THE VOICE OF VALUE (@TheVoiceOfValue) provides his expert analysis on the first ever running of the Mares’ Novices Hurdle, the penultimate race from the Festival on Thursday.
Mares’ Novices Hurdle | Thursday 16.50 | Racing UK
A little bit of history as this new race is introduced.
Traditionalists are sceptical but if a race like this encourages owners and trainers to invest more time and money in bringing through good mares in National Hunt racing, then it’s a good thing in my book.
The market seems to think that it won’t be competitive at all and it certainly looks to me like Limini (4/6 Ladbrokes) is miles ahead of this lot and could be another easy winner for Willie Mullins, Ruby Walsh and Rich Ricci.
I am not as confident as I was with Vroum Vroum Mag on Tuesday but I will add Limini to the accumulator and look for some other value elsewhere.
Bloody Mary is unbeaten for Nicky Henderson without having to beat much on debut in the UK but was also unbeaten in France before that so at 10/1 (Ladbrokes), I would be tempted to have a small each-way nibble at a double-figure price, especially given the form of Henderson at the moment.
Either way, she has a brilliant name and should be backed for that reason alone. Hold the celery though.
Mares’ Novices Hurdle – Bloody Mary (10/1 each-way Ladbrokes)
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