Champion Bumper

champion bumper
Introduced 1992
Racecourse Cheltenham, Old Course
Race Distance Approximately 2 miles & 1/2 furlong
Entry Conditions Horses aged 6 and over
Current Sponsor Weatherbys
Date & Time Day 2 / Wednesday 12th March 2020 / 17:30
Leading Jockey Ruby Walsh with 3 wins
Leading Trainer Willie Mullins with 9 wins

The Champion Bumper is the final race to take place on day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival with a scheduled off time of 17:30.

The race is run over a distance of approximately 2 miles and 1/2 furlong on the Cheltenham old course and is considered to be the most prestigious flat race in the National Hunt calendar. Several horses such as Dunguib and Florida Pearl, which have featured in the Champion Bumper have gone on to become leaders in jumps races.

Willie Mullins is the leading trainer in the Champion Bumper having had a total of 9 winners since 1996 which include Wither or Which (1996), Florida Pearl (1997), Alexander Banquet (1998), Joe Cullen (2000), Missed That (2005), Cousin Vinny (2008), Champagne Fever (2012), Briar Hill (2013), Relegate (2018).

Champion Bumper Past Winners

Year   Horse Age Price Trainer Jockey Distances
2019 1st Envoi Allen 5 2-1F G Elliott J J Codd  
  2nd BlueSari 4 7-2 W P Mullins B Geraghty 3/4 Length
  3rd Thyme Hill 20-1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 1 3/4 Lengths
2018 1st Relegate 5 25-1 W P Mullins K Walsh  
  2nd Carefully Selected 6 6-1 W P Mullins D E Mullins Neck
  3rd Tornado Flyer 5 14-1 W P Mullins P Townend 3 1/4 Lengths
2017 1st  Fayonagh 6 7-1 G Elliott Noel Fehily  
  2nd Debuchet 4 10-1 M Mullins D E Mullins 1 1/4 Lengths
  3rd Claimantakinforgan 5 22-1 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville 1 1/2 lengths
2016 1st  Ballyandy 5 5-1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies  
  2nd Battleford 5 25-1 W P Mullins M P Fogarty Nose
  3rd Bacardys 5 16-1 W P Mullins Ruby Walsh 2 Lengths
2015 1st  Moon Racer 6 9-2 D Pipe T Scudamore  
  2nd Modus 5 33-1 R Stephens T J O’Brien 1 1/2 Lengths
  3rd Wait For Me 5 9-1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 1 1/2 Lengths

Champion Bumper Trends

  • 25 of the last 27 Champion Bumper winners won last time out
  • 13 of the last 14 Champion Bumper winners were either 5 or 6 years old
  • 6 of the last 10 Champion Bumper winners were priced between 14-1 and 40-1
  • Willie Mullins is the leading trainer in the Champion Bumper having had 9 winners.

Champion Bumper Betting Offers

The Champion Bumper is the final race to take place on day 2 of the Cheltenham Festival and so if you’re looking for a bit of extra value on your final bets of the day, be sure to take advantage of some of the bookie offers which are available.

Several bookmakers will be running Champion Bumper betting offers which include extra places, best odds guaranteed (BOG), enhanced odds, free bets and refunds.

You can view all of the betting offers for the Champion Bumper which are currently available below.

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