Mares’ Chase Betting Tips & Odds
The Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase tips are in focus for this Cheltenham Festival 2024 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.
Last year’s race had a thrilling finish, which saw Elimay come out on top for trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Mark Walsh.
Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase Tips – Overlooked Outsiders
Being so early in the stages of this new Festival race, there are no major trends to look back on, although it’s worth noting trainer Willie Mullins has won both renewals to date.
Last year’s winner Elimay got the job done from a relatively short price of 9/4 in Mares Chase odds. For the 2024 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 aren’t many trends, the race could be open to a surprise. Therefore, it’s worth looking at place claims and potentially overlooked outsiders in 2024 Mares Chase odds.
Our full Cheltenham Festival 2024 coverage includes the best Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase betting tips.
2024 Mares Chase Runners + Odds – Friday, 17th March 4:50
|Allegorie De Vassy
|J: Paul Townend
T: Willie Mullins
|J: Brian Hayes
T: Colm Murphy
|J: Keith Donoghue
T: Gavin Cromwell
|J: Rachael Blackmore
T: Henry De Bromhead
|J: Mark Walsh
T: Willie Mullins
|J: Davy Russell
T: Gordon Elliott
|J: Daryl Jacob
|J: Danny Mullins
T: Willie Mullins
|J: Charlie Deutsch
T: Venetia Williams
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.
Elimay could return to try and retain her crown, although she’s much bigger in the betting for this year’s renewal.
However, there are a couple who are dominating the head of the betting – Allegorie De Vassy and Impervious. The former looks to be Willie Mullins’ best chance of landing his third-successive victory, having bolted up in her two races so far this season.
Impervious is also unbeaten this season, having won all three of her races and she could pose the biggest danger to Willie Mullins dominance in the race.
Other interesting ante-post names who could make their presence felt include Jeremys Flame, Magic Daze and Dolcita.
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 two previous editions of the race, so there are no major trends in place. But there are some things to look at when trying to pick out a winner for the Mares Chase.
Both winners of this race were eight-year-olds, and both were trained by Willie Mullins. The best British-trained runner has been Pink Legend, who finished runner-up in last year’s renewal at 33/1 for trainer Venetia Williams.
Keep an eye out for our Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase tips for Cheltenham 2024. The current form of the runners is going to be all-important in picking one out for this race.
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 2024?
The details of the 2024 purse are still being waited on. Last year’s winner Elimay took £67,582.28. The other payouts were 2nd £25,498.28, 3rd £12,790.28, 4th £6,418.29, 5th £3,250.29, 6th £1,654.29 and 7th £850.29.
Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase Past Winners
There’s just two previous winners. 8-year-old Colreevy, who got into a fascinating scrap with the favourite Elimay won the inaugural running in 2021. Colreevy battled there, keeping on well to win by half a length in a thrilling contest.
Last year saw Elimay go one better, winning a thrilling finish that saw both Pink Legend and Scarlet And Dove finish within a length of the winner.
|2022||Elimay||9/4||Mark Walsh||Willie Mullins|
|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 2024. 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)
16:50 The Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Steeplechase (Grade 2)
17:30 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (0-145)