Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Cheltenham Festival)

Updated: 10674 Horse Racing

We look at the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 2m4½f at Cheltenham during the Cheltenham Festival to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends can you use to find the winner of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle.

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Cheltenham Festival)
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Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Preview

This Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle was introduced to the Festival menu in 2009, run over two and a half miles and as the title suggests is only open to Conditional Jockeys.

Since 2019 this race has had a new slot in the schedule and now concludes the four days of the Cheltenham Festival.

The race is run on the new course in which the contestants will have to jump nine hurdles and is named in honour of Martin Pipe, the multiple champion national hunt trainer who notched up thirty-four festival winners before handing over the training licence to his son David.

Read on below for our detailed look at the previous Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Hurdle trends and statistics to help you find the winner of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle.

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Information:

We also have a dedicated Cheltenham tips page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards. We cover every race at the Cheltenham Festival and below you can find links to all of the races for each of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

How competitive is the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 16 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2021 when the race had an over-round of 126%. The race in 2019 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 140%, whilst on average over the last 16 renewals of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle, the over-round has been 133%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £133 which is bet.

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 16 if you had followed the winner of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle next time out then you would have backed a total of 5 winners. Backing all 15 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of +27.92. Whilst we wait for the 2025 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

Over the last 16 renewals, it was the W P Mullins trained Sir Des Champs ridden by Emmet Mullins who set the fastest winning time in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle, the runner won the race in a time of 4:45.22 was set when winning the race in 2011. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Donagh Meyler with Blow By Blow who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 5:22.20 in the 2018 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle over the last 16 renewals:

  1. Sir Des Champs (4:45.22) in 2011
  2. Don Poli (4:48.58) in 2014
  3. Attaglance (4:51.58) in 2012
What the expert says...
If you are looking to reduce the field then one factor that will help is eliminating the runners who ran in a Class 2 last time out, there has been a total of 102 runners over the 16 renewals who did just that and not a single one of those went on to win, only 11 managed to place. Class 4 or lower is not much better either, despite producing the winner in 2009, they have drawn a blank since.

Andy Powell - Horse Racing Betting Expert - OLBG.com

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Past Winners

Here are the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

YearHorseInfo
2024
5:21.43
Better Days Ahead (IRE)
6yo 11-7 5/1
Danny Gilligan
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2023
5:02.50
Iroko (FR)
5yo 11-5 6/1
Aidan Kelly
Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero (GB)
2022
5:05.73
Banbridge (IRE)
6yo 11-3 12/1
M M McDonagh
Joseph Patrick O'Brien (IRE)
2021
4:59.70
Galopin Des Champs (FR)
5yo 11-9 8/1
Sean O'Keeffe
W P Mullins (IRE)
2020
5:03.73
Indefatigable (IRE)
7yo 11-9 25/1
Rex Dingle
Paul Webber (GB)
2019
5:04.28
Early Doors (FR)
6yo 11-10 5/1
Jonjo O'Neill Jr
Joseph Patrick O'Brien (IRE)
2018
5:22.20
Blow By Blow (IRE)
7yo 11-10 11/1
Donagh Meyler
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2017
4:55.90
Champagne Classic (IRE)
6yo 11-3 12/1
J J Slevin
Gordon Elliott (IRE)
2016
4:51.70
Ibis Du Rheu (FR)
5yo 11-7 14/1
Jack Sherwood
Paul Nicholls (GB)
2015
5:03.10
Killultagh Vic (IRE)
6yo 11-1 7/1
L P Dempsey
W P Mullins (IRE)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle have been based:

  • IRE: 9 winners with an additional 21 placings from 116 runners
  • GB: 7 winners with an additional 27 placings from 249 runners
  • AUS: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle over the last 16 renewals is W P Mullins who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Sir Des Champs (2011), Don Poli (2014), Killultagh Vic (2015) and Galopin Des Champs (2021). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle are Gordon Elliott (3 wins), Paul Nicholls (2 wins) and Joseph Patrick O'Brien (2 wins). Multiple trainers have not had the best of times over the last 16 renewals in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle, David Pipe (0-23), Philip Hobbs (0-16), Dan Skelton (0-13) and Jonjo O'Neill (0-11) have all failed to produce a single winner despite sending multiple runners to the race.

Here are some of the top Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle trainer statistics over the last 16 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

TrainerR-W-PWinEW
W P Mullins31-4-8+4.50+1.56
Gordon Elliott40-3-10-9.00-8.23
Paul Nicholls26-2-6+6.00+6.89
Joseph Patrick O'Brien7-2-4+12.00+11.89
Nicky Henderson34-1-6-8.00-6.99
Paul Webber2-1-1+24.00+14.63
Emma Lavelle2-1-1+13.00+7.75
Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero1-1-1+6.00+3.75
David Pipe23-0-1-23.00-22.06
Philip Hobbs16-0-3-16.00-8.49

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Jockey Statistics

Here are some of the top Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle jockey statistics over the last 16 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

JockeyR-W-PWinEW
Donagh Meyler4-1-3+8.00+6.45
Rex Dingle3-1-2+23.00+15.88
Jonjo O'Neill Jr3-1-1+3.00+1.13
J J Slevin2-1-2+11.00+8.13
Sean O'Keeffe2-1-1+7.00+4.00
L P Dempsey2-1-1+6.00+3.38
Aidan Kelly2-1-1+5.00+2.75
Danny Gilligan2-1-1+4.00+2.13
Felix De Giles1-1-1+25.00+15.63
M P Fogarty1-1-1+12.00+7.50

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 8+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +18.50 is when runners finished in 1st last time out. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners ran in a Class 2 last time out, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-102.

The courses that have produced the most winners of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle are Navan and Leopardstown, there has been a total number of 3 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 15 winners from a total of 345 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 21 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle:

  • Old Vic (2 Wins)
  • Robin Des Champs (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle despite multiple attempts:

  • Presenting (0 Wins from 11 runners)
  • Westerner (0 Wins from 10 runners)
  • Yeats (0 Wins from 8 runners)
  • Kings Theatre (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Oscar (0 Wins from 6 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 16 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Indefatigable in 2020, winning for Paul Webber at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of Rex Dingle. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 16 renewals there have been 1 winning favourite in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2025 Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

Schedule for Tuesday at the Cheltenham Festival

Prepare for the ROAR of the Cheltenham Festival on the opening day when the tape goes up for the Supreme Novices Hurdle, the feature on Tuesday is the Champion Hurdle.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Supreme Novices Hurdle
Slade Steel (IRE)
6yo - 7/2
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
14:10 Cheltenham
Arkle Challenge Trophy
Gaelic Warrior (GER)
6yo - 2/1
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:50 Cheltenham
Ultima Handicap Chase
Chianti Classico (IRE)
7yo - 6/1
Kim Bailey
David Bass
15:30 Cheltenham
Champion Hurdle
State Man (FR)
7yo - 2/5
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:10 Cheltenham
Close Brothers Mares Hurdle
Lossiemouth (FR)
5yo - 8/13
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:50 Cheltenham
Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
Lark In The Mornin (GER)
4yo - 9/1
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
J J Slevin
17:30 Cheltenham
National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup
Corbetts Cross (IRE)
7yo - 15/8
Emmet Mullins
Mr Derek O'Connor

Schedule for Wednesday at the Cheltenham Festival

The dust has settled on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival and now on to day two. The feature on the second day is the Queen Mother Champion Chase. We also have the cross country scheduled on Wednesday, a race like Marmite, some love it and some don't!

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Baring Bingham Novices Hurdle
Ballyburn (IRE)
6yo - 1/2
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:10 Cheltenham
Brown Advisory Novices Chase
Fact To File (FR)
7yo - 8/13
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
14:50 Cheltenham
Coral Cup
Langer Dan (IRE)
8yo - 13/2
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
15:30 Cheltenham
Queen Mother Champion Chase
Captain Guinness (IRE)
9yo - 17/2
Henry De Bromhead
Rachael Blackmore
16:10 Cheltenham
Cross Country Chase
Delta Work (FR)
10yo - 11/10
Gordon Elliott
Keith Donoghue
16:50 Cheltenham
Johnny Henderson Grand Annual
Unexpected Party (FR)
9yo - 12/1
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
17:30 Cheltenham
Champion Bumper
Jasmin De Vaux (FR)
5yo - 9/2
W P Mullins
Mr P W Mullins

Schedule for Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival

Halfway through the festival and onto day three where the Stayers Hurdle is the feature race. A hurdle race to test the stamina and see how can last best up the Cheltenham hill.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Turners Novices Chase
Grey Dawning (IRE)
7yo - 5/2
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
14:10 Cheltenham
Pertemps Network Final
Monmiral (FR)
7yo - 25/1
Paul Nicholls
Harry Cobden
14:50 Cheltenham
Ryanair Chase
Protektorat (FR)
9yo - 17/2
Dan Skelton
Harry Skelton
15:30 Cheltenham
Stayers Hurdle
Teahupoo (FR)
7yo - 5/4
Gordon Elliott
Jack Kennedy
16:10 Cheltenham
Festival Plate
Shakem UpArry (IRE)
10yo - 8/1
Ben Pauling
Ben Jones
16:50 Cheltenham
Mares Novices Hurdle
Golden Ace (GB)
6yo - 10/1
Jeremy Scott
Lorcan Williams
17:30 Cheltenham
Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup
Inothewayurthinkin (IRE)
6yo - 13/8
Gavin Cromwell
Mr Derek O'Connor

Schedule for Friday at the Cheltenham Festival

The final day of the festival and feature race that we have all been waiting for, the Cheltenham Gold Cup in which the Irish have been fairly dominant in recent years.

RaceLast WinnerInfo
13:30 Cheltenham
Triumph Hurdle
Majborough (FR)
4yo - 6/1
W P Mullins
Mark Walsh
14:10 Cheltenham
County Handicap Hurdle
Absurde (FR)
6yo - 12/1
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
14:50 Cheltenham
Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle
Stellar Story (IRE)
7yo - 33/1
Gordon Elliott
Sam Ewing
15:30 Cheltenham
Cheltenham Gold Cup
Galopin Des Champs (FR)
8yo - 10/11
W P Mullins
Paul Townend
16:10 Cheltenham
Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup
Sine Nomine (GB)
8yo - 8/1
Fiona Needham
Mr John Dawson
16:50 Cheltenham
Mrs Paddy Power Mares Chase
Limerick Lace (IRE)
7yo - 3/1
Gavin Cromwell
Keith Donoghue
17:30 Cheltenham
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle
Better Days Ahead (IRE)
6yo - 5/1
Gordon Elliott
Danny Gilligan

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to creating and maintaining this Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle Preview are at hand, Andy and James. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for National Hunt Racing.

James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy, a seasoned horse racing expert with over 15 years of experience, possesses a comprehensive understanding of the sport, from delving into complex statistical data for jump racing in the UK and Ireland to crafting insightful national hunt racing blogs for OLBG.

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