Horse Racing

The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle 2022 Betting Odds Runners & Preview


The two-and-a-half mile Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle brings the curtain down on Cheltenham Festival and gives the Conditional jockeys a chance to showcase their talents.

The race started in 2009 and is named in honour of Martin Pipe who notched up thirty-four Festival winners over the years before handing over the training baton to his son David.

It’s not an easy race to dissect albeit if you find a capable jockey who resists the temptation to ‘go too fast’ in this race, you have half a chance.

Willie Mullins is the leading trainer in the Martin Pipe having notched up a total of four winners, closely followed by Gordon Elliott and Paul Nicholls with two each.

Race Details
When:Friday 18th March, 4.50pm
Prize:£70,000
Distance:Two-miles four-furlongs
Race TypeHandicap Hurdle 
Age:4-Years+
CourseNew Course
Weights:Handicap
Where to watch?ITV, Racing UK, Bookmaker Streams
Key Betting Stats:Ten of the last twelve winners have been aged either five or six years old.

A couple of twelve-year-olds have won in that time.

Only one favourite has obliged (2011) in twelve attempts.

 

The final race of the entire meeting, and one last chance to see the Cheltenham Festival until things take a break.

Conditional jockeys are in action here, so one of the most popular lines of thought is simply to look out for the very best conditionals, especially those snapped up for rides from stables they wouldn’t usually ride for.

As the Cheltenham Festival draws closer, we will update this page with our full betting preview, the latest odds for the race and any other key info that punters need before they place their bets.

Previous Winners of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap

2021 – Galopin Des Champs

2020 – Indefatigable

2019 – Early Doors

2018 – Blow By Blow

2017 – Champagne Classic 

* Betting odds correct at the time of writing