Cheltenham Festival – Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle: Last Year’s Winning Jockey Is Key


THE Voice Of Value (@TheVoiceOfValue) is our man for the penultimate race of the Festival, the Martin Pipe Conditionals Hurdle.

Cheltenham 16:50 | Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle ITV4

Traditionally referred to as ‘the boys race' this race is for young trainee jockeys only so a good song jockey can be very helpful.  The one I am very strong on is EARLY DOORS for Joseph O'Brien and ridden by JJ Slevin who is a very capable conditional.  Indeed, Slevin won this very race last year on Champagne Classic and I think he can repeat the trick here.  I had heard whispers from Ireland about the horse a few weeks ago and true enough he has shortened a bit in the betting.  This is his handicap debut and I think he may well have been underestimated.

Best Bets

Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle  – Early Door (8/1 each-way Betbright)

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'The Voice of Value’ column is written by Paul Gallagher who is an amateur tipster with a love for racing and jumps racing in particular. He caught the bug at an early age when his grandfather had a share in a winning chaser and his annual Grand National and Cheltenham guides have been well received over the last few years. Paul also enjoys the flat racing and football.

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