31-4211
jockey silks 6. ALLAVINA (IRE)
T: Olly Murphy
6
11-2
31-4211
7
181-127
jockey silks 7. CASTRA VETERA (IRE)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
6
11-2
181-127
8
21-149
jockey silks 8. DELVINO (IRE)
T: Dermot Anthony McLoughlin, Ireland
6
11-2
21-149
9
422
jockey silks 9. GLENS OF ANTRIM (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
11-2
422
10
33P-24222
jockey silks 10. GLOBAL EQUITY (IRE)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
6
11-2
33P-24222
11
30-124
jockey silks 11. HOOK UP (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
5
11-2
30-124
12
2123
jockey silks 12. HUMBLE GLORY (IRE)
T: Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland
6
11-2
2123
13
3-22P
jockey silks 13. JAUNTY FREYJA
T: Brian Eckley
6
11-2
3-22P
14
31232-414
jockey silks 14. LADY BREFFNI (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
7
11-2
31232-414
15
1-7F343
jockey silks 15. LUNAR DISPLAY (IRE)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
5
11-2
1-7F343
16
31
jockey silks 16. MAGIC DAZE (IRE)
T: Henry de Bromhead, Ireland
5
11-2
31
17
1/2111-524
jockey silks 17. MANITOPARK AA (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
5
11-2
1/2111-524
18
12-1511
jockey silks 18. MARTELLO SKY
T: Lucy Wadham
5
11-2
12-1511
19
424
jockey silks 19. MIGHTY BLUE (FR)
T: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland
5
11-2
424
20
21121234
jockey silks 20. PERFECT MYTH
T: Neil King
7
11-2
21121234
21
3231/0-P1
jockey silks 21. PONT AVAL (FR)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
8
11-2
3231/0-P1
22
23-122647
jockey silks 22. RAYNA'S WORLD (IRE)
T: Philip Kirby
6
11-2
23-122647
23
3-1071367
jockey silks 23. RAZZLE DAZZLE LOVE (IRE)
T: T. Gibney, Ireland
7
11-2
3-1071367
24
2-51112
jockey silks 24. ROYAL KAHALA (IRE)
T: Peter Fahey, Ireland
6
11-2
2-51112
25
113/53-1
jockey silks 25. SANTA ROSSA (IRE)
T: Dermot Anthony McLoughlin, Ireland
7
11-2
113/53-1
26
350-13113
jockey silks 26. TELMESOMETHINGGIRL (IRE)
T: Henry de Bromhead, Ireland
6
11-2
350-13113
27
351/8-1312
jockey silks 27. THE GLANCING QUEEN (IRE)
T: Alan King
7
11-2
351/8-1312
28
261-4
jockey silks 28. THE WEST AWAITS (IRE)
T: W. P. Mullins, Ireland
6
11-2
261-4
29
0/478-2138
jockey silks 29. WHO WHAT WHEN
T: Murty McGrath
6
11-2
0/478-2138
30
221
jockey silks 30. HER INDOORS (IRE)
T: Alan King
4
11-0
221
31
1
jockey silks 31. HEURE DE GLOIRE (FR)
T: David Pipe
4
10-9
1
32
213
jockey silks 32. RIVIERE D'ETEL (FR)
T: Mrs Denise Foster, Ireland
4
10-9
213

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First run in 2016, when it expanded the Cheltenham Festival to 28 races, the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle is a Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race open to fillies and mares aged four years or older.

It is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about two miles and one furlong (2 miles and 179 yards), and horses will jump eight hurdles in total.

The race is for novice mares – those that haven’t won a race over hurdles before that season – and, much like the Grade 1 David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle, has been dominated by Willie Mullins since its inception.

It’s fitting that the Dawn Run Mares' Novices' Hurdle has been dominated by Willie Mullins, as he is the son of Paddy Mullins who trained Dawn Run, the only horse to ever complete the Champion Hurdle/Gold Cup double.

Limini started the ball rolling when winning the 2016 Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, though half the field were just making up the numbers.

Limini produced a useful effort when beating Dusky Legend by four and a half lengths, but she had to settle for third when beaten by Apple’s Jade in the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle the following year.

Like Limini, the 2017 Mares' Novices' Hurdle winner Let’s Dance was owned by Rich and Susannah Ricci.

Let’s Dance was fourth in the previous year's Triumph Hurdle, and her relative experience for a novice proved advantageous as she prevailed by two and three quarter lengths over the fellow Irish-trained mare Barra .

The third Mares' Novices' Hurdle winner also had a name starting with ‘L’: Laurina .

Though it was the weakest race of the Festival, the heavily-backed winner scored in a fashion that suggests she'd have been competitive in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, which would have been a more interesting proposition than this demolition job.

The 2019 edition threw up a surprise winner in the shape of 50/1-shot Eglantine du Seuil, with the 66/1 Concertista following her home, with both mares trained by Mullins.

In terms of Timeform ratings, only a useful effort has been needed to win the Mares' Novices' Hurdle.

Willie Mullins is the only trainer to have won the Mares' Novices' Hurdle, but two jockeys have shared the prizes.

Ruby Walsh is the most successful Mares' Novices' Hurdle jockey, with a brace of wins thanks to Limini (2016) and Let’s Dance (2017), while Paul Townend made the most of Walsh’s absence (had sustained an injury when falling on Al Boum Photo in the RSA Chase) when guiding Laurina to victory in 2018. Noel Fehily, at his final Cheltenham Festival before retiring, won the 2019 renewal on Eglantine du Seuil.

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Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle 2020 FAQs

What is the distance of the Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle?

2 miles and 1 furlong

How many obstacles are jumped in the Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle?

8

What day of the festival is the Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle?

Day 3

What time is the Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle?

16:50

What weights are carried for the Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle?

11 st 2 lb (5yo+). 10 st 9 lb (4yo).

What is the purse for the Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle?

£90,000 (2018)

Who is the leading jockey in the Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle?

Ruby Walsh

Who is the leading trainer in the Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle?

Willie Mullins

Who won the Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle?

You can check out our Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle results page here to see a list of previous winners.

Where can I compare the odds for the Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle?

Click the link to visit our Dawn Run Novices' Hurdle Odds Comparison page.

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