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Martin Pipe Conditional Tips - Column of Fire for the Win

  • The Martin Pipe concludes Cheltenham on Day 4 at 17:30 on Friday, 13th March 2020
  • Elliott's leading light in this year’s Martin Pipe looks to be Column of Fire
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Martin Pipe Handicap Hurdle Tips, Predictions & Betting Preview

I managed to catch a bit of 20/1 about Front View last month, and I’m not surprised to see he’s been backed to the head of the market. Joseph O’Brien’s charge brings solid form to the table and will be ridden by Jonjo O’Neill Jnr, who rode Early Doors to victory for the same connections 12 months ago.

While Front View warrants plenty of respect, the Martin Pipe is a race Gordon Elliott specifically targets. It would be foolish not to side with Elliott with at least one of my selections in this handicap, and his leading light in this year’s Martin Pipe looks to be COLUMN OF FIRE.

This beautiful big stamp of a horse has gradually improved with each of his starts. Column Of Fire claimed a maiden victory over hurdles at the fourth time of asking at Punchestown in January, and saw out three-miles well when coming up just a length short in a Pertemps Qualifier at the Dublin Racing Festival. An outing in the Coral Cup is a possibility. Yet, a mark of 143 puts Column Of Fire perfectly in the picture for the Martin Pipe and I think Elliott’s six-year-old will take all the beating.

Verdict

Elliott's leading light in this year’s Martin Pipe looks to be Column of Fire
Martin Pipe Conditional: Column of Fire To Win @7.50 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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