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Martin Pipe Conditional preview

After the Gold Cup it gets very tough. Bookies hoping to cash in on the last couple of races as the Festival winds down and the one-day drinkers get right into it. Jim Kent @jkbet has lined up to take a stab at one of the toughest races of the week.


MARTIN PIPE CONDITIONAL JOCKEY'S HANDICAP HURDLE

Named after the great trainer and this being only the fourth edition, I've drawn the short straw here, as it's been notoriously difficult to crack, but I will have a go anyway.

I'm narrowing my runners down to a big field experience, with preferably a half decent run at the course, and a jockey with some experience.

First port of call is with the Great Man's son, David.

STREET ENTERTAINER
Looks to be Pipe's best chance here, some good past hurdle form on good ground with this jockey on board.

OPEN HEARTED
This fella seems to me, to be the Man of the moments best chance. 3 wins on the bounce and a jockey who rode a lovely race to notch a 40/1 winner on Wednesday

RIGIDITY
This is a horse that's caught my eye this season. Running in three decent handicaps and faring well and this step up in trip and the good ground, could see this fella get into the shakeup.

BOURNE
Probably will go off favourite and rightly so in my opinion. Good flat form, goes well on the good ground and the form of his last race looks impressive with Smad Place running so well in the World Hurdle

GRANDADS HORSE
Charlie Longsdon has had a few winners over the last month and this horse was put away in December, maybe with better spring ground in mind. He has big field experience and wins on good ground and is another I like at the bigger prices

MAKE A TRACK
The Great Charlie Swan brings this fella over from our side of the pond. A good fifth in a recognized trials race at Leopardstown and a bumper win at Towcester on good ground, so trip and ground will suit well. Keep an eye on Citizenship in the 2.05 as he has won that particular race.

These are the six that I've come up with and being the second last race, I like to try a few forecast and tricasts in this, I'll probably back the shorter ones on the nose and a few each-ways on the bigger prices. I'll hope to click, so the Guinness can keep flowing!!!!

1. BOURNE
2. RIGIDITY
3. OPEN HEARTED
4. MAKE A TRACK
5. GRANDADS HORSE
6. STREET ENTERTAINER

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