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The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle

The final race of Day Four and the entire Cheltenham Festival will be The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle.

The Cheltenham Festival is a four day National Hunt meeting that takes place at Cheltenham Racecourse every March. It is the most prestigious event on the National Hunt calendar, featuring The Cheltenham Gold Cup which is only beaten by the Grand National in terms of prize money.

During The Festival, a quarter of a million spectators descend on Cheltenham in Gloucestershire to witness 28 superb horse races, including at least one featured race on each day. Each day of The Festival is unique in its own way, with Champion Day on Day One, Ladies Day on Day Two, St. Patrick’s Thursday on Day Three and Gold Cup Friday on Day Four.

The main featured event of the meeting is The Cheltenham Gold Cup which takes place on the final day, offering £625,000 in prize money, split proportionately between the placing horses, with £351,688 going to the team of the champion.

The 2021 edition of The Cheltenham Festival will take place from Tuesday the 16th until Friday the 19th of March, concluding with The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle on Gold Cup Friday.

About the Race

The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle is a National Hunt race open to ‘conditional jockeys’, who are jockeys under the age of 26 who have not won more than 25 races under rules.

This ungraded handicap race is open to horses aged four and above and is the final race of The Festival, run on the ‘new course’ of Cheltenham.

Measuring 2 miles, 4 furlongs and 56 yards in length, The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle features 9 fences for the conditional jockeys and their horses to jump.

The race is named in honour of fifteen-time champion National Hunt trainer Martin Pipe, who retired from his emphatic career in 2006. The first edition of this race was three years after the retirement in 2009.

The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle will be the final race of Gold Cup Friday and the entire Cheltenham Festival, beginning at 17:30.

Runners

The top 10 predicted runners and their ante-post odds for The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle at The Cheltenham Festival 2021 are the following:

  1. Wide Receiver (IRE) – 10/1 ante-post joint-favourite – 6 years old – weighing in at 11-12 (07/02/21) – trained by Gordon Elliott
  2. Ngolo (IRE) – 10/1 ante-post joint-favourite – 6 years old – weighing in at 11-12 (07/02/21) – trained by Willie Mullins
  3. Shadow Rider (FR) – 10/1 ante-post joint-favourite – 7 years old – weighing in at 10-12 (06/02/21) – trained by Willie Mullins
  4. Column Of Fire (IRE) – 10/1 ante-post joint-favourite – 7 years old – weighing in at 11-3 (29/01/21) – trained by Gordon Elliott
  5. Make Me A Believer (IRE) – 10/1 ante-post joint-favourite – 6 years old – weighing in at 11-0 (16/01/21) – trained by David Pipe
  6. Ganapathi (FR) – 10/1 ante-post joint-favourite – 5 years old – weighing in at 11-10 (06/02/21) – trained by Willie Mullins
  7. Fakiera (FR) – 12/1 ante-post odds – 6 years old – weighing in at 11-12 (06/02/21) – trained by Gordon Elliott
  8. Bear Ghylls (IRE) – 12/1 ante-post odds – 6 years old – weighing in at 11-10 (10/01/21) – trained by Nicky Martin
  9. Irascible (FR) – 12/1 ante-post odds – 6 years old – weighing in at 11-12 (07/02/21) – trained by Henry De Bromhead
  10. Damalisque (FR) – 12/1 ante-post odds – 8 years old – weighing in at 10-9 (07/02/21) – trained by Edward Harty

Tips

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Odds

A quick glance at the previous winners of The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle tells you all you need to know about the fantastic prices you can get from bookies during The Cheltenham Festival.

A £10 stake on the 25/1 2020 winner, Indefatigable, would have returned £250 in profits. In 2018, the favourite of the race had an incredible starting price of 7/1 – that’s £70 in profits from a £10 bet on the race favourite!

Previous Winners

Here are the previous 4 winners of The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle, including their odds, closest competitors and race stats:

2020

Last year’s winner of The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle was 25/1 outsider Indefatigable, ridden by jockey Rex Dingle and trained by Paul Webber.

4/1 race favourite Front View made a mistake on the second hurdle and failed to make up ground after, making way for 9/1 Pileon to finish in second by a shoulder, followed by 40/1 outsider Great White Shark in third and 25/1 Happygolucky in fourth by a neck.

2019

In 2019, the winner of The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle was 5/1 Early Doors, ridden by jockey Jonjo O’Neill Jr and trained by Joseph O’Brien.

Dallas Des Pictons was the race favourite, finishing in second place with a starting price of 7/2. 14/1 Defi Bleu finished in third place followed by 14/1 Champagne Court in fourth.

2018

15/2 second-favourite Le Prezien won The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle in 2018, ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty and trained by Paul Nicholls.

7/1 race favourite North Hill Harvey started well but fell at the fourth hurdle, making way for 25/1 Gino Trail to take second place a neck ahead of 8/1 Top Gamble in third, followed by 16/1 Theinval in fourth.

2017

Back in 2017, the winner of The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle was 10/1 Rock The World, ridden by jockey Robbie Power and trained by Mrs Jessica Harrington.

20/1 outsider Gardefort finished a length and three quarters behind the leader, followed by 9/1 Theinval in third and 13/2 Dandridge in fourth. 7/2 race favourite Le Prezien was outpaced midway and only managed an eighth-place finish.

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