Conditionals Hurdle Tips and Betting

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This race was run at the Festival for the first time in 2009 and is run over two and a half miles and, as the title suggests, is only open to Conditional Jockeys.


Will David Pipe Win The Race Named After His Father?

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Hurdle Last Nine Winners

Table below shows the last nine winners of the race, their age and weight at the time of winning, trainer, jockey and odds (starting price).
2017Champagne Classic6-11-3G ElliottJJ Slevin12/1
2016Ibis Du Rheu5-11-7P NichollsJ Sherwood14/1
2015Killultagh Vic6-11-1W MullinsL Dempsey7/1
2014Don Poli5-11-5W MullinsMP Fogarty12/1
2013Salubrious6-11-5P NichollsH Derham16/1
2012Attaglance6-11-3M JeffersonH Haynes20/1
2011Sir Des Champs5-11-3W MullinsE Mullins9/2F
2010Pause And Clause6-11-10Miss E LavelleJ Farrelly14/1
2009Andytown6-11-2N HendersonF De Giles25/1

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Hurdle Trends

9 / 9Were sent off no bigger than 13/2 last time out
9 / 9Ran in a field of no more than 10 runners last time out
9 / 9Were either a 5yo or 6yo runner
9 / 9Had run within the past 20-60 days
9 / 9Carried 155lbs (11-1) or more
9 / 9Debut was run over at least 12f (1m4f)
9 / 9Had previously not made more than 4 starts in the class
9 / 9Had no more than 4 career wins
9 / 9Had either not run at Cheltenham or had only been there once

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Hurdle Trends Analysis

Despite just the nine renewals to date some strong trends are developing, focusing on 5 and 6 year old's carrying 11.1 or above and still fairly unexposed with no more than 4 career wins should narrow the short list down, plus the lack of previous Cheltenham experience is not a massive negative in this race.

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Hurdle Trainer Statistics

Below is a table of how some of the other top trainers have fared in the last ten years:

TrainerRunnersWinsPlaces (Inc Wins)Win LSPEach Way LSP
W P Mullins143512.506.06
Paul Nicholls172615.0015.89
Nicky Henderson22154.002.76
Gordon Elliott10143.003.76
Emma Lavelle21113.007.75
David Pipe1801-18.00-17.06
Philip Hobbs1402-14.00-8.12
Jonjo ONeill900-9.00-9.00
Venetia Williams801-8.00-3.37
Alan King 7 0 0 -7.00 -7.00
Most punters would probably have expected David Pipe to have won at least one of the runnings of this race named after his father but as yet Pipe Jnr has drawn a blank.

The Pipe yard had SEVEN runners in this race in 2009 but could fare no better than third. Since then Pipe has had eleven other runners without success. A better return must surely be on the cards very soon.

Willie Mullins has won this race an amazing three times since 2011 with Sir Des Champs, Don Poli and Killultagh Vic.

With two winners at 16/1 and 14/1 as well as placed horses at 9/1, 14/1, 25/1 and 33/1 it seems that Paul Nicholls likes to have a tilt at the Martin Pipe race so any of his runners in 2018 will warrant very close inspection once again.

Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Hurdle Tips from The OLBG Forum

OLBG member ”Ramsfan101” likes Blow By Blow:

" Blow By Blow shoulders top weight but there is more to come from this one and there’s a strong chance his mark is still good enough to take this. He was found wanting in the grade 1 won by Next Destination in January at Naas but then came out and won at Thurles. Won a grade 1 bumper and has taken his time over hurdles but it does look as though he’s there now and he’s got strong claims here."

See the latest news on the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Hurdle here via the OLBG forum.

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