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Grade 1, Cheltenham 16:10
£120,000 added,
4yo plus,
2m 3f 200y, Class 1  
Tuesday 13th March 2018

Apple's Jade
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Apple's Jade
Apple's Jade
  (Gordon Elliott) and Vroum Vroum Mag (Willie Mullins) could renew rivalry in the G1 OLBG Mares' Hurdle over two and a half miles at Cheltenham on Champion Day, Tuesday, March 13. Prize money has been boosted to £120,000 this year.
 
They were first and second last year as Apple's Jade came out on top by a length and a half in what was one of the races of The Festival.

Willie Mullins also has Augusta KateLet's Dance and highly-regarded chaser Benie Des Dieux among his team as he chases an amazing ninth victory in the OLBG Mares' Hurdle, which was founded in 2008.

La Bague Au Roi
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La Bague Au Roi

La Bague Au Roi took her winning run to four with an impressive victory in the Ascot mud in the olbg.com Mares' Hurdle on January 20.

Warren Greatrex's exciting seven-year-old took the lead four out when the pacesetting Midnight Tune started to weaken and was not extended as she won in style under Noel Fehily.

A superb leap at the last in the Grade Two over an attritional two miles, seven and a half furlongs helped her prevail by 16 lengths from Sainte Ladylime.

The 27 remaining entries also feature multiple G2 winner Colin's Sister (Fergal O'Brien) and  Dusky Legend (Alan King), who has been placed in the last two renewals of the G2 Trull House Stud Mares' Novices' Hurdle at The Festival.

The OLBG Mares’ Hurdle
(For The David Nicholson Mares’ Trophy)
£120,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 3f 200y, Class 1
27 remaining entries
£5,000 supplementary entry stage & six-day confirmation stage March 7, final declarations 10am, March 11.

Horse
Age
Owner
Trainer
ANGELS ANTICS
5
Walters Plant Hire & Spiers & Hartwell
Nigel Twiston-Davies  
APPLE'S JADE (FR)
6
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
ASTHURIA (FR)
7
George Creighton
Willie Mullins IRE
AUGUSTA KATE
7
The Masters Syndicate
Willie Mullins IRE
BARRA (FR)
7
Gigginstown House Stud
Gordon Elliott IRE
BENIE DES DIEUX (FR)
7
Susannah Ricci
Willie Mullins IRE
BRILLARE MOMENTO (IRE)
7
Oliver Ryan
Martin Keighley  
CAP SOLEIL (FR)
5
Mrs S A Noott
Fergal O'Brien  
COLIN'S SISTER
7
Caroline Beresford-Wylie
Fergal O'Brien  
DUSKY LEGEND
8
Richard & Lizzie Kelvin-Hughes
Alan King  
GRACEFUL LEGEND
7
Mrs A Allen
Ben Case  
INDIAN STREAM
9
Mrs G Davies
Neil Mulholland  
JER'S GIRL (IRE)
6
J P McManus
Gavin Cromwell IRE
KARALEE (FR)
7
Susannah Ricci
Willie Mullins IRE
KAYF GRACE
8
James and Jean Potter
Nicky Henderson  
LA BAGUE AU ROI (FR)
7
Julien Turner & Andrew Merriam
Warren Greatrex  
LADY BUTTONS
8
Jayne Sivills
Philip Kirby  
LAGOSTOVEGAS (IRE)
6
John Donohue
Willie Mullins IRE
LET'S DANCE (FR)
6
Susannah Ricci
Willie Mullins IRE
MERI DEVIE (FR)
5
Andrea & Graham Wylie
Willie Mullins IRE
MIDNIGHT JAZZ
8
Mrs A Allen
Ben Case  
MIDNIGHT TOUR
8
James and Jean Potter
Alan King  
NORTHERN BEAU (IRE)
5
Lynne & Angus Maclennan
Michael Scudamore  
PRAVALAGUNA (FR)
6
Bruton Street IV
Willie Mullins IRE
THE ORGANIST (IRE)
7
J P McManus
Oliver Sherwood  
VERDANA BLUE (IRE)
6
Crimbourne Stud
Nicky Henderson  
VROUM VROUM MAG (FR)
9
Susannah Ricci
Willie Mullins IRE

Mathematician Betting

OLBG MARES’ HURDLE PAST RESULTS

2017-WINNER-APPLE’S JADE 5-11-05 Owner-Gigginstown House Stud; Trainer-Gordon Elliott IRE; Jockey-Bryan Cooper; SP-7/2
2ND-Vroum Vroum Mag 8-11-05 Owner-Susannah Ricci; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Paul Townend; SP-11/4
3RD-Limini 6-11-05 Owner-Susannah Ricci; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-6/4 Fav 17 ran, Time-4m 50.20s; Dist-11⁄2, ns

2016-WINNER-VROUM VROUM MAG 7-11-05 Owner-Susannah Ricci; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-4/6 Fav
2ND-Rock On The Moor 8-11-05 Owner-R Irwin; Trainer-Jessica Harrington IRE; Jockey-Robbie Power; SP-66/1
3RD-Legacy Gold 8-11-05 Owner-Roger Brookhouse; Trainer-Stuart Crawford IRE; Jockey-Andrew Lynch; SP-40/1
19 ran, Time-4m 45.00s; Dist-23⁄4, 1⁄2

2015-WINNER-GLENS MELODY 7-11-05 Owner-Fiona McStay; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Paul Townend; SP-6/1
2ND-Polly Peachum 7-11-05 Owner-Lady Tennant; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Barry Geraghty; SP-9/1
3RD-Bitofapuzzle 7-11-05 Owner-Chris Giles & Potensis Bloodstock Ltd; Trainer-Harry Fry; Jockey-Noel Fehily; SP-16/1
15 ran, Time-4m 51.10s; Dist-hd, nk 1/2 Fav Annie Power (Fell)

2014-WINNER-QUEVEGA 10-11-05 Owner-Hammer & Trowel Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP- 8/11 Fav
2ND-Glens Melody 6-11-05 Owner-Fiona McStay; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Paul Townend; SP-14/1
3RD-L’Unique 5-11-05 Owner-Denis Barry; Trainer-Alan King; Jockey-Robert Thornton; SP-25/1
16 ran, Time-4m 44.60s; Dist-¾, ¾

2013-WINNER-QUEVEGA 9-11-05 Owner-Hammer & Trowel Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP- 8/11 Fav
2ND-Sirene D'Ainay 7-11-05 Owner-Stephane Milaveau; Trainer-Emmanuel Clayeux FR; Jockey-Jonathan Plouganou; SP-33/1
3RD-Swincombe Flame 7-11-00 Owner-Yeo Racing Partnership; Trainer-Nick Williams; Jockey-Daryl Jacob; SP-40/1
19 ran, Time-4m 55.46s Dist-1½, 2

2012-WINNER-QUEVEGA 8-11-05 Owner-Hammer & Trowel Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP- 4/7 Fav
2ND Kentford Grey Lady 6-11-00 Owner-Ian Bare; Trainer-Emma Lavelle; Jockey-Noel Fehily; SP-14/1
3RD Golden Sunbird 8-11-03 Owner-Jim Mernagh; Trainer-Paul Nolan IRE; Jockey-Robbie Power; SP-66/1
19 ran, Time-4m 51.30s Dist-4, nk

2011-WINNER-QUEVEGA 7-11-05 Owner-Hammer & Trowel Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-5/6 Fav
2ND Sparky May 6-11-05 Owner-Bill Muddyman; Trainer-Pat Rodford; Jockey-Keiran Burke; SP-4/1
3RD Ocean Transit 6-11-00 Owner-Ocean’s Five; Trainer-Richard Price; Jockey-David Bass; SP-50/1
14 ran, Time-4m 48.08s Dist-10, 1

2010-WINNER-QUEVEGA 6-11-05 Owner-Hammer & Trowel Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-6/4 Fav
2ND Carole’s Legacy 6-11-00 Owner-Paul Murphy; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Andrew Tinkler; SP-20/1
3RD Voler La Vedette 6-11-05 Owner-Mrs M Brophy; Trainer-Colm Murphy IRE; Jockey-Barry Geraghty; SP-9/4
17 ran, Time-4m 45.40s Dist-4½, 1¼

2009-WINNER-QUEVEGA 5-11-03 Owner-Hammer & Trowel Syndicate; Trainer-Willie Mullins IRE; Jockey-Ruby Walsh; SP-2/1 Fav
2ND United 8-11-05 Owner-R B Holt; Trainer-Lucy Wadham; Jockey-Dominic Elsworth; SP-100/30
3RD Aura About You 6-11-00 Owner-Jim Mernagh; Trainer-Paul Nolan IRE; Jockey-Alain Cawley; SP-28/1 21 ran, Time-4m 55.20s Dist-14, sh

2008-WINNER-WHITEOAK 5-11-00 Owner-Brendan Richardson; Trainer-Donald McCain Jnr; Jockey-Jason Maguire; SP-20/1
2ND Refinement 9-11-05 Owner-Michael Tabor; Trainer-Jonjo O’Neill; Jockey-Tony McCoy; 10/1
3RD Chomba Womba 7-11-05 Owner-Richard & Lizzie Kelvin Hughes; Trainer-Nicky Henderson; Jockey-Mick Fitzgerald; SP-100/30 Fav
13 ran, Time-5m 1.40s Dist-sh, 2½