2021 Cheltenham Festival: Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When does the 2021 Cheltenham Festival take place? Tuesday 16th March – Friday 19th March, 2021

What time does the Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Chase start? Friday 19th March, 2021 – 16:15 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for the 2021 Cheltenham Festival? The 2021 Cheltenham Festival will take place without spectators

What TV channel is the 2021 Cheltenham Festival on in the UK? ITV will be televising the first six races of each day, while Racing TV subscribers will be able to watch all of the action

Where can I stream the 2021 Cheltenham Festival in the UK? The first six races of each day can be streamed live on the ITV Hub, while Racing TV subscribers can live stream all of the action

THE LOWDOWN

The Mares’ Chase is the penultimate race of the Festival and Elimay could be the one to produce the goods here. The 7-year-old has been consistent over fences with three wins from four races and her second place behind Allaho was a valiant effort too. Colreevy disappointed in last year’s Dawn Run but has put that poor effort behind her with a hat-trick this season over fences. She has a Grade 1 success to her name and looks well-poised to go close here. Another in the mix is Shattered Love but she will have to reverse the form having lost out to Elimay when they met last month, although it would not take masses of improvement to see her close that five-and-a-half-length distance.

THE PREDICTION

Colreevy will put her unbeaten record over fences on the line here and is well-fancied to go close but she may find one better than her in Elimay. Willie Mullins has four runners here and those two could well duel it out for the major honours but Mark Walsh’s mount is expected to prevail in this newly-formed race. Her win at Naas last month was as eye-catching as they come and she looks to be the pick of the bunch based on the manner of that success.

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