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).
|2017||Champagne Classic||6-11-3||G Elliott||JJ Slevin||12/1||2016||Ibis Du Rheu||5-11-7||P Nicholls||J Sherwood||14/1|
|2015||Killultagh Vic||6-11-1||W Mullins||L Dempsey||7/1|
|2014||Don Poli||5-11-5||W Mullins||MP Fogarty||12/1|
|2013||Salubrious||6-11-5||P Nicholls||H Derham||16/1|
|2012||Attaglance||6-11-3||M Jefferson||H Haynes||20/1|
|2011||Sir Des Champs||5-11-3||W Mullins||E Mullins||9/2F|
|2010||Pause And Clause||6-11-10||Miss E Lavelle||J Farrelly||14/1|
|2009||Andytown||6-11-2||N Henderson||F De Giles||25/1|
Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Hurdle Trends
|9 / 9||Were sent off no bigger than 13/2 last time out|
|9 / 9||Ran in a field of no more than 10 runners last time out|
|9 / 9||Were either a 5yo or 6yo runner|
|9 / 9||Had run within the past 20-60 days|
|9 / 9||Carried 155lbs (11-1) or more|
|9 / 9||Debut was run over at least 12f (1m4f)|
|9 / 9||Had previously not made more than 4 starts in the class|
|9 / 9||Had no more than 4 career wins|
|9 / 9||Had 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:
|Trainer||Runners||Wins||Places (Inc Wins)||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
|W P Mullins||14||3||5||12.50||6.06|
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.
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
We will be adding a tip for this race from the OLBG Forum when we get nearer to the Cheltenham Festival.
See the latest news on the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Hurdle here via the OLBG forum.
The final race of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival is the Grand Annual
. Check out the tips and race preview here.