|Racecourse||Cheltenham, Old Course|
|Race Distance||Approximately 2 miles & 1/2 furlong|
|Entry Conditions||Horses aged 6 and over|
|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
|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||5||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.