Throwback Race For Friday - 12/02/21


Today we are going off course and looking back at a race from the 2020 Cheltenham festival, with the Grade Two Mares Novices' Hurdle seeing a superstar winner in Concertista.

The superb mare for Simon Munir and Isaac Souede has shown that Cheltenham is a track that truly brings her alive, finishing second in a photo-finish at the 2019 festival in the same race and then coming back a year later to bolt up.

Willie Mullins has a superb record in the Grade Two event winning every renewal since its existence back in 2016 and last year he took it with this mare.

This season the seven year old will step up for the Grade One Mares' Hurdle on the first day of the festival and is the current 7/4 favourite after landing both her events with ease so far this term.

She is a proven performer at Cheltenham in tough events and now she will have to prove it at Grade One level and the market suggests she can.