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Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle 2022 Racecard

The Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle, for conditional jockeys, is run in the name of the 15-time champion trainer who saddled no fewer than 34 Cheltenham Festival winners. His son David Pipe is yet to win the race, however.

5:30 Fri 18 Mar MARTIN PIPE HANDICAP HURDLE

Distance: 20f 56y Age: 4yo + Prize: £75,000

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The Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle is a race for conditional jockeys that is run on the last day of the Cheltenham Festival. As well as having to be a conditional jockey in order to enter the race, the horse entered must be aged four years or older.

The race is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about two miles and four and a half furlongs. During this handicap race, there are a total of 9 hurdles to be jumped.

The Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle is the penultimate race at the Cheltenham Festival. First run in 2009, it is named after the highly successful National Hunt trainer, Martin Pipe, who retired in 2006.

Whilst no horse or jockey has won this race more than once, trainer Willie Mullins has an excellent record in this race with three winners; Sir Des Champs (2011), Don Poli (2014) and Killultagh Vic (2015).

Gordon Elliott was denied his third consecutive winner in 2019 to draw even with Mullins, as Dallas des Pictons was overhauled late on by Early Doors who was going two places better than when third in the 2018 renewal.

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Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle 2022 FAQs

What is the distance of the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle?

2 miles and 4 and a half furlongs

How many obstacles are jumped in the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle?

9

What day of the festival is the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle?

Day 4

What time is the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle?

17:30

What weights are carried for the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle?

As it is a traditional National Hunt handicap hurdle, weights range from 11 st 12 lb for the top weight, to 10 st for the bottom weight.

What is the purse for the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle?

£70,000 (2019)

Who is the leading jockey in the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle?

No jockey has won the race more than once

Who is the leading trainer in the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle?

Willie Mullins

Who won the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle?

You can check out our Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle results page here to see a list of previous winners.

Where can I compare the odds for the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle?

Click the link to visit our Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Odds Comparison page.

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NEXT RACE SMART STATS

4 Alan King's number of winners in past 9 runnings. (amongst 2 runners saddles TWILIGHT TWIST)
20% Alan King's strike rate with hurdlers at up to 2m2f (saddles TWILIGHT TWIST and RESTITUTION)
46% Harry Cobden's strike rate on hurdling favourites (rides IRISH HILL)
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