Marie’s Rock claims the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle to hand punters a huge 18-1 winner as Nico de Boinville adds to his tally on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival
CLOSE BROTHERS MARES’ HURDLE RESULT
1 Marie’s Rock 18-1
2 Queens Brook 4-1
3 Mrs Milner 14-1
Marie’s Rock has won the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Rachael Blackmore on Telmesomethinggirl took a nasty fall in the closing stages of the race but quickly returned to her feet.
Marie’s Rock at 18-1 saw off Queens Brook (4-1) and Mrs Milner (14-1) in a thrilling charge for the line.
Nico de Boinville added to his tally after also winning the opening race of the festival – the Supreme Novices Hurdle – on joint-favourite Constitution Hill.
More to follow.
Marie’s Rock has won the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle on the opening day of Cheltenham