Mares’ Chase Betting Odds 2021 | Cheltenham Winner

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After a mix-up of the schedule, the Mares’ Chase (Grade 2) is now on the Cheltenham Festival for 2021. A 2½-mile race for those aged five and over, the race looks like attracting a very good field. We have all the Mares’ Chase odds, tips and much more. For all Cheltenham races betting odds, visit our page.

Mare’s Chase Betting Odds Winner – Favourites 2021

As this is a new race, bookmakers have struggled to form really telling Mares’ Chase odds. In the build-up to the Festival, however, here is how the prices stack up.

Mare’s Chase Tips

This is yet another Cheltenham 2021 race that Willie Mullins will dominate. Two of his stable dominate the Mares’ Chase tips at this stage. Both are very good mares of course. Despite being favourites both are also decent prices for what should be a fascinating first Mares’ Chase at Cheltenham.

Benie Des Dieux

This ten-year-old Willie Mullins mare is right at the top of the Mares’ Chase tips lists at the moment. A top-notch hurdler, she famously fell at the last flight of her race at the 2019 Festival. She has some Cheltenham pedigree and should be right at home.

Benie Des Dieux’s chase career has gone well too. She is three from three now under jockeys Paul Townend and David Mullins and as yet its unsure who will ride her in the Mares’ Chase at Cheltenham.

She does need to step up a level here. However, she’s so far done things very easily at Listed level over fences. She fully deserves her position at the head of the Mares’ Chase odds.


Another contender from the famed Willie Mullins stable. This time an eight-year-old who is 2/2 now and strictly-speaking has reached a higher level than Benie Des Dieux. Colreevy too has been ridden by David Mullins and Paul Townend.

Already a Grade 1 winner, this mare is by famed National Hunt sire Flemensfirth. She looks every yard a Mares’ Chase Cheltenham type, the trip and track looking no problem to her whatsoever.

In terms of her course form, her 17-length fifth in last year’s Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle reads well. But, as a well-backed 4/1 shot that day some were left disappointed. Whether she truly handles Cheltenham then is a little in the balance right now, though she deserves her lofty position among the Mares’ Chase favourites for 2021.

Mares’ Chase Cheltenham Festival

While some don’t like change, we feel it’s great to see another new race on the Festival Day 4. We have all the details on what makes up the Mares’ Chase at Cheltenham as we begin another new era.

Race History

As recently as October, Cheltenham Racecourse and the BHA announced that the new Grade 2 Mares’ Steeple Chase would be added to the Festival roster for 2021.

The Mares’ Chase at Cheltenham has replaced the Listed Novices’ Handicap Chase, traditionally staged on the first day. The authorities recognised the importance of the race this has replaced, and moved it to Sandown Park instead.

While Mares’ Chase odds will take some time to settle down and the race comes in at Grade 2 level, it has been given a major boost from the beginning. It will be staged on Friday, Gold Cup day, meaning Mares’ Chase favourites in 2021 are on a major stage.

Prize Money

While the prize money for this race doesn’t stack up to the Grade 1 contests, it is in fact the fourth-richest race on Gold Cup day. The overall fund stands at £90,000, something that is bound to increase in 2022.

It is sometimes hard to attract the top horses to a new race. The prize money here has definitely helped to form what look like competitive Mares’ Chase odds. The Mares’ Chase favourites in 2021 will be competing for very similar money to many others at the Festival, and so the race looks like it is hitting the ground running.

Famous Chasing Mares

Plenty of excellent mares will be competing for hurdle prizes. But, precious few get to the Gold Cup or other major chase races.

Dawn Run, however, after whom races have been named, was the brilliant mare who ran over this 2½-mile trip to great effect and even went on to win the 1986 Gold Cup. She remains the last mare to win the Blue Riband. While that race is at the top level it goes to show how tough it is for the females over fences.

For any in the Mares’ Chase odds to be in her class, they will need to win this very well!

Mares’ Chase – FAQs

Before finalising your Mares’ Chase tips, check out the answers to these most asked questions about the newest race at Cheltenham.

What Time is the Mares’ Chase Cheltenham 2021

4:50 pm on Friday, March 19th. The race being run on Gold Cup day means Mares’ Chase odds will remain extremely competitive.

Who Won the Mares’ Chase Last Year?

This is a new race, though those at the head of the Mares’ Chase betting odds have the chance to form part of history from now.

Which Horse is the Favourite to Win in 2021?

The Mares’ Chase odds are headed by Benie Des Dieux for Willie Mullins. Other Mares’ Chase favourites for 2021 may yet challenge ger position, particularly Colreevy and Put The Kettle On.

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