Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Betting Odds Comparison - Cheltenham

19/03/2021 16:50:00

If you haven’t backed any winners at the Cheltenham Festival 2020 at this point, then you only have one chance left and that comes in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle.

This is the final race of the 2020 meeting, with the race having been in operation since 2009, with Andytown winning the first ever heat, while recent winners have been Champagne Classic, Blow By Blow and Early Doors.

The hurdle race takes place over two miles and four furlongs, with Willie Mullins proving the most successful trainer thus far thanks to saddling Sir Des Champs, Don Poli and Killultagh Vic over the years.

Trainer Gavin Cromwell had a winner for JP McManus last year and perhaps it will be the same story this time around, with Ilikedwayurthinkin likely to trade among the favourites and the six-year-old put on an impressive showing at Leopardstown over Christmas.

The horse finished fifth on soft ground against a decent field of horses, with Barry Geraghty likely to be on board and the big question is to how the runner is going to adapt to Cheltenham considering he has never run there before.

Column Of Fire runs for Gordon Elliott, with the six-year-old having enjoyed a successful season and the latest performance saw the horse finish third out of a field of twenty-eight horses.

Jack Kennedy was on board the 5/1 favourite at the time, with Davy Russell having previously won at even money when landing a Maiden Hurdle victory over two miles and four furlongs at Punchestown.

There are other horses that could be in contention, with The Bosses Oscar another Gordon Elliott charge who is five-years-old and the horse hasn’t been out of the top two this season.

A victory at Leopardstown during the Christmas break was a highlight and that Maiden Hurdle win was followed by a second-placed finish in a Novice Hurdle at Thurles.