Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle 2021 Trends

Trends are the best way to narrow down Cheltenham's tricky handicaps, so we've looked at the most important trends for the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle for you, and used them to find the best horses to follow right now for the 2021 running.

Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle 2021 Trends

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Need some help finding the winner of the 2021 edition of the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle? Well, look no further because our team of experts at Bookmakers.co.uk have done the hard work for you by pinpointing the most critical trends and pointers from the last ten renewals in order to help you find the winner of the Cheltenham Festival’s final contest.

2021 Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Trends


The last 10 winners:

  • Carried at least 11st 1lb to victory
  • Had won 1-4 times over hurdles
  • Had not won more than two handicap hurdles
  • Last ran between 20-77 days ago

 

Nine of the last 10 winners:

  • Were aged five or six
  • Were bred in Ireland or France
  • Had finished first or second in at least one of their last three runs
  • Had not won more than two hurdle races
  • Had not run more than eight times over hurdles
  • Had won or been placed in a hurdle race run over further than 2m4f
  • Carried at least 11st 3lbs to victory

The last seven winners:

  • Had run in a Graded hurdle race - three winning Grade 3s
  • Had run in less than four handicap hurdles
  • Had not won more than one handicap hurdle/li>

Key Trials in the last 10 years

Winners of this Cheltenham handicap hurdle come from all sorts of places, but the recent trend has been for it to go to a decent novice, just short of Grade 1 class.

It therefore pays to keep an eye on Grade 3 and Grade 2 novices' hurdles, as well as paying attention to five and six-year-olds running in handicaps run over 2m4f or further.

  • The Grade 3 Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle at Thurles has produced two winners in the last four years alone (Blow By Blow & Champagne Classic). Five O'Clock won this year's renewal..
  • 2020 winner Indefatigable was an emphatic winner of a Listed mares’ hurdle at Warwick on her final start but a mark of 145 meant that she would always have a better chance in a festival handicap than take on classier types in the mares’ race.


Trainer Trends

  • In the 12-year history of this contest, it’s an equal 6-6 split between English and Irish trainers, although five of the last seven have gone to Ireland.
  • Willie Mullins has won the race three times, more than any other trainer, with Gordon Elliott (who worked for Martin Pipe earlier in his career) and Paul Nicholls both having won it twice.
  • Nicky Henderson has thrown a lot of darts at this race without success since winning the first running of the contest in 2009.

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Jockey Trends

  • Because the race is for conditional riders, it is unlikely that any pilot will win it more than once. Moreover, the last 10 winners were ridden by jockeys that had never previously ridden a Cheltenham Festival winner.

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How did the trends do last year?

Indefatigable became the first mare to win the Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle and she did so at a big price, indeed her 25/1 odds were the biggest of any winner in the last decade. She was only the second 7-year-old to win the race and her trainer’s first ever Cheltenham Festival winner.

That aside, Indefatigable had a sound trends chance having not won more than two handicap hurdles and being proven over the trip. She also had valuable Cheltenham Festival experience having finished a very respectable fifth in the previous year’s mares’ novices’ hurdle.



Who Fits The Trends Best In 2021?

Gordon Elliott has a strong recent record in the Martin Pipe and his Wide Receiver looks a likely type for a festival handicap having found the likes of Appreciate It and co. too hot to handle in Grade 1 company at the Dublin Racing Festival.

He looked a progressive hurdler prior to that and the switch to handicaps could unlock more improvement, especially on a stiff track. This Irish-bred 6-year-old is a 2m4f winner and he represents the same connections as 2014 winner Don Poli.

David Pipe is still to win the race named in his father’s honour but he might just have a horse capable of doing so in 2021.


2020 Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Result

PositionNamePriceTrainerJockey
1stIndefatigable25/1Paul WebberRex Dingle
2ndPileon9/1Philip HobbsBen Jones
3rdGreat White Shark40/1W P MullinsDonal McInerney

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