Marie’s Rock claims the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham


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

Marie’s Rock has won the Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle on the opening day of Cheltenham

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