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Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Tips 2022

The Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle tips at the Cheltenham Festival are for the race that brings down the curtain on the brilliant Festival. This is a race for conditional jockeys, and it is an exciting conclusion to the Cheltenham Festival. Our racing experts look at the 2022 market and odds to piece together the best Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle tips.

Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Potential Runners & Favourites

The Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle tips will look beyond just the front-runners in the market because the recent trend has been towards some longer-priced options. There hasn’t been a winning favourite come up in any of the last ten editions of this contest. Here are some of the top contenders in Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle tips 2022. 

LANGER DAN will be on lots of punters shortlists for this. He has plenty of Cheltenham experience, including a second-place finish in last years Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle. He’s sure to be in the mix here.

CHEMICAL ENERGY put in a solid performance to win at Fairyhouse earlier in the season and a repeat of that performance will see him go close. Trainer Gordon Elliot has won two of the last five renewals so knows what it takes to win this.

ADAMANTLY CHOSEN made a big statement at Thurles in a maiden hurdle in February. He took a win by 27l in a big field of 18. That was a massive step forward for him, and if he stays the longer trip, there could be a chance for him at the Festival.

Looking at other players in this field, HOLLOW GAMES has produced some consistent form and looks competitive enough to feature, as do THE GOFFER and GRAND JURY.

Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Confirmed Runners

Langer DanHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Lorcan Williams
T: Dan Skelton
Hollow GamesHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Jordan Gainford
T: Gordon Elliott
Chemical EnergyHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Shane Fitzgerald
T: Gordon Elliott
Adamantly ChosenHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Richard Deegan
T: Willie Mullins
The GofferHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Sam Ewing
T: Gordon Elliott
BanbridgeHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: M M McDonagh
T: Joseph O’Brien
I A ConnectHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Fergus Gregory
T: Gordon Elliott
Five O’ClockHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Jack Foley
T: Willie Mullins
Grand JuryHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Hugh Morgan
T: Henry De Bromhead
Au FleuronHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Kevin Brogan
T: Gordon Elliott
Cobblers DreamHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Jack Andrews
T: Ben Case
The Very ManHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Conor Orr
T: John Harrington
DecimationHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Mike O’Connor
T: Henry De Bromhead
IlikedwayurthinkinHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Simon Torrens
T: Gavin Cromwell
EarlofthecotswoldsHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Jordan Nailor
T: Nigel Twiston-Davies
Perfect AttitudeHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Jack Tudor
T: Gordon Elliott
Freedom To DreamHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Liam Harrison
T: Peter Fahey
Party Business (RESERVE)Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Charlie Todd
T: Ian Williams
Hes A Hardy BlokeHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: E Walsh
T: Noel Meade
Quinta Do MaHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Luca Morgan
T: Ben Pauling
HerbiersHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Theo Gillard
T: Oliver Greenall
Bigz BeliefHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Liam McKenna
T: Matthew J Smith
Solwara One (RESERVE)Horse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: RESERVE
T: Neil Mulholland
Lucky MaxHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Peter Kavanagh
T: Sean Thomas Doyle
Silver SheenHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Richard Condon
T: John Harrington
Reserve TankHorse Profile - Jockey ColoursJ: Mitchell Bastyan
T: Colin Tizzard

*Odds Correct as of 12pm 16/03/22*

How Often Does a Favourite Horse Win The Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Race 

None of the last ten renewals of the Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle has produced a winning favourite. Interestingly, none of the previous three SP favourites in the fixture have managed to break the top ten in their respective race.

So, for Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle tips, it is worth examining the field a little deeper for some each-way selections.

The longest-priced winner ever in the Martin Pipe was 2020 victor Indefatigable from a 25/1 SP. Looking for more trends, four of the last six winners of this Cheltenham Festival race have been at least 11/1 in the market.

Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Favourites vs Winners in The Past 10 Years

YearFavourite Horse*Winning Horse
2021Gentleman De Mee (10th)Galopin Des Champs (8/1)
2020Front View (12th)Indefatigable (25/1)
2019Dallas Des Pictons (2nd)Early Doors (5/1)
2018Flawless Escape (12th)Blow By Blow (11/1)
2017Battleford (8th)Champagne Classic (12/1)
2016Squouateur (7th)Ibis Du Rheu (14/1)
2015Roi Des Frances (3rd)Killutagh Vic (7/1)
2014Full Shift (11th)Don Poli (12/1)
2013Gevrey Chambertin (PU)Salubrious (16/1)
2012Bourne (9th)Attaglance (20/1)

*(-) = Finishing Position, UR = Unseated Rider, F = Faller, RO = Ran Out, PU = Pulled Up

Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle History & Present Time

The Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle is only for conditional jockeys. Conditional jockeys are under 26 years of age, with no more than 75 wins under rules. Or it could be that they hadn’t won more than 75 times in the previous six months. 

The Martin Pipe, named after the former Champion trainer, is a contest at 2m 4 1/2f, and there are nine hurdles in it. It is a handicap race on the New Course introduced in 2009.

Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle Jockey & Trainer Records

The leading trainer in the Martin Pipe Conditional Handicap Hurdle is Willie Mullins, who has seen four winners come home. But interestingly, only one of those wins for the leading trainer happened inside the last six years, which was last year with Galopin Des Champs.

Paul Nicholls and Gordon Elliott are the only two trainers to win the race twice. However, when it comes to misses, David Pipe has sent 23 runners into the fixture without success. No jockey has even won the Martin Pipe on more than one occasion.

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