The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle

The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle is the final race at the Cheltenham Festival and is open to horses aged for and above.

It is run on the New Course and the runners must jump nine hurdles.The race is restricted to conditional jockeys, with no jockey ever winning the race more than once.

The race, named after the pioneering trainer who had 34 Festival wins, is always competitive and allows young jockeys to get to ride on the biggest jump racing stage.

Hopefully we’ll see more future championship winning jockeys riding this year.

5.30 The Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys Handicap Hurdle (RTV)

Type: Ungraded Hurdle Race

Distance: 2m 4 1/2f (4,124m)

Age: 4 year olds +

Weight: Handicap

Prize Fund: £65,000

2010-2019 Quick Read Stats

Friday 13 March

Cheltenham (New Course) 5.30: Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (Class 2) (4yo+ 0-145) 2m4½f


  • The race has gone to Ireland six times in the past ten years, with Willie Mullins winning three times, and Gordon Elliott twice, the latter has also had six placed runners


  • 6yo winners: 6
  • 5yo: 3
  • 7yo: 1

Weight and Official Rating

  • Seven winners carried 11st1lb to 11st7lb
  • Eight winners were rated 137 to 145


  • There has only been one winning favourite (7/2) in 10 years
  • Seven winners returned double-digit prices ranging from 11/1 to 20/1

Form pointers:

  • Seven winners had won a race that season
  • Six winners had won at least two races over hurdles
  • Five winners had run at Cheltenham
  • Five winners won their preceding race