The David Nicholson Mares Hurdle is a race that is relatively new at the Cheltenham Festival but it seems to be growing in prestige every year. In Quevega we had a real star win the race six times before she retired and there are some trial races that may be worth keeping an eye on in the build up to the race.
The Christmas Mares Hurdle at Leopardstown is worth having a close look at with this one in mind as Voler La Vedette showed a couple of years back, she won that race well and went to Cheltenham well backed so it can be a good stepping stone towards a big Cheltenahm Festival run.
Mares Only Hurdle Racecard/Form 2017
13:40 Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle (Grade 1)
1.Apple's Jade - G Elliott - B Cooper - 4/1
2.Vroum Vroum Mag - W Mullins - R Walsh - 4/7f