Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Tips, Trends, Odds & Preview – (Cheltenham Day 4 5.30pm)
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 Odds
|Drop the Anchor||14/1||bet365|
|You Raised Me Up||16/1||bet365|
|Dreal Deal||16/1||William Hill|
|Blue Lord||16/1||William Hill|
Martin Pipe Preview
- Wide Receiver
- Tea Clipper
Co. Meath trainer Gordon Elliott has won the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle twice before and is responsible for the current ante-post favourite, Wide Receiver (7/1), this time around. The Sholokov gelding winner has made steady progress since sent over hurdles in October and opened his account, at the fourth attempt, when keeping on well to beat stable companion Decimation in a 20-runner maiden hurdle at Leopardstown on Boxing Day. Interestingly, he is entered in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, and Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle earlier in the week – befitting a horse that cost £410,000 at the Tattersalls Cheltenham Sale in February 2019 – but this looks a more straightforward opportunity. Elliott believes ‘he is better than his rating suggests’, so he looks a worthy favourite.
According to trainer Edward Harty, Damalisque (12/1) has ‘had his issues over the years’, but has been in good form since returning to hurdling, after an absence of more than two years, at Naas in November. Indeed, he was impressive when leading home a 1-2-3 for owner J.P. McManus in the valuable Navan Handicap Hurdle in late January. A 12lb rise in the weights makes life more difficult but, after just six starts over hurdles, the lightly-raced 8-year-old looks one to keep an eye on.
Benson (16/1) won his first three starts over hurdles, at or around 2 miles, following wind surgery in August. However, he appeared to find the minimum distance, even at a testing track like Ascot, an inadequate test of stamina when keeping on strongly to finish fourth in the Grade Three Betway Exchange Trophy in December. Dr. Richard Newland’s 6-year-old remains 10lb higher in the weights than when winning at Sandown on his penultimate start, but an extra half-a-mile or so should suit him admirably and he looks by no means impossibly handicapped.
At longer odds, Tea Clipper (33/1) probably doesn’t want the ground too soft but, nevertheless, remains a progressive young hurdler. He readily won the Grade 3 Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle at Chepstow on his reappearance and, although unable to confirm the form with runner-up Flash The Steel at Newbury next time, may have been too keen for his own good on that occasion. He has an excellent 4-6 record over hurdles, remains reasonably weighted and, with further improvement a distinct possibility, cannot be ruled out.
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Betting Tip
It doesn’t pay to be too dogmatic about any of the Festival handicaps, including this one, but Wide Receiver remains open to immeasurable improvement after just four starts over hurdles and is, frankly, hard to ignore.
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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.
Martin Pipe Past Winners
|2009||Andytown||Felix De Giles||Nicky Henderson|
|2010||Pause and Clause||Johnny Farrelly||Emma Lavelle|
|2011||Sir Des Champs||Emmet Mullins||Willie Mullins|
|2012||Attaglance||Harry Haynes||Malcolm Jefferson|
|2013||Salubrious||Harry Derham||Paul Nicholls|
|2014||Don Poli||M P Fogarty||Willie Mullins|
|2015||Killultagh Vic||L P Dempsey||Willie Mullins|
|2016||Ibis Du Rheu||Jack Sherwood||Paul Nicholls|
|2017||Champagne Classic||J J Slevin||Gordon Elliott|
|2018||Blow By Blow||Donagh Meyler||Gordon Elliott|
|2019||Early Doors||Jonjo O’Neill Jr||Joseph O’Brien|
|2020||Indefatigable||Rex Dingle||Paul Webber|
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Result 2020
1st – Indefatigable (25/1)
2nd – Pileon (9/1)
3rd – Great White Shark (40/1)
4th – Happygolucky (25/1)
Cheltenham Festival Day 1 Tips
As we get ever closer to the Festival our tips will start to appear here for the following races on Tuesday 16th March 2021.
|1.20pm||Supreme Novices Hurdle||25/1|
|4.15pm||Boodles Juvenile Hurdle||25/1|
|4.50pm||National Hult Chase||5/1|
Cheltenham Festival Day 2 Tips
Get all our Cheltenham Festival 2020 day 2 tips here as we approach Wednesday 17th March.
|1.20pm||Ballymore Novices' Hurdle||5/1|
|1.55pm||Festival Novices (RSA) Chase||10/1|
Cheltenham Festival Day 3 Tips
Get the build-up to the third day of the Festival and ante-post tips for the following races:
|1.20pm||Marsh Novices' Hurdle||10/11|
|1.55pm||Pertemps Network Final||10/1|
|3.40pm||Brown Advisory Plate||25/1|
|4.15pm||Mares' Novices Hurdle||33/1|
|4.50pm||Kim Muir Handicap||20/1|
Cheltenham Festival Day 4 Tips
The last day of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival includes the Gold Cup on Friday 19th March 2021.
|1.20pm||JCB Triumph Hurdle||10/1|
|2.30pm||Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle||25/1|
|3.05pm||Cheltenham Gold Cup||7/2|
|4.50pm||Martin Pipe Handicap||11/1|