Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Tips 2024

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Run over 2 miles 4½ furlongs on the New Course at Cheltenham, the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle was established in 2009, when it replaced the traditional ‘Getting Out Stakes’, the County Handicap Hurdle, as the closing race of the Cheltenham Festival.

As the name suggests, the race is restricted to conditional jockeys or, in other words, professional jockeys aged under 26 who are yet to ride 75 winners.


Martin Pipe Handicap Betting Tips 2024

10 Year Trends

  • Average Winner Age:5.8
  • Average Rating 140.6
  • 7/10 Irish trained
  • 7/10 Novices
  • 0/10 Favourites

The last race of the 2024 Cheltenham Festival is affectionately known as the ‘Boys Race’ as it is limited to conditional kjockeys. The big talking horse here is Sa Majeste who has somehow managed to get away with an unchanged British mark of 140. However, at 4/1, with the dismal record of favourites, you really are forced to look elsewhere. JP has other notable entries with Waterford Whispers and No Ordinary Joe (look to see who Aidan Kelly gets Jocked up on). However, for the selection, I will go to Gordon again, who loves to win the race named after his mentor. I am hoping Danny Gilligan will be on BETTER DAYS AHEAD (14/1) who went off 10/1 for the Champion Bumper last year. He was beaten just 5 lengths by Slade Steel in a Navan Grade 2 and on his last start was 10 lengths behind Supreme Dark Horse Asian Master (giving him 15 pounds). I think that this could be a well-hatched year-long plan for Gordon and as a 140 rated, 6 year old Irish Novice, he fits all the trends. 

Selection: Better Days Ahead at 14/1 with bet365’s Cheltenham offer.


Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Trends

Age – 10 of the last 12 winners have been aged 5 or 6.

Price – 1 of the 12 winners has been favourite, 3/12 winners have been in the top 3 in the betting.

Last Run – 6 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle, 11/12 winners ran within the last 52 days.

Previous Course Form – 7/11 winners had at least 1 previous run at Cheltenham, 2/12 winners had at least 1 previous win at Cheltenham.

Previous Distance Form – 11/12 winners had at least 1 previous run over 19-21 furlongs, 6/12 winners had at least 1 previous win over 19-21 furlongs.

Previous Hurdle Form – 11/12 winners had at least 3 previous runs over hurdles, 12/12 winners had at least 1 previous win over hurdles, 8/12 had at least 2 previous wins over hurdles.

Rating – 12/12 winners had a rating of 133 or higher.

Season Form – 10/12 winners had at least 3 previous runs that season, 9/12 winners had at least 1 previous win that season.


Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Tips

RaceTipPlace Bet
1.30pm - Supreme Novices HurdleJeriko Du Reponet – 5/1
Tullyhill – 33/1 NRNB
Place Bet
2.10pm - Arkle ChaseHunters Yarn - 9/1
Bllod Destiny (ew) - 20/1
Place Bet
2.50pm - Ultima Handicap ChaseChianti Classico - 8/1Place Bet
3.30pm - Champion HurdlePlace Bet
4.10pm - Mares' HurdlePlace Bet
4.50pm - Boodles Juvenile Handicap HurdlePlace Bet
5.30pm - National Hunt ChaseSalvador Ziggy 16/1
Nick Rockett 10/1
Place Bet


Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Tips

1.30pm - Baring Bingham Novices' HurdleGidleigh Park - 11/1
Predators Gold - 25/1
Place Bet
2.10pm - Brown Advisory Novice ChaseFact To File - 5/1
Monty’s Star - 20/1 EW
Place Bet
2.50pm - Coral CupPlace Bet
3.30pm - Queen Mother Champion ChasePlace Bet
4.10pm - Cross Country ChaseFoxy Jack - 12/1Place Bet
4.50pm - Grand Annual ChasePlace Bet
5.30pm - Champion BumperYou Oughta Know - 9/1
The Yellow Clay - 14/1
Place Bet


Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Tips

1.30pm - Turners Novice ChasePlace Bet
2.10pm - Pertemps Network FinalGowel Road - 25/1Place Bet
2.50pm - Ryanair ChaseStage Star - 7/1
Hitman - 80/1 (EW)
Place Bet
3.30pm - Stayers HurdleTeahupoo - 4/1
Noble Yeats - 12/1 (EW)
Place Bet
4.10pm - Plate Handicap ChaseSaint Roi - 33/1Place Bet
4.50pm - Mares Novice HurdleBrighterdaysahead - 3/1Place Bet
5.30pm - Kim Muir ChasePlace Bet


Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Tips

1.30pm - Triumph HurdleMajborough - 10/1 (ew NRNB)
Salvator Mundi - 25/1 (ew)
Place Bet
2.10pm - County HurdleKing of Kingsfield - 7/1Place Bet
2.50pm - Albert Bartlett Novices' HurdleDancing City - 8/1Place Bet
3.30pm - Cheltenham Gold CupPlace Bet
4.10pm - Festival Challenge Cup Hunters ChasePlace Bet
4.50pm - Paddy Power Mares ChasePlace Bet
5.30pm - Martin Pipe HurdleBetter Days Ahead - 14/1Place Bet