Mares’ Chase Betting Tips & Odds

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Colreevy (right) and stablemate Elimay battled out a compelling finish to the inaugural Mares' Chase at last season's Festival.

Colreevy (right) and stablemate Elimay battled out a compelling finish to the inaugural Mares’ Chase at last season’s Festival.

The Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase tips are in focus for this Cheltenham Festival 2023 racing preview.

This is one of the newer races at the Festival, and it is a good Grade 2 contest which is the final graded race of the entire 4-day meeting.

As part of the build-up to the Festival, our betting tipsters will be taking a look through the runners, odds and any seasonal form to bring you the best Mares Chase tips.

This will be just the second edition of the Mares Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

The inaugural winner of last year’s contest was Colreevy for trainer Willie Mullins, ridden to success by Paul Townend.


Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase Tips – Overlooked Outsiders

Being so early in the stages of this new Festival race, there are no trends to look back on.

Last year’s winner Colreevy got the job done from a relatively short price of 9/4 in Mares Chase odds.

For the 2023 renewal, our tipsters will be looking at not only those who are likely to be strong contenders at the head of the betting market but also those longer-priced picks.

As there are no trends, the race could be open to a surprise. Therefore, it’s worth looking at place claims and potentially overlooked outsiders in 2023 Mares Chase odds.

Our full Cheltenham Festival 2023 coverage includes the best Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase betting tips.


Mares Chase Runners – Friday, 18th March 4:50

Horse Silks Trainer/Jockey Odds
Elimay Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Mark Walsh
T: Willie Mullins
2/1
Mount Ida Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott
2/1
Concertista Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Paul Townend
T: Willie Mullins
7/2
Zambella Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Daryl Jacob
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
9/1
Vienna Court Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
14/1
Scarlet And Dove Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: B J Cooper
T: Joseph O’Brien
16/1
Pink Legend Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Charlie Deutsch
T: Venetia Williams
66/1
Maid O’Malley Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Sam Coltherd
T: Stuart Coltherd
100/1

But by looking at the ante-post market, there are clues there as to who could potentially be heading into this year’s Mares Chase renewal.

The early entries indicate that there could be quite a good field shaping up for the contest.

Concertista has been one that has shown well at the head of the ante-post market for last year’s winning trainer Willie Mullins.

After moving into chasing in December last year, Concertista rattled off wins in her first two efforts in novices events.

Elimay is another good one for Mullins, and it’s hard to know which of those would be second string if they both enter.

Elimay brings more chase experience to the table, including taking a Listed win at Fairyhouse in 2021. In last year’s Mrs Paddy Power Mares chase, she took a close runner-up finish.

The competitive Mount Ida could have a say in proceedings if she lines up in the contest. 

She’s a proven chaser, taking her from over the fences forward in January with a Grade 3 success at Fairyhouse.

Other interesting ante-post names who could make their presence felt include The Glancing Queen, Dame De Compagnie and Rivière d’Etel.


How to pick a Mares Chase Winner 

Usually, at this point, our tipsters would be scouring back through years of history to spot trends.

This is different as there has been just one previous edition of the race, so there are no trends in place.

But there are some things to look at when trying to pick out a winner for the Mares Chase.

Last year’s winner was an 8-year-old from Ireland.

There were seven Irish horses in last year’s contest, which included the winner and the two that placed as well.

So none of the three GB horses made the places. The winning jockey was Paul Townend.

Keep an eye out for our Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase tips for Cheltenham 2023.

The current form of the runners is going to be all-important in picking one out for this race.


Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase Odds 2023

Horse Silks Trainer/Jockey Odds
Elimay Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Mark Walsh
T: Willie Mullins
2/1
Mount Ida Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott
2/1
Concertista Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Paul Townend
T: Willie Mullins
7/2
Zambella Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Daryl Jacob
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
9/1
Vienna Court Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
14/1
Scarlet And Dove Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: B J Cooper
T: Joseph O’Brien
16/1
Pink Legend Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Charlie Deutsch
T: Venetia Williams
66/1
Maid O’Malley Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Sam Coltherd
T: Stuart Coltherd
100/1

All About The Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase: Past and Present

The official name of this race is the Liberthine Mares’ Chase. It’s named after former Cheltenham Racecourse chairman Robert Waley-Cohen’s mare, Liberthine.

Because of sponsorship, it is known as the Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase.

This is a Grade 2 chase at the Festival hosted on the turf of the New Course. The distance of the Mares Chase is 2m 4 1/2f. There are seventeen fences in the race, so it is quite the test.

The inaugural edition was in 2021 as a replacement for the Centenary Novices’ Handicap Chase. 


How do horses qualify for the Mares Chase Race?

The Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase is open to runners five years old and up. But, as the name states, it’s just for mares. The weight is 11st 2lb.


What is the Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase Prize Money in 2023?

The details of the 2023 purse are still being waited on. Last year’s winner Colreevy took £50,643. The other payouts were 2nd £19,080, 3rd £9,549, 4th £4,770, 5th £2,394, 6th £1,197, 7th £594, 8th £306


Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase Past Winners

There’s just one previous winner. That was 8-year-old Colreevey, who got into a fascinating scrap with the favourite Elimay. Colreevy battled there, keeping on well to win by half a length in a thrilling contest.

Colreevy won at 9/4, having opened in the market at a quote of 5/2 in Mares Chase odds.

Year Horse Odds Jockey Trainer
2021 Colreevy 9/4 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
No previous renewals

Other Races on Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival

The Mares Chase is the penultimate race on Day 4 of Cheltenham 2023. Here are all the races for Friday at the Festival:

13:30 The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

14:10 The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

14:50 The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

15:30 The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeplechase (Grade 1)

16:10 The St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase

16:50 The Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Steeplechase (Grade 2)

17:30 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (0-145)