2020 David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle

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This year the David Nicholson Mares’ Hurdle will be held on the Old Course at Cheltenham Racecourse in England. The race will be held on Tuesday, 11th March at 4 pm. The ages, weight and allowance will be as follows: 4yo+ and 10st 10lb (4yo). 11st 5lb (5yo+) respectively. You can open a betfair account via a betting service to bet on horse races. Betfair is the top exchange known for its wide offers and best odds.

This is a hurdle race type as the name implies. It was inaugurated in 2008 and named in memory of David Nicholson who enjoyed a successful career in National Hunt racing as a jockey and trainer. It used to have a Grade two status and was later on upgraded to a Grade 1 status from 2015 running.

David Nicholson Mares' HurdleWhiteoak with age 5 and trained by Donald McCain was victorious in the first contest. It was followed by Quevega who dominated the contest with six consecutive victories in the race from 2009 to 2014. Quevega was also 5 years old when he won his first contest and was trained by Willie Mullins. Afterward, we had Glens Melody who won in 2015, and Vroum Vroum Mag who won the following year both of them at age 7. Both Glens Melody and Vroum Vroum Mag were trained by Willie Mullins.

In 2017 Apple’s Jade was victorious with age 5 and trained by Gordon Elliott. After Apple’s Jade, Benie Des Dieux and Roksana both with age 7 won in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Additionally, they were trained by Willie Mullins and Dan Skelton respectively. Quevega, Vroum Vroum Mag, and Benie Des Dieux all had Ruby Walsh as Jockey. Whiteoak had Jason Maguire, Glens Melody had Paul Townend, Apple’s Jade had Bryan Cooper and Roksana had Harry Skelton.


To conclude with this statistics we see that Willie Mullins is the leading trainer with nine victories in the race and with eight in a row. Six from Quevega, then two from Glens Melody and Vroum Vroum Mag. These eight consecutive wins represent an incredible record for the trainer.

In addition, we notice that Ruby Walsh is the most successful jockey in the race, having been on all of Willie Mullins’ winners except for one, Glens Melody. Check also the list of the best betting agents we made for you if you are still hesitating where to register with a bookmaker who offers your favorite sport.

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