Nickel Coin Mares Bumper Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Grand National Meeting)

Updated: 1798 Horse Racing

We look at the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 2m1f at Aintree during the Grand National Meeting to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper.

Nickel Coin Mares Bumper Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Grand National Meeting)
In this article: Preview
Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Nickel Coin Mares Bumper Preview

Scheduled to take place in April of each year at the Aintree racecourse during the Grand National meeting is the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper, a Grade 2 race that is open to fillies and mares aged between 4yo and 6yo.

The race is run over just shy of two miles and one furlong and is named in honour of the 1951 Grand National winning mare Nickel Coin.

Nickel Coin Mares Bumper Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at Aintree then head over to the Aintree tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG racing tipsters and also compare those predictions to the runners that make the trend shortlist when added below. We cover every race at the Aintree Grand National Meeting and below you can find links to all of the races for each of Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

How competitive is the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 19 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 119%. The race in 2023 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 133%, whilst on average over the last 19 renewals of the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper, the over-round has been 127%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £127 which is bet.

Nickel Coin Mares Bumper Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 19 if you had followed the winner of the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper next time out then you would have backed a total of 8 winners. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -6.79. Whilst we wait for the 2025 Nickel Coin Mares Bumper remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

Over the last 19 renewals, it was the Peter Bowen trained Hollies Pearl ridden by Sean Bowen who set the fastest winning time in the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper, the runner won the race in a time of 3:56.00 was set when winning the race in 2015. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Ben Pauling and jockey Kielan Woods with Diva Luna who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 4:27.51 in the 2024 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Nickel Coin Mares Bumper over the last 19 renewals:

  1. Hollies Pearl (3:56.00) in 2015
  2. Dysart Enos (4:01.16) in 2023
  3. Tempest River (4:02.40) in 2011
What the expert says...
You don't get many heading into this race off the back of a festival run, The Glancing Queen (2019) was the last winner who did run there but there is no 'prep race' for this one really although the Mares NHF race at Market Rasen has now provided the last two winners, Dysart Enos (2023) and Diva Luna (2024) both won that race before coming here to win.

Andy Powell - Horse Racing Betting Expert - OLBG.com

Nickel Coin Mares Bumper Past Winners

Here are the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorseInfo
2024
4:27.51
Diva Luna (IRE)
5yo 11-2 13/2
Kielan Woods
Ben Pauling (GB)
2023
4:01.16
Dysart Enos (IRE)
5yo 11-2 13/2
Paddy Brennan
Fergal O'Brien (GB)
2022
4:17.38
Ashroe Diamond (IRE)
5yo 11-0 9/4F
Mr P W Mullins
W P Mullins (IRE)
2021
4:07.18
Me Too Please (IRE)
5yo 11-0 14/1
Rachael Blackmore
A L T Moore (IRE)
2019
4:22.22
The Glancing Queen (IRE)
5yo 11-0 5/1
Wayne Hutchinson
Alan King (GB)
2018
4:21.90
Getaway Katie Mai (IRE)
5yo 11-0 15/8F
Mr J J Codd
John Queally (IRE)
2017
4:07.60
Dame Rose (FR)
4yo 10-8 14/1
Alain Cawley
Richard Hobson (GB)
2016
4:17.26
Kayf Grace (GB)
6yo 11-0 14/1
Nico de Boinville
Nicky Henderson (GB)
2015
3:56.00
Hollies Pearl (GB)
5yo 10-11 8/1
Sean Bowen (3lbs)
Peter Bowen (GB)
2014
4:09.60
Avispa (GB)
5yo 11-0 25/1
Robert Thornton
Alan King (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper have been based:

  • GB: 14 winners with an additional 26 placings from 304 runners
  • IRE: 5 winners with an additional 12 placings from 54 runners
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 2 runners

Nickel Coin Mares Bumper Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper over the last 19 renewals is Alan King who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from Senorita Rumbalita (2005), Avispa (2014) and The Glancing Queen (2019). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper are Nicky Henderson (2 wins) and Peter Bowen (2 wins). There is one trainer who has not had the best of times in the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper, Donald McCain has sent a total of 12 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Nickel Coin Mares Bumper trainer statistics over the last 19 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
Alan King28-3-9+9.50-4.75
Nicky Henderson17-2-3+24.00+5.00
Peter Bowen7-2-3+31.00+13.50
W P Mullins13-1-6-9.75-8.37
Fergal O'Brien9-1-3-1.50-3.75
Ben Case7-1-2+14.00+4.50
Anthony Honeyball6-1-2+1.00-1.50
S R B Crawford4-1-1+6.00+1.50
John E Kiely3-1-2+2.50+0.75
John Queally2-1-1+0.88-0.06

Nickel Coin Mares Bumper Jockey Statistics

There is one jockey who has not had the best of times in the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper, Brian Hughes has ridden a total of 10 runners to the race without recording any wins.

Here are some of the top Nickel Coin Mares Bumper jockey statistics over the last 19 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Paddy Brennan9-1-2-1.50-4.25
Mr P W Mullins9-1-6-5.75-4.37
Sean Bowen6-1-1+3.00-1.00
Daryl Jacob5-1-2+16.00+6.50
Rachael Blackmore3-1-1+12.00+6.40
Alain Cawley3-1-1+12.00+5.00
Nico de Boinville3-1-1+12.00+5.00
Mr S Crawford3-1-1+7.00+2.50
Kielan Woods3-1-1+4.50+1.25
Brian Hughes10-0-0-10.00-10.00

Nickel Coin Mares Bumper Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +1.00 is when runners had 1 win in the past 90 days. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners finished in 2nd on debut, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-62.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper is Sandown, there has been a total number of 3 winners of this race who ran at Sandown last time out.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper:

  • Definite Article (2 Wins)
  • Kayf Tara (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Nickel Coin Mares Bumper despite multiple attempts:

  • Kings Theatre (0 Wins from 16 runners)
  • Flemensfirth (0 Wins from 13 runners)
  • Presenting (0 Wins from 13 runners)
  • Milan (0 Wins from 9 runners)
  • Yeats (0 Wins from 7 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 19 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Big Time Billy in 2010, winning for Peter Bowen at odds of 28/1 under the guidance of Michael Byrne. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 19 renewals there have been 3 winning favourites in the race. Remember to bookmark the best racing tipsters page so you can get easy access to the best OLBG racing tipsters.

Schedule for Thursday at the Aintree Grand National Meeting

The three-day Grand National meeting kicks off on Thursday with four Grade 1 events on the seven-race card which features both the Aintree Hurdle and the Bowl Chase.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:45 Aintree
Manifesto Novices Chase
Il Etait Temps (FR)
6yo - 3/1
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:20 Aintree
Anniversary 4YO Juvenile Hurdle
Sir Gino (FR)
4yo - 11/10
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
14:55 Aintree
Bowl Chase
Gerri Colombe (FR)
8yo - 9/4
Gordon Elliott
Jack Kennedy
15:30 Aintree
Aintree Hurdle
Impaire Et Passe (FR)
6yo - 1/1
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:05 Aintree
Foxhunters Chase
Its On The Line (IRE)
7yo - 3/1
Emmet Mullins
Mr Derek O'Connor
16:40 Aintree
Red Rum Handicap Chase
Sans Bruit (FR)
6yo - 5/1
Paul Nicholls
Bryony Frost
17:15 Aintree
Nickel Coin Mares Bumper
Diva Luna (IRE)
5yo - 13/2
Ben Pauling
Kielan Woods

Schedule for Friday at the Aintree Grand National Meeting

Day 2 of the Grand National meeting is Ladies Day or Fabulous Friday, the highlights on the track being the Melling Chase plus there is the Topham Chase over the Grand National fences.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:45 Aintree
Mildmay Novices Chase
Inothewayurthinkin (IRE)
6yo - 6/4
Gavin Cromwell
Mark Walsh
14:20 Aintree
William Hill National Festival Handicap Hurdle
Kateira (GB)
7yo - 5/1
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
14:55 Aintree
Top Novices Hurdle
Mystical Power (IRE)
5yo - 11/10
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
15:30 Aintree
Melling Chase
Jonbon (FR)
8yo - 11/10
Nicky Henderson
Nico de Boinville
16:05 Aintree
Topham Chase
Arizona Cardinal (GB)
8yo - 20/1
Stuart Edmunds
Ciaran Gethings
16:40 Aintree
Sefton Novices Hurdle
Dancing City (FR)
7yo - 4/1
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
17:15 Aintree
Alder Hey Handicap Hurdle
El Jefe (IRE)
7yo - 40/1
Andrew Hamilton
Ben Smith

Schedule for Saturday at the Aintree Grand National Meeting

The Grand National is obviously the showpiece of the Aintree meeting and day 3 also includes three Grade 1 events, the feature of those being the Liverpool Hurdle.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:20 Aintree
Bridle Road Handicap Hurdle
Gwennie May Boy (IRE)
6yo - 9/2
Dan Skelton
Charlie Todd
13:55 Aintree
Mersey Novices Hurdle
Brighterdaysahead (FR)
5yo - 6/5
Gordon Elliott
Jack Kennedy
14:30 Aintree
William Hill National Festival Handicap Chase
Cruz Control (FR)
7yo - 9/1
Tom Lacey
Stan Sheppard
15:05 Aintree
Liverpool Hurdle
Strong Leader (GB)
7yo - 8/1
Olly Murphy
Sean Bowen
16:00 Aintree
Grand National
I Am Maximus (FR)
8yo - 7/1
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
17:00 Aintree
Maghull Novices Chase
Found A Fifty (IRE)
7yo - 11/8
Gordon Elliott
Jack Kennedy
17:35 Aintree
Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race
Horaces Pearl (FR)
6yo - 14/1
Fergal O'Brien
Connor Brace

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Nickel Coin Mares Bumper Preview are at hand, Andy and Darren. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for National Hunt Racing.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for jump racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful national hunt racing blogs for OLBG.

No Comments

There are no comments here. Be the first to comment...

Keep Reading

By using this site you confirm you are 18+ and consent to our use of cookies and processing of personal data as set out in our Privacy Policy
Got it!