2022 Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Racecard Betting Odds

Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle, named after the legendary trainer, is the penultimate race of the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, and if you haven’t made money from your bets by this point, it might be time to pack up and go home! Still, there should be a bit of value to be grabbed here so read on as we bring you our predictions and betting tips, along with the latest live odds comparison for all the runners.

Run over a distance of two miles and four and a half furlongs with nine hurdles to jump, it’s not the most challenging race at the Festival on the face of it, but for the lower rated horses that will run, it will certainly be an imposing contest. While the race has only been a part of the fantastical Festival since 2009.

The Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle brings the 2022 Cheltenham Festival meeting to a close, with the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle being run over a distance of two miles and four furlongs.

The race represents a final chance to back a Cheltenham winner and Wide Receiver is the Gordon Elliott runner who heads the betting market, with the six-year-old making a statement of intent when beating a big field at Leopardstown Racecourse in a Maiden Hurdle.

A Willie Mullins-trained horse is never far away from the head of the betting market and N’Golo is among the favourites to win the race, with the six-year-old having claimed victories at Listowel and Navan before a creditable performance when finishing third behind favourite Ballyadam at Fairyhouse.

Mighty Blue is likely to run for Joseph O’Brien and the five-year-old has been a prolific performer over the past few months. His most recent race was probably the most impressive, with the horse finishing just three lengths behind race favourite Gauloise over two miles at Thurles.

Gavin Cromwell is also likely to have a lively contender in this race in the form of Gabynako, with the six-year-old having finished in the first three in all five of his races so far this National Hunt season and it looks to be the right sort of fit for this encounter.

There was a big gamble on the horse in the recent Grade 1 hurdle race at Naas and the horse went from 16/1 to 13/2 before running into third place behind Bob Olinger and Blue Lord, with The Glancing Queen and Fakiera other horses to keep an eye on.