Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Betting Tips

  • 15/03/2019
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Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle tips are the feature of this racing preview for Cheltenham 2022.

This particular race will again bring down the curtain on the 4-day Festival.

It’s the last chance for punters to get some winning action from Cheltenham racing betting, and our experts will be providing the top Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Tips.

As part of our full Cheltenham 2022 coverage, our tipsters will be looking through the statistics, odds and form to make recommendations.

Last year’s winner of the Martin Pipe was Galopin Des Champs, who finished strongly to take a comfortable win for trainer Willie Mullins.

Who will be heading to the winners’ circle after this year’s edition?

(Tips to follow)


Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle – Overlooked Outsiders

Last year’s winner Galopin Des Champs came home at a healthy 8/1, having touched 9/1 at one point.

There have been some winners of this who have come home at a punter-friendly price.

There was 2013 winner Salubrious who scored from 16/1 for trainer Paul Nicholls, and that followed success in the previous year for Attaglance at 20/1.

The largest priced winner in the last ten editions was Indefatigable, who landed the prize from a big quote of 25/1 in the 2020 Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle odds.

This is usually a good competitive race, and therefore it’s worth digging through the field to find some runners with each-way potential.

Look for our Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle tips closer to the start of the Cheltenham Festival 2022.


Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Runners – Friday, 18th March 5.30

Horse Silks Trainer/Jockey Odds
Langer Dan Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Lorcan Williams
T: Dan Skelton
9/2
Hollow Games Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Jordan Gainford
T: Gordon Elliott
13/2
Chemical Energy Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Shane Fitzgerald
T: Gordon Elliott
8/1
Adamantly Chosen Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Richard Deegan
T: Willie Mullins
8/1
The Goffer Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Sam Ewing
T: Gordon Elliott
12/1
Banbridge Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: M M McDonagh
T: Joseph O’Brien
12/1
I A Connect Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Fergus Gregory
T: Gordon Elliott
14/1
Five O’Clock Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Jack Foley
T: Willie Mullins
14/1
Grand Jury Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Hugh Morgan
T: Henry De Bromhead
14/1
Au Fleuron Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Kevin Brogan
T: Gordon Elliott
14/1
Cobblers Dream Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Jack Andrews
T: Ben Case
16/1
The Very Man Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Conor Orr
T: John Harrington
20/1
Decimation Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Mike O’Connor
T: Henry De Bromhead
20/1
Ilikedwayurthinkin Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Simon Torrens
T: Gavin Cromwell
22/1
Earlofthecotswolds Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Jordan Nailor
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
22/1
Perfect Attitude Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Jack Tudor
T: Gordon Elliott
22/1
Freedom To Dream Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Liam Harrison
T: Peter Fahey
25/1
Party Business (RESERVE) Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Charlie Todd
T: Ian Williams
28/1
Hes A Hardy Bloke Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: E Walsh
T: Noel Meade
28/1
Quinta Do Ma Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Luca Morgan
T: Ben Pauling
33/1
Herbiers Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Theo Gillard
T: Oliver Greenall
33/1
Bigz Belief Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Liam McKenna
T: Matthew J Smith
40/1
Solwara One (RESERVE) Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: RESERVE
T: Neil Mulholland
40/1
Lucky Max Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Peter Kavanagh
T: Sean Thomas Doyle
50/1
Silver Sheen Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Richard Condon
T: John Harrington
50/1
Reserve Tank Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Mitchell Bastyan
T: Colin Tizzard
80/1

There are Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle odds to be looked over right now, with the ante-post market active.

Things will change drastically from those ante-post prices the closer we get to the start of the Festival.

That’s when our tipsters will be putting out the best Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle tips.

But the ante-post indicates some early entries for the race, and it, therefore, gives us some potential runners to look at.

Langer Dan, the runner-up in the 2021 Martin Pipe, is already showing a potential contender for this year’s edition. Would he be able to go one better in this renewal?

Chemical Energy is also there, as he looks like an excellent up-and-coming hurdler. He got off the mark at Navan in September last year and doubled his tally a couple of months later at Fairyhouse.

Among others high up in the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle market are Guard Your Dreams, Panda Boy and Three Stripe Life.


How to pick a Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Winner

While our betting experts will be taking a full, deep dive into the statistics and form for Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle tips, we can look at a few trends here.

There has not been a single favourite win this race in the last ten editions. There has been one only in the thirteen previous editions in total – that was Sir Des Champs in 2011.

In terms of winning odds, three of the last ten have been at least 16/1 winners of the contest.

Last 10 Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Winners Odds

  • 2021 Galopin Des Champs 8/1
  • 2020 Indefatigable 25/1
  • 2019 Early Doors 5/1
  • 2018 Blow By Blow 11/1
  • 2017 Champagne Classic 12/1
  • 2016 Ibis Du Rheu 14/1
  • 2015 Killultagh Vic 7/1
  • 2014 Don Poli 12/1
  • 2013 Salubrious 16/1
  • 2012 Attaglance 20/1

What other trends are there to be gleaned? One is the plethora of Irish horses winning the contest recently. Six of the last nine winners have been Irish competitors – the other three in that sequence were from France.

That has been a notable swing because there have been six GB horses to have won the Martin Pipe, but the last one to do so was Attaglance in 2012.

There has been one previous female winner of the Martin Pipe from 18 that have entered the last 13 renewals – that was Indefatigable in 2020.

Other trends to help narrow the field a bit in Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle odds is that all 13 winners have been aged between 5 and 7, and all had run within 80 days of the contest.

None of the winners had ever gone off at a price of bigger than 28/1, and they had between 1 and 3 wins at a further distance.

Our betting experts will be going through plenty of other trends to form the best recommendations for this year’s renewal.


Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Odds 2022

Horse Silks Trainer/Jockey Odds
Langer Dan Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Lorcan Williams
T: Dan Skelton
9/2
Hollow Games Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Jordan Gainford
T: Gordon Elliott
13/2
Chemical Energy Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Shane Fitzgerald
T: Gordon Elliott
8/1
Adamantly Chosen Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Richard Deegan
T: Willie Mullins
8/1
The Goffer Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Sam Ewing
T: Gordon Elliott
12/1
Banbridge Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: M M McDonagh
T: Joseph O’Brien
12/1
I A Connect Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Fergus Gregory
T: Gordon Elliott
14/1
Five O’Clock Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Jack Foley
T: Willie Mullins
14/1
Grand Jury Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Hugh Morgan
T: Henry De Bromhead
14/1
Au Fleuron Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Kevin Brogan
T: Gordon Elliott
14/1
Cobblers Dream Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Jack Andrews
T: Ben Case
16/1
The Very Man Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Conor Orr
T: John Harrington
20/1
Decimation Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Mike O’Connor
T: Henry De Bromhead
20/1
Ilikedwayurthinkin Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Simon Torrens
T: Gavin Cromwell
22/1
Earlofthecotswolds Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Jordan Nailor
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
22/1
Perfect Attitude Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Jack Tudor
T: Gordon Elliott
22/1
Freedom To Dream Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Liam Harrison
T: Peter Fahey
25/1
Party Business (RESERVE) Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Charlie Todd
T: Ian Williams
28/1
Hes A Hardy Bloke Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: E Walsh
T: Noel Meade
28/1
Quinta Do Ma Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Luca Morgan
T: Ben Pauling
33/1
Herbiers Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Theo Gillard
T: Oliver Greenall
33/1
Bigz Belief Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Liam McKenna
T: Matthew J Smith
40/1
Solwara One (RESERVE) Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: RESERVE
T: Neil Mulholland
40/1
Lucky Max Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Peter Kavanagh
T: Sean Thomas Doyle
50/1
Silver Sheen Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Richard Condon
T: John Harrington
50/1
Reserve Tank Horse Profile - Jockey Colours J: Mitchell Bastyan
T: Colin Tizzard
80/1

All About The Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle: Past and Present

The race is named after one of the great National Hunt trainers, Martin Pipe, a 15-time Champion Trainer. 

The race was established in 2009, so it is one of the relatively newer ones to have found its way into the Festival.

The official name is the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle. It is run on Cheltenham’s New Course, and it is a distance of 2m 4f and 56y with nine hurdles.

The handicap controls the race weights, limited to conditional jockeys only. 

No horse has managed to win the Martin Pipe on more than one occasion, nor has any jockey.

There has been a dominant trainer in the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle, however, which is Willie Mullins with four wins.


How Do Horses Qualify for the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle?

The race is open to both sexes of four years and up. It’s the conditional jockey that is the big stipulation here.


What is the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Prize Money in 2022?

The details of this year’s purse aren’t out yet. Last year’s winner, Galopin Des Champs, took £32,497.50. The remaining prizes were 2nd £9,649.50, 3rd £4,824.75, 4th £2,404.50, 5th £1,207.50, 6th £609, 7th £304.50, 8th £147


Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Past Winners

Looking back through the history of the Martin Pipe at the Cheltenham Festival, some famous winners have landed the prize.

In 2011 Sir Des Champs won it and went on to big things, including a Hennessy Gold Cup win and a runner-up spot to Bobs Worth in the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

RSA Chase winner Don Poli scored the Martin Pipe in 2014, and other notable winners include Indefatigable and Ibis du Rheu.

Year Horse Odds Jockey Trainer
2021 Galopin Des Champs 8/1 Sean O’Keefe Willie Mullins
2020 Indefatigable 25/1 Rex Dingle Paul Webber
2019 Early Doors 5/1 Jonjo O’Neill Jr Joseph O’Brien
2018 Blow By Blow 11/1 Donagh Meyler Gordon Elliott
2017 Champagne Classic 12/1 James Slevin Gordon Elliott
2016 Ibis du Rheu 14/1 Jack Sherwood Paul Nicholls
2015 Killultagh Vic 7/1 Luke Dempsey Willie Mullins
2014 Don Poli 12/1 Mike Fogarty Willie Mullins
2013 Salubrious 16/1 Harry Derham Paul Nicholls
2012 Attaglance 20/1 Harry Haynes Malcolm Jefferson
2011 Sir Des Champs 9/2F Emmet Mullins Willie Mullins
2010 Pause and Clause 14/1 Johnny Farrelly Emma Lavelle 
2009 Andytown 25/1 Felix de Giles Nicky Henderson

Other Races on Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival

The Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle betting is the final race of Day 4 of Cheltenham 2022. Here are all the races for Friday at the Festival:

13:30 The JCB Triumph Hurdle (Grade 1)

14:10 The McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)

14:50 The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1)

15:30 The Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeplechase (Grade 1)

16:10 The St. James’s Place Festival Challenge Cup Open Hunters’ Steeple Chase

16:50 The Mrs Paddy Power Mares’ Steeplechase (Grade 2)

17:30 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (0-145)