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Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Odds

The Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle is one of the newest National Hunt Hurdle races at the Cheltenham Festival and is a Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle for horses aged four years or older. With a prize purse of £52,500, this race was created in 2009 and was won by Andytown in it's inaugural race. The race is named in honour of Martin Pipe who was a highly-successful National Hunt trainer who retired in 2006, during his career, he was Champion Trainer fifteen time and holds 34 Cheltenham Festival victories. However, when it comes to the race itself, very few have managed to find the success that Pipe had. Willie Mullins dominated the early rounds of racing with three wins in seven races. However, he has just one win since 2015 as a number of other trainers and jockeys have found success.

  • Most successful Horse: No horse has won this race more than once.
  • Most successful Jockey: No jockey has won this race more than once.
  • Most successful Trainer: Willie Mullins (4 Wins - 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2021)

When you look at the details above, you would struggle to believe that the original race was in 2009. However, the dominance of Mullins in the early years with different horses and jockeys, means he is still the standout name of the event.

Betting Odds for the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle

When looking for Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle betting odds, you'll find a large number of horses that you may not be familiar with due to their youth. A lot of horses aged four or five enter the race and if they have found success, it's rare that it is at a large event such as the Cheltenham Festival, the likes of Sir Des Champs, Don Poli, Champagne Classic and Galopin Des Champs have made their name at this race and have pushed on for success in other races. As the final race of the Cheltenham Festival, it is important not to chase your losses as the race has proven to be incredibly unpredictable on occasion.

When looking at the latest odds, you'll have to look beyond the most recent race to see which horse will have the best odds as even the greatest horses in the world of racing have an off day. We believe that the value comes from horses in the midfield for this race with previous winners in the last ten years ranging from 5/1 and 25/1 but sitting between 11/1 and 16/1 for six winners out of the last 10.

Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Winner Trends

Picking a winner in Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle betting tips largely comes from getting the best trends from horses who have previously won the race. For example, in a race where the top three haven't won regularly, that is where you start looking at horses with bigger odds. Here are some trends that we have selected to bare in mind when looking at Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle betting odds. Here are some of the top winner trends from the race.

  • 25/91 Irish Horses entered into the race have placed in comparison to 31/232 British Horses.
  • 4/7 Joseph O'Brien horses entered into this race have placed.
  • Jonjo O'Neill has never had a horse place in this race in 11 attempts.
  • Donagh Meyler has placed in 3/4 rides in this race.
  • 14/14 winners have had odds no bigger than 25/1.
  • 14/14 winners have all been aged between 5yo & 7yo.

Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Previous Winners

Year Horse Jockey & Trainer
2022 Banbridge M.M McDonagh & Joseph O'Brien
2021 Galopin Des Champs Sean O'Keeffe & W.P Mullins
2020 Indefatigable Rex Dingle & Paul Webber
2019 Early Doors Jonjo O'Neill & Joseph O'Brien
2018 Blow By Blow Donagh Meyler & Gordon Elliott

Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle FAQs

What grade is the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle?

The Mares Hurdle is a Conditional Race for amateurs, it is restricted to apprentices thus attracting a big field of closely rated runners.

What is the prize money of the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle?

In 2023, the prize money for the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle has increased to £52,500

Which age range has won the most Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle?

Although the race is still young itself, it is the six-year olds who have garnered a bit of a stranglehold on the event with eight winners out of 14 races. 5-year olds have 4 winners and 4 year olds have 2 winners.

Who is the favourite for the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle?

If punters are looking to place bets on the 2023 Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle, then they'll find the ante post favourite is currently Spanish Harlem. However, with approximately 82 potential participants, these odds could change very quickly.