THE Mares' Hurdle is the fourth Grade 1 contest on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival – and it's one's for the ladies as the mares take centre stage.
Here's all you need to know to ahead of the big race at Prestbury Park.
When is the Mares' Hurdle, what's the distance and which sort of horses can enter?
The 2020 Mares' Hurdle will take place on Tuesday, March 10 at 16.00 (4.00pm).
It's a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle, run over two miles and four furlongs, for horses aged four years and upwards.
Who is running in the 2020 Mares' Hurdle?
How can I watch the race?
The race will be broadcast live on Racing TV and ITV.
ITV1 is on Sky channel 103 and Virgin channel 103.
You can watch Racing TV on Sky Channel 426 and Virgin Media Channel 536.
Who won the Mares' Hurdle in 2019?
Dan Skelton's Roksana (10-1) took advantage of Benie Des Dieux's final-fence fall to win the race.
Stormy Ireland (7-1) came home second with Good Thyne Tara (25-1) in third.
Which jockeys and trainers have won the Mares' Hurdle the most?
Willie Mullins has won the race an astonishing NINE times since its inception in 2008.
He won the race with Quevega six times (2009-2014), Glens Melody (2015), Vroum Vroum Mag (2016) and Benie Des Dieux (2018).
Jockey Ruby Walsh has won the race eight times.
What are the top tips for the race?
Mares' Hurdle tips
Trends – Benie Des Dieux (Bet now)
Templegate -Benie Des Dieux (Bet now)
Matt Chapman -Benie Des Dieux (Bet now)
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