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Apple’s Jade cut to 11/10 for Mares’ Hurdle after Leopardstown success

| 31.12.2017

Apple’s Jade has been cut to 11/10 for the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham after a gutsy victory in the Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown.

Gordon Elliott’s charge turned in a battling display to see off Supasundae by half a length in the Grade 1 renewal.

It was a fifth straight success for the five-year-old who has now won seven races at the highest level.

Connections have suggested that back-to-back Mares’ Hurdle triumphs are the aim for the daughter of Saddler Maker.

But with competition for the event low – Limini and Vroum Vroum Mag are next best at 11/2 and 8/1 respectively – the Stayers’ Hurdle remains an option.

Sam Spinner is the favourite for that one at 7/2, with Apple’s Jade next best at 7/1.

Meanwhile, you can get even-money on Elliott’s star winning any race at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival.

Click here for the latest Cheltenham Festival odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.