Friday 13 October 2017

Cheltenham Festival - Dawn Run Mares' Novices' Hurdle

This is an extremely green event at the festival, having been run for the first time in 2016. This prospect makes it an attractive slot for all stakeholders who want to be part of its early history.

The hurdle race brings together horses of minimum four years of age to compete through a distance of two miles and a furlong (3240 m) that is dotted by eight hurdles. The purse is also a humble offering of £65,000.

Ruby Walsh (jockey) and Willie Mullins (trainer) have won both events of the race that is often referenced by sponsor Trull House Stud’s title.

The race’s characteristics ensure it has a large field, and more horses are likely to grace the 2018 event. Fayonagh has been heavily tipped to go the distance this year going by her performance at
the Champion Bumper in the season go by. This will be a great avenue for mares to prepare to get into competition against male horses.